Santiago O’Neil is a policy intern with the FACT Coalition, having previously served as a research consultant for education policy nonprofit McREL International and Director of School Audit Projects for the Prichard Committee’s Student Voice department.
Santiago is currently enrolled as a first-year student at American University, double-majoring in Political Science with a Policy concentration and Economics. Beyond schoolwork and FACT Coalition responsibilities, Santiago volunteers weekly at the Latin American Youth Center with a nutrition and cooking after-school program. He also competes on American University’s Model United Nations traveling team. And before moving to the District, Santiago worked in a variety of capacities in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, from interning on now-Governor Andy Beshear’s 2019 election campaign to flipping flapjacks as a cook in First Watch Brunch Cafe over his COVID gap year.