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Buffalo Co-Lab advances an equitable economy and democratic community, collaboratively integrating scholarly and practical understanding to strengthen civic action.

Jackson Ross-Pilkington

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Democracy Summer Fellowships - Buffalo, NY
Assemblymember Sean Ryan

Work Highlights

Assisted staff with constituent casework and policy research.

Completed a research project on the economic integration of new Americans.

Interviewed community advocates working with refugees and immigrants.


Summer Takeaway

In Buffalo (and in communities across the country), local advocates and organizations are on the front lines of creating real political change.


Supervisor Quote

Jack has been an absolute pleasure to work with. He has taken so much initiative throughout this project, especially working remotely due to COVID-19. He has reached out to and interviewed community leaders and conducted strong research on his subject topic. He is engaged with the office, eager to assist with other projects as needed, and very professional. His verbal and writing skills are superb and everything that has been asked of him has been excellently done and without issue. I know that Jack's professionalism, thoughtfulness, intelligence, and kindness will serve him well as he moves on to do great things.

–Gabby Harrington