CLOSE UP ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT
Alumni find many ways to put the skills they learn through Close Up programs into practice. We are shining a spotlight on those doing extraordinary things at all stages in their academic and professional lives. Read our interviews with former students, teachers, and staff to learn about their experiences and accomplishments.
Jeff Spoeri - Student 1983, Program Instructor 1987
As a Close Up student in 1983 and Program Instructor from 1987-1989, Jeff Spoeri developed valuable skills that have served him well personally and professionally.
Read Jeff's Full Interview Here
Maya Nieto - Student 2009
Maya Nieto drew inspiration from the historic crowd when she attended the 2009 Close Up Inauguration Program as a high school senior.
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Randy Schipper - Student 1977, Program Instructor 1983
Randy Schipper first came to Close Up in 1977 and returned to work as a Program Instructor in 1983. He could fill volumes with Close Up memories.
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Geoff Browning - Student 2004
Geoff Browning found a spark of inspiration to pursue a career on Capitol Hill during Close Up programs in 2004 and 2005.
Read Geoff's Full Interview Here