Austin ("AJ") joined Atlas Network in July 2017 as Marketing and Communications Associate after previously interning with Atlas Network in the summer and fall of the previous year. He first fell in love with Washington, D.C., while interning for his congressman back in 2015. Originally from the northwest suburbs of Chicago, he studied history and political science at the University of Miami (FL), graduating in May 2017. He currently resides in Arlington, and he spends his free time watching The Office or hopelessly cheering on the Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, and Cubs.