Wheaton College junior William Loux has joined CFM's federal affairs team in Washington, DC as a summer intern.
Loux, who has a college double major in international relations and history, will spend much of him working on projects for CFM client Holt International Children's Services. The Eugene-based nonprofit is deeply involved with adoption and child welfare issues.
Susan Cox of Holt made the connection between CFM and Loux. One of his major projects this summer will be assisting Cox and others at Holt assemble and promote a photo exhibit in DC this November. He will be creating a special Facebook page and Twitter feed to let people know about the exhibit titled, A Sixty Year Retrospective of Adoption & the End of the Korean War. The exhibit will showcase photographs and other treasures Holt has preserved over the years. The photos begin in the mid-1950s in Korea and depict the reality of life for orphaned children that led the Holt family to pioneer intercountry adoption.
Other duties will involve monitoring congressional hearings and assisting the federal affairs team on client projects.
Loux hails from Pella, Iowa, a town made famous by the windows produced there. A self-described political junkie, Loux plans to visit the Smithsonian museums and take numerous day trips to see the wealth of historical sites near the nation's capital. He also is an avid tennis player and writes movie reviews for his local newspaper.