Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange

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John “Jack” Parlin

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange, Germany, 2019-2020

Jack Parlin is an environmental engineering student at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College in Cincinnati, Ohio. After graduating high school in 2019, he participated t in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) program and lived with a host family in a small, northwestern German town. While living in Germany, he participated in projects funded by the local government to transform vacant lots into community gardens.

Jack has a passion for the logical scientific process within the context of the natural world and hopes to combine these interests in both the academic and vocational spheres. He is also fascinated by the patterns and movements of groups of people and concerned with the modes of transportation that they use to commute.

Quillan “Quill” Robinson

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange, Germany, 2018-2019

Quill Robinson is a graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle. As an undergraduate, he worked on political campaigns, interned at the United States Senate, and conducted research for a local, free market think tank. After graduating in 2018, he studied and worked in Germany for a year as a fellow with the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals.

As vice president of government affairs at the American Conservation Coalition, Quill works with partner organizations and allies in Congress to advance conservative environmental solutions. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in global security studies at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C.