5 things about Grey Johnston, summer intern

Each summer, interns bring new ideas and energy to Civic Nebraska. This year we're happy to have Grey Johnston with us in Team Voting Rights and with our Civic Health Programs.


Howdy, I’m Grey Johnston, Civic Nebraska’s intern for the summer. I’m the one who is messing up your call transfers. I am working with Voting Rights Initiatives and also the Civic Health Program because my foremost passion is that every person’s voice is heard and that no one is left behind.

Here are five things you should know about me, in order of importance.

I was a Constitutional law tutor to college students as a high school sophomore. My main area of expertise is Constitutional affairs and interpretation. As a bored high-school student, I decided to learn my Constitutional rights by constantly studying the Constitution and reading Supreme Court decisions. I believe that far too few people know their rights.

I am a political science and history major in the Ashbrook Scholar Program and president of my university’s Honors Board. I have a deep love of people, so I have a deep love of politics. I spend every hour of my time studying, engaging, or conversing as much as I can so that I can learn how to serve people to the best of my abilities. I love that our country is of the people, by the people, and for the people. The Ashbrook Scholar Program has pushed me to pursue my dreams of serving people who are left behind and forgotten by society.

I am not the most well-versed traveler in the world. But my drive to pursue the best learning opportunities often leads me all across the country. Please ask me Texas/Ohio questions so that I can talk about the best state in the Union/the most Ohio state in the Union.

I accidentally hugged Ted Cruz, and he was visibly uncomfortable because of it. It was a high stakes situation: A stressful environment, a line had been formed, a hand had been extended. Before I knew it, I was passionately embracing the senator and former presidential candidate from Texas in a bear hug. I profusely apologize for the encounter. I have dozens of more stories even more absurd than this so please ask.


I love Olive Garden. When you’re here, you’re family.

Help us welcome Grey to Civic Nebraska. He’s at intern@civicnebraska.org

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Danielle Johnston
4 years ago

You sound like a quality individual Grey Johnston, just what this country needs!


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