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Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. is one of the original LSA YAC regions, led by Evan Viau and Meredith Westerlund. They often host large events with other U-M alumni in the area and are active participants in the LSA Mentorship Program. If you would like to get involved with the LSA Young Alumni Council in Washington, D.C., please fill out the interest form.

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Leadership Team

Meredith Westerlund graduated in 2013 with a B.A. in political science and a minor in Scandinavian studies. While at U-M she was involved in Appreciate + Reciprocate and Dance Marathon. She is currently the assistant director of leadership annual giving at George Washington University. She joined YAC because she loved her experience at Michigan and wants to get more involved in the alumni community in D.C. She works with alumni to connect them back to their alma mater, and wants to connect back to hers.

Evan Viau graduated in winter of 2016 with a B.A. in political science and a minor in history. While at U-M, he participated in Air Force ROTC and Alpha Phi Omega, a national service organization. After his semester “abroad” in D.C. through the Michigan in Washington Program, he started the Michigan Foreign Policy Council, a student-run think tank that prepares LSA students to use their liberal arts education in the policy and political worlds of D.C. His commitment to teaching and mentoring students in social science research, professional skills development, and landing their first internships through MFPC led him to continue these efforts with the Young Alumni Council. Through YAC, Evan hopes to bring together other recent grads to help Michigan students find their home away from home in D.C. 

If you’d like more information about the Washington, D.C. LSA YAC region you can reach Evan Viau at and Meredith Westerlund at