Gavin Meyer

Gavin Meyer supports Lewis-Burke and its clients by providing research and tracking of congressional legislation and agency updates concerning emerging technologies, computing, education, and immigration. His insights primarily center on the work of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Education (ED). His unique background in education and immigration work informs his understanding of important political issues through a community-oriented lens.

Issue Areas: Future Technology, Education, Immigration, and Cybersecurity

Additional Experience: Prior to joining Lewis-Burke, Gavin worked as a development intern for Civic Nation, focusing specifically on financial development research for college nonprofit initiatives. Gavin fostered a passion for immigration policy during the summer of 2021 as a legal assistant in the immigration department of CASA De Maryland, providing DACA renewal appointments, Spanish translation, and legal hotline services to clients affected. Gavin also brings experience working as a Public Relations team lead for TurnUp Activism, an organization dedicated to increasing youth voter registration and turnout, as well as work as a Campaigns & Elections intern with the National Education Association (NEA), developing an understanding of education policy as well as education advocacy in the political realm.

Vital Statistics: Gavin graduated from American University in May 2022 with a double major in Political Science & Spanish, and has been living, studying, and working in the Washington D.C. area since 2018. Gavin was born in Syracuse, New York, completed high school in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has been an avid Bengals fan ever since. In his spare time, Gavin interacts with the community around him through his love of music, singing a cappella and playing piano frequently. He also enjoys doing long-distance running in and around Washington D.C. and is about to begin training for another marathon soon (he insists).

Oscar Carballo

Oscar Carballo provides important and timely tracking, monitoring, and researching of congressional legislation and federal agency actions related to education, workforce development, immigration, and international issues. In particular, Oscar focuses on emerging opportunities in the Department of Education (ED), the Department of Labor (DOL), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Department of State.

Issue Areas:
Education, workforce development, international relations, and immigration

Additional Experience:
Before joining Lewis-Burke, Oscar started his career in Washington, DC in the office of Senator Jacky Rosen. He gained knowledge and formed a passion for education and immigration policy, in which he worked closely with senior staff on these issues. In addition to his time in the Senate, Oscar worked for Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE), a humanitarian response non-profit, that supports and engages with the community to provide free, mobile COVID-19 testing to residents of the District of Columbia in underserved communities.

Vital Statistics:
Born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Oscar earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, where he double majored in Political Science and International Relations. In his free time, you can find Oscar playing soccer across the District, hanging out with friends at the National Mall, and on his journey looking for the best Salvadoran food DC has to offer!