Mark Alpert joined ACS in January 2019 and serves as an Administrative Assistant.
Alpert previously worked as a legislative intern for the Jewish Federations of North America, where he assisted efforts to expand access to Medicare/Medicaid and end LGBTQ+ discrimination in the foster care system. Prior to that, he served as an intern for Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY-12), where he helped facilitate the Congresswoman’s efforts to pass the Equal Rights Amendment. Before interning on the Hill, he worked as a paralegal in New York City.
Alpert received his B.A. in Philosophy from Muhlenberg College with a minor in Political Science. In his spare time, he enjoys reading about U.S. History, practicing guitar, and playing intramural basketball.
Crystal Bishop joined ACS in April 2018 and serves as an Administrative Assistant.
She previously interned for former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, working in the Office of Constituent Services in Richmond. Previously, she was a legislative assistant intern to former Virginia Delegate Dave Albo, who was Chairman of the House Courts of Justice Committee in 2016. Bishop also gained experience working for the Virginia Senate Finance Committee during the 2018 legislative session, where she collaborated on budget amendments with all 40 state Senators, legislative fiscal analysts, legislative assistants, and other executive staff.
Bishop received her B.A. in Political Science with Cum Laude, and achieved a concentration in International Relations from Virginia Commonwealth University in May 2017. During her time at VCU, she studied abroad in Belgium in the city of Brussels where she learned about Belgian culture and the European Union policymaking and lobbying process. She has also traveled to various countries such as the Netherlands, France and the United Kingdom. She enjoys listening to international music, exploring cities, cooking Puerto Rican cuisine, star gazing, watching foreign films and dancing to Rumba and Salsa.
Kendra McCormick joined ACS in July 2017 and serves as Assistant Director of Administration and Operations.
She was a program and policy intern at the National Council of Women’s Organizations and an administrative assistant for Sharon McCormick Design.
McCormick received her B.A. from the George Washington University in political science and history, concentrating in 20th century European history. Her thesis was on pre-World War II European politics. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, travelling and Boston sports. McCormick is originally from Durham, Conn.
Morgan Washburn joined ACS in February 2017 and currently serves as the Assistant Director of Operations and Administration.
Washburn previously worked with the Iowa Coordinated Campaign and in the Iowa Senate. She received her B.A. in Social Work and Sociology with a minor in International Studies from Loras College in 2013 and an Masters of Social Work from University of Minnesota in 2014. Her interests include discussing Iowa politics, reading and watching cat videos.
Jeran Wiebke joined ACS in 2016 and currently serves as Office Manager and Bookkeeper.
While in college, Wiebke participated in the University of Iowa mock trial program, which cultivated his interest in legal debate and promoting access to legal resources for all citizens. His major areas of interest beyond law include Cold War American History and Ancient Rome.
Wiebke previously worked for University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. In this position, he assisted staff with information technology issues and helped them use technology to improve job functions.
Wiebke received his B.A. in history from the University of Iowa in 2016. In his free time, he enjoys discovering new restaurants, watching and playing soccer, and watching movies.