Meet Our 2021-2022 Interns

Kevin Powers

Colonel, US Army, Skillbridge Intern, January 2022-May 2022

Colonel Powers' internship allows the University of Chicago to use his extensive training and experience in emergency management, strategic planning and leadership to improve the Facilities Services emergency operating procedures. Colonel Powers works closely with each of the six business line leads in Facilities Services Operations to understand their business processes, mission and unique challenges.

Colonel Kevin Powers has spent more than 27 years as both an Active Duty and Reserve US Army officer.  He has held numerous aviation leadership positions throughout the world implementing and managing helicopter, airplane, maintenance and air traffic control assets.  His stateside experiences include providing aviation support to the residents of the United States during man-made and natural disasters, to include forest fires, mountain rescues and Hurricane Harvey. Most recently, he assisted with the COVID treatment and vaccination efforts as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Chicago.   

Joseph Quinn

Staff Sergeant, US Marine Corps, Skillbridge Intern, February 2022-August 2022

Joseph Quinn is a Staff Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. He enlisted and has served in the Marine Corps for over eight years since graduating high school in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. He earned several military occupational specialties in the fields of signals intelligence and cyber operations. He supported the National Security Agency while stationed with the Marine Corps Cryptologic Support Battalion at Fort Meade, Maryland. While at Fort Meade, he served as an exploitation analyst, supporting tactical and strategic intelligence operations which included a deployment to Qatar and Afghanistan where he supported intelligence operations and training. He also spent several years working as an instructor on Goodfellow AFB, TX, where he taught several courses in the fields of signals intelligence and information technology. He also served as an equal opportunity representative, martial arts instructor, among other leadership and staff positions. He has a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Maryland Global Campus and two associate's degrees from the Community College of the Air Force in intelligence studies and as an instructor of military science and technology. Joseph intends to pursue graduate studies in economics, and is passionate about helping others, learning, research, and effective public policy.

He will be interning with the Center For The Economics Of Human Development (CEHD), gaining skills on ecomomics, research, and database management.  

In addition to being accepted into the OMAC Skillbridge Program, Staff Sergeant Quinn has been accepted to the University of Chicago's Graduate Student At-Large (GSAL) program and the Harris School of Public Polcy, and began taking courses in the Spring 2022 quarter. 

Nicholas Macius

First Lieutenant, US Marine Corps, Skillbridge Intern, June 2022-November 2022

First Lieutenant Nicolas Macius is an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps. He has served for nearly four years, and is currently stationed in Camp Pendleton, CA. First Lieutenant Macius serves with 1st Battalion, 4th Marines and deployed with 1/4 on the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit from 2020 - 2021. During his time with 1/4, he has led in various capacities: as a rifle platoon commander, company executive officer, and assistant operations officer. 

First Lieutenant Macius completed his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Chicago, in June of 2018. He grew up in Palatine, IL, and competed on the track and cross country teams at Fremd High School. He is interested in pursuing an MBA upon completion of his time in service.