Congressman Pete Visclosky

Representing the 1st District of Indiana

Visclosky Announces the Promotion of Region Staff in Washington, D.C., Office

May 8, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Visclosky announced today the promotion of several members of his Washington, D.C., office who have ties to Northwest Indiana.

Megan Adamczewski is from Chesterton and was recently promoted to Legislative Director.  In this position, Megan is responsible for leading the Congressman’s legislative priorities and monitoring House floor activities.  “I studied Government in college and was fortunate to be able to serve as an intern in the First District’s D.C. office,” said Adamczewski.  “I’m grateful to be able to continue using my skill set and knowledge of Northwest Indiana to provide services to our corner of Indiana.” 

Sameer Chintamani is from Munster and honed his skills and interest in current events as a member of the Munster High School Speech and Debate team.  Sameer is currently an intern in the Congressman’s Washington office and will assume a full-time Staff Assistant position this month upon his graduation from American University with a degree in International Affairs and Economics.  Chintamani stated, “Northwest Indiana has provided me such a great educational foundation and community growing up.  I will try my best to ensure that similar opportunities are made possible for everyone in Northwest Indiana through the work and initiatives of Congressman Visclosky.”

Michael Peterson is a Highland native and Valparaiso University graduate.  He served as an intern in both the Merrillville and Washington offices, and recently transitioned to a Legislative Correspondent position.  Michael was raised by multiple generations of Gary public school teachers, and brings this perspective to Congressman Visclosky’s efforts to support all students and teachers from elementary school through college.  Peterson stated, “I am proud to be able to work to help provide the residents of Northwest Indiana, as well as all Americans, with chances to succeed and grow regardless of their background or zip code.”  

Sonja Schaefer grew up in Valparaiso and graduated with a double major in Economics and Chinese from Pacific Lutheran University in Washington State.  Sonja started as an intern in the D.C. office and is currently transitioning from Staff Assistant to a Legislative Correspondent position.  Schaefer stated, “From Washington State to Washington, D.C., I enjoy being able to support Congressman Visclosky and promote my home area that has a huge sandy beach in one direction and cornfields in the other.” 

Congressman Pete Visclosky stated, “We are incredibly fortunate to have such dedicated staff that brings a wealth of perspectives and knowledge of Northwest Indiana to Washington, D.C.”

Internships are offered in the Merrillville and Washington, D.C., offices throughout the year.  For additional information on applying for an internship, click here.

Picture Caption – “Recently Promoted Region Staff in Congressman Visclosky’s Washington, D.C., Office – From left to right, Sameer Chintamani, Megan Adamczewski, Michael Peterson, and Sonja Schaefer.”