PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Baltimore might be the city he calls home, but Logan Danker can walk the neighborhoods of Providence with a precision and familiarity that rivals most lifelong Rhode Islanders.
That’s because during nearly four years as a Brown undergraduate, he has dedicated hundreds of hours to hitting the city’s streets. Sometimes he’s knocking on doors as a political campaign staffer, sharing information on candidates running for Providence City Council or U.S. Congress. Other times, he’s staffing a table at Kennedy Plaza, helping to run voter registration drives. Over the summer as he prepared to start his senior year at Brown, Danker interned with the Rhode Island Public Defender, conducting client interviews to support criminal defense cases.
Working in local policy and advocacy not only augments his studies at Brown, he says — it fulfills a commitment to community impact that is rooted in his personal experiences.
“As a first-generation and low-income college student, I saw how government and other institutions weren’t designed to support people from my community,” Danker said. “I see public policy as a powerful avenue to address those issues that I saw growing up. Ultimately, those are the kinds of problems that I would like to help solve.”