Dale Crowell is currently completing his MA in congressional and presidential studies at the Catholic University of America and seeks to gain a greater scholarly knowledge of the crossroads between citizen engagement and national political processes. Simultaneously, he serves as the congressional liaison for the Organization of American States (OAS) headquartered in Washington, DC. Prior to his work at the OAS, he managed press relations for the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, served as communications director for a member of Congress, and has experience managing multi-million dollar projects for various non-profit organizations promoting social, political, and economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Crowell is a former McNair Scholar from the University of Maryland at College Park, and as an undergraduate volunteered in Baltimore, MD, for President Clinton’s Americorps pilot project, the Summer of Service. He will pursue his doctoral studies in American politics at Catholic University.