INDIANAPOLIS — Two local students are serving as interns for the Indiana Senate Majority Caucus during the 2018 legislative session, said State Sen. Michael Crider.

Amy Gannon, a resident of Greenfield, is the daughter of John and Serena Gannon. She is a home-school graduate and a sophomore majoring in political science and communication studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

“Having a part in the Indiana state legislature this year is an honor, and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else right now,” Gannon said. “Working for the Senate has shown me how fortunate I am to be living in a state where the elected public officials truly care about their constituents.”

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Kara Teipen, a resident of New Palestine, is the daughter of Tracy and Karen Teipen. She graduated from New Palestine High School and is a sophomore majoring in political science and economics at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

“I am happy to have the opportunity to play a part in assisting these senators as they work hard to serve the Hoosiers they represent,” Teipen said.

As legislative interns, Gannon and Teipen track and analyze bill data, provide constituent services, staff Senate committee hearings and meetings, and conduct legislative policy research.

Senate Majority interns work through the duration of the legislative session, which is scheduled to end by March 14.