Antoinette Blacconeri, 22, is a recent graduate of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University with a B. A. in Political Science, International Relations and History. A native of Glen Ellyn, IL, her interest in government, civics and free market liberty have led her to many opportunities in the political world from Washington D.C. to Strasbourg, France. Through her multiple internship experiences, diverse international travel to Europe, Asia and Africa and time spent studying in both New York and Washington D.C. Antoinette hopes to pursue a career in government and International relations.
Antoinette enthusiastically joined the Heartland team in October, where she worked with both development and government relations. Currently she is assisting the government relations department with research on a variety of topics including budget and tax issues, environment and health care policy as well as education.