As a press assistant in Sen. Sherrod Brown’s office in Washington, D.C., Geoff Knight '10 serves as a liaison with Ohio reporters, fields their inquiries and drafts press releases.
Having worked in Senator Brown’s office since April 2018, Knight feels at ease in the role.
“I really enjoy the team,” he says. “The environment here is not ego-driven, which I appreciate. I love working with Sen. Brown. As an advocate for labor rights, he is unwavering in his support of those who are struggling.”
Knight, a graduate of Albion College in Michigan, feels energized by his proximity to Congress, calling it the most interesting aspect of his job. His work on Sen. Brown’s communications team helps inform people in Ohio, and “knowing that my work is contributing to the greater good makes it feel worthwhile,” Knight says.
Life on the Hill requires networking vigorously and effectively, knowing how to capitalize on opportunities that come your way, Knight says. His own exceptional networking skills helped him land with Sen. Brown. Having worked with a House Representative from Alabama, Knight thought it would be fun to switch to the Senate side, and his current role brought more responsibility. Knight sees Gilmour’s footprint in the way he approaches his work, especially the impact of Mrs. Kenny. “She kept me focused on continuing to grow and progress as a young man, teaching me to be strident in my beliefs and to remain so.” On Capitol Hill, Knight continues to grow and progress. “It’s a great place to live if you want to be intellectually challenged,” he says.
Geoff Knight '10 with Congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis, who passed away this July.