The Monument Team would not be complete if it was not for our awesome Fellows Program. Former fellows have gone on to work for the Administration, think tanks, Members of Congress, law firms, and more. Our fellows serve an important role as contributors to our work here in the government relations, communications, and public affairs space.

Name: Ford Beazley

Hometown: Richmond, VA

College: University of Virginia

Degree Pursuing: B.S. In Commerce


What got you interested in politics?

My interest in politics stems from two classes I took in high school: U.S. History and American Government. My teachers, Matt Boesen and Fred Jordan, were really fantastic and helped me develop a solid understanding of the topics and maintain an interest in them. I was also taking those classes during the 2016 election which was a fascinating time to be learning about American politics.

What is your favorite Monument in Washington D.C.?

Jefferson Memorial. I’m sure that is partly because I go to UVA but it is a beautiful monument with stunning architecture and I definitely have a strong appreciation for Jefferson’s legacy.

What is your favorite sports team?

UVA Basketball (through thick and thin)

What is your favorite book?

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike. I am a big non-fiction fan and I loved learning about the challenges Phil Knight faced and how he overcame them while growing this iconic company.

If you could check one thing off your bucket list what would it be?

Heli-skiing