Rena Mainetti is a junior at Grove City College and the social media coordinator of Checkpoint, majoring in political science with minors in psychology and national security. In addition to working as a student marketing fellow at the Institute for Faith and Freedom, Rena is a member of GCC’s American Enterprise Institute Executive Council, an executive editor for the Journal of Law and Public Policy, an athlete on the varsity women’s swim and dive team, and a TA in the political science department for Dr. Caleb Verbois.
Over the summer of 2022, Rena interned as an intelligence analyst for private data firm Zero Trafficking using Open-Source Intelligence to discover domestic human trafficking networks. In the summer of 2023, Rena interned at the Institute on Religion and Democracy in Washington, D.C. assisting with research and writing, and she also completed the American Enterprise Institute’s Summer Honors Program. Upon graduation, Rena hopes to continue her studies in national security and eventually pursue a career in foreign policy.