Staff

CPI is led by Senator Jim DeMint, who has spent his career serving in and building up the modern conservative movement. He and his team of veteran staff have over 50 years of combined Capitol Hill experience, and a shared mission of helping conservatives of all stripes become successful.

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Kali Kountoupis

Kali runs CPI’s internship program. She is responsible for the interns’ day-to-day schedule, is the liaison between the interns and CPI staff, and is constantly finding creative ways for the interns to interact with the beautiful city of DC.

Prior to joining the team, Kali graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Psychology with minors in Political Science and Sociology. She has previously interned in Senator Lankford’s office and is a former CPI intern.

Kali grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma and now lives in DC. She was a team captain and fundraising chair on the Oklahoma State Rowing team and is hoping to find a rowing club here. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the city on her new Vespa.