Martin Waymire welcomes new student practitioners for the spring


We’re excited to welcome two new student practitioners to the Martin Waymire team for the spring semester! It’s not easy starting off a new internship working remotely due to a pandemic, but our new team members, Michael and Nyla, have hit the ground running. Please join us in welcoming them to Martin Waymire!

Michael Breslin

Michael Breslin is a dually enrolled senior at Michigan State University pursuing his BA in political science and Master of Public Policy. Michael previously worked as a policy fellow at MSU’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, and as a writing tutor at the MSU Writing Center. He has also held internships with Elissa Slotkin for Congress and the Mayor of Chicago’s Office. Through these experiences, Michael discovered a passion for writing, policy, and strategic communications. In his time at Martin Waymire, Michael hopes to advance his knowledge of PR, especially on issues related to public policy and issue advocacy.
In his free time, Michael enjoys cooking, listening to music, and petting every dog he sees.

Hometown: Oak Forest, Illinois

Favorite part of working at Martin Waymire so far: The people have been so kind, welcoming, and fun. They’ve made the transition incredibly smooth and have given me work relevant to my interests and passions.

What you love most about Michigan: The outdoors! There are countless places to explore and outdoor adventures to be had!

What he’s currently listening to: My music taste is all over the place, but if I had to narrow it down, you can usually find me listening to alt rock or jazz.

Connect with Michael: LinkedIn

Nyla Kennedy

Nyla is a graduating senior at Michigan State University majoring in Communications with a minor in Public Relations. Prior to Martin Waymire, Nyla was a communications intern at a Southfield based public affairs firm Banks & Company. Her field of study created an interest in Public Relations and related areas. Nyla has a passion for media relations, social media strategy, and marketing communications.

She also works as a student football assistant for the Michigan State University Football Program and is involved in several student organizations on campus. Nyla is looking forward to learning as much as she can at Martin Waymire for a successful career in public relations.

Hometown: Detroit, Mich.

Favorite part of working at Martin Waymire so far: I love that everyone is super helpful, they are always willing to answer questions and anything I may need help with!

What you love most about Michigan: The many things there are to do, and Michigan in the fall. 

What she’s currently listening to: I have many different artists and music genres I enjoy listening to, but my favorite genre is R&B. I have several favorite artists which are Jhene Aiko, and Mariah the Scientist.

Connect with Nyla: LinkedIn