Summer 2012 Heritage Foundation intern Alex Anderson is joining the ranks of CNN iReporters to cover the Republican National Convention in Tampa this week.

Anderson, a broadcast journalism junior at Hillsdale College, was one of three chosen to cover the GOP convention in a CNN contest that brought in more than 200 entries.

In his winning submission, Anderson says that “the future of my nation will be dependent on my generation” and therefore employing the communication tools of this generation — such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube — is necessary “to send the voice of my generation into the political forefront of this upcoming election.”