Natasha Ahmed | UT Austin
Natasha Ahmed is a graduating senior at The University of Texas at Austin pursuing a degree in Corporate Communication with a minor in Business Foundations. With a diverse background of experience ranging from public governance at the UT Austin Office of the CIO to corporate branding familiarity at the UT Austin Professional Development Center, Natasha’s passion for public service began with her internship in the Texas State Capitol. By spending the last semester of her undergraduate career at UT Austin as an Archer Fellow, Natasha hopes to gain bureaucratic experience in public affairs as an intern with the U.S. Department of Justice. It is her dream to represent the growing diversity of the American electorate by crafting efficient and progressive policies aimed at encouraging an integrative society.
Alexis Bay | UT Pan American
Alexis Bay is currently a senior at The University of Texas Pan-American pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with minors in Legal Studies and Environmental Studies. She has been a highly active member in UTPA's Environmental Awareness Club (EAC), having served as Co-President for the past two years. She is currently serving as the Vice President of the Phi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Association UTPA chapter. Her passion for politics and environmental issues has driven her to come to Washington, D.C., to pursue a future career in policy. Alexis looks forward to interning with the Sierra Club as a Beyond Oil Intern.
José Luis Briones | UT Pan American
José Luis Briones is a senior at The University of Texas-Pan American pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics and Finance with a minor in Political Science. Previously he studied at the Berlin School of Economics and Law in Berlin, Germany where he developed an interest in macroeconomics and financial markets. In the summer of 2012 he was selected to participate in the Latino Leadership Initiative (LLI) at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, a program that features classroom sessions on a range of leadership development topics. José Luis is interning at the Organization of American States this semester and upon graduation he plans on pursuing a Master's degree in Economics, Finance, or Public Policy.
Brenda Carillo | UT Austin
Brenda Carrillo is a graduating senior at The University of Texas at Austin where she is pursing a degree with Departmental Honors in Government, a minor in Spanish, along with an additional 24 hours towards the Business Foundations Program (with 15 hours completed through the Halliburton Business Foundations Summer Institute of 2013). While on campus she has been a part of the Hispanic Business Student Association, Minority Women Pursuing Law, and worked for the Texas Can Academy where she mentored and coached minority students towards receiving a high school diploma. She intends to one day make a career of her passion of fighting for human rights and pursue Immigration Law. While in D.C., this Fall, Brenda she will be interning with Legal Aid Society.
Kaitlyn Clark | UT Austin
Kaitlyn Clark is a junior at The University of Texas at Austin pursuing a degree in Political Communication. She has held leadership positions within Communication Council, a student organization that acts as the liason between College of Communication students and the faculty and deans. Most recently, Kaitlyn had the opportunity to intern twice for State Representative Mark Strama, including time in the 83rd Legislative Session. Her work there encompassed all of her major policy interests: improving the foster care system in Texas, enhancing female empowerment programs across the country, and increasing the rigor of public education while retaining the most students. While in that office, she was also the primary staffer on a bill designed to promote live music in Texas. Kaitlyn is looking forward to interning in the office of U.S. Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX).
Jennifer Cloudt | UT Austin
Jennifer Cloudt is a senior at The University of Texas at Austin pursuing a double major in American Studies and Psychology. For the past seven months, Jennifer has interned in the office
of Texas State Senator Judith Zaffirini, where she focused on issues of higher education. During her time on campus, Jennifer served as Student Government Director of Campus Safety and worked at Communication Career Services. She was recently named a recipient of the 2013 Ted Strauss Civic Internship Award. In the fall Jennifer will be interning in the office of Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D - TX 35), where she hopes to develop her interest in the areas of health care, college affordability, and education.
Zachery Cureton | UT Arlington
Zachary Cureton is a senior Psychology and Russian Language major at The University of Texas at Arlington. He has spent over a year studying in Russia, both as a student of the State Polytechnic Institute of Saint Petersburg and the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. The summer before his internship in Washington D.C., was spent in Moscow on a Fulbright-Hayes study abroad program. He is interested in US foreign policy, and specifically the United States' relationships with Russia and Eurasia. He looks forward to interning at the German Marshall Fund during his semester as an Archer Fellow.
Lauren Devoll | UT Arlington
Lauren Devoll is a senior at The University of Texas at Arlington studying Public Relations with an emphasis in Leadership. After representing UTA at the 2012 Republican National Convention, she became exceptionally interested in political communication, even writing her honors thesis on candidates' social media usage during the 2012 Presidential election. Lauren possesses a strong passion for healthy leadership practices and bipartisan, creative solutions to problems. In the fall, Lauren will be interning with the Republican National Committee's communication departments in an effort to reach diverse audiences with relevant messages.
Ana Diaz | UT San Antonio
A graduating senior at The University of Texas at San Antonio, Ana Diaz is an Honors pre-medical student majoring in Finance with a minor in Biology. While at UTSA, she completed an undergraduate research thesis on type II diabetes and has held multiple leadership positions, including that of Supplemental Instruction Leader for General Chemistry I & II and coordinator for the Journal & Article Book Club, where she lead discussions on public health care issues in medicine. Ana's ultimate career goal is to establish her own primary care clinic where she can offer high quality and affordable care to the underprivileged in her community. She has a strong interest in health care policy and reform and will be interning with the Alliance for Health Reform.
Rajiv Dwivedi | UT Dallas
Rajiv "Raj" Dwivedi is a rising senior majoring in Economics with a focus in Finance at The University of Texas at Dallas. This past year he served as the Student Government President at UT Dallas and the Chairman of the Campus Life Committee at The University of Texas System Student Advisory Council. Raj has a keen interest in the financial services industry and is currently interning for a local startup company as a business analyst summer intern. Raj is an international student from New Delhi, India and hopes to continue his journey around the world by enrolling in a graduate program in Europe. This fall he will be interning for the Heritage Foundation as a member of their young fellows program within their communication department.
Ben Farmer | UT Permian Basin
After almost 10 years in business Ben Farmer made the decision to dedicate his life to Peace, Love, and Non-Aggression. He is currently a Senior at The University of Texas - Permian Basin, the Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Ector County, and the Texas Senate District 31 Representative on the State Libertarian Executive Committee of Texas, as well as primary shareholder/ CEO of Pulsar Enterprises, LLC and it's subsidiary, Big Bang Events. He will be interning with The Osgood Center for International Studies with a focus to spread Peace, Love, and Non-Aggression around the world through outreach and mutual benefit.
Denise Forsthuber | UT Austin
Denise Forsthuber is a senior at The University of Texas at Austin completing her International Relations and Global Studies degree. She is passionate about global security issues and hopes to pursue a career in foreign policy. In 2011 Denise participated in the Governor's Fellowship Program where she was an assistant in the scheduling office of Governor Rick Perry. As a junior Denise completed an internship with the U.S. Department of State at the Consulate General in Hamburg, Germany, where she was a political-economic aide for Consul General Inmi Patterson. Upon her return to Austin Denise participated in the Next Generation Scholars Program where she conducted research on the backsliding of democracy in Ukraine and acted as legislative and scheduling assistant to Representative Pat Fallon during the 2013 Texas Session. Denise will intern with The Foreign Policy Initiative this semester.
Darsso Gache | UT Austin
Darsso Gache is a Senior at The University of Texas at Austin. He will graduate in December with a major in Political Science and minor in European Studies. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (U.K) and has completed their Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Level 6 Associate Certificate in Law. He has a passion for issues related to humanitarian aid, food security, international law and human rights. Upon graduating in December, Darsso plans on completing his University of London Law Degree and pursuing a Masters Degree in International Development. As a Bill Archer Fellow, Darsso will intern with Amnesty International. He hopes to improve his legal research skills and gain policy relevant experience during his time in Washington, D.C.
Addison Gribbin | UT Tyler
Addison Gribbin is a senior at The University of Texas at Tyler where she is pursuing a double major in English and Political Science. She has been involved in competitive debate for seven years and has been a part of a nationally ranked debate team for three. Addison has a long standing interest in government and the policy making process. Her interest in these areas translated into participation in Student Government on campus. She has served as the Senator for two different positions, and most recently the Secretary for the Student Government Association. Last spring Addison was also the district intern for U.S. Congressman Louie Gohmert. Her goal is to attend a top tier law school and one day serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. Addison will be interning with Justice at Stake this semester, which is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that is dedicated to fair and impartial courts.
Lucy Griswold | UT Austin
Lucy Griswold is a senior at The University of Texas at Austin. Lucy is a government major who grew up splitting her time between Indianapolis, Indiana and Miami, Florida. Alternating between these two drastically different environments engendered a strong commitment to a range of social justice issues in Lucy from a young age. After graduating from high school, Lucy participated in the Thinking Beyond Borders global gap year, a program that teaches international development coursework through academic study and experiential learning abroad. During her tenure at The University of Texas at Austin, Lucy has been a member of United Students Against Sweatshops and the International Socialist Organization. While much of her collegiate activism has focused on labor justice issues, Lucy hopes to become an educator following graduation. She has had previous internships at Texas Watch and Project Transitions and will be interning for DC Public School's Urban Education Leaders Program this fall.
Richard Hand | UT Austin
Richard "Ricky" Hand is a senior at The University of Texas at Austin where he is pursuing a degree in Government with a minor in Philosophy. On campus, Ricky is an active member of the Texas Cowboys and while at UT Austin Ricky has been involved in both the Austin community, as well as his community back home in Tyler, Texas. In Tyler, Ricky worked as a campaign assistant and social media coordinator for the Reginald Wilson for Constable Campaign, while simultaneously interning on the Lloyd Doggett for Congress Campaign in Austin. Also during the election cycle, Ricky started a lecture series on the importance of voting, which with the help of some of his fellow Longhorns, was delivered to several Boys and Girls Clubs around Central Texas. In his spare time Ricky enjoys golfing, hanging out with friends, or participating in various Texas Cowboys events. This semester, Ricky is interning at DC School Reform Now.
Holly Heinrich | UT Austin
Holly Heinrich is a senior at The University of Texas at Austin. She plans to pursue a career in journalism, policy, or law. Holly has reported on energy, technology, and the environment as an intern for StateImpact Texas, and has written about Texas politics and policy as an intern for the Texas Tribune. In addition, she has interned at Texas Monthly, and has been published in that magazine. Holly has also interned four times at the Texas Capitol. At UT Austin, she has served as State Governmental Relations Director for Student Government, and a weekly political columnist for the Daily Texan. Holly is a Government major, with a minor in Communication and a certificate in Media, Ethics, & Public Policy. She is Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, and a Distinguished Scholar in the UT College of Liberal Arts. This year, Holly completed her honors thesis on the Texas water crisis. She also wrote an article on Texas water policy that received an award from the Texas First Foundation.
Katie Hodge | UT Pan American
Katie Hodge is a senior Social Studies Composite major at The University of Texas Pan-American. Her major combines the study of international History, Political Science, and Economics, and she has completed minors in English and Business Administration. While an active participant in various on-campus activities, she is most proud of her community involvement in the Rio Grande Valley, her work with the UTPA Office of Residence Life, term as President of the French Club, time spent studying French at the University of Paris-Sorbonne, internship at the Chateau de Challain in the Loire Valley of France, and membership in the Residence Life Mentorship Program. During her undergraduate career, Katie has gained an interest in Student Development Theory while studying social diversity in higher education. After graduation in December, she plans to pursue a Masters degree in International Education with the intention of fusing her passions for cultural tourism, international affairs, and student development into a career in higher education. She will intern this semester with the American Council of Young Political Leaders.
Mark Jbeily | UT Austin
Mark Jbeily is a junior at The University of Texas at Austin majoring in Plan II Honors and minoring in Government and Arabic. Mark is also a Midshipman in the University of Texas Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps and will commission as an Ensign in the United States Navy upon graduation. Mark's academic interests include civil-military relations, arms control, and security studies with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa. In the spring, Mark participated in the International Strategic Crisis Negotiation Exercise hosted by the US Army War College examining issues in the South Caucasus region. Mark spent the summer of 2013 studying classical Arabic and North African dialects in Morocco after receiving a Project Global Officer scholarship from the Department of Defense National Security Education Program. As an Archer Fellow, Mark will be working in The White House Office of Cabinet Affairs.
Nicole Lansford | UT Austin
Nicole Lansford is a graduating senior at The University of Texas at Austin. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government with a minor in History. She has worked for the Texas State Capitol as a Senate Messenger, gained experience in law firms, and interned for the Senate Committee on Education during the 83rd Texas Legislature. During her time at UT Austin, Nicole has taken part in various student organizations. Her favorite was mentoring at a local elementary school through Helping Hornz, a service based organization. In addition, Nicole was honored to serve as Vice President of Community Service for the national leadership and honors organization Sigma Alpha Lambda. Nicole is extremely excited to be spending her final semester in Washington, D.C.
David Loewenberg | UT Austin
David Loewenberg is a senior at The University of Texas at Austin where he is pursuing a degree in Government with a minor in Sociology. David has spent much of his time at UT Austin engaging in the political process, whether through serving as an officer in University Democrats, reporting on current events for The Daily Texan, or interning with Representative Justin Rodriguez in the Texas House of Representatives. Additionally, he has developed a passion for improving public education in the United States through his work as a mentor with Communities in Schools and a counselor at the Austin Nature & Science Center. David will continue to explore these interests as he interns in Washington, D.C., with the Office of Early Learning at the U.S. Department of Education.
Cassie Maneen | UT Austin
Cassie Maneen is a senior at The University of Texas at Austin and a Terry Foundation Scholar pursuing a dual degree in Government and Radio-TV-Film. In her capacity as a Leadership Team member with the Liberal Arts Council, she was part of the founding staff for THE LIBERATOR, the official publication of the College of Liberal Arts, ultimately serving as co-editor. Through her membership with Student Government's Women's Resource Agency, she helped to create and conduct a university-wide campus climate report for female students. As a member of the Texas Orange Jackets honorary female service organization, Cassie helped organize UT Week of Women event programming, volunteered as a mentor with the Settlement Home for Children, and worked to propose plans for the establishment of a campus Women's Resource Center. Cassie will intern with Emilly's List during her time in Washington, D.C.
Alan McQuinn | UT Austin
Alan McQuinn is a senior at The University of Texas at Austin double-majoring in Public Relations and Political Communication with a minor in Mandarin Chinese. Throughout his college career, Alan has continuously sought opportunities involving the intersection of media and government – including working for the Daily Texan as a videographer and for the City of Austin Communication and Public Information Office as a media relations intern. Alan has completed a semester studying abroad in Beijing, China at the Beijing Foreign Studies University. While in China, Alan took classes to better his speaking skills while he was immersed in the culture. He will intern with the Federal Communications Commission this semester.
Jordan Metoyer | UT Austin
Jordan Metoyer is a senior at The University of Texas at Austin where she is pursuing a double major in Economics and Urban Studies. Throughout college, Jordan volunteered at public housing sites in California and Texas as a Bernard and Audre Rapoport Service Scholar, and in her junior year, launched a student-led, student-driven City Relations Task Force. In addition, Jordan traveled to Accra, Ghana where she consulted a youth development NGO, and Beijing, China where she taught English at a school for migrant children. This past year, Jordan implemented student initiatives as Chief of Staff for Student Government, advocated for higher education policy through the Invest in Texas campaign, served as an active member of Orange Jackets, and was awarded a 2013 Harry S. Truman scholarship.
Jenna Milani | UT Austin
Jenna Milani is a senior at The University of Texas at Austin pursuing a double major in History and Government, with a minor in sociology. A native of New Orleans, Jenna served as City Relations Agency Director in the UT Student Government and is active in her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta. She has interned across both the nonprofit and public sectors, including the Texas Office of Homeland Security, Progress Texas, Witness to Innocence, and Ochsner Health Systems, in addition to starting her own small business providing registration staffing for meetings and symposia in the Austin area. This will be Jenna's second academic study outside of Austin, having traveled through Europe as part of the Normandy Scholar Program. She is looking forward to living in Washington, D.C. and interning at The Constitution Project this fall.
Melina Montellanos | UT Austin
Melina Montellanos is a fourth year business management student at The University of Texas at Austin. She is also pursuing a minor in Government. In the past, Melina has interned with Liberty Mutual, PepsiCo, and the Texas Senate under Senator Zaffirini. She has been a volunteer with Austin Partners in Education, helping tutor minority students in Spanish and math. During the school year, Melina is involved with ALPFA, a business student organization, with which she has served as External Affairs Director. She enjoys dancing, Latin music, and running. She will be interning with the American Bar Association: Section on Individual Liberties and Responsibilities as an Archer Fellow during Fall 2013.
Nathaniel Norris | UT Austin
Nathaniel Norris is a senior at The University of Texas at Austin, pursuing a degree in Government. On campus, Nate has served as President of the University Democrats and completed a yearlong research project on the role federal campaign finance legislation and Supreme Court precedent play in political fundraising. Along with his campus involvement, Nate has interned with the Texas Democratic Party, Taylor Collective Solutions, and Susan Harry Consulting, where he has worked toward electing progressive candidates at the local, state, and federal levels.
Charles Nwaogu | UT Austin
Charles Nwaogu is a senior at The University of Texas at Austin where he studies Plan I Government and Arabic Language & Literature. In spring 2011, Charles interned under Representative Debbie Riddle during the 82nd session of the Texas House of Representatives. He has also advocated for prisoners' rights with the Texas Civil Rights Project and has used his language skills in Arabic and French to assist Arab and African refugees with Caritas of Austin, Furaha House, and Austin International High School. In spring 2013, Charles completed his government thesis on international two-state bargaining scenarios and domestic policy costs.
Sergio Plaza | UT Austin
Sergio Plaza III is a senior at The University of Texas at Austin, where he is majoring in both Government and Sociology, with a minor in History. Sergio spends much of his time volunteering with his co-ed service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega. In his three semesters with Texas APO, Sergio has completed more than 450 hours of service, including a five week voter registration drive that registered more than 1,700 students to vote last fall, a fundraiser for the higher education of orphans in India, and the haunted house at last October's Longhorn Halloween. An advocate for education equity, Sergio spent this summer as an operations coordinator with the Transportation and Special Events team at Teach For America's Houston Institute and hopes to join Teach For America as a corps member after graduation. This fall, Sergio hopes to learn more on education policy as an intern with the Education Policy Office of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions.
Bethany Powell | UT San Antonio
Bethany Powell is entering her senior year at The University of Texas at San Antonio. She is pursuing a degree in Public Administration with a minor in Business Administration. Bethany will be interning with FAIR Girls during her time in Washington D.C., as an Archer Fellow. She enjoys coffee, a good book, and anything in the New York Times.
Shiv Rawal | UT Austin
Shiv Rawal is a senior at The University of Texas at Austin studying Plan II Honors and Government. Shiv largely became interested in public policy as he explored his passion for education through experiences working with KIPP: Austin schools and studying about multiculturalism and education in a summer abroad in Antigua, Guatemala. Shiv has also pursued an interest he has in law and government through internships with Project Vote Smart, the Williamson County Attorneys Office, and the Agenda Office for the City of Austin. Outside of class, Shiv enjoys performing with the Punjabbawockeez, a Bhangra/Hip-hop dance team on campus.
Kyle Reynolds | UT Dallas
Kyle Reynolds is a junior pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at The University of Texas at Dallas. He plans to attend law school after graduating, and hopes to go on to a career in litigation or civil liberties law. On campus, he has worked toward that goal by serving as President of the John Marshall Pre-Law Society and competing on the university's Mock Trial team. He also spent the last two semesters working as a volunteer intern with the Innocence Project of Texas, a non-profit group that fights to exonerate the wrongly convicted. He has written for two UT Dallas publications, The Mercury and A Modest Proposal, and is a member of the Collegium V Honors Program. This fall, he will be interning with the U.S. Department of Justice in the Federal Programs Branch.
Rebecca Rochman | UT Austin
Rebecca Rochman is a graduating senior at The University of Texas at Austin from Houston, Texas. She is pursuing a Bachelors of Science degrees in Public Relations and Communication Studies with a concentration in Political Communication. While at UT Austin, Rebecca was involved and held leadership positions in many campus groups including Texas Hillel, Alpha Epsilon Phi and Texans for Israel. Additionally, she co-chaired the 15th annual Israel Block Party on campus this past spring, one of the largest pro-Israel events in the region. Rebecca will be interning at Powell Tate this fall where she will have the opportunity to work on various public health and healthcare communication initiatives.
Alexandra Rodriguez | UT Brownsville
Alexandra Rodriguez is a senior at The University of Texas at Brownsville, where she is pursuing a double major in Finance and International Business with special interest in Latin America. Throughout her collegiate career, she has gained binational internship experience with non-profit and global organizations where she has acquired expertise in the fields of Human Resources, Marketing, and Logistics. On campus, Alexandra holds many leadership roles, such as School of Business Senator for Student Government, University Orientation Leader, and UT Brownsville representative of The University of Texas System Student Advisory Council. This incoming fall, Alexandra will be interning with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Rebekah Rodriguez | UT Austin
Rebekah Rodriguez is a senior at The University of Texas at Austin majoring in History and Sociology with minors in Government and English. As a prospective law student, Rebekah has worked alongside criminal defense attorneys at the Texas Civil Rights Project and with state prosecutors at the Travis County District Attorney's Office, while also interning for Honorable Judge Nancy Hohengarten at Travis County Court at Law 5. In addition, Rebekah has fully engaged in academic life at UT Austin, participating in the prestigious Normandy Scholar Program on World War II and mentoring students for two years as a Peer Academic Coach at the Sanger Learning Center, all while maintaining a position on the Dean's List and in Liberal Arts Honors. Rebekah and looks forward to interning at the Office of the Clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Crystal Saavedra | UT El Paso
Crystal Saavedra is a senior at The University of Texas at El Paso where she is pursuing a double degree in Marketing and Human Resources planning to graduate in the fall of 2014. Crystal spends much of her time engaged in activities throughout her community, allowing her to be exposed to different organizations to help build her network of individuals in the workplace. Crystal is active within her campus through membership in various organizations and serving as an ambassador for her university. She has gained previous internship experience from working with the Walt Disney Company in 2010, interning with the Quick Service Food and Beverage department.
Cortney Sanders | UT Austin
Cortney Sanders is a rising senior at The University of Texas at Austin pursuing a dual degree in Government and African and African Diaspora Studies with a minor in Political Communications. At UT Austin, as Political Action Chair and member of the Black Student Alliance and in conjunction with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Cortney filed an amicus brief in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin—a recent Supreme Court case challenging the legitimacy of affirmative action. Cortney spent this past summer participating in the Public Policy International Affairs program for students pursuing a career in public service at the University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Cortney's policy interests include education, community development, social justice, domestic defense, and social welfare. She is looking forward to working for the U.S. House Committee for Education and the Workforce.
Asha Sharma | UT Arlington
Asha Sharma is currently a University of Texas at Arlington senior with a major in political science and a minor in geology. She has spent her undergraduate career pursuing her passion for healthcare and environmental policy, completing internships at Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's district office and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as a public policy intern. These internships, along with her work as an environmental journalist for UTA's newspaper, The Shorthorn; participation in UTA's Pre-Law Mentor Program; and academic experiences solidified her professional interests and led her to apply to the Archer Fellowship Program. Throughout her years at UTA, she has also worked as the medical office administrator at NexGen Oncology, a cancer treatment center, garnering a unique insight into the medical field applicable to many areas of public policy.
Tue Tran | UT Dallas
Tue Tran is a third-year, international student from Hanoi, Vietnam, studying Accounting and Political Science at The University of Texas at Dallas. He has served on the Advisory Council for his School of Management's honors program as well as the University Discipline Committee while working as a Resident Advisor for the freshman dorm. Tue's life passion lies in international affairs, as he hopes to improve freedom rights in underprivileged countries by means of education and increased economic development. He has worked two summers in international education, teaching many Vietnamese students college-level English writing and helping them reach their dreams of studying abroad. In fall 2013, Tue will intern for the Financial Services Roundtable's Office of Government Affairs.
Margaret Wellik | UT Austin
Margaret Wellik is a junior in The University of Texas at Austin’s Plan II Honors Program. She is also pursuing a certificate in Social Entrepreneurship & Non-profits with a focus on food ethics. Prior to enrolling at UT Austin, Margaret dedicated a year of service to the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps program. At UT Austin, Margaret has worked to establish the UT Micro Farm, a student-run farm that not only provides community members with fresh produce but also serves as the site of interdisciplinary student research projects. As an intern for Orr Associates, Inc., a premier consulting firm to the nonprofit industry, Margaret will pursue a deeper understanding of the symbiotic relationship between the public and private sector.
Morgan Williams | UT Austin
Morgan Williams is a senior at The University of Texas at Austin where she is a Broadcast Journalism major with a minor in English. Passionate about politics from a young age, Morgan is pursuing a career in political journalism and hopes to one day be a producer for a major news network. She has held multiple internships while at UT Austin including working as a news intern for the Austin NBC-affiliate KXAN News and interning with the nonprofit Progress Texas during the 83rd Texas Legislative Session. Since the start of her college career, she has worked to expand her knowledge of television and journalism by working with Texas Student Media (TSM). During her three years volunteering at Texas Student Television, she has been recognized as "Rookie of the Year," "Most Dedicated News Volunteer," and been awarded first place for "Best Television Newscast" for her work as executive producer of KVR News by the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association. Morgan is excited to work in our nation's capitol where journalism and communications can truly impact political decisions and will intern at America Votes.