Shreya Agrawal | UT Austin
Environmental and Energy Study Institute
Shreya Agrawal is a junior at The University of Texas at Austin double majoring in environmental science and economics. On campus, she served on the Natural Sciences Council in the Legislative and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committees, worked as a resident assistant, and is a member of the Impact Factory’s Impact Corps, where she acted as a consultant for the company Ethik Collective. Off campus, Agrawal served as a student lobbyist to the Texas State Legislature during Student Climate Lobby Day and was a soya team research intern at the nonprofit Rainforest Partnership, which works to combat deforestation. Upon graduation, Agrawal plans to attend graduate school and pursue a career in public service with a focus on environmental advocacy.
Hadeel Ali | UT Dallas
The White House Fellows Program
Hadeel Ali is a junior at The University of Texas at Dallas majoring in neuroscience. On campus, she was a Green Fellow who conducted molecular biology research at UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Off campus, Ali’s passion for advocacy drove her to form a youth committee at her local community center, the Muslim American Society Dallas Chapter. She later mentored seven middle school girls on how to navigate their multifaceted identities and spaces society traditionally prevented them from accessing. After graduation, Ali plans to pursue a joint medical and doctoral degree and hopes to bring care to underserved, underrepresented populations in healthcare.
Alejandro Barros | UT Dallas
Partnership for Public Service
Alejandro Barros is a Eugene McDermott Scholar and junior at The University of Texas at Dallas majoring in biology. On campus, Barros has conducted extensive research on using CRISPR as means to combat the dissemination of antibiotic resistance. Drawing from his love for medicine and the community, he has volunteered at Dr. Spot, a clinic that provides free pediatric care to low-income families. In the same endeavor, he has served on the leadership board of UTD Medlife, an international organization bringing healthcare to developing countries. Barros aspires to grow in his ability to serve others through medicine and policy. After graduation, he plans to pursue a career in which he can serve his community through medicine.
Julia Bowen | The University of Texas at San Antonio
Embassy of Mexico in Washington, D.C.
Julia Bowen is a senior at The University of Texas at San Antonio majoring in global affairs with a focus in Latin American studies. She has interned with the Consulates of Belgium and Namibia and the City of San Antonio Global Engagement Office, where her interests in diplomacy and trade were fostered. On campus, Bowen has served as the secretary general of the Model United Nations Society, the volunteer coordinator for the Global Business Brigades, a United Nations millennium fellow, and a Peace Corps campus ambassador. In 2019, she co-founded a financial literacy program for Afghani refugees in San Antonio that is maintained by collegiate volunteers. A winner of the 2021 WMGIC NATO Cybersecurity Challenge, Bowen worked collaboratively to present innovative solutions on international disinformation standards to NATO leaders. Passionate about volunteering both globally and locally, she has worked with organizations including the House of Neighborly Service, Catholic Charities, RAICES, Praying Pelican Missions, and the Dominguez State Jail for a philosophy and literature circle with inmates. In the spring of her junior year, Bowen studied abroad in Chile to learn about conducting business in Latin America. After graduation, she hopes to work in areas related to Latin America, trade, and encouraging economic autonomy.
Alyssa Caver | The University of Texas at Austin
American Enterprise Institute
Alyssa Caver is a senior at The University of Texas at Austin double majoring in international relations and global studies and government with a concentration in Latin American studies. Additionally, she is pursuing certificates in core texts and ideas and security studies. On campus, Caver is a fellow at the Clements Center for National Security and the founder of BridgeTexas, the UT Austin chapter of BridgeUSA. She has been involved with Central Texas Model United Nations and will serve as secretary general for the Houston Area Model United Nations' 48th annual conference in January 2023. After graduation, Caver intends to pursue a career in national security.
Daniela K. Cisneros | The University of Texas at El Paso
The White House Council on Environmental Quality
Daniela K. Cisneros is a senior at The University of Texas at El Paso majoring in political science with a minor in legal reasoning. Cisneros recently interned for the Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy to implement a project to specifically aid young women in need of healthcare, financial, or educational assistance in El Paso, Texas. For nearly a year, Cisneros interned with the campaign office of State Representative Veronica Escobar (TX-16), where she organized community engagement events and efforts to increase voter turnout across the district. On campus, Cisneros has served as founder and president of Vote El Paso!, an organization that strives to increase voter education and registration amongst students. For the past two years, Cisneros has served as treasurer for IGNITE, an organization that empowers university women to run for office and to be politically educated and involved. Last summer, Cisneros was a fellow for both the Democracy Summer Program, led by U.S. Representative Jaime Raskin (MD-8), and the Arriba las Mujeres Fellowship, a program designed to teach young women about leadership, community involvement, and social responsibilities within communities. After graduation, Cisneros plans to attend law school and eventually work as an immigration lawyer in her borderland hometown of El Paso, Texas.
Evan Crocker | The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Office of U.S. Representative Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15)
Evan Crocker is a junior at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley majoring in political science with minors in global security studies, Asian studies, and military science. He is a cadet with the Army ROTC program. On campus, Crocker has worked with UT Rio Grande Valley’s Public Affairs and Security Studies Department to create a new student organization that focuses on international affairs, security, and how it relates to the Rio Grande Valley region. After graduation, Crocker will commission into the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant.
Riyana Daulat | The University of Texas at Austin
Georgetown Law Investigative Internship Program
Riyana Daulat is a junior at The University of Texas at Austin double majoring in international relations and global studies and Asian cultures and languages with a certificate in core texts and ideas through the Jefferson Scholars Program. On campus, she is a member of the Student Conduct Board, International Relations and Global Studies Council, and a peer mentor in the Jefferson Scholars Program. Off campus, Daulat interned with Environment Texas and was a volunteer reading tutor at the Boys and Girls Club of Austin. She spent last summer in a life-changing study abroad program in Rome, studying philosophy and the arts. After graduation, Daulat plans to join the Peace Corps and attend law school before eventually pursuing a legal career in human rights and social justice.
Karla Desatnik | The University of Texas at Austin
Office of US. Representative Joaquin Castro (TX-20) / OCI Group
Karla Desatnik is a senior in the Liberal Arts Honors program at The University of Texas at Austin majoring in psychology and pursuing a certificate in children and society with the Bridging Disciplines Programs. On campus, she served as the project coordinator for Project SEED, a research study centered on changes in the social, emotional, and educational experiences of bilingual Mexican American youth who translate for their monolingual, Spanish-speaking parents. She has also worked with Students Expanding Austin Literacy and Girlstart to provide educational services to young students and to the Austin community. Desatnik is a strong believer in working with students’ existing knowledge and abilities to create a learning environment that leads them to success. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school to focus on educational policy and work to create more equitable learning experiences for students.
Saul Armando Fontes | The University of Texas at El Paso
U.S. Department of Commerce
Saul Armando Fontes is a senior at The University of Texas at El Paso majoring in Chicano studies with a minor in political science. He has worked as an undergraduate fellow with the Mellon Foundation-funded Humanities Collaborative at EPCC-UTEP and interned with the City of El Paso’s Planning Department. On campus, he served as an officer in M.E.Ch.A and volunteered for electoral campaigns and several other political organizations. His diverse set of interests revolve around public policy, housing, transportation, economic development, race and ethnicity, and other intersected fields of urban planning. After graduation, he intends to enroll in a master’s program in urban planning and pursue a career in making cities more accessible, equitable, and better for all.
Alexia Fernanda Garcia| The University of Texas Permian Basin
U.S. Office of Representative Tony Gonzalez (TX-23)
Alexia Fernanda Garcia is a senior at The University of Texas Permian Basin majoring in communication with a minor in economics. She is originally from Del Rio, Texas. On campus, Garcia was a student assistant for the UT Permian Basin’s Admissions Office. During her junior year, she represented the chair for marketing, management, and economics for the Student Government Association and was a member of the Academic Affairs Committee. She recently interned in the District Clerk's Office with Midland County. After graduation, Garcia plans to attend law school to become an immigration lawyer.
Matthew Gardea | The University of Texas at El Paso
Office of U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH)
Matthew Gardea is a junior at The University of Texas at El Paso majoring in philosophy with a minor in Spanish. His passion for public service has motivated him to become Horizon City's youngest planning and zoning commissioner, where he served as vice chairman. As a UT El Paso Terry Scholar, Gardea served as vice president for the Terry Scholar student organization. He plans to attend law school to devote himself to breaking barriers in the criminal justice system and tackling infrastructure insecurities in low-income communities.
Gideon Gaw | The University of Texas at Dallas
Albright Stonebridge Group
Gideon Gaw is a senior at The University of Texas at Dallas majoring in public policy with a minor in political science. He has experience working in nonprofits, advocating for international human rights and anti-poverty efforts. He recently interned at CHRISTUS Health System as a public policy advocate. On campus, Gaw is a competitor on the Moot Court team, secretary of the John Marshall Pre-Law Society, member of the Collegium V Honors College, and a team leader for Freshman Transition Programs. After graduation, he intends to attend law school.
Yvonne Gyimah | The University of Texas at Arlington
Office of U.S. Representative Marc Veasey (TX-33) / Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Yvonne Gyimah is a senior at The University of Texas at Arlington majoring in public health with a minor in communications. On campus, Gyimah served three consecutive years as a president of Advancement of Females in Medicine, a chairwoman of academic affairs and special affairs in Student Government, and treasurer of Honors College Council. Off campus, Gyimah interned at the Commissioner's Office, Precinct 2, in Tarrant County. In her free time, Gyimah runs her Christian small business called ELCollections to promote "fashion ministry,” where fifty percent of her business profits are used to support her upcoming water sustainability project in Ghana, West Africa. After graduation, she plans to attend law school, build a startup business, and establish a philanthropic foundation for marginalized communities in Ghana.
Leslie Hernandez | The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Leslie Hernandez is a senior at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley majoring in economics with a minor in international business. On campus, she served as a student mentor and marketing manager for Enactus RGV. She previously interned with UT Rio Grande Valley’s School of Medicine as a program assistant and with H-E-B in sales and marketing for the border region. Growing up on the U.S.– Mexico border, Hernandez is proud to serve both countries as she works internationally on causes relating to poverty alleviation, children, education, and immigration. After graduation, she plans to obtain a master’s degree in international business and begin a nonprofit organization.
Patricia Danielle Hernandez Howard |The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Office of U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (TX-28)
Patricia Danielle Hernandez Howard is a senior at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley majoring in environmental science with a minor in political science. On campus, Howard conducted research on a sustainable ocean water desalination method, funded by the Engaged Scholar and Artist Award program, which won the sustainability category of the Engaged Scholar Symposium at UT Rio Grande Valley. She has also been actively involved in the Student Government Association as a senator, sergeant-at-arms for the student senate, and secretary of communications and recruitment. After graduation, Howard will pursue a graduate degree in environmental policy to further refine her academic and professional skill set. She is a passionate sustainability advocate who aims to bridge the gap between policy and science to make the world a better place.
Brandon Hobza | The University of Texas at San Antonio
The White House Council on Environmental Quality
Brandon Hobza is a junior Business Honors Program and Honors College student at The University of Texas at San Antonio majoring in finance. He comes to the Archer Fellowship with a strong passion for the environment and service. On campus, he served as project coordinator for VOICES, a student organization dedicated to connecting students with both local and campus communities. In summer 2021, Hobza researched water quality and sustainability through the STIR-UP program, influencing him to further his sustainability efforts by founding Plant the Future through the Millennium Fellowship Program, which is devoted to tree equity across San Antonio and Texas. After graduation, Hobza hopes to pursue a career in business, law, and environmental justice.
Taren “Gigs” Hodges | The University of Texas at Austin
Office of U.S. Representative Sylvia Garcia (TX-29)
Taren “Gigs” Hodges is a senior at The University of Texas at Austin majoring in urban education through the Urban Teachers Program and pursuing a certificate in public policy from the Bridging Disciplines Programs. After her experience student teaching in Texas Title I schools, Hodges was inspired to address inequities in education through policy work. After graduation, she plans to begin her career advocating for students and teachers through policy.
Isaiah Noel Iturralde | The University of Texas at El Paso
Office of U.S. Representative Tony Gonzalez (TX-23)
Isaiah Noel Iturralde is a senior Terry Foundation Scholar at The University of Texas at El Paso studying political science and economics. Iturralde has held leadership positions with local, state, and national organizations focused on increasing civic engagement. In summer 2022, he was an events Fellow for the Texas Tribune. He is the founder of The Homeful Agenda, a nonprofit organization committed to combating homelessness among pre-k through 12th grade students. After graduation, Iturralde plans to attend law school and pursue a career as a judge advocate general of the U.S. Air Force.
Grace Johnson | The University of Texas at San Antonio
Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
Grace Johnson is a senior Top Scholar at The University of Texas at San Antonio majoring in cybersecurity with a minor in intelligence and security studies. Johnson sits on the President Student Advisory Council and is the founding president of the Global Intelligence Association. She was recently on one of the winning teams in the NATO ACT Cybersecurity Challenge that worked to combat disinformation and increase cyberspace situational awareness. Johnson is passionate about pursuing a career in the intelligence community and has been an intern with the U.S. Department of Justice since June 2021. After graduation, she hopes to work as an intelligence analyst on a national security squad.
Meer Jumani | The University of Texas at Austin
Meer Jumani is a senior at The University of Texas at Austin majoring in international relations and global studies with a minor in Arabic. On campus, he served as president for Amnesty International, events director and president for the Ahlul Bayt student organization, and is a College Scholar. Off campus, Jumani has interned with the City of Houston Mayor's Office of Trade and International Affairs, Council on American-Islamic Relations, the American Muslim Bar Association, and has actively worked in advocacy and several political campaigns. After graduation, he plans to earn a dual degree in public policy and law.
Caleb Keng | The University of Texas at Dallas
Office of U.S. Senator John Cornyn (TX)
Caleb Keng is a senior in the Collegium V Honors Program at The University of Texas at Dallas majoring in psychology. On campus, he served as the volunteer coordinator for the UT Dallas chapter of Global Medical Missions Alliance, was a student leader for the UT Dallas chapter of Epic Movement, and worked with 180 Degrees Consulting as a volunteer consultant. He has previous experience conducting research in a developmental psychology lab and was a neuroscience teaching assistant. Off campus, Keng was a clinical research assistant at the Liver Center of Texas, volunteered with Dallas ACEing Autism as a tennis instructor, and worked as a medical scribe and medical assistant. After graduation, he plans to attend medical school to pursue a career in primary care and use his knowledge of public policy to work in public health consulting.
Nibi Khadka | The University of Texas at Arlington
Alliance for Health Policy
Nibi Khadka is a senior at The University of Texas at Arlington double majoring in public health and interdisciplinary studies with minors in political science, business administration, and environmental and sustainability studies. Khadka proudly served on campus as a peer academic leader, program coordinator for the campus ambassadors, vice president of IGNITE at UTA, and an honors advocate and a senator for student government. She most recently earned the Jeff Sorensen Leadership Award for outstanding student leadership in 2021-2022. Khadka is passionate about giving back to her community and wants to spend her life fulfilling this goal. After completing her honors degree, she plans to attend graduate school to receive a dual master’s degree in public health and public administration to pursue a career in health policy.
Sana Khan | The University of Texas at Dallas
Office of U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (TX-35)
Sana Khan is a junior Eugene McDermott Scholar at The University of Texas at Dallas majoring in biology with a minor in political science. Passionate about healthcare, Khan has served as an EMT with the University Emergency Medical Response at UT Dallas. She has a strong interest in health policy and served as the outreach director for the Roosevelt Policy Institute and published a policy paper to improve access to healthcare for marginalized groups. Khan has conducted research at UT Southwestern Medical Center analyzing the long-term effects of COVID-19 and is part of a cognitive neuroscience lab at UT Dallas. She previously presided over the Brain Exercise Initiative chapter at UT Dallas to help elderly patients who were suffering from isolation during the pandemic. Through these experiences, Khan has become more interested in bridging gaps and improving access to health care. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in medicine and health advocacy.
Quincy Martin | The University of Texas at Austin
Maverick Health Policy
Quincy Martin is a junior Polymathic Scholars Honors student at The University of Texas at Austin majoring in biology with a minor in philosophy of law. He is also pursuing an evidence and inquiry certificate through which he is researching the social and ethical implications of gene therapy and genomic technology on underserved communities within the United States. On campus, Martin has worked as a research assistant for the Dickenson Laboratory, designing CRISPR mutants in C.elegans. He is a member of the Natural Sciences Council’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, where he has worked to better address the needs of limited-mobility and LGBTQ+ students. After graduation, he plans to pursue a dual degree in law and bioethics and begin a career in research or healthcare law.
Dylan McCarthy | The University of Texas at Austin
Office of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN)
Dylan McCarthy, a 2022 Distinguished College Scholar, is a junior at The University of Texas at Austin pursuing a dual degree in government and political communication with a minor in business and public policy. McCarthy worked for State Senator Sarah Eckhardt (TX-14) as an intern during the 87th Legislative Session and most recently as a policy associate. He assisted constituents and worked closely with senior policy staff on issues including criminal justice, housing, and public education. In 2021, McCarthy published independent research on the misdemeanor bail system and pretrial detention practices in Texas. On campus, he was an academic advisor for the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and served on the philanthropy committee for the Phi Delta Phi pre-law honor society. He is passionate about mental health advocacy and strives to facilitate positive change. After graduation, McCarthy plans to attend law school and pursue a career in public service.
Mya Miller | The University of Texas at Dallas
Georgetown Law Investigative Internship Program
Mya Miller is a junior at The University of Texas at Dallas majoring in criminology. On campus, she has been involved in various organizations as a mentor for the Innocence Project of Texas campus program, a peer advisor for residential life, and was involved with the Terry Scholars student organization. Off campus, she was a legal intern for a juvenile and criminal law firm and was an Oregon Law LSAC PLUS program participant. In addition to her on-campus commitments, Miller is also an active member of her community. She has volunteered at the Heart House, an after-school care program for Refugee Children ages kindergarten through second grade. After graduation, Miller hopes to attend law school and continue to give back to her community.
Christian Mira | The University of Texas at Austin
The White House Council of Economic Advisers
Christian Mira is a junior at The University of Texas at Austin majoring in government with a minor in business and a certificate in public policy. Mira has pursued his interests in the economic development of marginalized communities by serving as a junior analyst for the Philanthropy Investment Team at UT Austin, as a pathways intern for NASA's Kennedy Space Center, as a legislative intern for State Senator Judith Zaffirini (TX-21), and as an investment banking summer analyst with JP Morgan in New York. Mira has been honored as a PIMCO Future Leader, a Sumner's Foundation Scholar, and LGBT Chamber of Commerce Scholar.
Sterling Mosley | The University of Texas at Austin
The Heritage Foundation - Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom
Sterling Mosley is a senior at The University of Texas at Austin triple majoring in international relations and global studies, government, and history. Additionally, he is pursuing a minor in Portuguese with certificates in business Spanish and security studies. On campus, Mosley served as the vice president of International Relations and Global Studies Council, and is a Brumley Undergraduate Fellow, a university-wide representative in Student Government, managing editor of the Texas Horn, and an officer in the Young Conservatives of Texas. Off campus, Mosley worked as the innovations intern at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, working on border security and other policy issues. Additionally, he was a studio assistant on the Texans for Greg Abbott reelection campaign and has written for Campus Reform, the DC Enquirer, and the Texas Horn. Professionally, he is interested in public policy, national security policy, and politics.
Anna Mudumala | The University of Texas at Austin
Alliance for Health Policy
Anna Mudumala is a senior at The University of Texas at Austin majoring in public health with a minor in government. On campus, she conducted research with the Prevention Research Lab, studying how unhealthy foods, tobacco, and alcohol are marketed to youth. Off campus, she interned with the City of Austin's Housing and Planning Department where she researched how demographic data can be collected and used in an equitable manner that empowers the people of Austin. After graduation, Mudumala plans to attend law school and specialize in healthcare policy.
Anna Pate | The University of Texas at Austin
Office of U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (NE)
Anna Pate is a junior at The University of Texas at Austin studying economics and Plan II Honors with a minor in Chinese. She is an alumna of the U.S. State Department’s NSLI-Y program in Taiwan. Off campus, Pate has interned at the Texas State Capitol and with the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. On campus, she participated in research at both the Strauss Center for International Security and Law and the Salem Center for Policy. She has also served as an undergraduate fellow at the Clements Center. After graduation, Pate hopes to pursue a career focused on national security, economics, and diplomacy and plans to eventually attend graduate school.
Jarrad Poland | The University of Texas at Arlington
Hudson Institute / Institute for China America Studies
Jarrad Poland is a junior and honors student at The University of Texas at Arlington double majoring in aerospace engineering and international relations. He is a recipient of UT Arlington’s DEI Merit Scholarship. Poland holds interests in national security; international relations and Far East studies; aircraft, rotorcraft, and missile analysis and manufacturing; reverse engineering; and aerospace vehicle design. On campus, he was heavily involved with the Aero Mavs, UT Arlington's competitive rocketry team, as a member of their manufacturing team. He also performed in multiple ensembles as a clarinetist in UT Arlington’s fine arts department. Off campus, Poland recently served as a congressional intern for U.S. Representative Kay Granger (TX-12 and participated in NASA's L'Space MCA as deputy project manager, where he led team members in designing a rover mission to the moon and creating a preliminary design review. He has also volunteered with Eva's Closet to help underprivileged families in Fort Worth. After graduation, Poland plans to pursue a career in the federal government or aerospace industry.
Myra Rafi | The University of Texas at Dallas
The John W. Kluge Center at the U.S. Library of Congress
Myra Rafi is a senior at The University of Texas at Dallas majoring in political science. Throughout her time at UT Dallas, Rafi has volunteered for a nonprofit organization in Dallas that provides resources for refugee families. She recently completed an internship in London with Olmec, an organization that champions race equality throughout the UK. At Olmec, she was the head intern and led campaigns advocating for change. On campus, she is a member of Women Pursuing Law and the John Marshal Pre Law-Association. Upon graduation, Rafi hopes to return to London to get her master’s degree in human affairs.
Olivia Richert | The University of Texas at Austin
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP
Olivia Richert is a junior at The University of Texas at Austin double majoring in environmental science and government. Richert is passionate about corporate sustainability and has a strong interest in the intersection between law and the environment. Off campus, Richert interned for Environment Texas and Switch Energy Alliance with a special focus on energy poverty and offshore wind energy. On campus, Richert served as the secretary of Students Fighting Climate Change and worked as a research assistant studying sustainable energy transitions and decarbonization. Most recently, Richert joined the Environmental Protection Agency interning in the Office of Compliance. After graduation, she plans on attending law school to pursue a career in environmental law.
Yomna Saeed | The University of Texas at Dallas
The White House Office of Presidential Correspondence
Yomna Saeed is a senior at The University of Texas at Dallas majoring in public affairs and administration. She is a 2019 recipient of the Terry Foundation Traditional Scholarship. On campus, she facilitated a partnership between the Terry Scholars student organization and the nonprofit Human Rights Initiative of North Texas (HRI). She reviewed community Worsfold Grants with a student-faculty committee and mentored incoming freshmen. Off campus, Saeed worked as a pharmacy technician, administering over one hundred COVID-19 vaccines during the peak of the pandemic. In her most recent experience as an advocacy intern with HRI, she secured community partnerships with healthcare providers to help create a preventative healthcare series for the nonprofit's client base. This work builds on her past volunteer project called HRI Connect, a healthcare hotline supporting low-income, non-English speaking immigrants and refugees based in the North Texas region. After graduation, Saeed plans to attend law school.
Brianna Saucedo | The University of Texas at San Antonio
Brianna Saucedo is a senior in the Honors College at The University of Texas at San Antonio majoring in politics and law with a minor in psychology. On campus, Saucedo is a member of UT San Antonio’s Women in Pre-Law Organization, the National Society of Leadership and Success, and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. After graduation, Saucedo plans to attend law school and become a criminal defense attorney. In her spare time, she enjoys making music and spending time outdoors.
Savannah Sauseda | The University of Texas at Dallas
Office of U.S. Representative Collin Allred (TX-32)
Savannah Sauseda is a junior at The University of Texas at Dallas majoring in visual and performing arts with concentrations in communications and theatre and minors in history and political science. She has served as a student government senator for the School of Arts and Humanities (A&H), executive assistant for her Kappa Alpha Theta chapter, and a gemini ambassador for A&H. Outside of school and her love for volunteering, she focuses on helping her sister's nonprofit Ruth's Pantry, whose mission is to combat hunger and ensure all people have access to fresh produce. After graduation, Sauseda hopes to participate in ending crime against women and economic inequality.
Jujhar Singh | The University of Texas at Austin
Council on Foreign Relations
Jujhar Singh is a senior studying international relations and global studies at The University of Texas at Austin. He has been part of the UT Arabic Flagship Program and hopes to reach superior proficiency in the language. He has enjoyed learning about the Middle East from internships with the Jordanian Embassy and Rise to Peace think tank. On campus, he was vice president of the International Affairs Society and an undergraduate fellow at the Clements Center for National Security and Strauss Center for International Security and Law. After graduation, Singh hopes to pursue a career in public service.
Alexandria Smoot | The University of Texas at Tyler
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer, & Feld
Alexandria Smoot is a senior at The University of Texas at Tyler majoring in political science with minors in history and psychology. During Smoot’s time at UT Tyler, she has mentored underclassmen, participated in the Honors Program, conducted political research concerning wedge issues, assisted in the polling center, and competed in Model United Nations. In her hometown of Flower Mound, Texas, she started a World Children’s Fund Club (UNICEF), which was the start of her love for public service and aiding others. After graduation, Smoot plans to attend law school and continue her passion for serving others.
Laura Souto | The University of Texas at Austin
Laura Souto is a senior at The University of Texas at Austin majoring in public relations with a minor in global management and certificates in business Spanish and medical Spanish. She is a first-generation college student, Gilman International Scholar, and Texas Global Hutchinson Scholar. On campus, Souto served as president for the Diversity in Advertising and Public Relations student organization, vice president for UT Austin’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America, a public relations account assistant for Texas Tower, and participated in Moody’s College of Communications Equity Council. She has been nominated as a finalist for the President’s Award for Global Learning, the Multicultural Advertising Internship Program, and the President’s Leadership Award. Off campus, Souto has interned with Sony Music Entertainment, Starcom Worldwide, and E4 Youth. Her roles as a bilingual research assistant for Project PODER and Project SEED strengthened Souto’s passion for multilingual resource access. After graduation, Souto hopes to pursue a career focused on expanding equitable resources and international business.
Erika Sykes | The University of Texas at Austin
U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform
Erika Sykes is a junior at The University of Texas at Austin majoring in journalism with a minor in law, justice, and society. She has a strong interest in broadcast journalism and multimedia storytelling. On campus, Sykes has been a part of the crew for Texas News Channel and Good Morning Texas. She is also a member of Texas Baseball Diamonds through which she volunteers for RBI Austin and avidly cheers on the Texas Longhorns baseball team. Sykes has interned for her hometown city government and school district's communications department. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in broadcast journalism focused on politics and government.
Hana Thai | The University of Texas at Austin
Office of U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar (MN-5)
Hana Thai is a senior double majoring in government and international relations and global studies, specializing in international political economy at The University of Texas at Austin. She has a minor in Arabic and is pursuing a Bridging Disciplines Programs certificate in children and public policy. She has served her community as vice president of the Muslim Student Association on campus and through her work with Girl Forward, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting refugee and displaced girls with their English language learning and development as intelligent and confident women. After graduating, Thai aims to pursue her doctoral degree in political science to become a university professor.
Roma Tragon | The University of Texas at Austin
U.S. Supreme Court
Roma Tragon is a senior at The University of Texas at Austin majoring in government with a minor in Italian and a certificate through the Bridging Disciplines Programs in ethics and leadership. On campus, she served as the publicity director for the State Relations Agency and the community engagement director for the Longhorn Service Agency through Student Government. Off campus, Tragon interned at the Texas State Capitol with State Representative Mary Ann Perez (TX-144) and has conducted undergraduate research on presidential campaigns. After graduation, she hopes to attend law school and eventually run for public office.
Britney Tran | The University of Texas at Austin
Women's Foreign Policy Group
Britney Tran is a junior in the Liberal Arts Honors program at The University of Texas at Austin double majoring in international relations and global studies and government with a certificate in human rights and social justice. Tran interned at AES World Languages and Cultures Institute and with the Survivors of Trafficking Empowerment Program at Refugee Services of Texas. Additionally, she has conducted research at the Clark Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies and Innovations for Peace and Development. On campus, she is a member of Texas Orange Jackets. After graduation, she plans to pursue a master's degree in international affairs and have a career related to protecting human rights.
Brianna Iberty Treviño | The University of Texas at El Paso
The John W. Kluge Center at the U.S. Library of Congress
Brianna Iberty Treviño is a senior at The University of Texas at El Paso majoring in political science with a minor in communication. Treviño has previously served as a senator at-large for the Student Government Association, where she was the chair of the Outreach Committee and co-chair of the Document Review Committee. Additionally, she has worked on voter registration, advocated for students with disabilities, and worked with the Office of International Programs on the Global Amigo Miner Program. Treviño was a district intern for the Office of State Representative Lina Ortega (TX-77). After graduation, she plans to attend law school and continue her work in advocacy.
Dylan Watson | The University of Texas at San Antonio
CrowdStrike - Threat Intelligence
Dylan Watson is a senior at The University of Texas at San Antonio majoring in cybersecurity with a minor in computer science. As a UTSA Top Scholar, Dylan participates in many activities, including internships, leadership roles, professional development, and service opportunities. He was an incident response intern with the professional services division at Crowdstrike and has been an active mentor for the local high school FIRST Robotics team. His interests include philosophy, programming, education, and data science.
Jalen Williams | The University of Texas at Dallas
U.S. Supreme Court
Jalen Williams is a junior at The University of Texas at Dallas majoring in finance with a minor in political science. As the first-year coordinator of the Terry Scholar Foundation, member of the Davidson Management Honors Program, and former member of the official University of Texas at Dallas men’s basketball team and the student athletic advisory committee, Williams strives to impact his community positively. Williams also served as a legal intern at Hilliard Martinez Gonzales LLP, where he learned from passionate and successful attorneys. He aspires to attend law school and thrive in the legal profession thereafter.
Daniel Yeats | The University of Texas at Austin
Office of U.S. Representative Grace Meng (NY-6)
Daniel Yeats is a senior at The University of Texas at Austin double majoring in economics and government with a certificate in core texts and ideas. He is a member of the Jefferson Scholars Program, where he has served as a peer mentor. On campus, Yeats has held roles as president of the University Democrats student organization and was a crisis staffer for Central Texas Model United Nations. He has volunteered for various campaigns across Texas, most recently working for the Susanna Ledesma-Woody campaign. Yeats also worked at Ground Game Texas. After graduation, Yeats plans to pursue a career in public policy.