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In the Loop: CASNR congressional fall interns bound for Washington D.C.

In the Loop: CASNR congressional fall interns bound for Washington D.C.

Three students from Texas Tech’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources will be spending their fall semester working as interns in the nation’s capital. Running from September through December, the college’s congressional intern program affords selected students an opportunity to experience first-hand the government’s day-to-day operations.

“Intern selections are always an exciting and difficult process,” said Lori Dudley, the coordinator of student development in the college’s Dr. Bill Bennett Student Success Center. “The program is one of the most unique student programs that the college has for CASNR students.”

This year’s CASNR fall interns include:

  • Allison Cameron, a sophomore environmental crop and soil sciences (crop biotechnology) from El Centro, Ca.; Congressman Mike Conaway (R-TX11)
  • Katherine Setterbo, a senior horticulture and turfgrass Science major from Fredericksburg; U.S. House Agriculture Committee
  • Shawna Newsome, an agricultural communications graduate student from Riverview, Fla.; National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

CASNR interns live in the “Tech House” during their stay in Washington D.C., which is located just over a block from the Capitol Building. Their living expenses are offset through scholarships from generous donors, including the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Texas Corn Producers Board, Plains Cotton Growers, Texas Corn Growers, Texas Peanut Producers, Dan Taylor, Texas Farm Bureau, and South Texas Cotton and Grain, as well as others.

Written by Norman Martin

CONTACT: Lori Dudley, Coordinator of Student Development, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742.2808 ext. 283 or


Editor’s Note: For additional information about the CASNR Government Intern Program, click


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