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Student Spotlight: Myranda Villanueva

Myranda Villanueva

Name: Myranda Villanueva; Intern Office: Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19); Semester: Fall 2017; Major: Agricultural & Applied Economics/Business Administration; Classification: Senior (graduated in May 2018); starting MAB Fall 2018; Hometown: Schertz, Texas

  • My Experience: I loved every part of this internship. From the fast-pace, to the experience you'll gain, to the vast amount of information you learn; this opportunity is so impactful.
  • Why Go: There are so many opportunities for networking. You get to meet so many incredible people, and get to form lasting relationships.
  • Any Advice: Always have a pen and paper with you, and make sure to bring comfortable work shoes.
  • Favorite Part: My favorite part of the internship program was working in the office that represented the district Texas Tech is in. Knowing that I was a part of representing West Texas was so rewarding and fulfilling.
  • Looking Ahead: This program has inspired me to attend law school, and further my passion for agriculture. In addition, I am so grateful for the opportunity and hope to return to Washington, D.C. one day.

In 1998, Texas Tech University's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources established a Government Internship Program for CASNR students. This has turned out to be one of the most significant programs ever put into place. Since establishment of the program, over 100 students have served as interns in congressional and legislative offices in Washington, D.C. and Austin, Texas.

CONTACT: Cindy Akers, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Programs, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or cindy.akers@ttu.edu