Placement: Houston Fire Department, Office of Planning and Homeland Security
Projects: I assisted the Assistant Chief on coordinating a number of information streams. I developed a recruiting strategy and a plan for evaluating recruitment efforts. I helped to coordinate the creation of a database that will track Fire Department applicants through the entire process and tie into their academy profile. I digested information for the Houston Fire Department’s upcoming accreditation recertification process for my Command and evaluating the Command based on compliance with the upcoming requirements. Additionally, I helped to prepare transition documents and briefing materials for the new Mayor and Council who took office in January, partway through my Fellowship year.
Hometown: North Richland Hills, TX
School: Arizona State University
Field of Study: Political Science & History
Selected Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Selected Activities and Community Involvement: Student Government Senate President; Vice President of Policy for Student Government
Prior Work Experience: Intern, United States House of Representatives; Intern, Arizona State Legislature, responsible for researching and explaining legislation to Democratic Members of the State Senate.
Why Houston is important to me: As a native Texan, I am excited about the opportunity to achieve two of my greatest passions: my home state and serving in government.
Something unique about me: As a college student, I led groups of students into Nogales, Mexico to help build houses for needy families.
What I’m Doing Now: I’m studying for my Master’s at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.