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WMS Graduate Chosen to Work in Washington, D.C.

Posted on Jul 13, 2017 in Alumni, Recent Posts | 0 comments

COLLEGE STATION – Lindsey Aldaco-Manner, a 2010 graduate of Western Mennonite School and a Master of Science in water management an hydrological sciences student at Texas A&M University, recently began a summer 2017 internship in Washington, D.C. Lindsey will spend the summer as in integral part of the Office of Congressman Brian Babin.

Lindsey is one of 9 students selected for a policy internship through the Agricultural and Natural Resources Policy (ANRP) Internship Program at Texas A&M University. Lindsey’s duties include monitoring legislation, attending committee hearings and briefings, and preparing reports for senior staff members. Lindsey is the daughter of Mrs. Mary Papulski and Mr. James Todd Manner.

“The ANRP Internship Program is one of few in the nation specifically geared toward transforming today’s agricultural students in to tomorrow’s leaders,” said Stephanie McMillen, director of the ANRP Internship Program. “Through this opportunity, students use what they have learned in the classroom in a professional work setting. Not only will this D.C. experience be attractive to future employers, but our students are also providing valuable assistance to the offices in which they intern.”

The program is in its 27th year of sending students to Washington, D.C. to work in congressional offices and other agricultural organizations. Since its inception, more than 900 Aggies have worked in Washington, D,C, through the program. Each student receives course credit for their internship as well as a scholarship in the form of housing, which is partly supported by private donors and commodity organizations. To learn more about Lindsey and her experiences, visit the programs’s website at anrp.tamu.edu

Press release provided by Stephanie McMillen

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