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Summer D.C. Internships Commence

July 1, 2013

President Garcia and donors

CSUF President Mildred García, center, and Cal State DC Scholars supporters and alumni Victoria Vasques, left and Raul R. Tapia.

A graduate student and 18 undergrads are in Washington, D.C., taking part in the Cal State DC Scholars program, now in its eighth year. As the students prepared to start their internships in June, they were welcomed by alumni and supporters of the program, as well as Cal State Fullerton President Mildred García during a reception hosted by alumna Victoria Vasques, '76 (B.S. human services), president and owner of Tribal Tech LLC and a member of the CSUF Philanthropic Board, and her husband, Fabrice Vasques.

This summer’s interns, their majors, and the agencies and offices where they are interning:

From Cal State Fullerton:

  • Jocelyn Almeida, political science, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Morgan Barton, liberal studies, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Matthew-Ryan Brazas, political science, House Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Crystal Chavira, communications, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Kristin Goodwillie, communications, Achieving the Dream
  • Jessica Hernandez, economics, Congresswoman Karen Bass
  • Grad student Chia-chen Hsu, communications, National Geographic
  • Nabeel Hussain, criminal justice, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Ryan Jarmon, political science, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Jasmin Lopez, political science, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Michael McGinty, political science, Berger-Hertzberg
  • Giulia Moore, criminal justice, the Advocacy Project
  • Michael Neale, business administration, Export-Import Bank
  • John Prevo, business administration, Department of Education, Office of Management
  • Danielle Sikes, political science, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Victoria Soriano, public administration, Achieving the Dream
  • Jose Torres, political science and philosophy, League of United Latin American Citizens

From Cal State Northridge:

  • Domarina Danipour, political science, U.S. Department of Interior-Office on Surface Mining

From San Diego State:

  • Elissa Hawkins, international security and conflict resolution, the American Council of Young Political Leaders

More than 200 students have completed the internship program since it was created in 2006, and many alumni presently work in D.C. in congressional offices, federal offices, lobbying firms and nonprofit agencies. More information about the program is available online.

By: Mimi Ko Cruz, 657-278-7586

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