Lopez Selected For 2012 Summer Congressional Internship Program
Undergraduate Vanessa Lopez (CEE ’14) is one of the four students who has been selected for the 2012 Summer Congressional Internship Program. The program, which is sponsored by The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and Time Warner, aims to "engage young people in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields."
As a CHCI intern, Vanessa hopes to grasp a better understanding of the legislative process. She realizes that engineering involves much deliberation and policy-making before something can enacted. Vanessa also hopes that this internship experience will open more doors and networking opportunities, as well as enhance leadership skills necessary in today’s society, especially in the Hispanic community.Lopez will be working in the office of Rep. Rubén Hinojosa (Texas).