Aggie engineers begin summer internships in Washington, D.C.

Three Texas A&M Engineering students have begun summer internships in Washington, D.C., through the university's Public Policy Internship Program.

Among the 15 total interns are engineering students Amy Aldrich, a senior electrical engineering major with minors in Arabic studies and mathematics; Will Barry, a senior civil engineering major with a minor in business administration who will work with Meyers & Associates this summer; and Kelley Storey, a junior chemical engineering major who will work for the Peace Corps' Greening Initiative.

 

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Amy Aldrich

Amy Aldrich is a senior electrical engineering major with minors in Arabic studies and mathematics, from Lake Jackson, Texas. During her time at Texas A&M she has been involved in the Academy for Future International Leaders, the Student Conference on National Affairs and Maroon Coats. Aldrich also works part-time at the Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute at Texas A&M where she conducts research. Last year Aldrich participated in a semester-long study abroad program at Texas A&M University's campus in Doha, Qatar. She said this experience helped shape her career goal of working in security and international affairs.

 

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Will Barry
Meyers & Associates

Will Barry, from Texarkana, Texas, is a senior civil engineering major with a minor in business administration. At Texas A&M, he is a participant in the Engineering Scholars Program, as well as a member of two engineering honor societies: Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society and Tau Beta Pi. Barry is also a member of the NCAA and Big 12 Champion Texas A&M University Track and Field team, as well as the Aggie Cross Country team. He is a member of both the Student-Athlete Advisory Council and Aggie Athletes Involved. Barry recently studied abroad in Panama and Costa Rica, learning about environmental engineering and hydrology in the area. After graduation, Barry said he plans to continue his education in graduate school and looks forward to interning with Meyers & Associates.

 

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Kelley Storey
Peace Corps-Greening Initiative

Kelley Storey, from St. Louis, Missouri, is a junior chemical engineering major. During her time at Texas A&M, Storey has been a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and has held multiple leadership positions as a member of the Texas A&M Women's Club Rugby Team. Bitten by the travel bug at a young age, Storey spent the summer between her freshman and sophomore year as a member of International Student Volunteers: New Zealand, where she worked on environmental programs to help eliminate invasive species and return New Zealand to its native plant and animal populations. She said she also enjoys traveling throughout the country to play rugby, and loved the opportunity to play internationally in England and Wales last spring break. Storey's plans after graduating from Texas A&M include law school and a future political career, and she said she is extremely excited to intern with the Peace Corps Green Strategy Committee this summer.

The Public Policy Internship program provides Texas A&M students with substantial opportunities to explore policy-related interests outside the traditional classroom and to achieve personal and professional growth. The program provides students with real-world experience and hands-on learning through policy-related internships in Washington, D.C., Austin and Paris, France. PPIP internships complement and reinforce students' coursework, give students inside knowledge about their professional future, and provide hosting organizations with additional resources.

For more, visit http://ppip.tamu.edu/.