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Hobby Fellows Success Stories

The Hobby School of Public Affairs' Hobby Fellows program offers full-time internships to University of Houston students in the Texas Capitol each regularly scheduled legislative session. Here are just a few of the many success stories:

Roel Benavides, Jr.: Legislative Aide, State Representative Ed Thompson
Spring 2015: Representative Jim Murphy

Mariah Berry: Second Year Law Student, University of Texas School of Law
Spring 2015: Representative Gene Wu

Candace Caruthers: Program Director, Prevent Blindness Texas
Spring 2015: Representative Ana Hernandez

Matthew Conner: Deputy Regional Director, Office of Senator John Cornyn
Spring 2013: Representative Bill Callegari

Yvette Hernandez: Director of Constituent Services, City Council Member David W. Robinson
Spring 2015: Representative Carol Alvarado

Estefani Jimenez: Project Manager, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Spring 2013: Representative Ana Hernandez

Emily Kusnerik: Licensing Specialist II, Texas Real Estate Commission
Spring 2015: Representative Wayne Smith

Emma Oliver: Education Coordinator, Mayor's Office, City of Houston
Spring 2015: Representative Sylvester Turner

Eric Schroeder: Assistant Program Manager, Houston Recovery Center
Spring 2015: Representative Garnet Coleman

Isabel Soto: MBA Student, C.T. Bauer College of Business
Spring 2013: Representative Armando Walle


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