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Natalia Chacon

Natalia Chacon

I had the great fortunate of being accepted into the Eye to the Future Program (ETTF). The ETTF program which focuses on guiding Hispanic health majors by bettering their knowledge on how to implement and manage health initiatives in the community.

Zaid Vaid

Zaid Vaid

To gain hands-on experience I chose to spend [Summer 2019] in Hebron, Kentucky with Amazon as an Area Manager Intern for 10 weeks.

Sydney Lazard

Sydney Lazard

My internship provides hands-on training in the law practice here in Ireland by attending frequent court hearings, client consultations, filing briefs and supporting lawyers in preparing for court hearings.

Carlee Grimes

Carlee Grimes

My internship provides work experience in a resort, which ultimately allows me to decide what area of this field I want to emphasize in!

Margaret Eisenbrandt

Margaret Eisenbrandt

I had the honor of being selected for a position in Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program.

Natalie Harrington

Natalie Harrington

After graduating, I plan to continue to explore my commitment to the non-profit field to positively impact the lives of children and families in Houston.

Ashley Sessums

Ashley Sessums

I’m passionate about clean and renewable energy.

Kevin Nguyen

Kevin Nguyen

The areas of computer science I’m interested in are full-stack development and financial models.

Katherine Sequera

Katherine Sequera

My career plans involve working with a company that has high environmental standards and effective initiatives to eradicate our current impact to the planet.

Savannah Heistad

Savannah Heistad

Throughout the summer there were many opportunities for the 312 interns to learn about USAA, Corporate America, leadership and much more.

Alyssa Garza

Alyssa Garza

Through my fellowship I had the amazing opportunity to visit a range of media and production companies here in NYC such as Spotify, HBO and NBC!

Kori Lugar

Kori Lugar

I'm a native Houstonian who is passionate about the natural world.

Gloria Degracia

Gloria Degracia

Working with the Finance department, and Chevron Pipeline and Power last summer, has been challenging yet full of great learning opportunities.

Devin McQuaig

Devin McQuaig

Once I complete my PhD, I will apply with NASA to do my post-doctoral work on igneous rocks, meteorites, or other planetary bodies.

Samuel Garcia

Samuel Garcia

My passion in life is the performing arts and one day I hope to be the successful executive director of a world-class symphony!

Emilio Braganza

Emilio Braganza

From visiting work sites to conducting systems tests with contractors, I have learned so much in such a short time and have met some truly amazing people.

Rawan

June 2, 2020

I was born and raised in Saudi Arabia, a country with very limited choices for someone like me, where a bird cannot fly in any direction it chooses. That is because I hold the citizenship of my father which is the Yemeni. Graduated from a public high school, like the majority of people. Along with thousands of students, I had the opportunity to apply for the first class of Software Engineering bachelor's degree at King Saud University, one of the best universities in Saudi Arabia, and only 60 of us got accepted. However, I was not able to finish the degree because my family and I decided to move to the United States and start a new life. February 2, 2017 was the day I landed in the state of Texas and marked the beginning of my journey. I came with passion and excitement knowing that I am in the country of dreams and possibilities.

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Kelly Wood

Kelly Wood

Head Student Assistant, Pipeline Programs
Student Employee of the Year Winner

Christine Tierra

Christine Tierra

Student Worker/Events Intern, College of Technology-Dean's Office
Student Employee of the Year Nominee

Lillian Hoang

Lillian Hoang

Editorial Intern, College of Education
Student Employee of the Year Nominee

Jason Moreno

Jason Moreno

Financial Aid Assistant, Scholarships and Financial Aid
Student Employee of the Year Nominee

Cynthia "Cyndie" Meersman

Cynthia "Cyndie" Meersman

Graduate Assistant, Public Art
Student Employee of the Year Nominee

Hannah Grunwald

Hannah Grunwald

Graduate Assistant/ Program Coordinator, MA in Arts Leadership Program
Student Employee of the Year Nominee

Jacqueline Rosas

Jacqueline Rosas

Student Worker, Rockwell Career Center's Employer Relations Team
Student Employee of the Year Nominee

Natalia Diaz

Natalia Diaz

Intern/Program Coordinator, HEALTH Research Institute
Student Employee of the Year Nominee

Fatima Moran

Fatima Moran

Student Office Assistant, Dean's office, College of Technology
Student Employee of the Year Nominee

Madison Alvis

Madison Alvis

Production Assistant, Jack J. Valenti School of Communication
Student Employee of the Year Nominee

Genesis Espinoza

Genesis Espinoza

Development Assistant, Office of the VC/VP University Advancement
Student Employee of the Year Nominee

Hanny Ngo

Hanny Ngo

Office Assistant, Biomedical Engineering
Student Employee of the Year Nominee

Lexi Williams

Lexi Williams

Personal Trainer, Campus Recreation
Student Employee of the Year Nominee

Amruta Raghatate

Amruta Raghatate

Research Assistant, Graduate School
Student Employee of the Year Nominee

Kachollom Buba

Kachollom Buba

Internship Team Member, Hilton UH Hotel
Student Employee of the Year Nominee

Tristan Van Der Dys

Tristan Van Der Dys

Student Worker, Bauer Grad Programs
Student Employee of the Year Nominee