Diego T., '22

Ecosystem Science and Sustainability

Legislative Analyst Intern

Congressman Lloyd Doggett

Tell us about your your experience working in Washington D.C.:

Over this past summer, I worked for the Navajo Nation Washington Office. I attended congressional meetings relating to environmental and health issues and helped lobby for people on the Reservation. My main focus was on work relating to the uranium mining on the Reservation and ways the U.S. Federal Government and the Navajo Nation can work together to limit the negative health and environmental impacts pollution from the mines has on people.

How did you land your internship as a legislative analyst intern with Congressman Lloyd Doggett of Texas?

While I was working for the Navajo Nation Washington Office I knew I wanted to be back in Washington D.C. this coming summer to continue working on creating positive change through legislation. During my lunch breaks, I would go to congressional offices and ask if they were looking for interns the following summer. While doing this, I connected with Congressman Lloyd Doggett's office. Being from Austin, Texas and him representing areas from Austin to San Antonio this was a perfect fit. I now have an upcoming summer internship in the House of Representatives working with Lloyd Doggett.

What type of work will you be doing in your internship?

I will be working on environmental, health, and civil liberty policies. I am beyond excited to continue my learning and understanding how I can make an impact in my community to become the best leader I can possibly be.