Monday, October 19, 2015

Archer Center Graduate Program in Public Policy Information Session.

Graduate Program in Public Policy Information Sessions
Archer Center Program Manager: Steve Alvarez



Edinburg Campus
Date: Thursday, October 22, 2015
Information Sessions: 10-11:00 am
Location: STUN 2.406, Sage Room

Brownsville Campus
Date: Thursday, October 22, 2015
Information Session: 2-3:00 pm
Location: SUNI 2.20
Deadline: Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Applications available online at: http://www.archercenter.org/application-process1.html. Should you have any questions, please call (956) 665-3386 for information. 




Summer 2015 Graduate Program in Public Policy Fellows

Lora Martinez | UT Pan American
Lora Martinez is a graduate student at The University of Texas – Pan American (UTPA) pursuing a Public Administration degree with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management. She has a Nonprofit minor from The University of Texas at San Antonio and a Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.  Lora has interned at several youth development nonprofit organizations in San Antonio, Dallas, and in her hometown of Edinburg, Texas and is currently working as a Graduate Assistant for the UTPA Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), an Army leadership training program for university students. Her interest in youth development stems from her background growing up with foster children and hopes to one day contribute to aiding youth in need. Before graduate school, Lora traveled extensively in South East Asia where she taught English for a year at a rural elementary school in South Korea.


Alessandra Rios | UT Pan American
Alessandra Rios is pursuing a Master's in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance at The University of Texas-Pan American. She is from Lima, Peru and received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration from The University of Texas-Pan American (2013) Summa Cum Laude in Finance and Economics. As an undergraduate, Alessandra was active in different student organizations and helped organize the Border Economic Development and Entrepreneurship Symposium and The Finance Insurance Real Estate (FIRE) Symposium. She received the Dean’s Scholars Award consecutively from 2011 to 2013 and the VIP Economics Award in 2013 for her work and leadership. She was also named to the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. She also works as a Graduate Assistant for the Dean of the Economics and Finance Department. Alessandra is interested in finding solutions for the banking industry preventing fraudulent activities and reducing the illegal outflow and inflow of money around the world.