Tag Archives: social work

But I’m “just a social work(er)” student

by Kayla Lail, intern in the office of Rep. Sarah Davis In my two and a half months as a University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work legislative internat the Texas Capitol, I have learned a lot.  Some of what I’ve … Continue reading

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Learning How to Swim

by Marissa Gorena, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group Yesterday was the start of the 86thTexas Legislative Session and I couldn’t be more excited to start training as a Policy Analyst with the Texas Legislative Study Group. Prior to … Continue reading

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Nevertheless, She persisted.

by Elsa Mendoza, intern in the office of Senator Sylvia Garcia Before I started this journey, my biggest concern was that I would be placed in an office that had dissimilar ideologies than my own. I was convinced I would … Continue reading

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Social Workers Swimming Along

by Katherine Kirages, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group It has officially been a little over a month that my UH Graduate College of Social Work classmates and I have been living in Austin, attending countless trainings and meetings … Continue reading

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Viewing Sanctuary Cities Policies through an Intersectional Lens

by Andrea Elizondo, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group On Thursday, February 2, 2017, the Senate Committee on State Affairs held a hearing on Senate Bill 4 (SB4). The bill relates to enforcing local and university campus police departments’ … Continue reading

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The Personal is Political

by Serena Ahmed, intern in the Texas Legislative Study Group It’s an interesting time to be working at the Texas capitol during a legislative session, and that’s an understatement. Inhumane governmental acts have been committed since time immemorial, but the … Continue reading

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