Trio of undergrads selected as legislative interns
Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 6:03 pm
Three students – Amanda Daniel, a senior political science and history double major from Memphis, Bruce Harbin, a senior political science and communications double major from Springfield and Jessica Terry, a senior political science major from Camden – will serve as interns in the state legislature in Nashville in the coming spring.
Harbin served as the news editor for the UT Martin student newspaper, The Pacer, and volunteered for Roy Herron’s U.S. House of Representatives campaign in 2010. He plans to eventually attend graduate school to study political science with an emphasis on voting behavior. Later he hopes to work in political or non-profit public relations, before obtaining his Ph.D and teaching political science on the collegiate level.
Daniel served as a senator in the UT Martin Student Government Association and was a member of the Phi Eta Sigma and Phi Alpha Theta honor societies. She is considering attending graduate school and hopes to eventually become a professor of history or a lawyer.
Terry is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society and was president of the UTM Writer’s Guild for three years. She was also named in Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities. Terry eventually plans to attend law school and later hopes to enter politics in the legislative branch.
UT Martin has participated in the state legislative internship program every year since it began in 1973.
For more information, contact Dr. Chris Baxter, associate professor of political science, at 881-7367.