Three Houston Area College Students Named White House Interns

White House Internship Program Announces Spring 2011 Participants

WASHINGTON, DC – The White House Internship Program announced today the participants for the spring 2011 session.  The program’s mission is to make the White House accessible to future leaders all around the nation and cultivate and prepare those devoted to public service for future leadership opportunities. 

A White House Internship provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills.  Interns work in one of several White House departments, including the Office of Cabinet Affairs, the Office of the Chief of Staff, the Office of Scheduling and Advance, the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, the Office of Health Reform, the Office of Legislative Affairs, the Office of Management and Administration, the Office of White House Counsel, the Office of Energy and Climate Change, the National Economic Council, the Office of Presidential Correspondence, the Presidential Personnel Office, the Communications Department, the Domestic Policy Council, the Office of the First Lady, and the Office of the Vice President.

Additional information about the White House Internship Program is available here:  The application for the Fall 2011 White House Internship will be posted on January 31, 2011.

Spring 2011 White House Interns

The below list includes the spring 2011 White House interns, their hometowns and the higher education institution they most recently attended.

Adams, Carrie Hometown: Rochester, NY; College of William & Mary, VA

Ahuja, Gurwin Hometown: Solon, OH; Ohio State University, OH

Anderson, Drew Hometown: Tipton, IN; Indiana University, IN

Alexander, Brittany Hometown: Washington, D.C.; George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Appleton, Mark Hometown: Phoenix, AZ; Arizona State University, AZ

Arrington, Hattie Hometown: Los Angeles, CA; Pepperdine University, CA

Aylward, Michael Hometown: Buffalo, NY; University of Michigan, MI

Beechem, Stephanie Hometown: Eugene, OR; University of Washington, WA

Benker, Kayla Hometown: Omaha, NE; Claremont McKenna College, CA

Black, Julius Hometown: Beltsville, MD; Northern Virginia Community College, VA

Blackshere, Ryann Hometown: Monrovia, CA; Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, NY

Blauw, Michael Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI; Hope College, MI

**Bloomer, Laura Hometown: Sugar Land, TX; University of Texas at Austin, TX**

Bowerman, Heather Hometown: San Diego, CA; Harvard University, MA.

Boyer, Helen Hometown: Newark, DE; American University, Washington, D.C.

Briggs, Gary Hometown: New Orleans, LA; Texas Christian University, TX

Brinton, Sadie Hometown: San Francisco, CA; Arizona State University, AZ

Bronstein, Jonathan Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA; University of California-Santa Barbara, CA

Brown, Jamal Hometown: Sacramento, CA; Dartmouth College, NH

Brown, Eboni Hometown: Helena, AL; Wartburg College, IA

Bruns, Jennifer Hometown: St. Louis, MO; Webster University, MO

Cager, Chezia Hometown: Baltimore, MD; College of Notre Dame, MD

Cannon, Mylan Hometown: Columbia, SC; Ohio University, OH

Carreon, Victoria Hometown: Grants, NM; New Mexico Tech, NM

Castle, Kimberly Hometown: Oakland, CA; Northwestern University, IL

Chapman, George Hometown: Brookline, MA; UCLA School of Law, CA

Citak, Jennifer Hometown: Englewood Cliffs, NJ; George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

**Coleman, Quonna Hometown: Houston, TX; Texas Southern University, TX**

Copeland, Erica Hometown: Los Angeles, CA; George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Curtis, Jessica Hometown: Portland, OR; McDaniel College, MD

Danak, Avni Hometown: Niles, IL; DePaul University, IL

Dar, Mohammad Hometown: Lake Dallas, TX; University of Michigan Medical School, MI

Day, Alex Hometown: Cupertino, CA; Johns Hopkins University, MD

De Alwis, Ronalie Hometown: Seattle, WA; Seattle University, WA

Dean, Laura Hometown: Bethesda, MD; Harvard University, MA

DeSplinter, Brian Hometown: Denver, CO; University of Notre Dame, IN

Doumet, Mark Hometown: Los Angeles, CA; Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Washington, D.C.

Ellis, Jennifer Hometown: Vancouver, WA; Indiana University Maurer School of Law, IN

Elmaleh-Sachs, Julia Hometown: New York, NY; University of Maryland-College Park, MD

Epstein, Paige Hometown: Buffalo Grove, IL; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL

Falce, Allyse Hometown: Wethersfield, CT; Northeastern University, MA

Feldman, Shelby Hometown: Seattle, WA; University of South Florida, FL

Fitzpatrick, Kelly Hometown: Los Angeles, CA; University of California-Berkeley, CA

Forbes-Terry, Chelsea Hometown: Hayward, CA; Arizona State University, AZ

Foss, Anne Hometown: Gulf Breeze, FL; University of Florida, FL

Garcia, Eric Hometown: Chino Hills, CA; Chaffey College, CA

Goldstein, Jeffrey Hometown: Newton, MA; University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, MI

Gonzalez, Tiffany Hometown: San Francisco, CA; Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.

Graboyes, Madison Hometown: Dresher, PA; New York University, NY

Graves, Reynolds Hometown: Grosse Pointe, MI; University of Massachusetts-Boston, MA

Greene, Matty Hometown: Austin, TX; University of Texas at Austin, TX

Hall, Christa Hometown: Citrus Heights, CA; University of California-Berkeley

Harper, Christina Hometown: Ft. Washington, MD; Howard University, Washington D.C.

Hasan, Aisha Hometown: Clarksville, MD; University of Maryland-College Park, MD

Haynes, Quintin Hometown: Rockledge, FL; Florida A & M University, FL

Hildreth, Aaron Hometown: Longmont, CO; University of Utah, UT

Huffman, Mackenzie Hometown: Edina, MN; St. Olaf College, MN

Iyer, Serrena Hometown: Riverside, CT; Yale University, CT

Jones, Eric Hometown: Vidalia, GA; University of Georgia, GA

Kaine, Nathaniel Hometown: Richmond, VA; George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Kapnik, Benjamin Hometown: Denver, CO; George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C.

Kaufman, Evan Hometown: Bryn Mawr, PA; Indiana University-Kelley School of Business, IN

King, Colleen Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ; University of Notre Dame, IN

Layden, William Hometown: Evanston, IL; New York University, NY

Lee, Theresa Hometown: West Nyack, NY; Yale Law School, CT

Levine, Benjamin Hometown: Oceanside, NY; University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Lewis, Jessica Hometown: Detroit, MI; Howard University, Washington, D.C.

Li, James Hometown: Cypress, CA; Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Lichtenheld, Emily Hometown: Austin, TX; University of Texas-Dallas, TX

Little, Bryan Hometown: Charlottesville, VA; University of Virginia, VA.

Loccoh, Emefah Hometown: Ypsilanti, MI; University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, MI

Mantha, Pryanka Hometown: Northridge, CA; University of California-San Diego, CA

Martin, Torri Hometown: Dublin, GA; Troy University, GA

May-Sealey, Alex Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA; Ole Miss, MS

McAllister, Ashkea Hometown: Marshall, MO; Howard University School of Law, Washington D.C.

McCoy, Kendall Hometown: Tahlequah, OK; Northeastern State University, OK

McCreary, Andrew Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT; Yale College, CT

McDonald, Sarah Hometown: St. Charles, IL; Washington University-St. Louis, MO

McKeown, Caitlin Hometown: Milwaukee, WI; George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Meek, Shantel Hometown: Nogales, AZ; Arizona State University, AZ

Meier-Davis, Katherine Hometown: Buffalo, NY; George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Mesco, Guenevere Hometown: Albuquerque, NM; University of Pennsylvania Law School, PA

Mills, Eric Hometown: Portland, OR; University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, NC

Monjay, Robert Hometown: Seattle, WA; American University, Washington, D.C.

Montalto, Steven Hometown: Westchester, IL; Benedictine University, IL

Morrice, Brian Hometown: Granville, OH; Bennington College, VT

Myrtetus, Maryrose Hometown: Bensalem, PA; Vassar College, NY

Nguyen, Thao Hometown: Washington, D.C.; George Washington University, Washington D.C.

Nistler, Zachary Hometown: Hutchinson, MN; South Dakota State University, SD

O’Halloran, Daniel Hometown: Chicago, IL; Columbia College Chicago, IL

Orizondo, Melissa Hometown: Lafayette, IN; Indiana University, IN

Owusukoko, Kimberly Hometown: Baltimore, MD; University of Baltimore-School of Law, MD

Palmer, Tiara Hometown: Washington, D.C.; Northern Virginia Community College, VA

Patel, Darshini Hometown: Palo Alto, CA; Wellesley College, MA

Prince, Lauren Hometown: Potomac, MD; Boston University, MA

Raithel, Silvia Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI; University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, MI

Ramani, Rathna Hometown: Sugar Land, TX; George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Ramos, Jose Hometown: Chicago, IL; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL

Rana, Yasmin Hometown: Oxon Hill, MD; Alabama State University, AL

Reilly, John Hometown: Hockessin, DE; University of Delaware, DE

Reinheimer, Sarah Hometown: Sacramento, CA; University of San Francisco, CA

Reynolds, Conor Hometown: Rochester NY; University of Rochester, NY

Roberts, Laurie Hometown: Amherst, MA; University of Massachusetts-Amherst, MA

Roberts, Alyssa Hometown: Denver, CO; Claremont McKenna College, CA

Rodrigo, Manishi Hometown: Alpharetta, GA; Temple University-Beasley School of Law, PA

Rocha, Victoria Hometown: Reno, NV; University of Nevada-Reno, NV

Ruiz, Alexis Hometown: Acworth, GA; University of Georgia, GA

**Salhotra, Neeraj Hometown: Houston, TX; Rice University, TX**

Sanders, Valentine Hometown: New York, NY; Macaulay Honors College-City University of New York, NY

Seen, Emily Hometown: Austin, TX; Princeton University, NJ

Segil, Jeanne Hometown: Highland Park, IL; Pomona College, CA

Serebin, Travis Hometown: Germantown, WI; University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI

Shah, Puja Hometown: Colonia, NJ; Kean University, NJ

Shapiro, Marissa Hometown: Syosset, NY; Tulane University, LA

Sharif, Zuheir Hometown: Sacramento, CA; Texas A&M University, TX

Shimm, Avram Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA; Claremont McKenna College, CA

Smith, Gregory Hometown: Buffalo, NY; University of Buffalo, NY

Smith, Nikolis Hometown: Claremont, CA; Sophia University, Japan

Souder, Antonika Hometown: Atlanta, GA; Agnes Scott College, GA

Spindler, Dana Hometown: San Francisco, CA; University of Washington, WA

Stinebring, Jesse Hometown: Oberlin, OH; Hamilton College, NY

Sun, Richard Hometown: Summit, NJ; Columbia University, NY

Syed, Omar Hometown: Tampa, FL; University of Florida, FL

Tausanovitch, Alexander Hometown: Lyme, NH; Yale Law School, CT

Taylor, Jesseca Hometown: Williamston, MI; Michigan State University, MI

Timmerhoff, Logan Hometown: Missoula, MT; University of Montana, MT

Tims, Desiree Hometown: Dayton, OH; Xavier University, OH

Tomaso, Michael Hometown: Chicago, IL; Illinois State University, IL

Toyama, Taryn Hometown: Fremont, CA; San Jose State University, CA

Truong, TuongVan Hometown: Philadelphia, PA; Temple University, PA

Ufkin, Anthony Hometown: Minnesota, MN; Minnesota State University, MN

Valliani, Amira Hometown: Fremont, CA; Yale University, CT

Villalba, Serena Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI; University of California-Los Angeles, CA

Warner, Jack Hometown: New York, NY; University of Michigan, MI

Weinberg, Matthew Hometown: Boston, MA; University of Washington, WA

Wells, Riley Hometown: Winder, GA; Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

White, Antonio Hometown: Cleveland, OH; Morgan State University, MD

Wiley, Paul Hometown: Cheverly, MD; University of Virginia, VA

Williams, Ian Hometown: Naperville, IL; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; IL

Williams, Ashley Hometown: Bowie, MD; Morgan State University, MD

Winkelvoss, Ryan Hometown: New Milford, CT; American University, Washington, D.C.

Young, Kimberly Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA; University of California-Los Angeles, CA

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