WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S Senator John Boozman applauded efforts of interns working in his Washington D.C. office for service to the people of Arkansas.
“Our interns have been a great help to the people of Arkansas during their time volunteering in our Washington, Little Rock and Fort Smith offices. I appreciate their hard work, enthusiasm and commitment to working with the staff to address issues concerning Arkansans. They learned about the legislative process and how we serve the people of our state.” Boozman said.
Chris Bergtold, Christina Cole, Miriam Hall, Jesse Howe, James Ingrahm, Tori Pohlner,
Philip Mason Reynolds, and Zac Smith spent the past five weeks answering phones, researching legislative issues and giving Arkansans tours of the U.S Capitol in the Washington office.
Chris Bergtold is a 2008 graduate of HH Dow High School in Midland, Texas. He is a
senior at Michigan State University where he is studying International Relations. He hopes to work for the State department in the future.
Christina Cole is a 2009 graduate of Central High School in Little Rock. She is a senior
at Hendrix College in Conway where she is majoring in International Relations with a minor in Anthropology. She hopes to attend law school to study International Law.
Miriam Hall is a 2011 graduate of Texas Academy of Math & Science in Denton, Texas. She is a junior at the University of Arkansas where she is pursuing a degree in Business Management and minors in Political Science and Economics. She is hoping to be a liaison between private films and their work in foreign countries.
Jesse Howe is a 2008 graduate of Southside High School in Fort Smith. He recently
graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Transportation and Logistics and a minor in Finance. He will be taking up the position of a regional coordinator in Dallas, Texas in August.
James Ingrahm is a recent graduated from OBU in Arkansas with a degree in Business
Administration. He hopes to use his experience here in DC to pursue a political career in his native Barbados.
Tori Pohlner is a 2009 graduate of Weiner High School in Weiner. She is a senior at
the University of Arkansas where she is majoring in Communications and minoring
in Psychology and marketing. As student body president, her hope is to help students develop a passion for their time in college, take responsibility and become productive citizens.
Philip Mason Reynolds is a 2010 graduate of Rogers Heritage High School in Rogers. He is a junior at University of Central Arkansas in Conway where he is studying Social Studies Education with a minor in History. He is very passionate about politics and hopes to serve the public one day.
Zac Smith is a 2009 graduate of Har-ber High School in Springdale. He is a senior at the University of Arkansas where he is pursuing a degree in Political Science. He is politically active and hopes to keep promoting the values that this country was founded on.
Nick Alvarez and Kirsten Elliott spent the summer handling local constituent correspondence, helping constituents resolve issues with federal agencies and attending meetings and tours while working in the Little Rock office.
Alvarez is a 2009 graduate of Catholic High School in Little Rock. He is a senior at the University of Arkansas where he is studying Political Science. He plans to attend law school at the University of Arkansas after graduation.
Elliott is a 2010 graduate of Wilbur D. Mills University Studies High School in Little Rock. She is a junior at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where she is studying political science and journalism. She plans to pursue a Juris Doctorate and Master of Public Service degrees through the UALR Bowen School of Law and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service.
Andrew Todd volunteered his time at the Fort Smith attending community meetings in an eight county region, working with congressional staff on various state and federal projects, providing constituent services to Arkansans and shadowing the Senator during activities in the region.
Todd is a 2009 graduate of Union Christian Academy in Fort Smith. He currently attends Arkansas State University in Jonesboro where he is a senior majoring in Accounting and Finance.
To learn more about internship opportunities in Senator Boozman’s office click here.