Posted on May 20, 2018 by


Three talented COPP graduate students will spend the 2018 summer semester in the nation’s capital to gain more knowledge about the federal policy making process.

Congratulations to the following graduate students who are 2018 fellows of the Archer Graduate Program in Public Policy:

Judith Jones (Master of Social Work)
Photo of Judith Jones Judith has received several scholarships including the World Foreign Affairs Council and she has presented at the National Research Symposium at Texas A&M San Antonio on “Women and Workplace Stress.” Judith has been featured in Our Kids Magazine and she is active in community collaborations. Her current mission is to address the affordable housing crisis in America.


Caitlin Caswell (Master of Social Work)

Photo of Caitlin Caswell During her time as an educator through Teach for America, Caswell became passionate about addressing the inequities in America’s public education system. After graduating from UTSA, Caswell hopes to earn a doctorate in social policy and eventually work in a nonprofit or governmental agency to advocate for policy that promotes educational equity, especially for children of marginalized communities. Caitlin secured an internship with the Alliance for Excellent Education. She will work as a policy and advocacy intern.

“I am so excited to use this opportunity in DC to learn about the federal policies that effect my clients as a social worker and to gain experience advocating for policies that are more equitable,” said Caswell.

Raymond Banks (Master of Public Administration)

Photo of Raymond Banks Raymond is interested in serving his community at the local, state, or federal level. He secured an internship with the U.S. Department of Defense.

Students will intern at a place of their choosing based on their own professional and academic goals and interests.


The Archer Center

The Archer Center’s Graduate Program in Public Policy was established in 2010 by The University of Texas System as a way to bring graduate and medical students interested in policy and politics to our nation's capital to learn about the federal government and public service. Learn more about the current 2018 fellows .