News Date: 09/01/2009
Two interns from Texas A&M University joined the NASDA office on August 26 for the fall semester. Preston Asay and Ethan Mathews will work with NASDA until early December.
Preston Asay is from Dallas, Texas and graduated from Highland Park High School in 2005. Preston is currently a junior at Texas A&M University pursing an Agriculture Economics major with emphasis in food marketing. During his time here at NASDA, he hopes to gain a better knowledge of foreign agriculture trade, energy, and natural/renewable resources. Some of his favorite pastimes include fly-fishing, hunting, and camping with his brothers. He is fond of music and plays the guitar, drums, and piano. He hopes to further his knowledge of the economy through agricultural policy and aspires to one day obtain a master’s degree in business. Preston understands that the ANRP Internship Program with NASDA is a great opportunity to gain new perspective and learn more about the government’s role in agricultural policy.
Ethan Mathews of Austin, Texas, is a recent graduate of Texas A&M with a degree in agricultural leadership and development. While at A&M, Ethan was admitted to the Dean’s List, worked as a teaching assistant, and was active in club sports. Ethan has experience in natural resource management having worked as a paralegal for a law firm specializing in environmental issues. He is very excited to be working for NASDA this fall and plans to remain in D.C. following his internship. His policy interests are energy and water. (Contact: Charlie Ingram)
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