CLEVELAND, Miss.—Each year, Delta State University’s Congressional Fellows Program provides one remarkable DSU student the opportunity to intern on Capitol Hill for a designated Mississippi Senator.
Delta State senior Isabella Escobedo of Grenada, Miss., was recently selected as the 2022 Congressional Fellow. Escobedo is a History major with a 4.0 GPA.
Delta State, in collaboration with Delta Council and Staplcotn, annually sponsors the Delta State Congressional Fellows Program, which offers an experiential educational opportunity for one outstanding DSU student each year.
As a congressional fellow, Escobedo will be spending the Spring 2022 semester in Washington, D.C. interning on Capitol Hill for U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi.
Much like previous Delta State fellows, Escobedo will receive first-hand experience with the systems of Congress while gaining valuable insight on public policy issues affecting regions like the Mississippi Delta.
“I am very grateful for this opportunity; I have dreamed of learning how the United States government works since I was a kid. This will be an extraordinary opportunity for me to learn more about Congressional processes and public policy,” said Escobedo.
An involved student leader on campus, Escobedo serves on the Student Government Association, currently reigning over the Student House of Representatives. She is a tutor in the Writing Center and a scholar in the Honors Program at Delta State. She is also a member of Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society and Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society.
Delta State Congressional Fellows work with the staff to help provide constituent services, track legislation and develop knowledge of policy concerns.
As a fellow, Escobedo plans on using her creativity and leadership skills to serve as an advocate for Mississippi constituents.
“I am looking forward to learning about the legislative process and national decision-making work,” said Escobedo.
“I am also excited about getting to work directly with leaders in our nation to meet the needs and concerns of constituents.”
For questions or more information about the Congressional Fellows program, contact Delta State University Career Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or (662) 846-4646.