DSHS Grad interns at Justice Department


Photo: Kristina Dickenson winning first place in "Hunt Seat Equitation," while attending Dripping Springs High School. She was also crowned 2015 Hays County Junior Livestock Show Queen in 2015, and was active in both FFA and 4H. PHOTO COURTESY OF LYNNE DICKENSON

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Kristina Dickenson, a 2015 graduate of Dripping Springs High School, and student at Texas A&M University, began a summer 2017 internship with the office of Legislative Affairs within the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington D.C.

Kristina is the daughter of Dripping Springs Ranch Park Manager Lynne Dickenson.
“I’m very proud of her and in awe of her choice in college majors,” Lynne said of her daughter.  “Kristina was in the top ten of her DSHS class and was active in 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) showing horses and goats.  She also rode in horse shows, participated in entomology and woodworking at school, and worked part time at Tractor Supply.”

Kristina, an international studies and political science double major at Texas A&M University, was 1 of 21 students selected for a policy internship through the Public Policy Internship (PPIP) at Texas A&M.  She received an academic scholarship from Terry Foundation.  “Kristina has a great love of learning,” her mother said.

Lynne Dickenson is hoping to visit her daughter while she is interning in Washington D.C.  “I’m in the planning stages of hopefully booking a trip up there,” she said.

PPIP is in its seventeenth year of sending Texas A&M students to Washington D.C. “Through this opportunity, students use what they have learned in the classroom in a professional work setting. Not only will this D.C. experience be attractive to future employers, but our students are also providing valuable assistance to the offices in which they intern,” PPIP Director Stephanie McMillen said.

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