2011 Class

2011 Class of Clements Scholars

Adrian Matthew Resendez

Office of State Representative Dan Flynn

I was born in Houston and grew up in the Cypress area. My dad is a petroleum engineer and we moved to Mexico for eight months and then Venezuela for eight more when I was seven. I was able to learn Spanish at that time and also fell in love with traveling. I love learning about different cultures and the different perspectives people have to offer.

Ashley Kim

Office of State Representative Ken Paxton

My name is Ashley Kim and I am currently a junior at The University of Texas at Austin with a major in Government and a minor in Korean. I am originally from McKinney, TX and will be interning for my state representative Ken Paxton, who represents District 70.

Ashley Westenhover

Office of State Representative Phil King

I was born and raised in Weatherford, Texas. Serving as an officer in the Kappa Delta sorority, and also completing the UT Bridging Disciplines program, has given me a unique opportunity to develop the leadership skills I will need to make a real difference in my community and for my state.

Désirée Smith

Office of State Representative Bryan Hughes

I am from Tyler, Texas and after high school, I started at the University of Texas at Tyler to pursue a degree in marketing. I am a member and former officer of the international organization, Students In Free Enterprise, also known as SIFE. I have a predilection for both business and government, so I look forward to participating in the Economic Development Committee during the 82nd Legislative Session.

John Ruff

Office of State Representative Lois Kolkhorst

I am a junior at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas, where I major in Political Science and Communications. I am also a member of the University’s Men’s Soccer Team. I am originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota; but as soon as I received the opening to come to Texas, I took it. I am excited for this chance.ar program allows me to channel that long-growing passion into the political process to affect positive change to Texas politics. I hope to learn more about the process through the daily hands-on experience. In the end, I hope to take what I learn from this internship and impact other areas of Texas and national politics

Tim Ross

Office of State Representative Geanie Morrison

A native of the Fort Worth area, I am currently in my second year of a graduate program in public affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. I plan to attend law school and work in the field of defense or intelligence policy.

Travis McCormick

Office of State Representative Wayne Christian

I am a 3rd year Government/ Radio, Television, Film major at The University of Texas with plans to attend law school upon graduation. I am from Deep South Texas in the city of Harlingen, giving me personal experience with problems associated with border security and illegal immigration. I am excited for an opportunity to participate in the legislative process first hand.

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