Texas Right to Life is thrilled to introduce seven summer interns to our Houston headquarters! The interns will assist their assigned department throughout the summer to learn about and contribute to Texas Right to Life’s Life-saving work across the state.
Katherine Procter joins Texas Right to Life this summer as a legislative department intern. Hailing from McKinney, TX, Katherine attends Texas A&M University where she studies both Psychology and Spanish. Early in her time at A&M, Katherine became involved with Pro-Life Aggies, the on-campus Pro-Life organization and, through this involvement, became more familiar with Texas Right to Life. She became a Dr. Joseph Graham Fellow in 2017 and was also elected president of Pro-Life Aggies. Katherine interned with TRTL last summer in the PAC Department, a job that allowed her the opportunity to experience the First Called Session of the 85th Texas Legislature in Austin. This summer, Katherine is excited to continue working purposefully with Texas Right to Life toward more meaningful policy victories. At the end of the summer, Katherine will return to Texas A&M for her last semester, and after graduation in December of 2018, she hopes to attend law school and pursue a career advocating for Life.
Luke Ayers is a senior at Trinity University in San Antonio, studies Economics, and is an intern for Texas Right to Life’s Political Action Committee. Though this is his first time interning, he has nurtured a passion for the Pro-Life movement for several years and has been a Dr. Joseph Graham Fellow since 2015. At Trinity, he serves as the President of Tigers for Life, the on-campus Pro-Life club which he established in his freshman year. As an intern, Luke looks forward to learning more about the process of electing Pro-Life officials and helping in that endeavor. Luke believes that the Pro-Life cause is the most important issue for his generation and wants to do everything he can to build a Culture of Life. After he graduates college, Luke plans to pursue a job doing legislative research or working within the legislature to advance Pro-Life ideals.
Jessica Skansi is a senior genetics major at Texas A&M University and is an intern with the Education department this summer. Jessica has been heavily involved with the Pro-Life Aggies throughout her college career, and has served as the group’s fundraising director (2016-2017) and vice-president (2017-2018). Interning with Texas Right to Life interests Jessica because of her desire to work in the Pro-Life movement and to be part of life-saving work of TRTL, specifically through engaging with college students and their campus Pro-Life groups. Following graduation from Texas A&M in December 2018, Jessica would like to continue her education in bioethics and one day to open a maternity home for women in unexpected pregnancies.
Stephen is a senior at Houston Baptist University studying Mathematics. Although he is officially the intern for the Texas Right to Life IT department, he also assists the Finance department. A member of the Dr. Joseph Graham Fellowship class of 2016, Stephen is also one of the founders of Pro-Life Huskies, the on-campus Pro-Life organization at HBU. Stephen chose to intern with TRTL this summer because he wanted to do a job he enjoyed while also working for a worthwhile cause. After college, Stephen plans on pursuing higher education, and ultimately teach economics or work in a related field.
Marisa is an intern with the Development department this summer. She is studying international relations and global studies at the University of Texas, and she served at the outreach officer for Texas Students for Life in the 2017-2018 school year. Marisa has been involved with Texas Right to Life since she became a Dr. Joseph Graham Fellow in 2017, and this is her first time interning at our headquarters. She chose to intern in Development because of how crucial the department is to the overall success the organization. She hopes that her experiences will teach her fundraising and working with donors. Although not entirely sure what career she would like after graduation, Marisa is considering the legal profession or non-profit work.
Sharae is currently a senior studying public relations at Texas Tech University. She is an intern with the External Relations department this summer, which she chose in order to gain more experience in her field of study. At Texas Tech, Sharae is the media manager for Raiders Defending Life, and she has been part of the Dr. Joseph Graham Fellowship Program since 2015. Sharae is excited to combine her love of media and marketing with her passion for the Pro-Life movement during her internship. She is also excited about the new people she will get to meet through Texas Right to Life. Sharae hopes to find a job that will allow her to share her joy and excitement with others.
Monica is from Seabrook, TX, and is an intern with the Membership Services department, processing donations and maintaining Texas Right to Life’s database of supporters. Having been reared in a Pro-Life family, Monica was drawn to work in the Pro-Life movement at a young age. She is excited to have the opportunity to expand her professional skills and devote her time to building a Culture of Life. Monica’s other passion in life is cooking, and her dream is to attend the Culinary Institute LeNotre, then become a chef at an upscale restaurant.