1890 Universities Foundation Selects Inaugural Congressional Intern
Taylor Mitchell, a 2022 graduate of the environmental studies program in the North Carolina A&T University College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, is spending her summer as the inaugural 1890 Universities Foundation intern on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee.
While on Capitol Hill, Mitchell will get a first-hand look at policymaking and the legislative process as it affects agriculture, including production and commodity prices, farm credit and farm security, rural electrification and soil conservation. She will also participate in research and learn from the committee’s chair, Rep. David Scott (D-GA).
For Mitchell, this experience is balancing the primarily science-based work she did as a student at N.C. A&T.
“N.C. A&T is a STEM school, so we were more focused on research and the science behind it. But this committee is working with the legislation that allows that work to happen,” she said. “I’m learning that you can have science and research involved in policy.