ASAS has chosen six Science Policy interns for summer 2017. Last month, we introduced you to Rachael Buzanowski, who will be interning in the Washington D.C. office of Senator Steve Daines. In this post, please meet Tyler Madison Roberts, of Del Rio, Texas.
Tyler is a senior earning a dual degree in animal science and agricultural communications and journalism at Texas A&M University.
Raised on her family’s commercial sheep and cattle operation, Tyler developed a love for agriculture at a young age. Growing up, she was heavily involved in both 4-H and FFA, showing lambs and competing in judging and leadership activities across the state.
Tyler continued her involvement in agriculture by participating in a variety of student organizations and activities at Texas A&M. During her three years at the university, she has been an active member of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Student Council, Pi Beta Phi Sorority, Saddle & Sirloin, Aron and Mary Lois Savell Leadership Mentor Group, Study Abroad, and the 2016 Texas A&M Meat Judging Team. In 2015, Tyler testified to the Natural Resources Committee at the Texas State Capitol in Austin.
Tyler has also acquired numerous internships through Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Superior Farms in Sacramento, California, and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office of Emergency Management. Similarly, she has been honored as the 2017 International Livestock Congress student scholar.
This summer, Tyler will be working in the office of Congressman Mike Conaway in Washington D.C. She hopes to continue her education by pursuing a master’s degree to promote and advocate for the agricultural industry at the state and national levels. Through her involvement in the sheep and meat industries, Tyler realizes the wealth of opportunities agriculture has afforded her, and strives to communicate the importance of its sustainability.
Watch for more D.C. intern bios in upcoming issues of Taking Stock!