Washington, D.C.- U.S. Senator Jim Risch has selected students from around the state to serve as summer interns in his Boise, Coeur d'Alene, Twin Falls and Washington, D.C. offices. The interns will assist with constituent services and legislative research while learning firsthand about the workings of Congress.
"This class of interns is an impressive bunch," said Risch. "Their variety of experiences and studies will be an asset as we work together to serve the people of Idaho."
The interns and their service areas are as follows:
- Amara DiFrancesco is a graduate of Riverstone International High School in Boise. She recently completed her sophomore year at Rice University in Houston where she is majoring in religious studies. Amara is a history buff and recently taught a course on presidential assassination attempts and successes at Rice.
- Zach Arama is a graduate of Kootenai High School in Harrison. He is a double-major at the University of Idaho where he is studying political science and communication studies. Zach is very involved in student government.
- Luisa Uribe is a graduate of Post Falls High School. She is a senior at North Idaho College majoring in political science with plans to pursue a law degree. Luisa is active in NIC's Young Republicans and various other campus clubs and organizations.
- Taylor Williams is a graduate of Lake City High School in Coeur d'Alene. He recently completed his sophomore year at the University of Idaho where he is majoring in political science with a minor in business.
- Rachel Clason is a graduate of Ontario High School. She is a senior at the College of Idaho where she is majoring in political economy with minors in Asian studies and history. Rachel is a volunteer with both the Red Cross and Make-A-Wish Foundation.
- Will Ledbetter is a graduate of Jerome High School. He is currently a junior at the College of Idaho where he is studying political economy and theater. Will has several years of experience in Idaho's dairy and agriculture industries.