The PowerHouse Texas Energy Policy Fellowship Program is a paid fellowship program that pairs fellows with bipartisan members of the Texas House of Representatives and the Texas Senate based on their aligned policy interest and areas of expertise. The Fellowship program is specifically intended for individuals with a background in science, engineering or environmental sciences who are interested in gaining hands-on experience in policymaking and the legislative process. Additionally, fellows meet regularly at education seminars with energy technology experts, legislative staff, researchers, academics and stakeholder groups. This program is the only undergraduate and graduate-level fellowship program in the Texas State Capitol focused on energy policy.
You can learn more about our inaugural fellows and participating legislative offices below.
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Natalie Villafranca is from Dallas, Texas and graduated with a B.S. in Biology from the University of Dallas. She is currently a second year M.S. student at Texas State University, where she is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and studies coral immunology. As a PowerHouse Fellow, she will be working in Representative Rafael Anchía's office on issues relating to grid reliability, renewable energy,
and the environment.
Representative Drew Darby is serving his ninth term in the Texas Legislature, representing District 72 (San Angelo). Rep. Darby previously served as a member of the House Committee on Energy Resources and the House Committee on Licensing & Administrative Procedures. He has also served as a member of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas Advisory Committee, chairman of the House Committee on Redistricting, and as a subcommittee chairman for the House Committee on Appropriations.
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