Becca Hengtes and grew up in Houston, Texas, and recently graduated from the University of Houston with a B.S. in Political Science with minors in Phronesis and Russian Studies and a B.A. in History with a minor in Economics. As an undergraduate, Becca participated in the Bonner Leaders chapter at her university. Through this program, she was able to fight hunger in her local community and begin building a foundation for understanding hunger in the United States. In the Fall, Becca will begin pursuing a Masters in Public Policy at Georgetown University. She hopes to use her skills and experiences to build effective programs for combatting food and nutrition security in the United States. By interning at the Congressional Hunger Center for the Leland International Hunger Fellowship, Becca hopes to diversify her hunger knowledge. While she hopes to work in domestic hunger policy, understanding international hunger is essential to developing a strong foundation to combat hunger in local communities.
Policy placement: Congressional Hunger Center