Dance student named a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute fellow in Washington, D.C.

Eric OrtegaBFA Dance student Eric Ortega has been accepted as a Public Policy Fellow by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute in Washington, D.C.

Ortega is one of 14 nationally recognized undergraduate students who will be working in congressional offices, federal agencies, Washington-based media groups, corporate federal affairs offices, national nonprofit advocacy organizations, or government-related institutions.

Fellows will be given the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at the national level in the public policy area of his choosing. According to the CHCI website, the fellowship "seeks to enhance participants' leadership abilities, strengthen  professional skills and ultimately produce more competent and competitive Latino professionals in public policy areas."

Ultimately, Ortega says, he hopes to legislate for the arts.