The Great Plains Institute (GPI) is thrilled to again serve as a host organization for the Capitol Pathways internship program. Organized by the Citizens League, the program “opens access to the Minnesota Capitol to the next generation of leaders of color. The long-term goal is to make government truly representative of the communities it serves.

This winter, Augsburg University junior Jazmin Rosas-Torres joined GPI as a Capitol Pathways intern working with our transportation team. Rosas-Torres is a first-generation college student who is pursuing a political science major and a Spanish minor. She is a TRIO/SSS and College Possible student, programs that help first-generation students overcome social and economic barriers.

“I am passionate about helping those who are underrepresented and giving back to the community,” Rosas-Torres said. “Through this internship, I hope to learn more about how local public policy works and gain new experience in local government in order to help my community in Minnesota.”

With her passion for human rights and equality, Rosas-Torres intends to continue her education by attending law school.

GPI has been a proud part of the Capitol Pathways Internship since its inaugural year. This winter, there are a total of 33 host sites and 33 college students participating in the internship program. You can find additional information about Capitol Pathways on the Citizens League website.

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