Program Staff

Stephanie McMillen
Program Director


Office: Agriculture and Life Sciences (AGLS) Building, Suite 515
Email: smcmillen@tamu.edu
Phone: 979.845.3712

About Stephanie

Stephanie McMillen, Director of Policy Internship Programs, most enjoys giving back to an experience that shaped the direction of her own life. As an undergraduate at Texas A&M, pursuing a dual major in animal science and agricultural communication and journalism, Stephanie completed two policy internships herself – in Washington, D.C. with Congressman Rubén Hinojosa (2006) and in Austin, TX with Representative Robby Cook (2007). After graduating in 2007, she went on to obtain a Master of Public Service and Administration at the Bush School of Government and Public Service. Immediately following her master’s program, Stephanie moved to Orlando, Florida where she served as the manager of employee communications at one of the largest community colleges in the nation. She is excited to be back at Texas A&M and for the opportunity to help students identify personal and professional goals.

Erin Fisk
Program Coordinator


Office: Agriculture and Life Sciences (AGLS) Building, Suite 515
Email: erinsfisk@tamu.edu
Phone: 979.845.3712

About Erin

Erin Fisk is an Austin, Texas native and has a degree in sociology from Grinnell College in Iowa. She moved to Bryan/College Station in 2008 and has been working at Texas A&M since that time. Her career in higher education has focused on student development and retention efforts. She has led multiple student trips to Europe, including London, Madrid, Paris, and various locations significant in the D-Day battle. She is a certified StrengthsQuest™ facilitator and is an advocate of the “pay it forward” philosophy. As the Program Coordinator for Texas A&M’s policy internship programs, Erin looks forward to helping students shape their academic and professional careers. In her spare time Erin is an avid runner and weight training enthusiast, as well as a proud member of the Brazos Runners Club. She is committed to providing others with the generosity she was provided and is proud to call Aggieland her home.

Blake Ramsey
Graduate Assistant


Office: Agriculture and Life Sciences (AGLS) Building, Suite 515
Email: blake.ramsey@ag.tamu.edu
Phone: 979.845.3712

About Blake

Blake Ramsey is currently a second year Master of Agribusiness student from Brenham, Texas. His interests in helping students in the policy internship programs stems from his own experience of participating in both the ANRP and PPIP internship programs. In spring 2015, Blake interned with the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. through the ANRP program. This past summer, he interned with the U.S. Commercial Service UK in London, England through the PPIP program. Upon graduation, Blake hopes to pursue a career in international trade or consulting. His goal is to help students get as much out of their internships as he got out of his.

Casey Long
Graduate Assistant


Office: Agriculture and Life Sciences (AGLS) Building, Suite 515
Email: casey.long@ag.tamu.edu
Phone: 979.845.3712

About Casey

Casey Long is a first-year graduate student at The Bush School of Government and Public Service pursuing a Master’s degree in International Affairs. She is from Northern Virginia and worked in the Washington D.C. area for nearly two years after graduating from Virginia Tech in 2015. Casey worked as a legal intern and senior secretary at AARP D.C. Legal Counsel for the Elderly where she was exposed to public policy issues relating to nursing home rights and public interest law. She is looking forward to working with Texas A&M students and helping them kickstart their careers through the Policy Internship Programs.

Kate Wright
Student Worker


Office: Agriculture and Life Sciences (AGLS) Building, Suite 515
Email: kate.wright@ag.tamu.edu
Phone: 979.845.3712

About Kate

Kate Wright is an agricultural economics, finance, and real estate major at Texas A&M from Helotes, Texas. She enjoys helping with the Policy Internship Programs and observing the opportunities available to students. Kate herself looks forward to going through the application process for the D.C. internship. She is involved at Texas A&M in the Agricultural Economics Society, FIRE Club; Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate Club, and Aggie Classics. Because she has always had a passion for numbers, finance, and agriculture, she perceives herself finding a career in the financial or banking realm of the agricultural industry.

Ann Opsahl
Resident Assistant for Policy Internship Programs


Office: Intern Housing, Arlington, VA
Email: ppip@tamu.edu
Phone: 703.412.1102

About Ann

Ann Opsahl is a South Dakota native. She also attended the University of South Dakota where she studied physical education, health, and coaching and played Division I soccer. She graduated cum laude in 2010 and went on to teach elementary and middle school physical education and health in Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa and Texas before finally landing in Virginia.  Ann is a also a soccer coach with a National “D” license.  While in College Station, Ann coached the junior varsity and varsity girls’ soccer teams at A&M Consolidated high school.  Ann also enjoys sports particularly soccer and boxing as well as reading, puzzles, board games, and of course, playing Kinect video games on her Xbox One.