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.

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.

Winston Savoy
Student Worker


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

About Winston

Winston Savoy is a senior Posse Scholar from Atlanta, Georgia majoring in University Studies – Leadership. He plans to graduate early from Texas A&M in December 2018 with minors in communication and sociology. As a PPIP alumni from spring 2018, Winston interned with the Office of International Development Programs and Governmental Affairs at the Association of Public & Land-grant Universities (APLU). While at Texas A&M, he has served as a resident advisor, academic peer mentor, and head research writer all within the Department of Residence Life and Academic Success Initiatives. Additionally, he has served as the travel coordinator for MSC Freshman Leadership International, leading an excursion and service learning trip to the Texas A&M Soltis Center in San Ramon, Costa Rica. Winston has a strong interest in college attainability, success, and civic engagement. After graduation, he intends to start work and attend a graduate institution to pursue his interest in higher education, student affairs, and public policy. During his free time Winston loves to be a homebody, spend time with friends & family, travel, and attend leadership conferences for organizations like SkillsUSA Georgia & NASPA.

Beth Woods
Student Worker


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

About Beth

Beth Woods recently graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.A. in International Politics & Diplomacy and a minor in French. She is a PPIP alumni, having interned in Washington, D.C. for the Peace Corps in their Office of External Affairs. Beth has also worked for Texas State Representative Dan Flynn as his Communication Manager and for the Office of Undergraduate Studies as their student technician. She loves research and traveling. During her time at Texas A&M, Beth completed a 10-week study abroad program in Dakar, Senegal. She will soon be leaving for the Lorraine region of France to teach English for seven months. In her spare time, Beth can usually be found reading, running, hiking, or watching Netflix.

Ann Opsahl
Program Aide


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.