Program Staff

Stephanie McMillen
Director for Policy Internship Programs


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 board member for the Brazos Runners Club. She is committed to providing others with the generosity she was provided and is proud to call Aggieland her home.

Joe Rodriguez IV
Graduate Assistant for Policy Internship Programs


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

About Joe

Joe Rodriguez is currently a second year graduate student in the Masters of International Affairs program at the Bush School of Government and Public Service. His interest in helping students in the policy internship programs stems from his own experiences of participating in the programs. In summer 2013 Joe interned in Berlin, Germany, and in spring 2015 he interned in Washington D.C. with the State Department. Upon finishing his master’s program, he hopes to enter law school, and then pursue a career in international law. Joe enjoys running, swimming, and hanging out with his friends. His aim is for students to get as much out of their internship experience as he got out of his.

Blake Ramsey
Graduate Assistant for Policy Internship Programs


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

About Blake

Blake Ramsey of Brenham, Texas is a graduate student pursuing a Masters in Agribusiness. He earned his undergraduate degree in Agricultural Economics with a minor in Economics. During his time at Texas A&M, he has been involved in many activities including the FIRE (Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate) Club, Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society, and the Big Event. In his free time, Blake enjoys staying physically active and loves to read and learn about financial markets. During the spring 2015 semester, he participated in the Agriculture & Natural Resources Policy Internship Program (ANRP) and interned with the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) in Washington, D.C. During his internship, Blake enjoyed learning about agricultural policy and how it affects the industry as a whole. Upon completion of his graduate degree, Blake hopes to find an agriculture-based career in business, finance, or policy.

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.