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Nehemiah JacksonNehemiah Jackson ’21

Politics and Law
San Antonio, TX

Nehemiah chose UTSA because his family is from San Antonio, and he felt it was the best choice for him. He was also fascinated by the university’s rich sense of community and inclusion, and intrigued by the opportunities that awaited him as a Roadrunner.

In fall of 2017, Nehemiah was accepted to UTSA and the Honors College. Nearly a year later during the summer of 2018, he worked as an Orientation Leader for UTSA’s Orientation and Family Programs. This opportunity gave him one of his most rewarding and fun experiences at UTSA. “I was able to become really close with my fellow Orientation Leaders and form a positive work environment that led to lifelong friendships.”

Last spring, Nehemiah interned with the Bexar County District Attorney’s office as part of UTSA’s Citymester program where
he worked on a service-learning project that focused on increasing voter engagement in underserved populations. The experience helped him understand the policy issues that matter most in his local community and what Roadrunners can do to make an impact.

“The Citymester program was a unique experience that exposed me to local community leaders, nonprofit founders, and business executives,” said Nehemiah. “It helped me develop skills that will be crucial to succeed in an ever-changing world.”

This fall, Nehemiah will participate in the Bill Archer Fellowship, an exclusive Honors College fellowship in which selected students travel to Washington D.C. to work with federal agencies and nonprofits in an internship experience that focuses on policy, history, and advocacy.

“[The Citymester program] helped me develop skills that will be crucial to succeed in an ever-changing world.”

Nehemiah’s advice to Future Roadrunners is to develop strong relationships with your professors, because it can add greatly to your college experience. Nehemiah believes these connections not only establish a deeper foundation for your field of study, but can also lead to influential mentorships after you graduate college and begin your career.