Eric Holguin is a candidate for the Master of Public Affairs (DC Concentration) at the LBJ School. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi with a Bachelor of Arts degree in media communication and public relations. He was honored to be the keynote commencement speaker at his graduation ceremony.
Prior to graduate school, Holguin spent time working in a Congresswoman's district office and as a public affairs liaison in the New York City Comptroller's office, where he addressed a range of social policy issues with local communities.
His LBJ coursework includes national defense policy, quantitative research, and poverty and education policy. He has an interest in both social policy focusing on poverty reduction and education reform as well as foreign policy with a focus on diplomacy. Holguin hopes to find a Policy Apprenticeship in DC focused on policy advocacy within public education, poverty reduction or foreign affairs in a governmental agency.
Policy interests: Public education; poverty reduction; foreign affairs and diplomacy