Erick Aguilera | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin

Erick Aguilera is a candidate for the Master of Public Affairs (DC Concentration) at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. He is a Posse Foundation alum and a graduate of Cornell University with a major in government and a minor in law and society.

Aguilera has professional experiences in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, including interning in the Washington, DC office of Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), working as a research associate for former Mayor Rahm Emanuel's reelection campaign, and as a project assistant for the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus in Chicago. In those roles he developed a deep interest in shaping policies that can help communities face obstacles caused by socioeconomic gaps, racial bias or a lack of community development programs.

Aguilera hopes to find a Policy Apprenticeship in DC working in a think tank or a city development position focusing on urban policy, particularly in preventing crime or expanding public transportation to combat environmental concerns.

Policy interests: Crime prevention; community development programs; equitable access to public transportation; combating rising fuel emissions through policy and expanding public transportation


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