Revelez Lands Internship

Robert Revelez

Robert Revelez

By Laura Nelson

Del Rio native and Sul Ross-Rio Grande College student Robert Revelez recently landed a 15-week, paid internship at the United States Department of Agriculture in Washington D.C.

He and other interns will help examine the performance of some aspects of the department, especially federal funding of food safety, school food preparation, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Revelez credits Sul Ross-RGC’s Dr. Terry Carson, professor and chair of the business administration department, with helping him quickly finalize his education track before leaving for Washington D.C. next week. That way, he can continue working on his academic career during the internship. Since all of his classes are conducted online, Robert can gain experience as an intern halfway across the country while finishing his Master’s of Business Administration at Rio Grande College. He plans to graduate in the spring.

Even though the application process for the internship was long and tedious, Revelez knows firsthand about hardship. “What can I do to avoid living like this the rest of my life?” Robert Revelez asked himself after circumstances beyond his control left him living rough at age 15. Counting on his friends for many of his meals and a place to sleep, he was too busy surviving to feel sorry for himself.

He finished high school and with the encouragement of his older sister, the personable young man eventually enrolled in Collin County Community College (now Collin College) in Dallas. His outstanding academic success there landed him scholarships to attend the University of Texas in Austin where he earned a degree in architectural engineering in 2008. He returned to his home town and took on contract work, personalizing home floor plans for a firm based in Houston and then started work on his MBA at Rio Grande College.

Congratulations to Robert Revelez for using effort and education to secure his future.