Jaqlyn Alderete provides support to the Parternship’s leadership development efforts. Her passion for public service came about when she interned for Congressman O’Rourke’s district office in El Paso, where she is from. This experience allowed her to learn about the services a Member of Congress can provide to their constituents in addition to passing bills on Capitol Hill. This eventually led her to be hired on as full-time staff for Congressman Beto O’Rourke where she developed an appreciation for the role Congress can play in making sure the American people are well represented and heard. Her favorite public servant is Michelle Obama.