Graduate Archer Fellowship Program

Alumni Ambassador Program

“Archer Fellow Alumni Ambassadors are official Archer Center representatives who are available to speak with prospective fellows, current fellows, faculty, and staff about their experience as Archer Fellows in Washington, D.C. They serve prospective and current students of the Archer Fellowship Program by giving advice and sharing their experiences through the application process and during the fellowship semester.”

The Archer Center

UTHealth Archer Alumni Ambassadors

Amanda Wegner

Amanda Wenger is pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Administration at UTHealth Houston’s Cizik School of Nursing. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan School of Nursing and currently practices as a critical care nurse at Texas Children's Hospital. Wenger's interests include the effects of climate change on population health, nursing education at both the unit and university level, and the potential of art as a lifesaving health intervention. In addition to her nursing practice, Wenger is a writer and oral storyteller who believes passionately in the intersection between art and science.

Alykhan Bijani

Alykhan Bijani is pursuing a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology at UTHealth Houston’s School of Public Health in Houston. Alykhan participated in the Graduate Archer Fellowship Program in 2021 and pursued an internship with Epidemiology and Behavioral Science Consultants, LLC in Washington, D.C.

Yisel Lopez

Yisel Lopez is pursuing a Master of Public Health at UTHealth Houston’s School of Public Health in Austin. Yisel participated in the Graduate Archer Fellowship Program in 2020 and pursued an internship with the Office of Congressman Raul Ruiz of California.