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Capacity Building at MSIs Webinar Series: Student Internships and Other Opportunities

Register today for Capacity Building at MSIs Webinar Series: Student Internships and Other Opportunities, hosted by Quality Education for Minorities Network (QEM), on October 19 at 3:00 p.m. ET!

Join us for this informative webinar featuring three panelists who will share detailed information about their internship programs, some of which specifically focus on students at Minority-serving Institutions (MSIs). Attendees will be equipped with the knowledge and resources they need to support and guide their students in finding meaningful internship opportunities and navigating the internship landscape successfully. This can open doors for potential research collaborations, internships opportunities, and even job prospects in the future.


Meet Our Panelists!

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Deborah Hackett

Senior Human Resources Specialist, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Deborah Hackett currently serves as a Senior Human Resources Specialist on the Outreach and Targeted   Recruitment Team at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Ms. Hackett began her career at the NRC in 2001, as a Human Resources Specialist in the Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (OCHCO).  Since then, she has held various positions of increasing responsibility that were focused on strategic human capital planning and corporate support in OCHCO, the Office of New Reactors, and the Office of Nuclear   Reactor Regulation.  In 2019 she returned to OCHCO to lead the recruitment effort for the agency’s student intern and recent graduate programs. Ms. Hackett received her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business administration from Marshall University.

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Patricia O’Sullivan

Manager, Content Development and Special Projects, Every Learner Everywhere

Patricia O’Sullivan joined the Every Learner Everywhere team in September 2020. In her role as Manager of Content Development and Special Projects, she works within the network and with institutions to develop, update, and curate digital resources. She also works with the Manager of Digital Marketing and Communications in maintaining Every Learner’s Resource Library and in managing Every Learner’s Student Intern Program. O’Sullivan began her career as a high school teacher in Worcester, Massachusetts. O’Sullivan served as a student advisor at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and at the School of Business Administration at the University of Mississippi (UM). She has worked at the University of Mississippi since 2002 as an instructor, instructional designer, faculty development specialist, and manager of national grant programs for adaptive courseware and open pedagogy. Her lifetime love of literature and history led O’Sullivan to write and publish four novels of historical fiction and two contemporary young adult novels. She holds a B.A. in Communications from UMass Amherst, an M.A. in Theology from Assumption College, an M.A. in history from the University of Mississippi, and certificate programs in instructional design and storytelling for social impact from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Georgetown University.

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Alexander Godinez-Robinson

Federal Program Manager, National Nuclear Security Administration, U.S. Department of Energy

Alexander Godinez-Robinson graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in June of 2015, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with a focus in International Relations and Comparative Politics. Alexander pursued a graduate degree from the University of Kent in Canterbury, England, receiving a Master of Arts in Security and Terrorism, graduating with Merit. He also completed a second graduate program at the University College London, receiving a Master of Science in International Public Policy.

Alexander participated in the NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP) with the 2019-2020 cohort, working in the Office of Material Management and Minimization (NA-23). At the end of his fellowship, he was hired into the Office of Management and Budget’s (NA-MB-40) Learning and Career Management (LCM) and worked his way up as the NGFP Operations Manager & Strategic Advisor, Deputy Federal Program Manager, and now, serves as Federal Program Manager for NGFP. Additionally, Alexander designed and implemented the Minority Serving Institutions Internship Program (MSIIP) for the NNSA in 2021 and has served as the Federal Program Manager since its establishment.  

Alexander also has extensive experience working with leadership development programs outside of the NNSA. He volunteers every summer in California to work with high school leadership students, teaching leadership development and DEIA principles, and seminars on time management, effective communication and collaboration, ethical leadership, and personality/work styles. 




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