Juan Jaimes Costillia, former CTN intern under the supervision of Dr. Chavez, will begin a CTN volunteer position at the CTN office in Austin two days a week, Monday and Tuesday. He will serve as an Education Policy and Advocacy Fellow and will be developing a strategy to work with the TX legislature on funding and issues related to CTN’s mission as an organization.
Jaimes received his master’s degree in Public Policy at the University of Michigan. He completed his MPP internship in Detroit as a Public Policy Fellow with United Way for Southeastern Michigan. While at Michigan, Juan served as a board representative of the U of M Latino Alumni Association. Jaimes also served as the elected student representative on the Ford Schools Executive Committee, a small faculty group who set policy and made key decisions for the school.
Jaimes completed his Bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences with a minor in Business administration at Texas State University. During his time in college, one of his achievements included the Hispanic Scholarship Fund-HFS Scholar designation.