CAPAL Public Service Scholars & Interns

2022 Fall Interns

CAPAL Public Service Interns

CAPAL Public Service Interns are placed in DC and regional offices throughout the country. These internship positions provide students with public service experience in a range of topics and areas. CAPAL has partnerships with USDA APHIS, USDA NRCS, USDA ARS, USDA FAS, The Brookings Institution, U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. Department of Interior.

CAPAL Public Service Interns


Guangshun Chen

Guangshun Chen is a Sophomore studying at Rice University majoring in Managerial Economics & Business Management. As a First Generation student, his interests lie in social policy analysis with a concentration on education and welfare. He is also interested in international macroeconomic policies with a focus on policies with an emphasis on trade, immigration, and human rights. He has interned at a local nonprofit marketing company that offers consulting and application services to non-profits around the United States. He is also currently the president of 180 Degrees Consulting – Rice, an on-campus consulting group, and has offered PRO-BONO consulting services to over 20+ nonprofits around Houston. He is ecstatic to join the CAPAL community this Fall, and is extremely excited to obtain new experiences and connections from everyone!

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Danielle Mangabat

Danielle Mangabat is a rising senior studying Anthropology & Human Biology and Philosophy as a Dean’s Achievement Scholar at Emory University. Danielle advocates for marginalized communities through tangible coalition-building, grassroots organizing, applied research, and community service around issues such as health inequality, justice reform, decolonization, and economic justice. She is currently the president of Emory Students for Prison Education, Activism and Resistance, president of Emory Filipino Student Association, editor-in-chief of Anthropos, and activism director of Young Democrats of Emory. Recently, she worked under Dr. Micaela Martinez to conduct interdisciplinary research on the state of food apartheid in New York City and helped craft policy recommendations that were published and signed as an executive order in Social Justice Recommendations for Mayor-Elect Eric Adams Report of December 2021. After earning her bachelor’s degree, she hopes to pursue a JD/MPH degree to prepare for a career in public service. As a future civil rights attorney and public health professional, she plans to tackle systemic intersectional issues, such as ethnoracial health disparities, with interdisciplinary solutions. Outside of these pursuits, Danielle likes to cook, spend time backpacking and hiking, listening to music, and creating art.