Rachel (O’Shields) David (H2010)

Placement: Health and Human Services Department, Neighborhood Services Division, Special Projects Office and Emergent Needs Assistance Team

What I Worked On: I aided in the developmental and finalizing processes of the Kids Village project by providing informational and structural support to administration. I also assisted in creating strongly researched and detailed analyses, proposals, reports, and overviews to implement Kids Village at other HDHHS Health and Multi-Service Centers. Additionally, I supported the Emergent Needs Team by providing assistance with research projects related to nursing workforce shortages, surveying nursing and clinical staff regarding job satisfaction/job retention, emergency assistance activities and emergency preparedness activities.

Hometown: Katy, TX

School: Houston Baptist University

Field of Study: Business with a Marketing Concentration & Political Science

Selected Honors: Most Outstanding Student in Political Science Award, Excellence in Business Award, Ms. HBU Award, Alpha Chi National Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Society, Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society

Selected Activities and Community Involvement: Student Body President

Prior Work Experience: Intern in the Office of U.S. Senator John Cornyn, Youth Staff at Westland Baptist Church

Why Houston is important to me: In addition to growing up in the area, I really appreciate Houston for its diversity and culture. During my time at Houston Baptist University, I was able to serve this city and get to know its residents through several community projects. I am passionate about Houston and those who live here and look forward to serving as a Fellow.

Something unique about me: I love to cook and think it would be really fun to compete on Iron Chef.

What I’m doing now: I’m Deputy Regional Director for U.S. Senator John Cornyn, based out of the Houston, Texas area.

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