Maria Givens (B.A., American Indian Studies and Political Science, 2013) recently interned at AT&T's External Affairs Office, working on tribal issues. Maria was the first Northwest area intern for AT&T's new Native American Internship for government relations. In this internship, Maria worked with tribes and monitored legislation regarding telecom issues. In June 2014, she began work on the Denny Heck for Congress Campaign as a Field Organizer, working on organizing the Central Pierce County area in order to reelect Congressman Heck. Maria was involved in an extensive field program including canvassing and phone banking. In November, Congressman Heck won with 54% of the vote.