Humans of LT— Vasudha Thittai


Shreenidhi Kunta, Staff Reporter

Students at LTHS are very involved in law and public policy, including junior Vasudha Thittai, who already began venturing into this field. 

How did you get into the field of law and political policy?

I got interested in public policy primarily by reading the news and following local and national politics. I decided to get some online certifications in Citizens Politics in America, Public Opinion, Elections, Interest Groups, The media, Public Policy, Social/Economic/Foreign policy, and Criminal Justice. After this education, I began my internship with a local political party and this was my first job in the field. 

What is a political issue you’re passionate about?

I am very passionate about expanding voter access to underrepresented and marginalized communities in Texas and the United States as a whole

How did you start working at the polls?

My political mentor is the voting rights chairman of a local political party. He taught me how to apply to be an election clerk, and I was able to get that job. After a good amount of election administration training, I was able to work the polls for the 2022 primaries!

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I hope to be working in Washington for the United States government, as a federal worker. Hopefully, I will help design legislation, and work with other policy workers.

What advice do you have for other students interested in law and politics?

I would say the best thing you can do is get hands-on experience. Although online training and textbook reading is very educational, getting real-life experience is life-changing. Whether this be ISM, Internships, mentorships, or just a small career based job, it’s important to get your hands dirty. Definitely would recommend considering the ISM program, it was very beneficial for me.