Jacqueline Botz
Med Tac Student Leader & Research Intern
Houston, TX

Jacqueline Botz, is a senior at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Texas. As a student leader, she was involved in the design and operation of the first DEA Teen Leadership Academy with the Drug Enforcement Administration in Houston. This included designing a curriculum to teach her peer group about the DEA and its mission. Participants learned about the harmful effects drugs have on individuals and their communities. The content included the potential consequences of various street drugs on the human body.

As a student leader R&D intern, Jacqueline along with student leaders at colleges in Texas and California, will be studying the best messages that can be used to recruit and engage student community leaders across the country to tackle the seven leading causes of preventable death in children, youth, and adults in workforce years.