Seth Leto, a Southeastern Louisiana University senior, was recently chosen as one of only 10 university students from across the state to participate in the inaugural Governor’s Fellows Program in Louisiana Government.
As a participant in the program, Leto will have the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge about the development and implementation of public policy, as well as the state’s rich history and current affairs of Louisiana government.
A native of Amite, Leto is a political science major and former president of Southeastern’s Student Government Association. He has completed internships with Congressman Steve Scalise, the Inner Parish Security Corporation and the Hammond Downtown Development District as part of his academic career.
Participants in the program are either from Louisiana or are attending a Louisiana university or college. Each fellow has been assigned to work in a cabinet-level agency in Baton Rouge based on their interest of study. Leto will be working with Louisiana Economic Development in this capacity.
In addition to working within a state agency, each participant will also take part in a weekly speaker series and field trips designed to enhance the overall experience and understanding of Louisiana government.
The program is a partnership with Louisiana’s Office of the Governor, Louisiana State University, Southern University and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation.