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Friday, September 27 • 8:00am - 9:00am
Student Breakfast

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Students are invited for tacos and coffee to pre-game each day of the Fest and connect with other #TTFStudents. Meet Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life staff and our social media ambassadors, get highlights of the day and inside information on what’s happening. We'll also be joined by special guest Jennifer Palmieri, former director of White House communications for President Barack Obama. Learn more about Students at the Fest.

Students at the Fest is presented in partnership with the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life. Supporting sponsors include the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, Pearson, Texas Exes, Austin Community College and the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation.

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Jennifer Palmieri

Former Director of White House Communications for President Barack Obama
Palmieri served as communications director for President Barack Obama from 2011 to 2015. Previously, she served as president of the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Palmieri also served as director of communications for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and as... Read More →

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Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life

Supporting Sponsor
The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life in the Moody College of Communication at The University of Austin was founded in the year 2000 on the belief that active, engaged citizens are made, not born, and that society benefits from increased citizen participation in civic life... Read More →

Friday September 27, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
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