Meet Our 2015 Summer Interns

Alicia Lu

School: Brown Medical School alicia
Major
: Medicine
Hometown: Livingston, NJ
Area of Internship Focus: Research design with wellness center data on student health and academic outcomes. Interacting with youth and providers to help inform the Newcomer program at Belmont.
Hobbies: Tennis, squash, hiking, Settler’s of Catan
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Strawberry cheesecake!
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? “Working crazy hours at my future residency program, and being excited about all of it.”

Ashley Lewis

School: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)ashley
Major
: Master of  Public Health, Community Health Sciences
Hometown: Gardena, CA
Area of Internship Focus: Health education/communication
Hobbies: Basketball & going to the movies
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Butter Pecan
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? “Working for a health communications/marketing firm that has a focus on health literacy and health education for vulnerable populations.”

Cassidy Meehan

School: California State University, Northridge (CSUN) cassidy
Major
: Public Health
Hometown: Studio City, CA
Area of Internship Focus: HEAL -Healthy Eating Active Living
Hobbies:  Cooking -I love creating something from nothing and sharing this with family and friends. Feeding people through their belly and soul. Hiking, being outdoors, boxing, and eating.
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Mint chocolate chip or coffee (even better when they’re mixed!)
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? “First and foremost, HAPPY! I want to give back to my community and work with the people on creating a healthier lifestyle. Working with individuals (one on one) and/or workshops for groups teaching people that healthy is not bad, but fun, delicious and completely attainable.”

Christian Beauvoir

School: Stanford University christian
Major
: Urban studies with a concentration in Urban Education
Hometown: Simi Valley, CA
Area of Internship Focus: Student Engagement
Hobbies: Going to the beach and playing basketball
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Mango Sorbet
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? “In 5 years, I will be walking alongside a group of dedicated young people on a campaign to institutionalize resilience and compassion within school policies and curricula. I will find space for both healing and prevention in my work, balancing direct, trauma-informed support and policy alteration. I will actively listen, relentlessly pursue learning, and though my mother worries, I will have a job.”

DeJauwne Young

School: University of Southern California (USC) dj
Major
: Neuroscience
Hometown: Rialto, CA
Area of Internship Focus: Linked Learning
Hobbies: Playing pool, reading, and netflix
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Cookies &  Cream
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? “Getting ready to finish medical school.”

Emily Rozema

School: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)  emily
Major: Master of Public Health, Community Health Sciences
Hometown: Woodland Hills, CA
Area of Internship Focus: Obesity Prevention
Hobbies: Exercising and eating things that counteracts  the exercise
Favorite Ice Cream: Ben  & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? “Changing health education policy.”

Frances Walsh

frances-WalshHometown: West Chester, PA
Area of Internship Focus: Tooth Fairy Convention
Hobbies: Running, dancing, beach days, motorcycles, good books
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? “Probably wondering the same thing.”

Haley Petersen

School:  University of Southern Californiahaley 3
Major:  Master of Public Health, Public Policy
Hometown: Bend, OR
Area of Internship Focus: Education & Health Policy
Hobbies: Tennis, hiking, volunteering, reading
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Ben & Jerry’s Half-Baked
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? “Working with low-income students and families to ensure that they have access to an excellent education.”

Juliane Nguyen

School: University of California, Los Angelesjuliane
Major: Master of Social Welfare (MSW) + Master of Public Health
Hometown:  Garden Grove, CA
Area of Internship Focus: School Health Policy
Hobbies: Eating, cooking, hiking, traveling, and being outdoors
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Mocha Almond Fudge
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? “In 5 years, I see myself traveling to different places and learning more about other cultures as well as their health practices. I also see myself educating and working in communities on health issues and policies. I will be continuing on with my active lifestyle, such as participating in marathons and obstacle courses that benefit and promote health services.”

Keren Mahgerefteh

School: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)Keren
Major
: Master of Public Policy
Hometown: Westwood, CA
Area of Internship Focus: School Health Policy
Hobbies: Reading,  dancing zumba, volunteering
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? “Working in health policy and giving back to my community.”

Tatiana Diacova

School: California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA)tatiana
Major
: Nutritional Science
Hometown: Balti (Moldova)
Area of Internship Focus: Obesity
Hobbies: Running and modeling
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? “Working as a dietician.”

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