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2013 Summer Semester Interns

  • Abby Grace
    Abby Grace hails from Tupelo, Mississippi. She is a member of the Class of 2016 at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. There, she is majoring in international security and minoring in women and gender studies.

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  • Alia Roth
    Alia Roth is a New Jersey native and rising senior at Connecticut College pursuing bachelor’s degrees in government, human development and public policy.

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  • Alyson Fraser
    Alyson Fraser, originally from New Jersey, is a rising senior at the University of Richmond majoring in leadership studies and minoring in women, gender and sexuality studies. In high school, she gained leadership experience and training as a servant leader with Key Club International and now serves as a Young Life leader in Richmond.

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  • Amanda Macri
    Amanda Macri is a rising senior at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York, her hometown. She is pursuing a major in English literature with a minor in communications and a concentration in elementary and special education.

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  • Angela Day
    Angela Day grew up in Asheville, North Carolina. She is a rising junior at Appalachian State University, where she is studying to receive her bachelor’s degree in social work with a concentration in Spanish, focusing on the development of children and teens.

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  • Carrie Kocot
    Carrie Kocot, a native of New Providence, New Jersey, is a graduate student in Vanderbilt’s child studies program. Her interest is in prevention of poverty and promotion of disadvantaged individuals. Throughout her education, Carrie has studied a range of pertinent issues facing children and families, such as infant mortality, childhood obesity, HIV/AIDS, culturally competent interventions, emotional and behavioral disorders, incarcerated parents, and school dropouts.

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  • Christina Neitzey
    Christina Neitzey, from Hampstead, North Carolina, is a senior at UNC Charlotte pursuing bachelor’s degrees in psychology and criminal justice. She is passionate about working to protect the best interests of children that have been abused and neglected, especially through her volunteer work as a guardian ad litem.

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  • Claire Durst
    Claire Durst, a Chevy Chase, Maryland native, is a rising junior at Drew University pursuing a sociology major with a focus on young children and early socialization, and an arts administration minor with a focus on the nonprofit sector.

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  • Davani Pendleton
    Davani Pendleton was born in Washington D.C, but raised in Danville, Virginia. After graduating high school, Davani returned to D.C. as a full-time student at Trinity Washington University. Currently, she is a rising junior at Trinity, and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in International Affairs.

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  • Elliot Hass
    Elliot Hass is from Milaca, Minnesota and is an incoming senior at St. Cloud State University, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in international business. He is happy to be a part of a movement that could change the lives of children forever, and part of a nonprofit which is so widely known nationally and internationally.

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  • Emily Caplan
    Emily Caplan is a native New Yorker and graduate of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. At Hampshire College she designed her own major and wrote a senior thesis titled “Children Without Homes: An Exploration of American Foster Care.”

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  • Emily Hotez
    Emily Hotez, a Rockville, Maryland native, is a Ph.D. student in developmental psychology at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She received her bachelor’s degree from the George Washington University in 2011 with a major in psychology (concentration in developmental psychology) and a minor in Hispanic language and literature.

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  • Garet Fryar
    Garet Fryar, a native of Columbia, South Carolina, is a recent graduate of Wake Forest University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology. In school, she primarily focused on early childhood development and education, while working hands-on with children throughout her summer sessions.

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  • Joy Brenner-Letich
    Joy Brenner-Letich, a native of Frederick, Maryland, is an incoming sophomore at Brandeis University majoring in education studies and Latin American studies. She is the founder and president of the Brandeis Education Reformers club.

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  • Kendall Alexander
    Kendall Alexander is from White Plains, New York. She received her bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College, with major in anthropology and a minor in economics. She is currently in her second year at Drexel University in Philadelphia, pursuing a master’s degree in public health.

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  • Kendall Bentsen
    Kendall Bentsen, from Houston, Texas, is a rising senior at Colorado College majoring in sociology with a double minor in the arts and finance. Last summer she worked at Camp For All, a special needs camping facility in Burton, Texas.

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  • Lacy McAlister
    Lacy McAlister, a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, is a senior at Washington and Lee University. She will graduate in the spring of 2014, with a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in poverty and human capability studies.

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  • Malachi Willis
    Malachi Willis, from Aiken, South Carolina, graduated from the University of South Carolina in the spring of 2013 with a double major in German and psychology. Starting in the fall of 2013, he will pursue a master’s degree in forensic psychology at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia.

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  • Melanie Firestone
    Melanie Firestone, from Somers, New York, is a rising junior at the University of Rochester, where she is pursuing a major in psychology and minors in dance and in brain and cognitive sciences. In middle and high school, she served as an assistant teacher at a local dance studio.

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  • Melissa Burroughs
    Melissa Burroughs, a native of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is going into her senior year at Duke University where she studies public policy and minors in history and Spanish. Her experiences working with underserved public school students in both Chapel Hill and Durham sparked her passion for children’s health and health disparity issues.

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  • Naadia Owens
    Naadia Owens is originally from Highland Mills, New York. She moved to Chicago in 2006 to attend Northwestern University where she got her bachelor’s degree in history and civic engagement.

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  • Nick Masada
    Nick Masada, a native of Lincoln, Nebraska, is a rising senior at Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska. He is currently pursuing a double major in Political Science and Elementary Education.

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  • Shannon Adams
    Shannon Adams, a native of Baltimore, is a rising sophomore at Duke University double majoring in psychology and global health, with a focus on maternal and child health.

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  • Shawon Jackson
    Shawon Jackson, from University Park, Illinois, is a rising junior at Princeton University, majoring in education policy, with minors in African American studies, Latino studies, and Spanish.

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  • Zaina Gennaoui
    Zaina Gennaoui is a native of West Bloomfield, Michigan. She is a rising junior at the University of Michigan pursuing a bachelor’s degree in international studies and elementary education. She is a member of the national co-ed community service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, where she serves as Vice President of Service.

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