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“How has your internship helped you inspire human solutions to life’s challenges?”

FALL 2020

Sherrilyn Bailey

Sherrilyn Bailey
Human Development and Family Studies - Alternate Behavior Solutions

My internship has taught me that even a little accomplishment is a big step and huge reason to celebrate for progress. I work with autistic children so when they make one little improvement in their daily life I know they are on their way to making bigger accomplishments and it makes me strive to do better.

Peri Brimley

Peri Brimley
Economics - Sorenson Impact Center

My internship at the Sorenson Impact Center has been the most invaluable experience of my undergraduate career. My time with SIC has allowed me to realize my potential as a student, researcher, and individual. Most importantly, SIC gave me the tools to understand the current problems facing our country, and showed me how I can make a difference through innovative solutions in the social impact sector. 

Haley Cooper

Haley Cooper
Anthropology- SWCA Environmental Consultants 

My internship has allowed me to see this other, hidden world of archaeology and Cultural Resource Management in Utah. If we are not out there looking for artifacts and sites, cultural materials from our ancestors may be destroyed by major development. For indigenous people like me, archaeologists are important to protect our cultural heritage from colonizer pressures.

Maurane Corbin

Maurane Corbin
Family, Community, and Human Development- Wasatch Waldorf Elementary

My internship as a teacher-assistant at the Wasatch Waldorf Charter Elementary School has inspired me to positively influence the younger generations. With everything happening in our world in 2020 and the social injustices occurring on a daily basis all around us, I realized that I lived in the ignorance for way too long. Movements such as the Black Lives Matter one have allowed me to comprehend the cruelty of the world we live in and to learn and advocate for change. I want to help kids open their eyes to diversity, acceptance and equality for all because I firmly believe that sexism, homophobia and racism are results of stereotypes created from our society. Kids are not aware of differences and love everyone for who they are. By being in the classroom with second graders, I am learning ways to include real life issues as part of their curriculum to expose them to the reality as young as possible,

Jessica Eddy

Jessica Eddy
political Science- america first credit union

My internship has allowed me to engage with small businesses and help connect them to resources to help them grow. Because my internship took place during a pandemic, I learned the importance of responding to global challenges on a local scale. At the end of the day, we’re all in it together, and when our neighbors succeed, we succeed.

Sarah Fernandez

Sarah Fernandez
psychology- intermountain primary children's hospital

The internship has helped me better understand human interactions. It has also helped me understand that communication is very important and the way we use our tone can affect a person. It has also helped me understand more about challenges and what humans have to face on a day to day basis. The internship has helped me open my eyes, and to be more understanding to others, and to try to understand others better.

Whitney Hessler

Whitney Hessler
Family, Community, and human development - scott marsh financial

My internship has helped me inspire human solutions to life’s challenges by understanding the magnitude of trust and human connection. The advisors at Scott Marsh Financial always have the client’s best interest at heart and enhance their lives by guiding their path to financial freedom. Money can be a huge source of stress for families, but our advisors make an effort to form close bonds with clients so they feel valued and taken care of.

Ethan Jones

Ethan Jones
Economics - fidelity investments

Financial planning and financial education are two key areas that can affect one’s life significantly. Most people in the United States lack the tools and education to build and follow a financial plan. 2020 has been a challenging year and having a financial plan has never been more important. My internship has allowed me to educate both colleagues and clients on the principals of investing and financial planning.

Angeles Martinez

Angeles Martinez
Human Development and Family Studies - Utah court system

Through my internship I have been able to interact with the people that I think will have the greatest impact on the future of our society, children. My internship has allowed me the opportunity to have a positive impact on children’s thoughts and future behaviors both to benefit themselves and those around them.

Daniel McArthur

Daniel McArthur
Consumer and Community Studies- SwimLabs School

Through my internship, I’ve learned that there are not easy answers to life’s challenges. Problems arise where you least expect them, and solutions aren’t clear at the time. What I’ve learned through this program, however, is that through communication, empathy, and compromise, you can find a neutral ground that, at least for the moment, provides the right answer.

 

Cindy Mendez

Cindy Mendez
Anthropology- MVM, INC

Translation, transcription, and analysis of the Spanish language have helped me inspire to break the language barrier often present in people's lives. In doing so, I was able to help others in having a better understanding for the ongoing research.

McKenna Moody

McKenna Moody
Criminology, sociology- children's justice center

Interning with the Children’s Justice Center shows just how important empathy, compassion, patience, kindness and understanding is for individuals to be able to cope with the traumatic experience they have faced. Every individual goes through their own obstacles and deserves to be comfortable enough to go to a safe space that allows them to express their story and be heard.

Grant Nguyen

Grant Nguyen
Human development and family studies - Affinity autism services

My internship is all about finding humanistic ways to solve what life throws at us. I have to work everyday in a new situation and things are never the same. Working with children allows you to be able to adapt and grow and learn about yourself as well.

Ally Schmidt

Allyson Schmidt
Environmental and sustainability studies - tracy aviary and botanical gardens

My internship has really taught me how valuable is can be to keep learning about new things. You never know when knowledge can be useful to you or to help others.

Alexandra Taylor

Alexandra Taylor
FAMILY, COMMUNITY, AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT , psychology - juvenile justice services

My internship has helped me inspire human solutions to life’s challenges by being a part of the fight against the recidivism of youth in our community. It is vital to encourage and assist youth in becoming a positive member of the community through a mutually respectful relationship.   

Carolyn West

Carolyn West 
FAMILY, COMMUNITY, AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT - Jordan Valley School

Working for Jordan Valley School changed my life. The kids I worked with face extraordinary challenges every day and often times are brushed off as not able to function in our “normal” world. Building relationships and working with these kids to find their strengths in order to help them achieve the most independent and best quality of life possible has been incredibly rewarding and humbling for me. I have learned to not only take my own challenges in stride, but to look for new and different ways of approaching them.

 

Spring 2020

Raquel Cifuentes

Raquel Cifuentes
psychology - Ronald McDonald House

My internship at the Ronald McDonald House has definitely helped me inspire human solutions to life's problems. Every single person at the Ronald McDonald House is going through a very difficult, challenging time of having a child in the hospital, and to see them stay strong and hope for the best is so inspiring. They have shown me that even through life's toughest challenges, you can still find the good in every situation and keep moving forward!

Sierra Cooper

Sierra Cooper
political science - ault firm

My internship at the Ault Firm has helped inspire human solutions to life’s challenges through witnessing first-hand how attorneys can help people see the light at the end of the tunnel even in their darkest times. Our clients often come to our firm completely defeated, but the attorneys and the rest of the team provide these individuals hope and confidence. It’s important for our firm to lend a helping hand in any way we can and open our door to people who are struggling which has been inspiring to be a part of.

Anthony Dam

Anthony Dam
ECONOMICS - CSBS Student success center

My internship has allowed me to showcase my passion Economics by allowing me to apply problems data-driven solutions to the social injustice, and inequalities of our modern society.

Liv Harradine

Liv Harradine
Family, Community & human development - care.com

My internship has helped me to employ my communication skills and passion for child development into childcare. It has facilitated my inspiration of human solutions to life’s challenges by permitting me to apply my skills to an area that I’m passionate about in order to better the lives of the children I work with.



Julia Hummer

Julia Hummer
Human Development and Family Studies - summit community counseling

I work specifically with a diverse population of people from all ranges of abilities and mental illnesses on their life skills. I get the opportunity to teach them how to change how they interact with the world around them so that they can live happier and healthier lives. My internship quite literally allows me to “inspire human solutions to life’s challenges” because that’s basically the description of my job as a skills worker.

Emma Jones

Emma Jones
family & consumer studies - capitol preservation board

My internship has helped me inspire human solutions to life's challenges by educating children about the history of Utah's Capitol, and what they can accomplish at the State Capitol by expressing their concerns to the Representatives and Senators. This internship has shown me the importance of helping educate children, and my role in doing that. 

Parker Phillips

Parker Phillips
family, community & human development - THE mcgillis school

My internship has helped me inspire human solutions to life's challenges through experiential learning and exposure to diverse challenges of Salt Lake City students. Through my internship with the McGillis School after-care program, I have developed my understanding of individual student, family, and community needs. My internship experience has supported my passion in making a difference in the equity and access diverse student learners need. I hope to use my internship and fostered passion in my life-long mission to spread belief in the power of young people. 

Taylor Silkey

Taylor Silkey
Anthropology - Utah Integrative Medicine and Surgery

As healthcare continuously changes (especially right now) it is important to prioritize the autonomy, opinions, culture, and psychology of patients, as well as their symptoms/ailments. My internship at Utah Integrative Medicine and Surgery allowed me to practice first-hand consulting with patients as individuals with needs and desires unique to their person, rather than as a diagnosis or a checklist of symptoms. 

Margaret Tonga

Margaret Tonga
FAMILY & CONSUMER STUDIES - Campt kostopolus

I have been blessed with the opportunity to work closely with people who live with varying disabilities. Working closely with them has allowed me to see things from their perspective. They have taught me how to connect with people who look, think, and speak differently than I do, and have showed me how to truly care for someone. Some of our participants have a hard time verbally communicating, so the way they show their love and care is through a simple hand hold, a tight hug, or even a smile. Small gestures like these allow you to feel what they can’t express into words.

BreaAnna Torres

BreaAnna Torres
FAMILY & CONSUMER STUDIES - club U Camps

My internship has helped me to inspire human solutions to life’s challenges through working collaboratively in a team that is passionate about the services we offer to improve and enrich the lives of the children in our community

 

Mandy Tran

Mandy Tran
FAMILY, community & human development - Upward bound TRIO

My time interning at Upward Bound TRIO at the University of Utah has worked to inspire students to embrace their culture, to challenge the system that marginalizes them, and to create a family based community. We work to give access to underrepresented students into higher education so they can work towards their career goals. Through my internship, I want to continue to advocate for underrepresented and underserved students to give them resources for them to be successful, while also embracing all the identities that they hold.

Molly Ward

Molly Ward
FAMILY & CONSUMER STUDIES - Head Start

My internship has shown me that no matter what people are going through in their home life, there is still opportunities to find joy. You can choose to be happy and spread the happiness wherever you go.

 

Sophie Weppner

Sophie Weppner
Psychology - SCORE Transition academy AND family development center

My internships have helped me inspire human solutions to life's challenges in that I have had to create barriers between the two. One of my internships involves working with children, while the other involves working with adults with disabilities. I sometimes have to make decisions for children; however, with young adullts, I have to respect that they are adults and be able to let them make their own decisions. 

 

FALL 2019

Wyatt Anderson

Wyatt Anderson
Environmental and sustainability studies -  state of utah Division of water quality

This summer technician internship with the State of Utah's Division of Water Quality gave me great, real world experience for what monitors do full time. There are always problems in the field where my team forgot a calibration solution, or another piece of equipment, however we always had a way around that because of how we prepare before we leave. There's multiple ways to a problem, and as long as you prepare those other methods, you will never falter.

Beheshta Asalami

Beheshta Aslami
Psychology - valley junior high school

My internship helped me inspire human solutions to life's challenges by giving individuals tools to navigate and get accustomed to a new society. I have learned that empathy, patience, and kindness is what helped me help others. This was one of the most rewarding experiences for me.

Rachel Atkinson

Rachel Atkinson
Human development & family studies - Salt lake city library

This internship has helped me realize that in our technological world human interaction is amongst the most important things for individuals to have. We can replace the manual work of a person with a machine, but the machine cannot replace human connection.

Brooklyn Davis

Brooklyn Davis
FAMILY, COMMUNITY, AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT- Mathnasium of Sugarhouse

My internship at the Mathnasium of Sugarhouse has helped me understand the importance of one's influence on young children. I have learned how I can help kids build confidence in themselves and their skills which can motivate them to seek out difficult endeavors because they know they can do hard things. 

Jenny Edwards

Jenny Edwards
FAMILY, COMMUNITY, AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT - Granite School District

My internship has helped me to want to be part of the solution when it comes to autism. I know that as I work with these special students in the Granite School District that I'm helping them to have a chance to succeed. Many will eventually join general education classes, and I'm excited to be part of that transition. No child should be left behind, or treated less than because of their unique neurodiversity.

Moriah Fuller

Moriah Fuller
FAMILY, COMMUNITY, AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT - Granite School District

My internship has helped me inspire to be more caring as a human solution towards life’s challenges. Everyone has a different story and we teach and interact with their stories in mind.

Rashana Jones

Rashana Jones
Psychology and FAMILY, COMMUNITY, AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT - Autism solutions

Along with teaching me certain skills in order to implement discrete trial teaching as well as natural environmental teaching, my internship has inspired my interest in furthering Autism research. Combining course materials and internship teachings, I aspire to assist more rural communities with diagnosis and access to resources. 

Alishka Khaosanga

Alishka Khaosanga
Family, Community, and Human Devleopment - St. John's Community Child Development Center

Interning at St. John's Community Child Development Center has built upon my belief that children are an important part of our future. By assisting their development in language, academics, emotional intelligence, etc. we are helping them later in life. By working with children early on, it can be seen as a human solution to life's future challenges. We are investing into the development of our future generations. 

Madalilia Mendoza Meza

Madalilia Mendoza-Meza
PSYCHOLOGY  and FAMILY & consumer STUDIES - Latino Behavioral Health Services

My internship has helped me to inspire human solutions to life's challenges in that it has shown me how individuals are able to grow. Many who are involved in the internship I am currently partaking in are Certified Patient Service Specialists, in which they have been able to surpass past trauma and are now helping others so they are able to surpass their trauma. They have shown me how personal growth can be shared and can also allow the support to help those around you grow as well. 

Alexandra Montoya-Cipillone

Alexandra Montoya-Cipillone
political Science - State of Utah Division of Water Rights

My internship has helped inspire me to see that water in our arid state as a valuable and priceless resource. In the past, water was appropriated without consideration to recharge. Today, it is in many cases the livelihood still to those in agriculture, a finite resource for municipalities to provide to their citizens and the state is working with various agencies to ensure that it is appropriated at a level that can with stand the level that needs to be recharged and protected against non-beneficial use and over use.

 

Zach Olsen

Zach Olsen
psychology - university of utah health

Working at the Orthopedic Center has been an incredible opportunity. It has given me the opportunity to experience what human-based research is like firsthand. I feel like I have a much better understanding of how to apply science to more complex issues and real-life situations.

Kalea Plapp

Kalea Plapp
Health, Society, and POlicy - D Bishop consulting

Due to my internship being remote, I have learned to teach myself quite a difficult topic, this has taught me self-perseverance, self-discipline, and how to be self-driven. These three important attributes will help me be successful in my career because I will know how to apply myself 100%.

Madi Radcliff

Madi Radcliff
Family, Community, & Human DEvelopment - utah office for victims of crime

Providing services to a person in trauma can be difficult. My internship has inspired me to ask the right questions to provide the best services a client needs.

Summer Stewart

Summer Stewart
sociology and criminology - The winner school

My internship has helped me to inspire human solutions to the forever life changing developmental stages of early childhood. Through communication, recognition of differences, instructional skills, patience, and flexibility I am able to support physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development within my students. Existing as part of this foundation is humbling, as you become a crucial component in influencing one’s future growth, happiness, and health.

 

Spring 2019

Christy Edgel

Christy Edgel
Family and consumer studies - C Street Child Care Development

I am genuinely surprised and pleased at the increased skills and education I have learned through this internship program.  In addition to hands on, real life experience in the classroom, I have made great connections with teachers and administrators that will help  me gain employment upon graduation.  I have been able to make a difference in student’s lives as I have been able to learn their strengths and weaknesses, as well as the life challenges they face daily that affect their academic performance.  I am so thankful for this opportunity and can’t wait for next semester!

Natalie Haaga

Natalie Haaga
Family and Consumer Studies- Instructure, INC.

Education is one of the most critical things a person can do in their life. At Instructure, our motto is, "Growing and learning from the first day of school, to the last day of work". I am very passionate to work for a company that has a passion for growth throughout the lifespan. I have had the privilege to work with both products, and now in my new role, I will be supporting and helping employees grow within the company and help students no matter the age, succeed. 

Masami Keneagae

Masami Kenegae
psychology- ACLU of Utah

My position as a Smart Justice Intern with the ACLU has helped me inspire human solutions to life’s challenges by humanizing the democratic process. It has opened my eyes to the technicalities, processes, and conversations within politics that I want to be a part of.

Jenna  Lollis

Jenna Lollis
psychology - the children's center

My internship at The Children's Center has inspired human solutions through the development of healthy relationships. As a Therapist's Assistant, I was able to observe the Therapist's and child interactions and learn to be a positive role model to the children in support of their prosocial skill development. With unconditional positive regard and genuine presence and care in relating with the children, emotional and behavioral healing and transformation occurs.

Anahit Nazaryan

Anahit Nazaryan
sociology - salt lake county youth services

Being an intern at the Salt Lake County Youth Services has been an amazing experience for me.  I learned how to work effectively with children who had different family values, beliefs, and traditions than I.   I also learned that you must have a lot of patience to be able to work with a child especially a child who has certain behavioral issues. It’s also very important to understand that these children are here because of one or more unresolved issues and our job as a youth worker is not to judge them but to understand them and to be able to help them integrate back into the community in the best way possible. 

Hailee Ngu

Hailee Ngu
Family and Consumer Studies - clearlink

I've transformed the representation of the data into iconology to aid memory recall and enhance invididual creativity in our sales processes; humans find imagery more meaningful and are more likely to recall that information vs. random words or long sentences in text format. 

Jalen Pace

Jalen Pace
political science -  International rescue committee, Spice kitchen incubator

Through working with the International Rescue Committee and seeing the challenges New Americans face, I have developed an immense admiration for human resilience. I believe that this resilience is in all of us, and it takes help from others to bring it out. Human connection, empathy, and compassion can overcome any and all challenges that life throws at you.

Thomas PIlkington

Thomas Pilkington
Health Society and Policy - University of Utah Health Plans

Challenges come into our lives regularly. Rarely do they give warning, yet they take every ounce of energy from us. In this internship (focused on healthcare in the community), my eyes have been opened to the incredible healthcare need of those around us. Each time I look at my son, I think of a life without knowing he has healthcare coverage and access to it. I’m so grateful that I was able to learn about that need and I plan to carry that motivation with me into my professional career.

Erna Serezlic

Erna Serezlic
Criminology - University of Utah School of Medicine

A world without research would mean no improvement, growth, and intervention. Research is knowledge and empowers cultural change at a global or organizational level. Because new discoveries are always ready to be exposed it’s just about asking all the right questions.

Shanna Singh

Shanna Singh
Family and consumer Studies - ALIE Medical Practice

This internship has helped me become more independent and confident in what I have learned so far. I want to be able to work hard and try to make health a right not a privilege. I’m grateful for the hands-on experience and can’t wait to use what I have learned in a new career.

 

Erin Sundberg

Erin Sundberg
political science - Utah Attorney General's Office

My internship has taught me that no matter what, everyone has, or should have, rights and liberties. It is important that we fight for and protect them.

Tracey Tacana

Tracey Tacana
psychology and family & consumer studies -  the CHILDREN'S CENTER

Interning at The Children’s Center has made me realize how trauma and other adverse experiences in early childhood aid to the development of behavioral issues and other diagnoses. Through early clinical intervention it is possible to change the path of such young lives. We can not only improve their quality of life but also enhance their chances of growing up to be productive and successful members of our society.

Michaela Valdez

Michaela Valdez
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES - UNIVERSITY OF UTAH ECCLES SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

My internship has helped me in many different ways. We have a Women’s Leadership Program that is designed to help women in a male dominated workforce find their voice. We have classes and events that teach best practices to help have your voice heard when you feel it not being heard. I was the program coordinator for our Diversity & Inclusion class this year. This class gave professionals the opportunity to come and learn how to incorporate diversity into their place of work. Everyone has a voice and my internship helped me to realize that no voice is too little to make a difference. 

Abby Warr

Abby Warr
political science - people helping people

Working with People Helping People has showed me the power of women when they are committed to making meaningful changes and putting in hard work to improve the lives of themselves and their children.

 

Fall 2018

Tre Bourdeaux

Tre Bourdeaux
Economics - Newmark Grubb Acres

My internship has helped me inspire human solutions to problems that need to be solved via commercial real estate needs. Business owners and clients come to me for guidance and assistance in helping them with investments and business location needs. It's been a dream come through working here and getting to know the ins and outs of commercial real estate.

Jessenia Camel

Jessenia Camel
Family & Consumer Studies - University of Utah Prison Education Project

My internship has helped me inspire human solutions to life challenges by teaching me that every human being should be respected and taken in consideration. My internship takes place in a prison and i'm learning a tremendous amount through it. I whole heartedly believe that education can transform a person. By providing higher education in prisons we reduce recidivism rates and create a positive impact not only on our students but also on the people that surround them.

Braden Hall

Braden Hall
Economics - Utah Foundation

Interning at Utah Foundation has helped me inspire human solutions to life’s challenges by doing my part to be informed. So many issues are prevalent in our society today and prior to my experience interning, I knew little about these issues. Being informed personally and encouraging others to be informed can go a long way.

Razvan Ionita

Razvan Ionita
Economics - USDA, Rural Development

My internship has helped me inspire human solutions to life's challenges by helping to improve quality of life in rural Utah and bring prosperity to communities that are the lifeblood of our state. I've been able to visit so many projects across Utah that wouldn't be possible without USDA funding. Lastly, I've been able to learn real world skills in the fields of commercial lending and direct mortgage loans, that can help me in other careers, or help me progress in my current position at the USDA.

Lilly Kanishka

Lilly Kanishka
Anthropology - Personal Money Management Center

My internship has helped me in inspiring human solutions to life’s challenges by exposing me to a variety of students with varying levels of socioeconomic statuses, who’s needs all differ. By listening to and understanding their stories, I have learned to be a more cognizant peer advisor and recognize the differences and similarities between us. Pulling from my own experiences and the knowledge I have gained in this internship, I have found a happy medium to assisting students with their personal finance needs. It all begins with starting the conversation, keeping it going and following through on the goals one makes.

Shannon McNatt

Shannon McNatt
Economics - Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute

My work at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute has given me a new perspective on how I can positively impact people’s lives using my business and economics background. By collaborating with the economics department on the Institute’s American Dream Project, I was able to see how our economic research and data analysis on the middle class could have direct implications for Utahns and their economic status by influencing policy changes through the proliferation of our work.

Sabrina Saini

Sabrina Saini
Family & Consumer Studies - The Children's Center

Everyone knows, change is better at the youngest age. They learn faster, more observant, andquestion everything. We, as adults, are role models towards future generations. It starts with the kids whom are closest to you to those whom are only watching you. This internship has allowed me to be a positive role model for kids who needs guidance. It starts with you.

Priscilla Tukuafu

Priscilla Tukuafu
Family & Consumer Studies - Mana Academy

Educating children on topics that are important to their lives, communities and society, helps them be aware of how they can make an impact in the future. When hard subjects are integrated with our cultures, it makes it tangible to see where we came from and where we can go. These children are our future!

 

Summer 2018

Zac Boska

Zac Boska
Economics - Wells Fargo

Within my current job at Wells Fargo, we have seen our share of troubles and tribulations recently. In my role, I help businesses succeed financially providing services vital to success. In addition, we are large contributors to charities and social programs which allow Wells Fargo to constantly give back to its customers and society.

Bailey Burt

Bailey Burt
Family & Consumer Studies - In Motion Physical Therapy

My internship has helped inspire human solutions to life’s challenges in physically expanding the horizon of a persons will to achieve something. When they come into the clinic they are ready to work hard, and push through the pain from the physical aspect they have.

Kelvin J. Hernandez

Kelvin J. Hernandez
Health, Society & Policy - Utah COmmunity Action

My internship has opened my eyes in regards to the issue of food insecurity. I’ve had the privilege of providing service that benefits individuals from the lower social class, which I’ve thoroughly enjoyed. Through my internship, I have gained a desire to continue volunteering in my community as often as I can. I’ve learned that food insecurity is a real challenge that millions of individuals face each day, but our efforts to help them can provide much needed relief for as many people as we can reach.

Sarah Leetham

Sarah Leetham
Family & Consumer Studies - Alliance for a Better Utah

Being a Policy Advocate is also about empowering people. If you can empower others with tools and resources, making change is a lot easier. Finding shared values and common ground is where change can begin!

Lamishia Lin

Lamishia Lin
Family & Consumer Studies - University Kids

My internship has inspired human solutions to life’s challenges in many ways. The everyday challenges that we face everyday, are what makes us who we are as a person. My internship has inspired me to become a better person not just for the people that we know in our everyday lives, but to those who we don’t know either. Facing these life challenges will not only better ourselves as a person, but will inspire and challenge those around us.

Jackie Montour

Jackie Montour
psychology - the children's center

When you share your time to help those in need, those who suffer from abuse and/or neglect you feel inspired to find solutions to not only help them, but anyone who may be suffering from similar situations in life. When you see the amount of human suffering in the world, it motivates you to dedicate your life to finding ways to help and find solutions that might one stop or at least alleviate the suffering and in turn you hope that those who have been helped will one day help others experiences similar situations making this world a better place.

Hailee Ngu

Hailee Ngu
Family & Consumer Studies - Clear link

My internship has given me the opportunity to combine my expertise of human development and data science to drive powerful and effective business solutions. In a highly evolving technologic world, maintaining human solutions to address life’s challenges is a pertinent issue. At Clearlink, we’re trained to think critically about human behaviors to make informed business decisions. Using innovative technological platforms, we’re able to combine people and data to provide our users with the ultimate customer experience!

Jasmine Robinson

Jasmine Robinson
Family & consumer studies - biokids

My internship has helped me learn how to think about population level change within our communities. It has inspired me to always see multiple perspectives to a problem, and continue to pursue equity in all areas of life.

Jordan Scarr

Jordan Scarr
Health, Society & Policy - Utah Health Policy Project

My internship has helped me realize the various disparities that communities within Utah, and within the United States face. This has helped me realize my own privilege, and use that learning experience as a driving factor to find solutions. It has helped me think in much bigger ways than I previously imagined as possible and think in more creative ways.

Kaylie Tomadakis

Kaylie Tomadakis
Family & consumer studies - captrust financial

My internship has helped me find solutions to life changes that come financially. I have been able to learn how to take care of myself and my family as well as how to create security for other families. I have become inspired with the ability to learn how to solve common financial problems and bring these solutions to families across the world.

Last Updated: 3/31/21