Volunteers and interns

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Victoria Burse

UHRU Master of Public Health Intern

Victoria is a second year graduate student at The University of Georgia in the Master of Public Health program. Her concentration is in health policy and management. She received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Florida A&M University in May 2020. 

 

Victoria’s primary interest is in health policy. Upon graduation in Spring 2021, she plans to move into the field of analyzing health policy, specifically examining health systems in rural and underserved communities. 

 

Victoria is from Atlanta, Georgia, and she enjoys listening to music and traveling.  

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Allyson Anderson

UHRU Undergraduate Public Health Intern

Allyson is a fourth year undergraduate at the University of Georgia studying Health Promotion and Behavior and earning a minor in Health Policy and Management with plans to attend graduate school for Occupational Therapy. After graduate school, she hopes to practice occupational therapy in rural communities in Georgia.  

 

Allyson is originally from Statesboro, Georgia, a small, yet growing, community in the Southeast and home to Georgia Southern University. She is passionate about women’s health specifically with a concentration in rural populations. As an intern at UHRU, she hopes to gain more insight into creating health promotion interventions for underserved and rural communities.

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Camden Garland

UHRU Undergraduate Volunteer

Camden is a second year undergraduate at the University of Georgia (UGA) studying Exercise and Sports Science with plans to attend medical school after graduation. After medical school, he hopes to practice medicine in rural communities throughout the southeast.

 

He has worked as a caregiver in rural north Georgia and has volunteered with the Children's Physical Activity and Fitness Lab at UGA.

 

Camden is originally from Murphy, North Carolina but graduated high school in Monticello, Georgia. As a volunteer at UHRU, he supports the Georgia Colon Cancer Prevention Project to help increase colorectal cancer screening among underserved communities. 

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Meghna Iyer

UHRU Volunteer

Meghna is a junior in high school in Atlanta, Georgia. She worked as a volunteer at UHRU supporting our social media.

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Nicholas Hatch

Georgia Colon Cancer Prevention Project Intern

Nick is a recent graduate of the University of Georgia Class of 2021, earning his Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion with a minor in Health Policy. He is currently studying as a Master of Public Health candidate at the Yale School of Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy. After graduation, he hopes to work as a health policy expert.

 

He is passionate about LGBTQ rural and minority health and hopes to eventually conduct and plan interventions to benefit this vulnerable population. In addition, he has experience interning with the Wellness Department of the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government and a drug toxicology laboratory.

 

Nick is from Marietta, Georgia and enjoys swimming, listening to music and spending time with his two dogs.

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KATE TEMPLETON

Georgia Colon Cancer Prevention Project Intern

Kate is a fourth-year student at The University of Georgia (UGA) studying Health Promotion and Behavior with minors in Spanish and Music. After graduation in the Spring of 2021, she will be in UGA's Master of Public Health program.

Through classes and volunteer opportunities, Kate has gained experience in public health services and campaigns related to sexual health education, health and wellness of minority populations and gerontology. 

Kate is from Savannah, Georgia and enjoys volunteering at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital, singing and spending time with friends and family.

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Sania Qazi

Georgia Colon Cancer Prevention Project Intern

Sania is a fourth-year student at The University of Georgia (UGA) studying Health Promotion and Behavior. After graduation in the Spring of 2021, she hopes to attend medical school in the state of Georgia.

Sania has worked and volunteered with a number of community health and public health organizations. She recently worked as a contract tracer for COVID-19 at the Georgia Department of Public Health. She is also a research assistant at UGA for a study on men's sexual health.

Sania is originally from Johns Creek, Georgia. During her internship with UHRU, she hopes to gain more experience working with rural and underserved communities.

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Isabel Zhang

UHRU Volunteer

Isabel is a second year undergraduate student at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She is studying healthcare management, finance and data science. She is planning a career in healthcare administration or consulting.

 

At University of Pennsylvania, she is the Chair of Career Development at the Wharton Undergraduate Healthcare Club. She is also involved with research both at the Wharton School of Business and the Perelman School of Medicine.

 

Isabel is originally from Athens, Georgia. She has been volunteering at UHRU since high school.

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JULIA HENNIG

Georgia Colon Cancer Prevention Project Intern

Julia completed her Public Health Internship with UHRU in Spring 2020. She completed her Master of Public Health with a concentration in Health Promotion and Behavior at the University of Georgia and received a certificate in Disaster Management. 

 

In addition to her academic coursework, Julia gained public health experience by working on projects related to workplace safety, community nutrition outreach, environmental health, and emergency preparedness.

 

Julia assisted with the development and implementation of UHRU’s Georgia Colon Cancer Prevention Project. By contributing to colon cancer screening outreach initiatives, writing standard operating procedures, and creating content for UHRU’s social media platforms, Julia gained experience in cancer prevention, health communication, and public health outreach in rural and underserved areas. 

 

Julia is from Richmond, Virginia and her hobbies include hiking, baking, and volunteering at the Athens Humane Society.