Thursday, January 8, 2015

HSP Welcomes a Trio of Interns

Today, HSP had the pleasure of welcoming three new members to our intern team. Like Rabije, who we welcomed on Monday, these three ladies are joining HSP from Adler University and will be completing their Community Service Practicum with us. They will be interviewing the needy senior citizens enrolled in our Senior Citizen Project and writing “senior updates” about their lives, needs, and how the Senior Citizen Project has impacted their lives.  Without further ado, we’d like to introduce you to them.

                First we have Alinda Lord who is studying Counseling at Adler with a specialization in Forensic Psychology. Alinda is studying for a career working in correctional facilities or alongside police officers. Alinda says she is very excited to have been placed at HSP for her practicum as a chance to build on her past experience in non-profits. For two years Alinda volunteered a crisis hotline connecting people with the services they need. At HSP, Alinda says she is looking forward to getting to know our seniors, and gaining more experience working with a specific population.

                Second we have Roxanne Gajewski who, like Alinda, is studying Counseling with a specialization in Forensic Psychology. Roxanne also wishes to work in a correctional setting, and may choose to get a doctorate. She says she looks forward to her time at HSP as a valuable learning experience. Roxanne will feel right at home at HSP as she has been volunteering at non-profits her whole life either in the form of food pantries, animal shelters, Children’s Miracle Network, or her involvement in Relay for Life.

                Finally, we’d like to introduce you to Natalie Haines who is in the Sports and Health department at Adler. Once she graduates, Natalie intends to work with student athletes at a college. Natalie’s main passions are serving others and golf. She combined her two passions for six years while volunteering for the Kids Golf Foundation. Natalie says she is very excited to be working at HSP for the opportunity to gain new experiences and because, as a Geneva native, she will be working around the community she grew up in.

We are looking forward to working with Alinda, Roxanne, and Natalie. Please join us in welcoming them to HSP!

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