AAHI has proudly welcomed their fall 2010 interns. Karishma Dhru, Kristina Yee and Shaiza Khalil began their internship at the end of August. All three of them are undergraduate interns from the student internship program at University of Maryland’s School of Public Health. They leapt right into their responsibilities as interns and have a done an outstanding job supporting AAHI.
Kristina Yee is a returning student intern at the Asian American Health Initiative. She is pursuing a Bachelors of Science degree in Community Health at the University of Maryland College Park. Kristina is very excited about being part of the AAHI family and reaching out to the Montgomery County Asian American community. She hopes to gain a better understanding of the various health inequities that exist amongst Asian Americans, and to discover innovative strategies towards addressing them. Growing up as an Asian American in Montgomery County herself, Kristina is truly passionate about being able to help and give back to such a deserving population.
Karishma Dhru is a Student Intern at the Asian American Health Initiative. Karishma is a senior at the University of Maryland College Park, where she will be receiving her Degree in Community Health Education. Karishma is looking forward to polishing skills in the community health field through the wonderful opportunities AAHI will be presenting her with. Karishma has interned with A Wider Circle a non-profit organization in Silver Spring. With the experience of both internship sites, Karishma is looking forward to a future career in health education and policy.
Shaiza Khalil is a Fall intern for the Asian American Health Initiative. She is a senior Community Health major at the University of Maryland College Park. Her interests include outreach, planning and implementing health education programs. She is enthusiastic to gain the tools the necessary to better her community as well as overall society.