Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Farewell Spring 2011 Interns

AAHI says farewell yet again to another group of interns. Patricia Nguyen and Rebeka Sultana joined the AAHI team from the University of Maryland College Park School of Public Health. As senior Community Health majors, Patricia and Rebeka participated in a semester-long internship as a part of their undergraduate experience.

As spring was a very busy season for AAHI, especially with these newer initiatives, the interns provided critical support for AAHI tasks. They actively participated in various AAHI activities from outreach events, to attending trainings and reaching out to small businesses for the Independent Outreach Project.

In addition to working side-by-side with AAHI staff, the interns also completed independent projects. Patricia worked on a nail salon project highlighting the health concerns of nail salon workers. This is especially important among the Asian American community as many nail salons are staffed with Asian American employees. Rebeka worked on a project highlighting mental health among Asian American youth. Through her research she found that mental health is an important health concern for Asian American youth and it should be addressed.

We thank Patricia and Rebeka for their hard work and wonderful contributions to AAHI's projects! We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

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