CS Interns & Blog
Get to know our Community Service interns below, and be sure to check out:
Colleen Bell '14 is a Biology major. She has run Cross Country all four years at Whitman and being part of the team has been a huge highlight for her. She also founded GlobeMed at Whitman her sophomore year and has been happy to see how many students have gotten invovled in the cause. She has participated in multiple community service programs and was an RA in North Hall, which was another highlight. Last spring she studied social change abroad in India and did research on mental health. After Whitman, she plans to eventually apply to medical school and hopes to work as a family practice doctor in a rural community. She is one of the two interns for the Mentor Program this year and loves working for the mentor program because she's passionate about what a positive influence role models can have in the lives of young people.
Hi there! My name is Meghan Browne and I am a senior French major from Toledo, Ohio. This year I am a Spring Break Service Trips intern and am planning the Environmental Conservation trip to Arcata, CA and the Urban Education trip to Portland, OR. I am beyond excited to have this opportunity, as I love the Service Trips program! In my three years at Whitman I have been lucky enough to lead three different service trips and think they are a fantastic way for students to combine what they've learned in the classroom with their passion for service while giving back to their community. My experiences with the Community Service Office have been central to my time at Whitman and I hope you'll consider becoming involved. Be on the lookout for some awesome service opportunities coming your way!
My name is Cristela Delgado-Daniel and I am a Senior Sociology major from Seattle, Washington. This year I am one of the Mentor Program Interns in the Community Service Office. After mentoring since my freshman year, I'm excited to take my mentoring experience to the next level and have a more leadership role. For the past three years, I have been mentoring the same little girl and have really had the opportunity to watch her grow and come out of her shell. Apart from mentoring, I am the Co-Director of the Mariposa Program, a program for 5th grade girls, where they important learn life skills, such as friendship, communication, and decision making skills. On campus, I am a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and am very involved in IM sports. After graduation, I hope to take a year off and study abroad, before hopefully applying to law school.
Riley is a junior Economics-Mathematics major from Bellevue, WA. Aside from her work in the SEC, she serves as the Scholarship Chair for Delta Gamma, helping her peers set and achieve academic goals. Riley is an avid sports fan who hopes that her math background will lead to a career in sports analytics. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing and watching all kinds of sports, and of course, spreading her love of community service.
My name is Rose Haag and I am a senior studying Economics and Sociology at Whitman College. I have been involved in Community Service through the Student Engagement Center since I first set foot on campus. Although I have taken advantage of many service opportunities, my energy has been focused primarily on Spring Break Service Trips and Summer Community OutReach Excursions. My time at Whitman wouldn't have been the same without my experiences as a participant, leader, and coordinator for both programs. I am so excited to round out my experience in the Student Engagement Center as the Community Service Executive Intern. I look forward to spending my time working closely with Abby Juhaz (Community Service Coordinator) and Susan Prudente (Outreach Coordinator) to help organize projects in the SEC and support the Community Service Interns to make sure their programs run smoothly and have the opportunity to grow even more this year!
Michaela Lambert is a senior Biology major with a concentration in Spanish. She started the Buddy Program three years ago when she saw that there was a lack of support for adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in the community. For the past two summers she has worked as a research assistant in the U.C. Davis NeuroCognitive Development Lab, studying gesture production and processing in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Michaela hopes to become a nurse-midwife in the future.
Marika is a senior biology major from Salem, Oregon and is the intern for the Story Time Project this year. Aside from giving back to the community, she loves watching the leaves change color in the fall, reading cozily under a blanket, doing yoga in the sunshine, and baking granola. Reading has always been one of her absolute favorite activities, and she couldn't be more excited to lead this program and foster in both children and college students a tremendous love for books.
Kate is currently a senior Biology major with intentions to pursue a M.D. She is passionate about healthcare and health equity. She has participated in the Adopt-A-Grandparent program since her freshman year and has had the opportunity to foster a friendship with the same grandparent all four years. She is very excited to be a part of the Community Service Intern group this year and to collectively inspire Whitman student volunteerism.
My name is Katie Steen and I am a sophomore at Whitman majoring in Gender Studies and minoring in German. My position as the Events & Reflection Intern entails helping to plan every campus-wide service event (Make a Difference Day, Service Saturdays, and Spring Service Day) as well as create reflection events for each weekly program in order to give the volunteers time to get to know each other better, delve into issues in the community, and reflect on their service. I am also invested in creating a more cohesive community of Whitman students who are involved in Community Service and devoted helping to their communities. When I'm not working on these exciting projects, I am the co-president of FACE (Feminists Advocating for Change and Empowerment) and a small group leader for Whitman Christian Fellowship. I love reading and writing poetry, hanging out with kids, baking and hiking in the mountains of my home state, Colorado.