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Get to Know Our Interns...

"As a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, I was interested in spending my summer at Black Women's Health Alliance. I graduated with a Bachelor of Health Policy and Administration. The experience with this agency has led me into my graduate studies at University of Maryland, College Park. At UMD I am pursuing my Master of Public Health with a focus on Health Administration. At Black Women's Health Alliance, I have been involved in youth outreach, aquiring partnerships, grant writing, representing the organization at conferences and summits, intern and volunteer recruitment, orientation and training, as well as website and technical management. I assist in website maintence while away at University of Maryland. Please feel free to contact me at"

"Interning at the Black Women;s Health Alliance has been a truly awarding experience. My experiences with BWHA have contributed to both my personal and professional growth. While studying health education at the master’s level working with Ms. Brenda and BWHA interns and volunteers I was able to put my classroom knowledge to immediate use along the way. Ms. Brenda was sure to challenge my intellect and eagerness to work in the public health/health education field. I was able to assist with grant writing, program evaluation and often participated in professional trainings and workshops. As the Executive Director of BWHA Ms. Brenda also served as a mentor as she guided me through my time as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow. I graduated in May 2013 and currently work as a volunteer with BWHA. As I begin my career in the public health arena I am sure to keep with me the valuable knowledge and skills I gained during my internship at BWHA.



I am currently a junior attending Creative and Performance Arts High School. I am working towards my high school diploma in hopes to attend NYU or UCLA University  in 2017. If I attend NYU I have hopes in becoming a Drama Therapist. Although Health and Science isn't my field the things that I have learned at BWHA apply to everyday life. This is my second year working at the Black Women's Health Alliance. Working here made me more aware of my body, mind and spirit. This summer, I applied my leadership skills in the office where i learned health education and gained office administrative support Skills.

Shalaya Minor

     Aishia Correll
Linda Brown
  Abdul Tejan-Kella
Anjelica D. Sanders, M.S.

I am a rising senior at the University of Pittsburgh, studying economics and women's studies.  I wanted to intern at the Black Women's Health Alliance because I plan on attending gradute school for Public Health.  Thus far, the experience has been extremely rewarding. I have been able to work on projects such as the Teen Dating Violence Program as well as attend health-related functions as a representative for the Black Women's Health Alliance. Ms. Brenda is truly a great supervisor and teacher and I look forward to continuing my internship at the agency.

     Rehema Korich

Dominique Silas

Greetings Black Women’s Health Alliance supporters,

prior to my graduation I had to research agencies to complete my internship and as soon as I stumbled upon Black Women’s Health Alliance I knew instantly that I was interested in spending my summer there. I graduated with a Bachelor of Public Health: Health Promotion from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. My experience with the agency has allowed me to participate in various health fairs as a representative of the organization.  At Black Women's Health Alliance, I have been involved in youth outreach by facilitating Be Proud, Be Responsible workshops, representing the organization at conferences and summits like Women’s Way and the State of Women health event, attended trainings and received two certifications, I have also developed skills in evidence-based health promotion evaluations and research. Due to my experience here I plan to pursue a Master of Public Health with a focus on Health Administration or Community Health.  Please feel free to contact me

I am a Current senior at Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter school, and was offered an opportunity to intern at The Black Women’s Health Alliance. I have been involved in a developing program called Teen Dating Violence, where I help developed, and conduct a survey. Working with Ms Brenda has been a pleasure as I developed different work skill, so when I get out in the real world. This coming fall I will be attending Central Penn College in Summerdale PA.I will be Majoring in accounting to get my bachelors degree. My goal is to get my Master's in mathematics.

  Alise Ragsdale

My name is Alise Ragland. I currently attend Mastery Charter Shoemaker Campus and I will be going to the 11th grade. My plans are to graduate from high school receive my high school diploma and attend Penn State University Main Campus for college. Penn State is an amazing school and is a good school for business which as for an career I would like to become an entrepreneur in the future. However, this summer I have been interning at Black Women Health Alliance. Working here has made me more aware of my health and my body.  Also, being here I have gained many working skills that c help me in the business world. 

                     Rasheeda Lawler
                            MPH, BSN, RN

I completed my practicum experience for my Master of Public Health degree from La Salle University at BWHA from July 2013-May 2014.  During my time here, I was provided with an unparalleled opportunity for professional growth and development as a Public Health Practitioner. Ms. Brenda Shelton-Dunston served as a great leader and mentor who challenged and exposed me to a wide-range of disciplines in the Public Health field.  As an intern, I had the opportunity to participate in training and development activities to promote awareness in the community. I am trained as a facilitator for the Be Proud! Be Responsible! Preventing Teen Pregnancy Program through the Family Planning Council. I was successful in obtaining funding for two grants—Safe Dates Teen Dating Violence from Women’s Way and the Adolescent Parenting Project (APP) with funding from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). I am currently implementing APP at CHOP (where I currently work as a Registered Nurse). Additionally, I received the Practicum of the Year Award from La Salle University for Outstanding Achievement at a practicum site. After completing my practicum, I feel that I am ready to take on what the world of Public Health has to offer and continue to gain meaningful experience in Public Health settings.

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