Meet the Interns

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Fall 2020 Summer 2020

Summer 2020

Portrait of Emilie Cassar

Emilie Cassar
Hendrix University
Bachelors of Science

Texas Cancer Registry

Portrait of Mari Yukawa

Mari Yukawa
University of Alabama
at Birmingham
Masters of Public Health

Oral Health Improvement

Portrait of Amina Karage

Amina Karage
The University of Texas
at Austin
Bachelors of Arts
College of Liberal Arts

EMS Travel Systems

Portrait of Vanora Davila

Vanora Davila
The Ohio State University
Masters of Public Health

Center for Health Statistics

Portrait of Barbara Jardine

Barbara Jardine
Texas A&M University
Masters of Public Health

Region and Local Health Operations: Region 8

Portrait of Morgan Brown

Morgan Brown
Texas A&M University
Bachelors of Science
Public Health

Region and Local Health Operations: Region 8

Portrait of Madeleine Tran

Madeleine Tran
The University of Texas
at San Antonio
Bachelors of Science

Region and Local Health Operations: Region 8

Portrait of Shiva Dhiman

Shiva Dhiman
Baylor University
Bachelors of Science
Public Health

Region and Local Health Operations: Region 8

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Fall 2020

Portrait of Brooklyn Adams

Brooklyn Adams
Baylor University
Masters of Public Health

Region 6/5S Immunizations

Natalie Bird

Natalie Bird
Lamar University
Masters of Nursing

Region 8
Public Health Nursing

Lori Boies

Lori Boies
UT Health San Antonio
Masters of Public Health

Syndromic Surveillance

Susmita Chakraborty

Susmita Chakraborty
Texas A&M University
Masters of Public Health

HIV Fiscal Monitoring

Alex Donihoo
UT at Austin
Bachelor of Science - Communications

Digital Communications

Thomas Evans

Thomas Evans
Texas A&M University
Masters of Public Health

RLHO Vulnerable Populations

Romyssa Hashim

Romyssa Hashim
Texas A&M University
Masters of Public Health

HIV Fiscal Monitoring

Barbara Jardine

Barbara Jardine
Texas A&M University
Masters of Public Health

RLHO Vulnerable Populations

Jenny Jie

Jenny Jie
UT at Austin
Bachelor of Arts

Data Analyst

Brittny Kimball

Brittny Kimball
BYU - Idaho University
Bachelor of Science

Region 8
Worksite Wellness

Sasha Maclennan
UT Health Austin
Masters of Public Health

Region 6/5S Immunizations

Alex Mancevski

Alex Mancevski
Harvard University
Bachelor of Science

Office of Science & Population Health

Sara Mendez

Sara Mendez
Texas A&M University
Doctor of Public Health

Office of Academic Affairs

Usman Mir

Usman Mir
UT Health Houston
Masters of Public Health

HIV Clinical Quality Management

Sophia Ngenge

Sophia Ngenge
Texas A&M University
Masters of Public Health

Region 6/5S Immunizations

Keka Nwanwene

Keka Nwanwene
Texas A&M University
Masters of Public Health

HIV Care Services Group Capacity Building

Shivani Patel

Shivani Patel
Texas Women's University
Bachelor of Science

Region 6/5S Immunizations

Audrey Payton

Audrey Payton
Southwestern University
Bachelor of Arts

Financial Analyst

Taylor Polk

Taylor Polk
Texas A&M University
Masters of Publich Health

Help Me Grow Texas

Noel Pratts

Noel Pratts
Southwestern University
Bachelor of Arts

Data Analyst

Barnabas Odeyomi
UT Health Austin
Masters of Public Health

Financial Analyst

Janine Reasonda

Janine Reasonda
UT at Austin
Bachelor of Science

Medical Monitoring Project

Ashlin Samuel

Ashlin Samuel
UT at Arlington
Masters of Healthcare Administration

Data Visualization

Dana Tedosco

Dana Tedosco
Texas A&M University
Masters of Public Health

Region 8
Communicable Diseases

Rejane Teixiera

Rejane Teixiera
UT Health San Antonio
Masters of Public Health

Oral Health Improvement

Tonaya Tonpay

Tonaya Tonpay
Texas A&M University
Masters of Public Health

Health Assessment
and Toxicology

Isabel Vinson

Isabel Vinson
Texas State University
Bachelor of Science

Region 8
Communicable Diseases

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Fall 2019

Blue Ribbon Interns

Fall 2019 Blue Ribbon Presentation Agenda (PDF)

Blue Ribbon Interns Fall 2019

Front Row

  1. Akta Patel
    Regional and Local Health Operations
    Region 2/3

    University of Texas at Arlington
    Masters of Business Administration
  2. Amber Portis
    Regional and Local Health Operations
    Region 2/3

    Texas State University
    Bachelor of Science in Public Health
  3. Breisha Daugherty
    Regional and Local Health Operations
    Region 2/3

    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
    Master of Public Health
  4. Ali Bridendolph
    Laboratory and Infectious Disease Services Division
    UT Health Science Center at Houston
    Master of Public Health

Back Row

  1. Je'Terius Duirden
    Regional and Local Health Operations
    Region 2/3

    University of North Texas
    Master of Science in Information Science
  2. Ryan Ward
    Assistant Deputy Commissioner Division
    University of Texas at Austin
    Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
  3. Vanessa Meza
    Community Health Improvement Division
    University of North Texas Health Science Center
    Master of Public Health

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Summer 2019

Blue Ribbon Internship Graduates

Spring 2019 Blue Ribbon Presentation Agenda (PDF)

From left to right:

  1. Oyuky DezaRegional and Local Health Operations: Region 8
    George Washington University
    Milken Institute School of Public Health
  2. Gabriela GuerraCommunicable Diseases Program: Region 8
    George Washington University
    Milken Institute School of Public Health
  3. Lu ChenOffice of Injury Prevention
    Texas A&M University
    School of Public Health
  4. Jeong Won HanOffice of Injury Prevention
    Texas A&M University
    School of Public Health
  5. Moushumi SahuNewborn Screening Unit
    Rice University
    Weiss School of Natural Sciences
  6. Valeria MontemayorCommunity Health Services: Region 2/3
    Texas A&M University
    School of Public Health
  7. Isabella RicciOffice of EMS/Trauma Systems
    University of Houston
    College of Liberal Arts
  8. Edaena GarciaFamily and Community Health Services: Region 9/10
    Georgetown University
    School of Nursing and Health Studies
  9. Erin BarnettOffice of EMS/Trauma Systems
    University of Texas at Austin
    College of Natural Sciences
  10. Alyssa RamirezCardiovascular Disease and Stroke Prevention Program
    UT Health Science Center
    Houston School of Public Health
  11. Morgan SeekatzHealthy Texas Mothers and Babies Branch
    Texas A&M University
    Bush School of Government and Public Service
  12. Shayla Haque MishuCommunity Health Services: Region 2/3
    Texas A&M University
    School of Public Health
  13. Lisa StraussTB Program and Hansen's Disease Branch
    Texas A&M University
    School of Public Health
  14. Oluwakemi AlongeCommunicable Diseases Program: Region 8
    Texas A&M University
    School of Public Health

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Last updated January 8, 2021