Meet the Interns

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Fall 2021

Portrait of Efua Arthur

Efua Arthur
George Washington University
Masters of Public Health

Worksite Wellness

Portrait of Sofia Bereket

Sofia Bereket
Baylor University
Masters of Public Health

Region 6/5S Community and Family Health

Portrait of Aylin Diaz-Valladares

Aylin Diaz-Valladares
UTHealth Houston
Masters of Public Health

Environmental Epidemiology

Portrait of Catherine Dobens

Catherine Dobens
Texas A&M University
Masters of Public Health

Vulnerable Populations and Facilities Taskforce

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Oluchi Ileka
UTHealth Dallas
Masters of Public Health

HIV Fiscal Monitoring

Portrait of Alexandra Koops

Alexandra Koops
UTHealth Houston
Masters of Public Health

Region 6/5S Community and Family Health

Portrait of Emmanuel Legarreta

Emmanuel Legarreta
UT San Antonio
Bachelor of Science

Worksite Wellness

Portrait of Jantel Lewis

Jantel Lewis
UTHealth Houston
Masters of Public Health

Tobacco Prevention and Control

Portrait of Ebonie Lopez

Ebonie Lopez
UTHealth Houston
Masters of Public Health

Region 6/5S Immunizations

Portrait of Sofia Lopez

Sofia Lopez
UTHealth San Antonio
Masters of Public Health

Region 8 Epidemiology

Portrait of Shumaila Moosa

Shumaila Moosa
Texas Woman’s University
Masters of Health Administration

Financial Analyst

Portrait of Alyssa Neil

Alyssa Neil
Sam Houston State University
Bachelor of Science

Worksite Wellness

Portrait of Joey O’Donnell

Joey O’Donnell
Baylor University
Masters of Public Health

Environmental Epidemiology

Portrait of Temitope Olokunlade

Temitope Olokunlade
Texas A&M University
Doctor of Public Health

Environmental Surveillance and Toxicology Branch

Portrait of Yomi Oloruntoba

Yomi Oloruntoba
Texas A&M University
Doctor of Public Health

Oral Health Improvement

Portrait of Yuri Orozco

Yuri Orozco
New Mexico State University
Masters of Public Health

Office of Border Health

Portrait of Armand Patel

Armand Patel
UT Austin
Bachelor of Science

Public Health Finance: RLHO

Portrait of Rheanna Patel

Rheanna Patel
UT Austin
Bachelor of Science

HIV Fiscal Monitoring

Portrait of Jessica Perez

Jessica Perez
UT El Paso
Bachelor of Social Work

Region 9/10 Social Work

Portrait of ThuyMi Phung

ThuyMi Phung
Southwestern University
Bachelor of Arts

Workforce Development

Portrait of Luke Pickerill

Luke Pickerill
UTHealth Houston
Masters of Public Health

Vulnerable Populations and Facilities Taskforce

Portrait of Mollie Price

Mollie Price
Texas State University
Bachelor of Science

Center for Health Statistics

Portrait of Alejandra Rueda

Alejandra Rueda
Concordia University
Masters in Business Administration

Public Health Finance: RLHO

Portrait of Ryan Salinas

Ryan Salinas
UTHealth San Antonio
Masters of Public Health

Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch

Portrait of Princy Sam

Princy Sam
Texas A&M University
Masters of Public Health

Region 6/5S Immunizations

Portrait of Madalynn Sealey

Madalynn Sealey
Baylor University
Masters of Public Health

Medical Advisory Board

Portrait of Pratyusha Singh

Pratyusha Singh
Cleveland State University
Masters of Public Health

Data Analyst

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Robert Smith
Baylor University
Masters of Public Health

Region 8 Epidemiology

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Summer 2021

Portrait of Stephanie Aristide

Stephanie Aristide
Florida International University
Masters of Public Health

Maternal and Child Health

Portrait of Charniece Baptiste

Charniece Baptiste
Texas Southern University
Masters of Healthcare Administration

Workforce Development

Portrait of Gabby Battaglia

Gabby Battaglia
UTHealth Austin
Masters of Public Health

Maternal and Child Health

Portrait of Samantha Chang

Samantha Chang
Texas A&M University
Masters of Public Health

Data Analytics

Portrait of Elisha Crane

Elisha Crane
UTHealth Houston
Masters of Public Health

Center for Health Statistics

Portrait of Karla Escobar

Karla Escobar
Emory University
Masters of Public Health

Region 6/5S Immunizations

Portrait of Cecilia Farias-Ruiz

Cecilia Farias-Ruiz
Texas Tech University
Masters of Public Health

Region 6/5S Immunizations

Portrait of Kaylee Fish

Kaylee Fish
UTHealth San Antonio
Masters of Public Health

Tobacco Prevention and Control

Portrait of Iqra Imam

Iqra Imam
Texas A&M University
Masters of Public Health

Medical Advisory Board

Portrait of Faraz Jivraj

Faraz Jivraj
Texas A&M University
Masters of Public Health

HIV Fiscal Monitoring

Portrait of Tiffany Mai

Tiffany Mai
UTHealth Houston
Masters of Public Health

Region 6/5S Immunizations

Portrait of Danielle Manuel

Danielle Manuel
Texas A&M University
Masters of Public Health

Legislative Analysis

Portrait of Romain McDonald

Romain McDonald
Texas A&M University
Masters of Public Health

Syndromic Surveillance

Portrait of Aanandya Mittal

Aanandya Mittal
UT Austin
Bachelors of Science

Data Analytics

Portrait of Leah Monita

Leah Monita
Texas A&M University
Masters of Public Health

Oral Health Improvement

Portrait of Shumaila Moosa

Shumaila Moosa
Texas Woman’s University
Masters of Healthcare
Administration

Financial Analyst

Portrait of Joey O’Donnell

Joey O’Donnell
Baylor University
Masters of Public Health

Environmental Epidemiology

Portrait of Victor Oyebade

Victor Oyebade
Texas A&M University
Masters of Public Health

Worksite Wellness

Portrait of Netri Parikh

Netri Parikh
Texas A&M University
Masters of Public Health

Syndromic Surveillance

Portrait of Madison Poljan

Madison Poljan
Trinity University
Bachelor of Arts

Digital Communications

Portrait of Shangeetha Rajagopal

Shangeetha Rajagopal
UT Health Science Center
at Tyler
Masters of Public Health

Occupational Health Surveillance

Portrait of Madeline Reichart

Madeline Reichardt
Texas State University
Masters of Education

Worksite Wellness

Portrait of Kristen Sanchez

Kristen Sanchez
Texas A&M University
Masters of Public Health

Vulnerable Populations Taskforce

Portrait of Siddha Sanniqrahi

Siddha Sanniqrahi
UT Austin
Bachelors of Science

HIV Fiscal Monitoring

Portrait of Sarah Santillan

Sarah Santillan
Texas Tech University
Masters of Public Health

Workforce Development

Portrait of Madalynn Sealey

Madalynn Sealey
Baylor University
Masters of Public Health

Medical Advisory Board

Portrait of Harinee Shanmugasundararaj

Harinee Shanmugasundararaj
UT Dallas
Bachelors of Science

Financial Analyst

Portrait of Natasha Skergan

Natasha Skergan
UT Austin
Bachelors of Business Administration

Financial Analyst

Portrait of Samuel Smith

Samuel Smith
Texas A&M University
Masters of Public Health

Vulnerable Populations Taskforce

Portrait of Alisha Sood

Alisha Sood
UT Austin
Bachelor of Science

Infectious Disease Control Unit

Portrait of Edu Swarts

Edu Swarts
Southwestern University
Bachelors of Arts

Financial Analyst

Portrait of Ngoc-Nhu Vo

Ngoc-Nhu Vo
Texas A&M University
Bachelors of Science

HIV Fiscal Monitoring

Portrait of Janine Yost

Janine Yost
UT Health Science Center at Tyler
Masters of Public Health

Region 4/5N Zoonosis

Portrait of Jade Zachery

Jade Zachery
Tulane University
Masters of Public Health

Maternal and Child Health

Portrait of Alice Zhao

Alice Zhao
Yale University
Masters of Public Health

Infectious Disease Control Unit

Portrait of Laura Zimmerman

Laura Zimmerman
Purdue University
Bachelors of Arts

Region 4/5N Zoonosis

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Spring 2021

Portrait of Julie Barksdale

Juli Barksdale
UTHealth Austin
Masters of Public Health

Region 8 Epidemiology

Portrait of Christa Barrera

Christa Barrera
UT San Antonio
Masters of Health Education

Region 8 Worksite Wellness

Portrait of Thais Barron

Thais Barron
University of
Incarnate Word
Bachelors of Science
Public Health

Region 8
Communicable Diseases

Portrait of Grace Chialiva

Grace Chialiva
Rice University
Bachelors of Arts
Health Sciences

Office of Practice and Learning

Portrait of Steven Davis

Steven Davis
Baylor University
Bachelors of Science
Public Health

Region 6/5S Immunizations

Portrait of Manali Desai

Manali Desai
Texas A&M University
Masters of Public Health

LIDS: HIV - Systematic Change

Portrait of Melissa Flores

Melissa Flores
Baylor University
Masters of Public Health

Oral Health Improvement

Portrait of Giovanni Gama

Giovanni Gama
Texas A&M University
Masters of Public Health

Region 8
Communicable Diseases

Portrait of Miles Greenfield

Miles Greenfield
UT Austin
Bachelors of Arts
Health and Society

Digital Communications

Portrait of Ada Hseih

Ada Hseih
Harvard University
Masters of Public Health

Maternal and Child Health

Portrait of Barbara Jardine

Barbara Jardine
Texas A&M
Masters of Public Health

RLHO: Vulnerable Populations

Portrait of Jenny Jie

Jenny Jie
UT Austin
Bachelors of Arts

Fiscal Monitoring Unit

Portrait of Paloma June

Paloma June
UT Austin
Bachelors of Science
Public Health

Region 6/5S Immunizations

Portrait of Brittny Kimball

Brittny Kimball
BYU-Idaho University
Bachelors of Science
Public Health

Region 8 Worksite Wellness

Portrait of Jose Martinez

Jose Martinez
Texas State University
Bachelors of Science
Public Health

Region 8 Communicable Diseases

Portrait of Alyssa McNulty

Alyssa McNulty
Texas A&M University
Doctor of Public Health

RLHO Syndromic Surveillance

Portrait of Sara Mendez

Sara Mendez
Texas A&M University
Doctor of Public Health

Office of Practice and Learning

Portrait of Usman Mir

Usman Mir
UTHealth Houston
Masters of Public Health

LIDS HIV Care Services

Portrait of McKenzi Murden

McKenzi Murden
Texas A&M University
Bachelors of Science

Environmental Epidemiology

Portrait of Diane Nguyen

Diane Nguyen
UTHealth Houston
Masters of Public Health

Region 6/5S Immunizations

Portrait of Sieda Omar

Sieda Omar
UTHealth Houston
Masters of Public Health

RLHO Syndromic Surveillance

Portrait of Taylor Polk

Taylor Polk
Texas A&M University
Masters of Public Health

Help Me Grow

Portrait of Mereya Quintana

Mereya Quintana
Florida A&M University
Masters of Public Health

RLHO Public Health Finance

Portrait of Shangeetha Rajagopal

Shangeetha Rajagopal
UTHealth Tyler
Masters of Public Health

Occupational Health Surveillance

Portrait of Harinee Shanmugasundararaj

Harinee Shanmugasundararaj
UT Dallas
Bachelors of Science
Finance

Fiscal Monitoring Unit

Portrait of Edu Swarts

Edu Swarts
Southwestern University
Bachelors of Arts
Business and Economics

RLHO Public Health Finance

Portrait of Alicia Williams

Alicia Williams
Liberty University
Masters of Public Health

Region 6/5S Immunizations

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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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Last updated September 23, 2021