Jason Wright interned at St. Vrain Valley School District in Colorado with the Security and Emergency Management Department. In this interview he explains how he was able to gain valuable experience in different law enforcement agencies, such as the local police department and SWAT team, as well as learn FBI threat assessment techniques. Jason also explains how networking has been crucial for him and his success.
Nathaniel Ponvert wants you to follow your passion, but realize that you never know where it may take you. Nathaniel entered the University of Arizona with a love of photography, especially with an interest in the desert plants he was photographing. He followed that interest into selecting related general education classes in the field of science, which led to working closely with faculty who study plants in a lab setting. By continuously following his passion, it eventually led him to be a PhD student at Brown University.
Courtney Slanaker is the Executive Director of World Care, a Tucson, AZ-based humanitarian organization. In this episode you will hear about her amazing internship experience in Guatemala where a chance encounter with a young man with a rare genetic condition, Rufino, changed her life, his health, and caused her to start her own organization, Walk With, while still a college student.
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Molly Mahoney was a LeadLocal intern who worked with a team of University of Arizona students for a real-world project for Tu Nidito Children and Family Services to complete a community expansion plan for their Memory Beads program. Molly went on to be hired by Tu Nidito and currently serves as their Community Impact Coordinator, where she coordinates the Memory Beads program as well as grief support groups for children and families in Southern Arizona.