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Meet our intern staff! Learn more about internship opportunities and view the application here.

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Courtni Andrews

I am a senior in the Emory College of Arts and Sciences, graduating this year with both a BS in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology and a BA in Psychology. I have been involved with Flourish Emory since last year after participating in Happiness Boot Camp and attending the Good Life Speaker Series. Therefore, I am super excited to be able to work extensively with Happiness Boot Camp and Flourish Emory this year with other faculty, staff and students! Outside of Flourish Emory, I'm usually running around on campus for activities, which include being President of Emory Anime Club, volunteering at the Children's Hospital right here on campus, and conducting behavioral neuroscience research at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. For fun, I like to watch tons of shows with my friends back home (which are majority cartoons and anime), listen and break dance to music, and have random adventures whenever I can!

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Courtney Clark

I am a rising senior in the Emory College of Arts and Science pursing a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and behavioral biology. At Emory I devote my time to being a volunteer at Egleston Children’s Hospital as well as playing with animals as a volunteer with the Pawsitive Outreach program. As an intern with the Office of Health Promotion this upcoming summer I am excited to contribute to the new program exploring the cost analysis of alcohol use on campus in order to create a safer, healthier environment.

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Sandy DiVatali

As a health psychologist now studying public health, I am adding to my experiences as a resiliency trainer by working in Flourish Emory. This past winter, I was a facilitator with Happiness Boot Camp during which I and other facilitators introduced Emory students to positive psychology as it related to improving coping, leading to flourishing. As an intern this summer, I will be developing modules to add to Happiness Boot Camp, introducing mindfulness as yet another approach to helping students’ abilities to thrive in both their personal and academic lives. My hope is to also develop a supplemental program that is entirely mindfulness-based for those who want to engage mindfulness more and more.

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Melissa Engel

I am a junior in the college and am so excited to begin working with Flourish Emory as one of the 2015-2015 Good Life Speaker Series Chairs! I am majoring in Psychology and minoring in Science, Culture, and Society. At Emory, I serve as Residence Hall Association's Vice President of Programming, conduct research in a child psychopathology lab, and volunteer at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Passionate about helping children with chronic illnesses, I volunteer at an overnight camp for kids with type 1 diabetes and host a Project Linus blanket-making event each summer. After Emory, I plan to attend graduate school for clinical psychology and become a pediatric psychologist. Health and fitness play an integral role in my life, and in my free time, I enjoy distance running, spending time outdoors, and writing on my blog.

Lamar Greene

Lamar Greene

Hello! My name is Lamar Greene, and I am from Richmond, Virginia. I am a rising sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences at Emory majoring in Human Health. I have aspirations to go to public health school after earning my undergraduate degree. I am interested in health policy and management, environmental health, and behavioral sciences and health education. My general interests in the field and study of health include health disparities and disease prevention. During my internship at the office of health promotion this summer, I will be researching and helping to improve the Emory PrEP clinic in addition to making the Sexperts curriculum more inclusive.

junjie Guo

Junjie Guo

I just finished the first year of MPH program at Rollins School of Public Health. My major is epidemiology and I have a passion for work of public health. Before coming to Emory, I had an internship in a local public health department in China for 5 months, involved in health education about immunization and programs of tuberculosis and HIV control. I enjoy my life at Emory. There are excellent faculties and classmates. I took part in various activities arranged by the school, making friends with people from different backgrounds. On weekends, I often go hiking with friends and I love the hiking trials near Atlanta. I am also a volunteer at the Feminist Women’s Health Center, a local non-governmental organization focusing on reproductive justice and rights. As a Healthy Emory Inventory Intern, I look forward to working with other colleagues, identifying better health services and programs for the Emory community.

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Rini Jose

I am a incoming second-year graduate student pursuing a Masters of Public Health in the Epidemiology department at Emory. I am originally from Long Island, New York but have spent a lot of time at Emory: I also received my B.S. in Biology from Emory. While studying as an undergraduate, I volunteered at a domestic violence shelter in Georgia. This formative experience working with women and counselors at the shelter first inspired my interest in the prevention of sexual and domestic violence in the local community; which I hope to continue at the Respect program this summer!

Sterling Laboo

Sterling Laboo

Sterling LaBoo graduated from Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School in 2015. He received a Posse scholarship to Texas A&M University where he is currently a sophomore Public Health Major. He is involved in the American Medical Student Association and will be a Resident Advisor at Texas A&M in the 2016-2017 academic year. He is working this summer as an intern at the Emory Office of Health Promotion.

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Huan Liu

As an expected May 2016 graduate student from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University with a concentration in Health Policy, my academic background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Public Services and Utilities Management in Wuhan University, through which I gained a wide range of research skills and organization skills. I have organized and involved with several investigations and researches of the health reform in China and a comparative research about two-way referral system between China and America. I am also responsible for the Psychological Health Association and organized and involved 300-participants Health Education Activities of peer education about sexual education and the survival skills in an earthquake annually. As an intern with the Office of Health Promotion, I am very excited to learn more from Tobacco Free Emory Project and meet more friends.

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Elaine Miller

I am a rising senior in the College double majoring in Sociology and English with a concentration in British fiction. I am very pleased to be a summer intern for Flourish Emory! As the treasurer of SHAG, I've gotten to learn about Public Health initiatives and how to implement change on campus. I am excited to bring this knowledge to help increase flourishing on campus, especially through increased education and awareness of our mission. Outside of "doing school", I am the incoming president for Club Gymnastics, a middle school math tutor, a sorority member, a world traveler, concert lover, and a Netflix enthusiast.

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Caleb Peng

Caleb Peng is an alumnus of Emory University College of Arts and Sciences, and currently going into his second year of Emory University Rollins School of Public Health. His hometown is North Branford, Connecticut and finds Atlanta to be a much more exciting place. Caleb studied Psychology and Sociology as an undergraduate and is currently studying Behavior Sciences and Health Education in his graduate program. Caleb strongly believes in the power of utilizing social media and videography as additional mediums for sexual violence prevention education and has focused much of his prior efforts in this realm. In his free time, Caleb enjoys watching intense TV shows, Instagramming photos of his kittens, playing guitar, and weightlifting.

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Michelle Plavnik

I'm currently a junior in the college, majoring in Chemistry. I'm also very interested in Sociology. Aside from my classes, I'm in Club Volleyball, ChEmory, and The Emory Arts Club. Some of my other hobbies include cooking, baking, knitting/crocheting, traveling, dancing, and exploring the outdoors. I've been involved with Flourish Emory through the Good Life Lecture Series and Happiness Boot Camp. I've enjoyed both programs, and am excited to work more with Flourish Emory through a summer internship.

Adonica Scott

Adonica Scott

My name is Adonica Scott and I am a rising senior here at Emory. I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. I am a Human Health major as well as a Global Health, Culture, and Society minor. I have always had an interest in the many aspects of health care and have decided to pursue a career in public health. I hope to receive my MPH from Rollins School of Public Health in the future. My goal is to be able to educate people on ways to live a healthier lifestyle. I am a member of the Black Student Union and I am also a MORE mentor with OMPS. My hobbies include singing and drawing. I find it interesting how some don’t always know how to live and maintain a healthy lifestyle whether it’s through diet and exercise or dealing with stress, it is not as easy as it may seem. Through my experiences inside and outside of the classroom I have seen the obstacles most of us have to overcome in order to be healthy. My hope is that I can help people overcome those obstacles as well as overcoming my own to be the best version of myself that I can be.


Claire Sontheimer

I am a 2015 Summer Intern with the Respect Program. I became interested in this work after taking the class Men Stopping Violence on Emory’s campus this spring. In my work this summer, I am focusing on engaging men to end violence against women on Emory’s campus. I am originally from Chicago.

Current as of 6/15/2016