2014 Boehnen Summer Internship Grant Recipients

Author: Melisa Martinez Munoz

Rachel Hughes '15
Pregnancy Center East (PCE), Cincinnati, Ohio
Rachel will be working at Pregnancy Center East (PCE), a pregnancy resource center that serves downtown Cincinnati and the surrounding suburb. She will research and propose a  plan to implement public health services (STI testing and referrals) through PCE as well as provide services for clients at the center. These include acting as a client advocate (counselor) for women who seek help through PCE and providing material assistance (diapers, formula, clothing, etc.) through donations made to PCE. This internship swill provide her with public health experience to broaden her perspective on health care as more of a community issue, rather than just an individual’s issue. This internship specifically will enhance her understanding of the impact of public policy on healthcare services provided by agencies such as Pregnancy Center East.

Shannon Sheehan '16
Sexual Assault Center at the YMCA, St. Louis, MO

Shannon will be working at the Sexual Assault Center at the YMCA in St. Louis; this work will build upon her work on campus to help break the culture of silence that surrounds sexual assault here. She will assist with their outreach services, which include sexual assault counseling, teen outreach, and prevention services. This work will ultimately inform her senior thesis and prepare her for her career goal of pursuing a PhD.