Interns

Alongside our interns listed below, we have and have had several long-term volunteers. In 2022-23, they have supported us in many ways and we would like to say a big thank you to: Charlotte Allen, Sophie Dearden, Shailja Desai, Catherine Haynes, Sydney Johnson, David Lefebvre, Jiewon Lim, Briann Mensour, Kimberly Morren, Maria Mudassir, Carmela Preciado, Jeremy Scudder, and María Alejandra Gutiérrez Torres.

 

Drew Baldwin – Communications intern

Drew is an LLM student studying International Human Rights Law at Queen’s University, Belfast. Her interest in humanitarian aid and Evidence Aid’s work in particular descends from a continued commitment to achieve human-centred international protection frameworks. Drew has worked closely with experts in both transitional justice and criminology to contribute to a number of projects. She has also spent time at the United Nations in Geneva performing research on disarmament and international humanitarian law. Drew is helping Evidence Aid improve its communications though its newsletter and bulletin.

Jeslyn Chen – Business development and project team intern

Jeslyn is completing her MSc in Global Health at McMaster University and has a background in the health sciences. Her research interests include health equity, immigrant and refugee health, and climate change. Jeslyn works on project management and business support at Evidence Aid.

Riwa Deghaim – Evidence collections intern

Riwa has a Bachelors degree in Medical Laboratory from the Saint-Joseph University of Beirut in Lebanon and is undertaking a Masters in Public Health. She has completed literature and systematic reviews and  contributed to projects in public health including an analysis of the Lebanese healthcare system within the current economic crisis, and identification of the needed reforms and investigation of the challenges and opportunities towards their implementation. She works with the Evidence team by helping summarize systematic reviews for our evidence collections.

Joly Ghanawi – Evidence collections intern

Joly has a biology background, with a strong interest in evidence-based research and public health. She works with the Evidence Aid team by helping summarize systematic reviews for our evidence collections.

Jenny Hu – Editorial and project team intern

Jenny has a background in the health sciences and is currently completing her MSc in Global Health at McMaster University. Her interests are rooted in intersectionality, sex/gendered health, and cross-cultural communication. She has worked on the Evidence Aid Earthquakes collection, supported Sydney to provide editing support on completed review summaries in the Evidence Aid collections and project management as well as working with the WHO team on the Knowledge Hub. Read an interview with Jenny here.

Anoushka Jere – Project team intern

Anoushka is a first-year Master of Public Health (MPH) student at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. She has worked as a research assistant at the University of Calgary and during her undergraduate degree she reviewed policy, engaged and reviewed different types of literature and worked on strategies to engage community members through study design. Anoushka is supporting the Knowledge Hub project for the WHO team.

 Jawaria Karim – Business development and project team intern

Jawaria is a Masters student studying Global Health at McMaster University, who is is interested in globalization, social policy and health politics. She has experience research experience regarding various topics of health, including stroke rehabilitation, mental health and COVID vaccine hesitancy. Jawaria is supporting Evidence Aid with Business Development and Project Management projects.

Leen Khankan – User engagement intern

Leen Khankan is a student at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, majoring in Biology with a minor in Philosophy. Leen is supporting Evidence Aid with their user engagement and target marketing through social media as well as managing our Twitter account.

Emily Meier – Social media and project team intern

Emily is currently completing her MSc Applied Human Nutrition at Mount Saint Vincent University, emphasizing in Global Nutrition. She is passionate about Global Nutrition research, particularly in micronutrient deficiencies and maternal and infant health. Emily is responsible for our Facebook page and Instagram accounts as well as supporting us in other projects.

Grace Meng – Editorial support intern

Grace is completing her MSc in Global Health at McMaster University. She is interested in humanitarianism, evidence-based research, and innovation transferability. She has worked with the Evidence Aid team on the Earthquakes collection and is now working with Sydney to provide editing support on completed review summaries in the Evidence Aid collections.

Grace Shepherd – Web support intern

Grace is a second year student studying a BA in Geography at the University of Birmingham, with a strong interest in international aid, development and inequality. She commenced her internship working with the COVID-19 team supporting Christine McKee by helping manage the combined summaries and is now working on web support and translation uploads.

Eszter Szocs – Evidence collections intern

Eszter Szocs is a Mental Health Professional, having a Global Mental Health and Trauma Recovery certificate from Harvard Medical School. As a researcher, her areas of interest focus on the MHPSS needs and trauma recovery of refugees and forcibly displaced people. She is interested in identifying research gaps in migrants’ mental health, and as a research fellow, she is participating in writing scoping reviews, systematic reviews, and qualitative studies. Eszter works with the Evidence Aid team by helping identify and summarize systematic reviews for our evidence collections.

Isabelle Tahmazian – Office support intern

Isabelle is currently completing her MSc in Global Health at McMaster University. With a bachelors degree in health sciences and biomedical research, Isabelle is interested in melding her public and biomedical health research backgrounds to help inform well rounded health interventions and policies. Isabelle supports the core team by taking responsibility for the general e-mail address as well as supporting the evidence collections team by uploading and downloading translations.

 

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