Name: Dishan Bagayao
Institution: University of Massachusetts – Lowell, Class of 2020
Major: Psychology, Pre-Medical
Hometown: Wilmington, MA
Internship Focus:  Art Therapy Intern

Brief description: Participating in weekly Studio e Art Therapy Program and building a guide/resources(virtual and paper) for constituents interested in learning more about where to access art therapy programs and potential benefits of art therapy.
 


Name: Sarah Baker
Institution: Georgetown University, Class of 2020
Major: Biology
Hometown: Winchester, MA
Internship Focus:  Neuroscience Intern

Brief description:  Working on building hands on and virtual models to help elementary school aged children better understand epilepsy.


Name: Georgiana Condon
Institution: Curry College, Class of 2019
Major: Communications with a concentration in Public Relations
Hometown: Waltham, MA
Internship Focus:  Communications and Outreach Intern

Brief decription: Building contacts at MA institutions of higher education that include:

  1.   college infirmaries/clinics - to provide them with information about EFNE resources and supports for students on campus
  2.   Student Life/Greek/Service groups on campuses - linking groups with our volunteer program


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Name: Marc Furtado
Institution: Hofstra University, Class of 2015
Major: Political Science and Global Studies
Hometown: East Providence, RI
Internship Focus: Advocacy and Public Policy

Marc has focused his efforts on garnering support for the Rhode Island Step ("Fail First") Therapy bill which will provide a transparent and expeditious exemption process to allow individuals access to needed medications.  In addition, Marc has been researching the status of access to seizure rescue medications in schools and day care settings.


Name: Courtney Harrison
Institution: Southern New Hampshire University
Major: Masters in Public Health
Hometown: Pembroke, MA
Internship Focus:  Public Health and Education Intern

Brief description: Examining ways EFNE can link with small independent pharmacies to ensure patients have access to important information around EFNE, patient assistance programs, where to learn more about their epilepsy medications


Name: Valdene Mark
Institution: Abilene Christian University, Class of 2017
Major: Masters in Higher Education
Hometown: Union Island, St. Vincent & the Grenadines Internship Focus:  Communications and Outreach Intern

Brief decription: Building contacts at RI institutions of higher education that include:

  1.   college infirmaries/clinics - to provide information about EFNE resources and supports available for students on campus
  2.   Student Life/Greek/Service groups on campuses -  linking groups with our volunteer program
 


Name: Amanda Pace
Institution: Bridgewater State University, Class of 2018
Major: Sociology
Hometown: North Reading, MA
Internship Focus:  Resource and Support Intern

Brief Description: Building a virtual online and paper resource around different types of EEG testing and how it is applied to help patients diagnosed with epilepsy (routine EEG, outpatient monitoring, inpatient long term monitoring, presurgical depthe electrode EEG monitoring, dense array EEG, new technologies)

 


Name: Rena Weinberg
Institution: Yeshiva University - Stern College for Women, Class of 2018
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Newton, MA
Internship Focus:  Raising Epilepsy Awareness

Brief Description: Working to engage and inform MA communities via awareness events at local libraries, community centers that highlight EFNE and its services, resources, support, community events and programs. Will aim to include outreach to underserved communities.


Name: Kevin Zhao
Institution: Brandeis University, Class of 2020
Major: Currently Undeclared, Interested in Neuroscience
Hometown: Newton, MA
Internship Focus:  Neuroscience Intern

Brief Description: Working to learn about the links between epilepsy and autism, and to build a resource handout/factsheet (virtual and paper) to share with families who are dealing with the challenges they face in helping loved ones who have both a diagnosis of epilepsy and autism.