3/8/2019 2 Comments
meet our interns
CBOB is so excited to welcome our new and returning interns to our team this Spring! As we celebrate our sixteenth year of service, we are thrilled to have our interns join us.
We hope our interns uphold our mission through volunteer work.
To become apart of our VIP program within CBOB, potential interns have to take part in a lengthy selection process spearheaded by our leadership team! Our leadership team looks for the best candidates to continue to uphold our organization's mission and values.
After applying, applicants went through two rounds of interviews and were also asked to perform a task specific to their respective position. Throughout this process, CBOB was able to get a gauge on how applicants would work if selected to be apart of our program! Only those applicants who demonstrated work ethic, passion for our mission and eagerness to learn more about our program and giving back were selected to join our team.
Our interns within our program hold various interests ranging from non-profit work to digital design to biology and more which helps us keep diversity within CBOB and allow us to view the future of our organization through different perspectives. The future of CBOB and empowering children through education couldn't be done without our interns!
Here's more information on some of our interns and who they are!
Aldren Collins, Community Outreach Intern
I chose to join CBOB because it allowed me to giveback to the local community and make an impact on students' lives. I attend the University of Florida and I am majoring in international studies. A fun fact about me is that I once had a pet squirrel.
Anna Baringer, Data & Analytics Intern
I am an economics and political science student at the University of Florida. I joined CBOB because I want to work in a sector that makes an impact in my community, and CBOB seemed like a good introduction to the nonprofit sector. A fun fact about me is that I am pretty good at (and kind of addicted to) Minesweeper.
Nora Kassis, Community Outreach Intern
I go to the University of Florida and my major is nutritional sciences. I joined CBOB because I love working with kids and wanted to get directly involved in making a difference to the kids in my Gainesville Community. A fun fact about me is that I can speak Arabic!
Tashi Heran, Community Outreach Intern
I study biomedical sciences at the University of Central Florida. A fun fact about me is that I've ridden an elephant. I chose to join CBOB because I love working with kids.
I go to Florida State University and I am majoring in family and child sciences. I joined CBOB because I love what CBOB stands for, giving children in Latin American countries a chance at a greater future through education, an dI wanted to be a part of such an amazing organization. A fun fact about me is that three years ago for my 18th birthday, I went skydiving.
Abigail Carden, Mentor Coordinator
I joined CBOB because I believe in the importance of education and the power that it has, and I am excited to further CBOB's mission. I am a student at the University of Florida majoring in Biology. A fun fact about me is that my favorite animal is a honey bee.
Elana Sieck, Training Coordinator
My major is International Studies with a minor in Russian. A fun fact is that I have gone skydiving. I go to the University of Florida and I joined CBOB because I enjoy public service and I love how CBOB is helping children around the world. I attached a picture to this email.
Jessica Diana, Mentor Coordinator
My major is Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience, and I attend UF. A fun fact about me is that I make really good fried rice.I joined CBOB because I believe in it’s mission—to use education to empower. Everyone, regardless of race, gender, or socioeconomic status, should have the resources and opportunities to strive for their goals.
Aimie Hok, Community Outreach
I joined CBOB to learn more about myself and what I can do while also giving back to my community in a fun and a collaborative way! I go to the University of Central Florida and I'm studying biology. A fun fact about me is that I've been to most of the US states!
Alexandra Gagliano, Social Media & Public Relations
I am a student at the University of Florida double majoring in telecommunications and dance. I joined CBOB because of its mission statement. Education is power and I'm proud to be apart of an organization that empowers so many children through education! A fun fact about me is that I'm also a French citizen!
Our interns have already been working so hard and have gotten involved in the organization and the community. We can't wait to see what each of them accomplishes within this semester!