Meet the team that will be helping CBOB grow this fall! By: Maria Aguila
The Volunteer Internship Program (VIP) is a program that allows students to become part of an international non-profit organization. Interns are strongly encouraged to build essential skills such as independence, creativity, and problem-solving skills while also applying academic skills towards numerous hands-on activities. The objective of VIP is to help our interns grow, as they help others grow, and together: build a successful future and a healthier world.
As the Fall 2017 term begins, it would be our pleasure to introduce the team to the rest of the CBOB family!
Meet the team! (Name, Position)
Christina Mouttet, Public Relations & Social Media Intern
CBOB represents change. It is a nonprofit fighting to help youth in underprivileged areas through education and empowerment. This semester I am looking forward to learning more about public relations and graphic design from this internship. I am also so excited to get to know everyone and see more about how this organization works!
Chrishanity Jones, Street Team
My name is Chrishanity Jones I am a first year Health Science Major on the Pre-Med track. What CBOB means to me is helping educated and empower children that can't do it themselves through workshops and many other opportunities and making a huge impact in their life and lifestyle . I want to accomplish helping and making a difference in someone’s life , I want to make making a difference a lifestyle -- something I can do forever. I also want to become more professional and learn more about people especially kids and how they live and what they go through and find ways to help them.
Minyoung Kim, Health Initiatives Intern
CBOB is a way of changing children's lives for the better using education and empowerment. It's about giving underprivileged kids the tools to succeed and creating future leaders and scholars of the community. To me, CBOB is one step to changing children's lives and the world for the better. This year with CBOB I look forward to holding a successful mobile clinic and improving the community's health!
Mariana Piedrahita, Mentor Coordinator
My name is Mariana Piedrahita and I am a Senior International Studies major with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. CBOB is an amazing organization and I am honored to be a part of it. Education is extremely important, and is a way of empowering communities. I was born in Medellin, Colombia and I feel a special connection with the cause. I'm extremely excited to be part of something that is changing lives.
Eva Gluck, Community Outreach Intern
I'm Eva Gluck and I'm an undecided Engineering major in the class of 2021. CBOB for me is an opportunity to help people in need and make a difference where it's most impactful: in children. I look forward to forming creative events, improving my management skills, and making bonds with all the kids.
Tiffany Wut, Communications Liaison
CBOB is a nonprofit organization that allows me to help children with social injustices achieve their dreams as well as gaining the experience by giving back to the community.
Ravin Maheshkumar, Health Initiatives Intern
I believe CHBOB is an amazing way to give back to the community in a positive way through education and support. It helps the community, especially children, know that they are not alone in this world and we are here to show them the right path they should take to achieve a successful future. My goal for CBOB is to maintain a stellar clinic which aims to improves the health of the community around us in the Alachua area.
Valentina Betancur, Fundraising Intern
My name is Valentina Betancur and I am double-majoring in Economics and International Studies. CBOB to me means hope--hope for the children as well as the community as a whole. I would like to work in the International Development field one day and one of the best pathways to development is providing women and children with the tools to get educated. This is actually my second semester interning for CBOB so I look forward to seeing through the Gala project that we have been working on for a while now as well as working on other opportunities and possibly gaining some more hands on experience.
Micayla Kinder, Public Relations & Social Media Intern
Working for Children Beyond Our Borders has been such an incredible experience! I've learned so much about how to be a professional and effective communicator. Its also made me more aware about the different injustices that children are facing and how education can be a tool used to combat poverty and build a better tomorrow. I'm looking forward to continuing in my role as a public relations and social media intern this semester and working to expand our audience and promote CBOB's mission.
Keila Bazile, Fundraising Intern
In my opinion, I believe that Children Beyond Our Borders is a non-profit organization that provides the opportunity to children who are affected by social issues through education as way to develop self-growth. I believe that education should be accessible to all individuals and everyone should be able to accomplish their dreams . I look forward to making a difference and having an impact with CBOB. I also look forward to meeting and interacting with some of the children.
Giovanni Godoy, Community Outreach Intern
My name is Giovanni Godoy. I'm a senior at the University of Central Florida and I'm majoring in biology. This is my first year with CBOB and I'm extremely excited to start this new experience. What CBOB means to me it's an opportunity to help reaching children in the most need of help and empowered them with education and motivate them to strive for success. What I'm looking forward to accomplish this semester it's just to see the children that we help smile and to be happy and to make them realize that life is full of joy and opportunities.
Samantha Boddupalli, Grant Writing Intern
My name is Samantha Boddupalli, and I am a third year Biochemistry major at UF. CBOB is not only an opportunity for me to develop my professional skills and achieve my career goals, but it gives me an opportunity to make a difference every single day.
Kimberly Eskew, Community Outreach Intern
My name is Kimberly Eskew. I'm an Interdisciplinary Studies major and I am a junior. CBOB is a chance for kids to create a support network and gain valuable skills and confidence through education that they might not normally be able to, and I'm looking forward to having the opportunity to directly make an impact in the lives of these children.
Rebecca Troast, Fundraising Intern
With this internship with CBOB, I hope to further the mission of CBOB which I believe in, gain a better understanding of the nonprofit fundraising world, and make an impact on young children who are striving for education through my efforts as a fundraiser.
Mariam Hussein By joining CBOB, I am able to give back to the community and contribute to empowering children through education.
Maria Aguila, Public Relations & Social Media Intern
My name is Maria Aguila and this is my first semester at the University of Florida. I’m majoring in Public Relations and I am the VIP intern for Fall 2017. CBOB has definitely touched my heart in all that they do as a non-profit organization, and I feel proud to be part of something so great. I can’t wait to make a difference in our world, and in the future of others!
Samira Amirova, Training Intern
As a senior sociology major at the University of Florida, I have made countless decisions both big and small. My best decision so far has been joining Children Beyond Our Borders in their fight to end social injustices among children. The VIP program has granted me an opportunity to develop as a leader and as a professional to ultimately become a successful physician. A significant feature of this program is the tireless support from the team. They are the embodiment of dignity, passion, and purpose. The team has influenced me into pushing beyond my own borders and capabilities to better my community. " You have two hands; one to help yourself and one to help others "