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PPA Internships - 2007

Biology

Jameson Lam, Biology, worked for the American Red Cross in their Pomona office doing quantitative analysis. Jameson analyzed data from blood drives, looking for trends and frequencies. One project involved looking at efficiency, another looked for high school penetration.

Jodie Pham, Biology, interned with COPE Health Solutions, a nonprofit health organization that aims to create a cohesive, integrated system of care for the uninsured/underinsured. Jodie's focus was on developing the Mobile Echo Project. The Project's goal was to bring mobile echocardiograms to local community clinics in a timely, convenient, and cost effective manner.

Economics

Kari Wohlschlegel, Economics, interned with Crossroads, an organization that provides housing, education, support, and counseling in a home-like environment for women who have been incarcerated. Kari coordinated the Crossroads Advocacy Project, which seeks to raise awareness regarding the Governor's overturning of parole suitability for women who are in prison for life.

Politics

Kelly Hewitt, Politics (Scripps), interned with the Claremont Unified School District. Kelly aided the Director of Secondary Education in the development of two new district projects - a foreign language program for the elementary schools and a vocational program at the high school level. Kelly conducted research and created materials to help guide the Planning Committees.

Koko Umoren, Politics, worked with the ACLU of Southern California. Koko interned in the legal intake department, screening calls and conducting research.

Psychology

David Sherer, Psychology, worked for Public Works, an educational consulting group contracted out by schools, districts, and boards to monitor and evaluate various school reform and intervention policies and programs. David consolidated and summarized survey responses, compiled test performance data, and interviewed teachers and administrators.

Sociology

Christina Lee, Sociology, worked for the Los Angeles Coalition to End Hunger and Homelessness in downtown L.A. Christina's work focused on educating others about homelessness; she designed a presentation and fact sheets to go on their website.

Christopher Ramos, Sociology, interned at the Housing Rights Center of Los Angeles. This organization's purpose is to give general landlord/tenant counseling and to pursue discrimination claims. Christopher worked under the lead attorney to conduct research, including networking with other organizations, obtaining reports and testimonies, and writing editorials.

Karla Ruiz, Sociology, interned with the Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services of Montclair - an organization that provides education on homeownership for low-income buyers. Her projects included creating a survey, helping with customer intake, marketing, and office duties.