Live Healthy Gwinnett is now accepting Summer 2021 internship applications! This is an ideal unpaid internship opportunity for students pursuing an academic and on-the-job training experience. Selected candidates will experience first-hand knowledge about the roles that Live Healthy Gwinnett plays within County Government, the Gwinnett community, and partner initiatives. Through multiple collaborating tasks, the interns will gain leadership experience, communication skills, increase their problem-solving and decision-making abilities and expand their professional networking contacts.
Welcome Spring 2021 Interns
Kinyahna Jackson is a senior and upcoming Spring 2021 graduate majoring in Exercise Science at Georgia Gwinnett College. She is an Augusta native, in which she was born and raised, and later attended and graduated from Georgia Military College with an associate degree in Pre-Nursing. Throughout her high school and college years she was heavily active in her church where she participated in the church choir and was a Sunday School and Bible Study teacher. Doing so is where she gained the passion to help and work with children. After college she wants to pursue a career in pediatrics. She later plans to open her own facility where she will not only offer training and exercise services to all ages but also have a daycare center for children.
Mikayla Murphy will graduate from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health with a concentration in Health Education and Promotion this May. She decided to pursue a degree in public health after coaching a running club in Gwinnett County and seeing the positive effects that recreation can have on the health and well-being of children. Mikayla has previously worked with the Georgia Department of Education’s Migrant Program, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Strong4Life summer camp, and Statesboro High School’s adaptive P.E. program. At Georgia Southern, she worked for the school’s outdoor recreation program, Southern Adventures, as a bike technician, challenge course facilitator, climbing wall attendant, and gear rental specialist. She also served as an ambassador for the University Honors College. In her free time, she enjoys backpacking, rock climbing, cycling, and running. Mikayla is excited to share her passion for health with the community she grew up in!
Yenifer Velez-Lambertinez moved from Colombia 7 years ago finding new opportunities and now earning her bachelor's degree in Exercise Science Clinical Promotion from Georgia Gwinnett College in May. She worked with the community during high school in Colombia. She is excited to work with the community again through Live Healthy Gwinnett. Yenifer enjoys spending time outside in nature, listening to music and reading books.
Lori Hetherington will graduate from the University of Georgia this May, with a degree in International Affairs and a minor in Global Health. In pursuing her degree, Lori developed a passion for addressing social inequalities, accessibility to health care, and food insecurity and hopes to continue that with a career in public health policy. At UGA, Lori participated in numerous student organizations and community service efforts, including the UGA Student Pantry and serving as the Academic Vice President of a campus fraternal organization. Lori is thrilled to have the opportunity to learn some new skills and help the community in working with the Harvest Gwinnett program.
Neira Loyola is currently in school pursuing her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science Wellness Promotion at Georgia Gwinnett College, graduating in May 2021. Neira has been working at Tiny Towne since summer 2014. She has also volunteered at a daycare coordinating activities and crafts for children. Neira is excited to help the Gwinnett community by encouraging people to be active and live healthier lifestyles.