Meet our Summer Interns

meet our summer interns

We're proud to announce we've selected our 2016 class of Summer Interns! They'll be shadowing a variety of clinicians from July 11 - August 19.

Our intern program is designed to provide college students with an immersion experience in healthcare.  The program gives college students the opportunity to explore various health fields while shadowing experienced providers as they treat patients. Whether a student is interested in becoming a nurse, a physician, a physician assistant, or a physical or occupational therapist, this internship allows each student the chance to witness the unique aspects of each professional role.

We’ll keep you updated on all they learn do over the summer. In the meantime, we'll let them introduce themselves here and wish them good luck as they embark on this unique educational experience:

2016 Interns: Chatty Adiga
"Hi my name is Chatty Adiga, I am a Kinesiology major at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. I plan on entering the healthcare field as either a physical therapist or as an orthopedic surgeon. I have always had a passion for math, science, and sports, making the medical field a perfect fit for me. I look forward to learning a lot this summer and shadowing you.  Thank you!"
2016 Interns: Jessica Lawrence

"Hi, my name is Jessica Lawrence. I am a student at St. John’s University in New York City studying Sociology. I plan on becoming an obstetrician/gynecologist, and I want to serve women in low income areas where affordable and quality health care is not provided, especially for African American women in the community with HIV/AIDS. I have experience in healthcare as a Certified Medical Assistant and have worked with pediatric and adult patients. I look forward to learning as much as I can this summer.  Thank you! "

2016 Interns: Katherine Dalessandro

"Hi, my name is Katherine Dalessandro, I am a Kinesiology major at Saint Mary’s College of California in Moraga.  Although I do not yet know the exact profession of the medical field I want to pursue, I have a great passion for healthcare. While attending Saint Mary’s College over the past several years, I have had the opportunity to intern with the Associated Students Executive team, become a judicial member of the Kinesiology Club, work on campus as a Recreation Center Supervisor, and provide volunteer work in the D-1 athlete training room with physical therapists. I look forward to shadowing you this summer.   Thank you for this opportunity!"

2016 Interns: Jacob Geier
"Hi, my name is Jacob Geier, I am a UCLA graduate with Bachelor of Science degree in psychobiology.  I am currently completing prerequisite coursework at UC Berkeley Extension while working full-time as an EMT and ER Tech as I prepare to apply to graduate school in the medical field. I plan on becoming either a physician’s assistant or a physician and am excited to start my career in medicine. I look forward to shadowing you this summer.  Thank you!"
2016 Interns: Kevin Barber
"Hi, my name is Kevin Barber, I am an integrative Biology major at UC Berkeley. I have an interest in health care and want to become either a physical therapist or a physician. I have been a member of the USA National Field Hockey team and therefore have an interest in orthopedics. I am excited to learn a lot this summer and look forward to shadowing you.  Thank you for the opportunity to learn from your experience!"
2016 Interns: Mario Gumina
"Hi, my name is Mario Gumina, I am a UC San Diego graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biotechnology.  I am currently working on my thesis for a Master of Science degree in Biology at CSU East Bay. I have a passion for medicine and plan to become a pediatrician. I have worked as a bioengineer, shadowed at a dialysis clinic, and was able to shadow on a pediatric floor. I look forward to seeing a new side of medicine and can’t wait to shadow you this summer.  Thank you!" 
2016 Interns: Kevin Ashburn
"Hi, my name is Kevin Ashburn, I am currently a student at UC Davis studying biological sciences while taking prerequisite classes for nursing school. I look forward to a career in nursing and have a great passion for the healthcare field.  I have volunteered in a radiology department and shadowed a nurse practitioner. I look forward to seeing a new side of medicine and can’t wait to shadow you this summer.  Thank you!"
"Hi, my name is Trey Schwartz, I am a rising junior at the University of Southern California studying biomedical engineering with a specialization in biomechanics. I plan to attend medical school following graduation, and I hope to pursue a surgical specialty as a physician. Currently, my greatest interests are orthopedic and neurological medicine. I have prior experience in creating 3D-printed prosthetic hands, surgical shadowing, and MRI research. I look forward to shadowing you this summer, and I’m excited to learn as much as possible. Thank you for the opportunity!"

Please join us in welcoming our stellar class of summer interns!