Meet Joint Council’s New Interns!

1 06 2010

On June 1, four new interns began work at Joint Council for the summer.  Here is a little more information about them.

Karissa Hazzard is entering into her senior year at Florida State University with a double major in International Affairs and History. She joined Joint Council due to an avid interest in international advocacy especially on behalf of children. Karissa is very engaged on Florida State’s campus and hopes to attend law school after she graduates.

Rachel Heend is currently a sophomore at the College of William and Mary. She intends to double major in Psychology and Hispanic Studies. Rachel has had many volunteer experiences with children, including working at a summer school for children with autism and tutoring English to elementary students in Costa Rica. Her interest in helping children has led to her to work for Joint Council and to learn more about international children issues. 

Michelle Miller graduated from Baylor University with a BA in International Studies.  After graduation, she taught English in Tanzania, where she fostered a passion for serving children.  Upon returning to the United States, she decided to pursue a legal degree in order to advocate on behalf of individual’s basic rights.  She just completed her first year of law school at the University of Richmond.

Jamie Maurer is currently attending UDC David A. Clarke School of Law pursuing a Juris Doctor’s degree. Jamie graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.S. in Criminal Justice/Sociology where she spent time studying abroad in Mexico, China, and New Zealand. Her passions consist of traveling and children and has worked closely with the Make A Wish foundation raising money for terminally ill children.




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