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Student Workers and Interns

Students who work or intern for the International Center undertake a variety of tasks including research, event planning, networking with community members, and website/social media development. They directly address the goals and objectives to connect the work with not only their social work peers but also with the local and global community.

 

Lisa Yagaloff

Lisa Yagaloff

Lisa is a policy practice student in her final year at the School of Social Work. She is concentrating in International Studies. Lisa has traveled to Eastern Europe studying prewar Jewish history, and most recently traveled to Armenia with a group from the school to conduct research on remittances and the experiences of Syrian refugees. She enjoys working at the Center because of its emphasis on research and its global perspective on social work practice.

Chelsea Cornwell

Chelsea Cornwell

Chelsea is an advanced standing Administration student with a focus in International Issues. She is completing her internship as a member of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) team of United Nations representatives. She is also completing a Master's degree in Disaster Resiliency Leadership from Tulane University. Chelsea has studied abroad in Northern Ireland and The Gambia, focusing on peace studies and social work, respectively. She has also had opportunities to travel to 11 additional countries across the Middle East, Latin America, Eastern and Western Europe, and West Africa. At the International Center, Chelsea is working on a thematic analysis of the Indian Journal of Social Work and does development-related research. After graduation, Chelsea hopes to travel abroad for a short time and work with program implementation in development.

Elaine Rodriguez

Elaine Rodriguez

Elaine is a second year Casework concentration student at the School of Social Work. She is currently interning at the Capitol Region Mental Health Center in Hartford. She has studied abroad in Chile, and hopes to travel to other Latin American countries in the future. At the Center, she enjoys learning about micro level issues relating to international development and migration. After graduation, she would like to work with immigrant populations in both counseling and advocacy efforts.

Samantha Savvidou

Samantha Savvidou

Samantha is an Advanced Standing Policy Practice student. She is currently interning at Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund. She enjoys traveling and learning languages, and has studied abroad in Uruguay and Spain. At the Center, she is interested in researching international social issues and perspectives. In the future, she hopes to embark on a social work experience abroad.