Introducing CGHE’s Summer 2016 Interns!

Introducing CGHE’s Summer 2016 Interns!

As a part of CGHE’s education initiative, summer student intern opportunities are routinely offered to college students from across the United States. This year, CGHE is hosting four interns, each of whom brings different backgrounds, experiences and interests to the CGHE community. Find below a brief snapshot introducing our summer 2016 intern and help us welcome them to CGHE!

CGHE Summer Interns 2016

From Left: Tim Faerber, Susan Buckenmaier,
Emily Blagg and Farah Alamiree.

Hello everyone! My name is Farah Alamiree. I am a Neuroscience senior at George Mason University. I am also research assistant at The Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study at George Mason and have worked on a study examining the role of metals in learning, including fear conditioning and Alzheimer’s disease. During the school year I work as a medical assistant at the Student Health Services also at George Mason University, and currently I am in the process of joining the Dumfries-Triangle Rescue Squad to become an EMT volunteer on the ambulance. My plan after graduation is entering medical school and pursuing my goal of becoming a physician. In the past four weeks here at CGHE I have learned about the role and engagements of the center in advancing military medical research and the role of global health in national security. I am also learning more about collecting and analyzing scientific data in regards to some of the world’s major health issues and crises. Currently, I am working on putting together a report on how countries with conflict respond to mental health among military personnel.

Hi, my name is Emily Blagg and I recently graduated from Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) with a BA in Global Health and the Environment. At WashU, I was an active member of the Varsity Cross-Country and Track teams, as well as a campus Civic and Community Engagement group. Following my internship last summer with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs’ Office of Global Health Engagement I have become more interested in the military’s role in public and global health and believe my time at CGHE will allow me to explore this growing field in greater depth.Thus far at CGHE I have had the opportunity to work with the Doctrine and Strategic Partnership division. My main project has been the development of a social media toolkit for the Center.

Hi, my name is Susan Buckenmaier and I am a recent graduate from Dickinson College with a BS in biochemistry and molecular biology and a minor in chemistry.  During my time at Dickinson, I was a cadet in the Blue Mountain Battalion, and am now a 2LT in the US Army Reserves in the 48th CSH stationed at Ft. Meade, MD.  Alongside this internship, I am taking courses towards an MPH in epidemiology at the University of Maryland, College Park.  Looking into the future, I would love to apply my educational background and help fight the obesity epidemic that is growing in the United States.  I am really looking forward to my summer at CGHE and I know that it will be impactful on both my education and future career.  I expect that I will receive a hands-on education in global health and the impact this field has on the US national policy and the relationship we have with our international partners.

My name is Timothy Faerber and I am a rising senior at the University of Michigan earning a BS in Interdisciplinary Physics with a minor in Astronomy and Astrophysics. During my first two years at the University of Michigan I was a member of the Men’s Varsity Swimming and Diving team. So far I have been working mostly with the Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation (AME) division at CGHE, learning how statistical models are used to find otherwise unseen trends in data sets. I am very excited to learn more about Global Health initiatives this summer and see what kind of future impact I can have on the industry.