KID is excited to welcome our 2019-2020 team of interns and volunteers. KID’s interns will work on a wide variety of projects, such as research and report writing, social media, education and community outreach, and advocacy. Learn more about our 2019-2020 academic year team below. We’re thrilled to have them on board.
My name is Alanna Davis, and I am a first-year graduate student at the University of Chicago studying Biomedical Informatics. I am joining KID as a Program Intern. I have aspirations to attend medical school and pursue a career in medicine, population health informatics, and public health. I am very excited to learn about research, data analysis, and community engagement regarding children’s product safety, as well as the inner workings of a nonprofit. I have interests in the research and community outreach goals of KID. My experience with KID will provide me with a wonderful insight into the different aspects of advocacy work and community advancement that will bring about positive change.
My name is Ashley Daniel and I am a Master’s student at The University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration. Originally from San Diego, I still struggle with the winters in Chicago but love any chance I can to see what this city has to offer! I came across Kids In Danger while looking for school-year non-profit opportunities. The combination of my experience working with kids paired with my interested in policy and non-profit management led to my desire to work with KID. I am hoping to expand upon this interest by learning more about the ins and outs of non-profit work as well as continue advocating for children and product safety.
My name is Lanz Orpilla, and I am a sophomore at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I am currently in the pre-nursing program at UIC and I intend on applying to the UIC College of Nursing this fall. With my nursing background I hope to attend medical school, become a doctor, and work with children to do my best to provide them with the best care possible. I am excited to work for KID because I have always been very interested in the operations of a nonprofit organization, especially one that is focused on children’s safety. My passion for working with children resonated with KID’s mission of advocating for product safety to protect children. With the time I have spent at KID so far, I have learned so much about the safety issues with children’s products. I look forward to continue learning more about KID’s mission and hope to help as much as I can for such a great cause.
My name is Madeleine Phelan, and I am a third year at the University of Chicago. I am from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and I have been living in Chicago for the past two years. I am an American History major interested in studying the Revolutionary War and other 18th and 19th century events. I have been working with KID for a year now, and I am excited to begin another year of helping promote children’s product safety. KID’s message and mission is appealing to me, as I am interested in children and how they can be kept safe. I am also looking into the possibility of joining a non-profit after graduation, and KID is a great way to exercise my research skills and help me get to know the non-profit community of Chicago. Furthermore, I enjoy being a part of the close-knit community of workers who help advocate for child safety every day.
My name is Jordan Mullen. I am a Freshman at Loyola University Chicago currently majoring in biomedical engineering and minoring in math. I grew up in a simple, wholesome town in Colorado, but I am extremely excited to have moved to the city. The opportunities are endless in the great city of Chicago, and I am so lucky to have already found a great internship at Kids In Danger. They represent the much-needed group of selfless people who spend their time helping protect those who are unfairly put at risk. KID represents everything I am passionate about, and I am grateful to help in any way I can.
My name is Brianna Siracuse, and I am currently a senior at Loyola University Chicago majoring in Environmental Science with a concentration in Public Health. I am excited to be interning for KID this year because I have a strong interest in consumer product safety regulations and how they help in creating a healthy and safe environment. Before joining KID, I didn’t know much about the world of children’s product safety, but after interning for a few weeks now, I understand why we need to continue to fight for this very important issue. I am looking forward to learning even more about the issue of children’s product safety and also about how non-profits operate throughout my time at KID, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to work with an organization that has such a meaningful mission.
My name is Kasey Campos and I am a junior at Loyola University Chicago majoring in Biology. I have a focus in medicine, and plan to attend medical school after graduating with my Bachelor’s. I currently reside in Chicago with my boyfriend and our 21-month-old daughter, but I’m from the southwest Chicago suburbs. I was eager to begin working with KID because they serve a cause which I am so devoutly dedicated to—children’s safety. I am excited to learn through the many avenues of advocacy that KID pursues—such as research, social media, outreach, blogging, and so much more. The mission at KID is truly inspiring and very important in the uphill battle against children’s product safety and I am honored to be a part of it!
My name is Samantha Herrera and I am a freshman at The University of Chicago. I’m originally from New Jersey, and I’m excited to see what opportunities Chicago has to offer! I am hoping to double-major in Public Policy and English and pursue my interests in politics, writing, and advocacy through KID. KID’s mission of bringing about change, fighting for children’s consumer safety, and promoting awareness is moving and inspiring. There is much to be done and I look forward to working with KID and learning as much as I can!
My name is Andrew Azorsky, and I am a recent graduate from Cornell University with a degree in Industrial and Labor Relations. I am Currently on a gap year working and volunteering in Chicago while applying to law school. Service has always been important to me, most recently having volunteered at Fundacion Si in Buenos Aires and at The Village in Philadelphia as a Tutor. What led me to KID was the opportunity to effectuate high level systemic change through education, outreach, and advocacy. Advocacy and legislative action also fit perfectly with my future career in law. As a volunteer at KID I get to play a role in making a tangible and sometimes life saving difference in the lives of children across the United States.