Meet the Interns

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Fall 2022


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Summer 2022

Portrait of Yahia Al-Qudah

Yahia Al-Qudah
UT Rio Grande Valley
Bachelor of Science

Region 11 Communicable Diseases

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Sarina Attri
UT Austin
Bachelor of Science

Obesity Prevention Program

Portrait of Carmen Bartley

Carmen Bartley
UTHealth San Antonio
Masters of Public Health

Center for Health Statistics

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Brayden Bowie
UTHealth Houston
Masters of Public Health

Digital Communications

Portrait of Ross Brooker

Ross Brooker
UTHealth Houston
Masters of Public Health

Office of Practice and Learning

Portrait of Alina Cantu

Alina Cantu
Texas A&M University
Masters of Public Health

Region 8 Communicable Diseases

Portrait of Eliza Cinca

Eliza Cinca
UT Austin
Bachelors of Science

Fiscal Support and Oversight

Portrait of Ehino Ehigiator

Ehino Ehigiator
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Masters of Public Health

Region 2/3 Community Health

Portrait of Melissa Flores

Melissa Flores
Baylor University
Masters of Public Health

Region 11 Community Health

Portrait of Skyler Frey

Skyler Frey
Southwestern University
Bachelor of Arts

Fiscal Support and Oversight

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David De La Fuente
UT San Antonio
Bachelor of Science

Region 11 Communicable Diseases

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Lauren Gregory
UTHealth San Antonio
Masters of Public Health

Region 8 Communicable Diseases

Portrait of Tracy Hoang

Tracy Hoang
UT Austin
Bachelor of Arts

Region 8 Community Health

Portrait of Su Jin Lim

Su Jin Lim
UTHealth Houston
Masters of Public Health

Fiscal Support and Oversight

Portrait of Asia Lockwood

Asia Lockwood
Baylor University
Masters of Public Health

Region 8 Worksite Wellness

Portrait of Kourtney Lopez

Kourtney Lopez
UTHealth Houston
Masters in Public Health

Vulnerable Populations and Facilities Taskforce

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Karina Lopez
UTHealth San Antonio
Masters of Public Health

Region 8 Epidemiology

Portrait of Marisol Luna

Marisol Luna
UT Medical Branch
Masters of Public Health

Portrait of Urvi Mehta

Urvi Mehta
UTHealth Houston
Masters of Public Health

Oral Health Improvement

Portrait of Katherine Melito

Katherine Melito
UTHealth Austin
Masters of Public Health

Portrait of Amelia Peterson

Amelia Peterson
UT Arlington
Masters of Public Health

Region 2/3 Community Health

Portrait of Travis Rafferty

Travis Rafferty
Southwestern University
Bachelors of Arts

Fiscal Support and Oversight

Portrait of Anchita Raybarman

Anchita Raybarman
UT Austin
Bachelor of Science

Obesity Prevention Program

Portrait of Carolina Rios

Carolina Rios
UT Austin
Bachelors of Science

Region 8 Community Health

Portrait of Maria Roque

Maria Roque
Texas A&M University
Doctor of Public Health

Office of Practice and Learning

Portrait of Mariah Sanchez

Mariah Sanchez
UT Rio Grande Valley
Masters of Science

Fiscal Support and Oversight

Portrait of Aubrie Sisk

Aubrie Sisk
UTHealth Austin
Masters of Public Health

Environmental Epidemiology

Portrait of Lucas Smith

Lucas Smith
Texas A&M University
Masters of Public Health

Center for Health Statistics

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Jordyn Stanek
UTHealth Houston
Masters of Public Health

Portrait of Jason Thomas

Jason Thomas
UT Austin
Bachelor of Science

Fiscal Support and Oversight

Portrait of Steven Tibbets

Steven Tibbets
Southwestern University
Bachelor of Arts

Fiscal Support and Oversight

Portrait of Diana Treat

Diana Treat
Texas A&M University
Masters of Public Health

Environmental Surveillance and Toxicology Branch

Portrait of Lily Woytek

Lily Woytek
Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Science

Portrait of Farjana Yesmin

Farjana Yesmin
UT Arlington
Masters of Public Health

Environmental Epidemiology

Portrait of Edward Yi

Edward Yi
Texas A&M University
Masters of Public Health

Vulnerable Populations and Facilities Taskforce

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Spring 2022

Portrait of Jacqueline Bascom

Jacqueline Bascom
UTHealth Houston
Masters of Public Health

PHR 6/5S Epidemiology

Portrait of Angie Benedetto

Angie Benedetto
UTHealth Dallas
Masters of Public Health

Healthcare Safety Unit

Roberto Berrios-Garza
Baylor University
Masters of Public Health

Health Assessment and Toxicology

Portrait of Mackenzie Filewicz-Ross

Mackenzie Filewicz-Ross
Texas Tech University
Masters of Public Health

PHR 1 Worksite Wellness

Portrait of Hazel Flores

Hazel Flores
UTHealth Dallas
Masters of Public Health

Healthcare Safety Investigations

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Kayla Granado
Texas A&M University
Masters of Public Health

HIV Fiscal Monitoring

Portrait of Alexis Grasso

Alexis Grasso
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Bachelor of Science

Digital Communications

Portrait of Boi Ha

Boi Ha
University of Houston
Bachelors of Science

PHR 6/5S HIV/STD Prevention

Portrait of Bianca Henry

Bianca Henry
Lamar University
Masters of Public Health

Fiscal Support and Oversight

Portrait of Catie Hessler

Catie Hessler
Texas A&M University
Masters of Public Health

Center for Health Statistics

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Maya Harwood
The University of Texas at Austin
Bachelors of Science

Emerging and Acute Infectious Diseases

Portrait of Su Jin Lim

Jenny Jie
The University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Arts

Fiscal Support and Oversight

Portrait of Su Jin Lim

Su Jin Lim
UTHealth Houston
Masters of Public Health

Fiscal Support and Oversight

Portrait of Emmanuel Legaratta

Emmanuel Legaratta
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Bachelors of Science

PHR 8 Health Disparities

Portrait of Layla Lustri

Layla Lustri
Texas A&M University
Masters of Public Health

Environmental Epidemiology

Portrait of Yilda Macias

Yilda Macias
New Mexico State University
Masters of Public Health

Office of Border Health

Portrait of Shivani Mehta

Shivani Mehta
The University of Texas at Austin
Bachelors of Science

RLHO: Public Health Finance

Portrait of Shumaila Moosa

Shumaila Moosa
Texas Woman's University
Masters of Healthcare Administration

Financial Analyst

Portrait of Kirk Niekamp

Kirk Niekamp
Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Science

Fiscal Support and Oversight

Portrait of Cassidy Nussman

Cassidy Nussman
George Washington University
Masters of Public Health

PHR 6/5S Community Health

Portrait of Tasmiah Nuzhath

Tasmiah Nuzhath
Texas A&M University
Masters of Public Health

PHR 6/5S Community Health

Portrait of Nishma Patel

Nishma Patel
Texas Tech University
Masters of Public Health

PHR 8 Worksite Wellness

Portrait of Siya Patel

Siya Patel
The University of Texas at Austin
Bachelors of Science

RLHO: Public Health Finance

Portrait of Luke Pickerill

Luke Pickerill
UTHealth Houston
Masters of Public Health

Vulnerable Populations and Facilities Taskforce

Portrait of Dianna Pierson

Dianna Pierson
Baylor University
Masters of Public Health

PHR 8: Health Disparities

Portrait of Breanna Santos

Breanna Santos
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Bachelors of Science

Office of Practice and Learning

Portrait of Jesse Solis

Jesse Solis
UTHealth San Antonio
Masters of Public Health

PHR 8 Epidemiology

Portrait of Kaylin Thomae

Kaylin Thomae
Texas State University
Masters of Health Education

Health Assessment and Toxicology

Portrait of Farjana Yesmin

Farjana Yesmin
The University of Texas at Arlington
Masters of Public Health

Environmental Epidemiology

Portrait of Kawtar Zouaidi

Kawtar Zouaidi
UTHealth Houston
Masters of Public Health

Oral Health Improvement

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Fall 2021

Portrait of Efua Arthur

Efua Arthur
George Washington University
Masters of Public Health

Worksite Wellness

Portrait of Sofia Bereket

Sofia Bereket
Baylor University
Masters of Public Health

Region 6/5S Community and Family Health

Portrait of Aylin Diaz-Valladares

Aylin Diaz-Valladares
UTHealth Houston
Masters of Public Health

Environmental Epidemiology

Portrait of Catherine Dobens

Catherine Dobens
Texas A&M University
Masters of Public Health

Vulnerable Populations and Facilities Taskforce

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Oluchi Ileka
UTHealth Dallas
Masters of Public Health

HIV Fiscal Monitoring

Portrait of Alexandra Koops

Alexandra Koops
UTHealth Houston
Masters of Public Health

Region 6/5S Community and Family Health

Portrait of Emmanuel Legarreta

Emmanuel Legarreta
UT San Antonio
Bachelor of Science

Worksite Wellness

Portrait of Jantel Lewis

Jantel Lewis
UTHealth Houston
Masters of Public Health

Tobacco Prevention and Control

Portrait of Ebonie Lopez

Ebonie Lopez
UTHealth Houston
Masters of Public Health

Region 6/5S Immunizations

Portrait of Sofia Lopez

Sofia Lopez
UTHealth San Antonio
Masters of Public Health

Region 8 Epidemiology

Portrait of Shumaila Moosa

Shumaila Moosa
Texas Woman’s University
Masters of Health Administration

Financial Analyst

Portrait of Alyssa Neil

Alyssa Neil
Sam Houston State University
Bachelor of Science

Worksite Wellness

Portrait of Joey O’Donnell

Joey O’Donnell
Baylor University
Masters of Public Health

Environmental Epidemiology

Portrait of Temitope Olokunlade

Temitope Olokunlade
Texas A&M University
Doctor of Public Health

Environmental Surveillance and Toxicology Branch

Portrait of Yomi Oloruntoba

Yomi Oloruntoba
Texas A&M University
Doctor of Public Health

Oral Health Improvement

Portrait of Yuri Orozco

Yuri Orozco
New Mexico State University
Masters of Public Health

Office of Border Health

Portrait of Armand Patel

Armand Patel
UT Austin
Bachelor of Science

Public Health Finance: RLHO

Portrait of Rheanna Patel

Rheanna Patel
UT Austin
Bachelor of Science

HIV Fiscal Monitoring

Portrait of Jessica Perez

Jessica Perez
UT El Paso
Bachelor of Social Work

Region 9/10 Social Work

Portrait of ThuyMi Phung

ThuyMi Phung
Southwestern University
Bachelor of Arts

Workforce Development

Portrait of Luke Pickerill

Luke Pickerill
UTHealth Houston
Masters of Public Health

Vulnerable Populations and Facilities Taskforce

Portrait of Mollie Price

Mollie Price
Texas State University
Bachelor of Science

Center for Health Statistics

Portrait of Alejandra Rueda

Alejandra Rueda
Concordia University
Masters in Business Administration

Public Health Finance: RLHO

Portrait of Ryan Salinas

Ryan Salinas
UTHealth San Antonio
Masters of Public Health

Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch

Portrait of Princy Sam

Princy Sam
Texas A&M University
Masters of Public Health

Region 6/5S Immunizations

Portrait of Madalynn Sealey

Madalynn Sealey
Baylor University
Masters of Public Health

Medical Advisory Board

Portrait of Pratyusha Singh

Pratyusha Singh
Cleveland State University
Masters of Public Health

Data Analyst

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Robert Smith
Baylor University
Masters of Public Health

Region 8 Epidemiology

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Last updated September 22, 2022