Intern Spotlight Paula R. Small

Hi y’all! My name is Paula Reyna Small, and I’m a 19-year-old rising junior at Stanford University. I’m excited to have declared Human Biology this year, and will be using my junior and senior year to pursue a focus in Community-Based Nutritional Health & Sustainability. I’ve always been interested in nutrition as it relates to personal well-being, the environment, and building relationships between family and friends, so being an intern at Healthy Savannah has provided the perfect outlet for me to explore and observe what that can mean on the larger, societal scale. Not to mention it’s lPaulaocated in my hometown, which means I have the opportunity to help make and see positive changes happen in the place I call home. More specifically, I’ll focusing my efforts on the Childhood Obesity Prevention Program (COPP), and am really excited to be working for and with Healthy Savannah and the community. Here’s to a great summer!

This is Cierra White’s second year being  Communications intern for Healthy Savannah. Last year after applying to the Youth Futures Authority Internship program, they positioned her with us due to her knowledge of computers, and she says that she enjoyed it so much that she wanted to do it all again this year.  As an intern, Cierra’s main duties are the HS Newsletter and Website.  Also during the school year, when she is no longer interning, she occasionally volunteers 20160525_101311_resizedfor Healthy Savannah events such as food day.  While she isn’t interning for us, on Sundays she is an junior usher for St. Luke Baptist Church. She also was a recipient of the MLK Observance Day Scholarship and the Megagenesis scholarship presented by the 100 Black Men.
Last May Cierra graduated from Savannah Arts Academy as a Communication Arts Major, and plans on enrolling at Armstrong State University this Fall. She is excited to begin this next chapter of her life.

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