Child and Family Studies
International Rescue Committee, Atlanta, GA
Keyahdah spent eight weeks in the summer of 2015 as an intern at International Rescue Committee in Atlanta. Georgia. International Rescue Committee (IRC) is an organization that helps people whose lives and livelihoods are affected by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Thus, the IRC teams provides health care, infrastructure, learning and economic support to people in 40 countries, with special programs designed for women and children. As a Child and Family Studies and Child Development double major, Keyahdah gained experience providing outreach such as food, water, clothing, and other resources to refugee families. Under the supervision of Duncan de la Feld, this internship allowed Keyahdah to receive hands on experience and field knowledge that she would need in order to prepare herself for her future career as a Pediatric nurse. Keyahdah’s primary supervisor was Dr. Katrina Rivers Thompson and Dr. Peter Hackbert as her secondary supervisor. During Keyahdah’s presentation, she will share her learning and growth experience related to the EPG abilities that she acquired at International Rescue Committee.