I see EPG as an experience and program for leaders and people who want to take their leadership skills and innovative thinking to the next level. I joined EPG because I am passionate about always pushing myself to think harder and outside of the box. I believe EPG will help me do just that as well as developing my business skills for the future.
Peace & Social Justice
Makayla Allison spent eleven weeks in the summer of 2018 as an intern at the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Southern Ohio (NAMI) in Chillicothe, Ohio. NAMI helps provide advocacy, education, support and public awareness to individuals and families affected by mental illness so that they can build better lives. As an intern, Makayla was tasked with obtaining training in order to audit and assist in running local support groups. In addition, she created events to help the non-profit raise both public awareness and funding. With her major in Peace and Social Justice, Makayla also took this opportunity to find out more information on how a non-profit is run in the context of social justice. She also learned more about the relationship between mental illness and social work/ law enforcement. With her interest in the world of psychology and sociology, Makayla also used her experience to further understand the connection between mental illness and social/economic dynamics. Makayla’s primary advisor was Dr. Jason Strange, with Dr. Peter Hackbert as her secondary advisor.