PATH Foundation welcomes new intern staff to aid in local community outreach
From left to right: Amber Taylor, Breanna Hill, Katherine Wright, Grace Overman, Asma Noman, Stephanie Weber, Lori Leidenheimer, James Jorgensen, Helen Scherer, Caitlin Wagner, Julia Estes and Cierra Chambers.
The PATH Foundation welcomed 12 new interns in continuation of its summer internship program, which runs June 3 – August 2. The interns will help the Foundation in its mission to strengthen the overall health and vitality of Fauquier, Rappahannock and northern Culpeper communities. Interns were selected based on their academic success, majors, and past work experience.
Each intern has been placed either within the PATH Foundation itself or with area organizations that support work consistent with the Foundation’s efforts. In addition to the PATH Foundation and PATH Resource Center, organizations hosting interns include The Clifton Institute, Northern Piedmont Community Foundation, Fauquier County Public Schools’ Virginia Preschool Initiative, Aging Together, Fauquier Excellence in Education Foundation, Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, Rappahannock County Public Schools’ Commit to be Fit program, Fauquier Reaches for Excellence in School Health, the Warrenton Aquatic Recreation and Fitness Center, and the Mental Health Association of Fauquier County.
The internships provided by the PATH Foundation allow young college students to make an impact on their local community and to glean experience in their respective career paths. Each intern resides within the PATH Foundation service area, yet their diversified backgrounds and life experiences help to bring new ideas to the Foundation.
“We’ve found this program to be extremely valuable, both to the students and to the organizations they serve,” said Christy Connolly, president and CEO of the PATH Foundation. “Each year, the combination of our interns’ diverse talents and unique experiences with their host organizations creates a meaningful experience that will serve our interns well as they prepare to begin their careers.”
Amber Taylor (Remington) – PATH Foundation Resource Center
Amber is a junior at University of Lynchburg, majoring in Psychology.
Asma Noman (Warrenton) – Northern Piedmont Community Foundation
Asma is a graduate student pursuing a Master of Social Work at Boston University.
Breanna Hill (Bealeton) – Fauquier Excellence in Education Foundation
Breanna is a senior at American University, majoring in Political Science.
Caitlin Wagner (Warrenton) – The Clifton Institute
Caitlin is a recent graduate of the College of William & Mary, with a dual degree in Anthropology and Art History.
Cierra Chambers (Castleton) – Commit to Be Fit
Cierra is a Junior at Virginia Tech, majoring in Communications.
Grace Overman (Warrenton) – Mental Health Association of Fauquier County
Grace is a junior at Christopher Newport University, majoring in Neuroscience.
Helen Scherer (Warrenton) – PATH Foundation
Helen is a senior at Christopher Newport University, majoring in Communication.
James Jorgensen (Reva) – Aging Together
James is a junior at Virginia Tech, majoring in Biological Science.
Julia Estes (Little Washington) – Warrenton Aquatic Recreation and Fitness Center
Julia is a junior at Virginia Tech, majoring in Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise.
Katherine Wright (Remington) – Fauquier County Public Schools’ Virginia Preschool Initiative
Katherine is a junior at Radford, majoring in Special Education.
Lori Leidenheimer (Marshall) – Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District
Lori is a recent graduate of East Carolina University, studying Public Health.
Stephanie Weber (Warrenton) – Fauquier Reaches for Excellence in School Health (FRESH)
Stephanie is a senior at West Virginia University, majoring in Psychology.