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Welcome Summer 2014 Interns | Nourish International

June 6, 2014 | Posted in Nourish Office, Office Updates | By

We are excited to welcome six new interns to our team this summer!

Anna Graves, Events and Outreach


Anna is a senior at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying geography and religious studies. During her time as an undergraduate student, she has been a mentor for three international students and involved with organizations such as United Students Against Sweatshops. She is excited to work with Nourish International as the summer Events and Outreach Intern and to participate in their movement, which relies on students and education to create sustainable growth and social development both locally and internationally. In her free time she enjoys exploring, the outdoors, drawing, painting, attending concerts and spending time with family and friends.




Jessika Virtanen, Corporate and Foundational Outreach


Jessika is a rising junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill majoring in economics and global studies. She is interested in the concept of social entrepreneurship and ultimately intends to utilize her economics degree to help impoverished communities implement long-term changes. She is excited to explore nonprofit work this summer by joining the Nourish team as the Corporate and Foundational Outreach Intern. She also works for the North Carolina Scholastic Media Association, an organization which provides resources for high school and college media organizations across the state, is on the Advocacy committee for UNC’s Relay for Life chapter, and has spent time tutoring the children of Burmese immigrants in local elementary schools. Her interests include running, reading and traveling.


Carter Spencer, Chapter Support


Carter is a rising junior at the University of South Carolina. Originally from Charlotte, NC, she heard about Nourish from a friend at the University of North Carolina and hopes to open the very first chapter at USC with her help. This summer, she is seeking to learn more about the Nourish community to learn how to best establish a successful chapter in the future. Carter has been involved with nonprofit work since she was in high school and is very excited about the opportunity to work with a new organization. In her spare time, she loves reading, exploring new areas and laughing with friends.




Anna Long, Public Relations 


Anna is a senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying public relations and history. After becoming involved with both journalism and nonprofit work in college, she knew she wanted to channel her writing to make a positive impact in the community. She is passionate about sustainability and hopes to see Nourish’s model of social entrepreneurship and community-based solutions gain national attention. She is excited to join the team as the summer Public Relations Intern, which will allow her the opportunity to help raise awareness for the organization. In her free time, she enjoys reading, going to concerts and spending time at the lake.






Taylor White, Summer Institute Planning 

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Taylor is currently a senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, double majoring in economics and political science with a minor in history.  After graduation, she hopes to pursue graduate studies in accounting.  She is excited to join the Nourish team this summer as the Summer Institute Planning Intern.  After completing courses dealing with global poverty, she wanted to be a part of an organization that empowers people to make a difference.  On campus, she has been involved with Women’s Club Volleyball, Kappa Delta Sorority, and UNC’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity.  She enjoys reading, exercising, and spending time at the beach.



Grace Herbener, Administrative Assistant


Grace is a recent graduate from the Ohio State University with a degree in international development studies and a minor in Spanish.  During her time in college, Grace spent several semesters on the executive board of OSU’s Nourish chapter and also had the opportunity to travel to Cameroon for five weeks to participate in a community development project. She hopes to continue to work in the field of international development and nonprofit work in the future.  In Grace’s free time, she enjoys traveling, dining at new restaurants, and reading.


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