We are so excited to be announcing the new members of our team – the summer interns! We have collected a group of strong, empowered, and qualified young women from various backgrounds to participate in our program. We couldn’t be prouder and can’t wait for you to learn more about them as they help us ensure liberty and access for all.
Brittani Burroughs – Public Policy and Public Health Fellow – Placed at Community Wellness Collective
Brittani will work together with the founder and president of CWC to develop health literacy and wellness workshops as well as build public awareness.
An alumna of Oakland University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science, Brittani has always been passionate about all things related to movement. The love for fitness and nutrition has been in her since birth as she liked to move, especially if basketball was involved. Early in 2014 Fit Britt, as many call her, finished her certification in CPR/AED through the American Heart Association and later earned her certifications as both a Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist through the National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM). Before graduating college that December, she completed a specialty course to become a FEMA Community Emergency Response Team member who prepares for and responds to any emergency incident such as a natural disaster. Always one eager to learn and develop Brittani will begin at George Washington University’s Masters of Health Administration program in the fall. Brittani is also a licensed insurance producer (Property & Casualty; Life, Accident, and Health). She continues to grow in all areas so that she can educate others to live happy, healthy, worry-free lives.
Julie will be assisting with the Liberty and Access Labs this summer . She will be doing some great outreach to get students form diverse backgrounds to attend our programs !! A rising sophomore majoring in Political Science at Virginia Tech, who aspires to enter the international development field upon graduation. Her academic passions include: politics, communication and race relations. When Julie is not in class, she enjoys her leisure time socializing with friends, experimenting with new baking recipes and practicing with athletic clubs. Not only is she dedicated to her academics, but she is an active Hokie outside of the classroom embodying Ut Prosim. Being a member of the CommonWEALTH of Scholars Honor Fraternity, Rotaract Club, Field Hockey Club and Chi Alpha organization keeps Julie busy with responsibilities concerning community service, religion and sports. She prides herself on communication skills, strong work ethic and determination.
Shira Strongin- Web and Social Media Fellow – Placed at L+A
Shira will help manage our social media and digital footprint. She will also be tasked with updating our brochure . At 18, Shira Strongin of Corona del Mar, California, is an accomplished, award-winning activist and writer who has multiple rare diseases that she does not let stop her. She founded Sick Chicks, an international community that works to empower and unite women with disabilities and illnesses, when she was 15. She has a passion for speaking on disability rights, women’s rights and engaging the young adult community in advocacy. Her writing has been published in places such as Forbes. When Shira isn’t lobbying Congress about health policy, she enjoys playing and listening to music, swing dancing and binge-watching Netflix. The high school senior is planning on attending George Washington University in the fall to study Political Communications