Meet our new Program Intern, Anya!

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Hello there! My name is Anya Coleman and I am very happy to serve as the new Program Intern for Generation Hope! I am currently a senior at George Mason University majoring in Community Health with a concentration in Nutrition. I am so excited to be part of the staff for Generation Hope this spring and am looking forward to making a difference in our community. Helping college women is one of my many passions. As not only a woman, but a minority I have faced many challenges while attending college away from my hometown of Virginia Beach. Learning how to succeed in school while also working is a daily challenge. I want to share my experiences navigating through the education system and also learn how to better assist young college mothers and their families so they can also succeed! I hope to really get to know the scholars and their families to learn more about this population that is often looked over. These students and their children are our future!

More about me...

Upon graduation I hope to enter into a summer research program to further develop my research and/or program planning and evaluation skills in the field of public health to decrease health disparities and increase health equity. I plan to apply for a graduate program for a dual degree in Public Health and Public Policy. My future goal is to teach at the university level, while working for either a nonprofit or government agency aimed at reducing and eliminating health disparities for underserved populations. I also love cooking for friends and family. In my spare time you can find me searching for the next best pasta recipe or finding the perfect blend of coffee beans for a fresh cup of coffee!

-Anya Coleman