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Meet the 2024 Kate's Club Interns!

Date
January 30, 2024
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Kate's Club interns play a vital role supporting our staff of grief specialists. Interns support our team in a variety of areas, all aimed at providing free grief support in the state of Georgia. We're excited to welcome our new interns and introduce you to some who have been helping us provide grief resources to grieving children and teens, their families, and young adults in Atlanta, Albany, Athens, Brunswick, Cobb County and Newnan. Meet the 2024 interns behind some of the magic of our programs this year!

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Bella Kimmel is a senior at Georgia Southern University earning her degree in Human Development and Family Science. She is a full-time intern at Kate’s Club this spring semester! She is so excited to be at Kate’s Club and can’t wait to learn how to help children and families that need support. She loves working with kids and hopes to continue to be a helpful and trustworthy source for them in the future. In her free time, she enjoys playing games and spending time with friends, family, and her cat, Tinky!

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Chloe (she/her) is graduating this May with her bachelor's degree in Psychology. After obtaining her degree, she is pursuing an MSW program and plans to continue working with nonprofit organizations to provide accessible mental healthcare and support to all. In addition to school and Kate’s Club, Chloe also works as a full-time server at Terrapin Taproom in The Battery. In her free time, you can find Chloe going to concerts, thrift shopping, and trying new restaurants around the city. Chloe chose to intern at Kate’s Club because after experiencing the death of her aunt, she is passionate about creating spaces where others can grieve openly and receive support from not exclusively their loved ones, but their communities as well.

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Lauren Mizelle is a graduate student, completing her Masters of Social Work degree at the University of Central Florida and received her undergraduate degree at the University of Florida studying Education Sciences. Born and raised in Vero Beach, Florida, Lauren is a new Georgia resident! Lauren enjoys assisting children with their social and behavioral needs. Lauren has a passion for advocating for marginalized communities and providing clinical resources. In her free time, Lauren enjoys reading, traveling, and cycling. She is looking forward to helping families & learning more about grief and loss here at Kate's Club!

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Rehnuma Sarker is in her junior year at Georgia State University, majoring in psychology. At Kate’s Club she is excited to develop new skills, but most importantly, she is dedicated to learning how to help children deal with grief. In the future, she plans to become a child psychologist and so she hopes to use the skills learned here at Kate’s Club. In her free time, Rehnuma enjoys reading, scrapbooking, cooking, and watching animations.

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Shelsea Ruiz is a graduating senior majoring in Public Health Education with a minor in Spanish at Kennesaw State University. After graduating, she plans to complete a post-bacc at the University of Georgia and then apply for medical school for next year. Shelsea chose Kate's Club as an internship because she loves to work with children as she has worked for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta for the past 3 years. She plans to learn and grow from our program to hopefully be able to take what she learns into her future plans on becoming a pediatrician.

Kate’s Club empowers children and teens, their families, and young adults facing life after the death of a parent, sibling, caregiver or someone important to them. We build healing communities through recreational and therapeutic group programs, education and advocacy. Since its founding in metro Atlanta in 2003, Kate’s Club has served thousands of individuals who are grieving, through both direct service and outreach programs. Kate's Club offers services in Atlanta, Albany, Athens, Brunswick, Cobb County, and Newnan, GA. For more information, visit katesclub.org.

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