Carolyn is a first year master’s candidate at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. During her summer internship, she will be working on projects that address drug use during pregnancy. Tasks will include drafting policy and educational materials for tribes in the Great Plains and quantifying drug use during pregnancy using data and assessments.
Carolyn chose to do an internship with GPTCHB because she believes in the power and necessity of providing quality public health services. She is excited to contribute her knowledge and skill sets toward the public health initiatives and advocacy projects of the health board and hopes to improve the current laws and policies that impact the overall health and wellbeing of the tribal members of the Great Plains.
In her spare time, Carolyn enjoys photography, thalassophile, painting and reading history and mystery novels. She loves to explore new places and hopes to find adventure in the Black Hills.