Spring 2010 Interns
Jill Covert (not pictured above) is a 2009 alumna of the M.A. in Peace & Justice Studies program at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies (KSPS). She has a B.A. from the University of California, San Diego, in Sociology and Latin American Studies. Before coming to USD she worked as a Senior Research Associate in the Child & Adolescent Services Research Center, coordinating a longitudinal research study of mental health services. Jill's capstone research project at the KSPS was entitled, "Femicide in Guatemala: Women in Zones of Conflict." She is proficient in Spanish and German, has lived in Ecuador and Germany and traveled in Europe, Guatemala, Baja California, and southern Mexico. Jill is originally from Newbury Park, California, and will serve as the Graduate Intern at IPJ during the 2009-2010 academic year. She is also teaching an introductory course in Peace Studies at San Diego City College during the spring semester, 2010.
Jessica Langston is a junior at the University of San Diego, majoring in International Relations with minors in Economics and Spanish. She studied in Argentina during the fall semester 2009, has interned at Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet, and has worked as a tutor and youth service specialist assistant at the American Indian Recruitment (AIR) Programs. She has also volunteered, through University Ministry's Romero Center, at an orphanage in Tijuana and soup kitchens in San Diego, as well as delivering meals to people with AIDS in their homes in San Diego. Jessica has traveled to Chiapas, Mexico through Agros International; participated in the USD Intersession Thinking Globally Trip to Nicaragua; and studied in Salamanca Spain. She is proficient in Spanish.
Nallely Manriques is a senior at the University of San Diego, majoring in Spanish and Anthropology with a concentration in Biological Anthropology. She has studied in Guadalajara, Mexico and in Argentina. For the past two full years Nallely has served a Clinical Care Extender Internship at Palomar Pomerado Hospital as a medical interpreter, which includes reducing language barriers between patient and provider and also providing basic patient care. She has also served a Faunal Analyst Internship at the San Diego Museum of Man, and most recently, in the summer of 2009, participated in archaeological field research in San José de Moro, Peru, through the Pontificia Universidad Católica Del Perú. Nallely is a McNair Scholar, has served as secretary and treasurer of the Anthropology Club and has been a member of Phi Delta Epsilon, a pre-medical fraternity. She is proficient in Spanish.
Clint Morrison is a 2009 graduate of Georgetown University with a B.A. in History and minors in Government and Theology. He also studied at the University of St. Andrews in St. Andrews, Scotland. He has interned at the Environmental Law Institute; Greenshape, L.L.C., and the Pro Bono Institute, all in Washington, D.C. He had also interned at Local 6 of the New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council in New York City, and worked in the summer of 2006 in the Risingville Intercommunity Service Effort (RISE) of Steuben County, New York. Clint is fluent in French. His immediate future plans include Peace Corps Service in Francophone West Africa, followed by law school and graduate study in public policy.
Ashlen Nimmo is a senior at the University of San Diego, majoring in Sociology and Spanish, with a Peace & Justice Studies minor. She is currently serving as a student ambassador for Catholic Relief Services and helps with education about fair trade on campus and in the San Diego area at large. She is a leader of Students for Fair Trade and Sustainability and is active in University Ministry’s Romero Center and in Community Service Learning, in which latter capacity she helps with English lessons for migrant workers through the Migrant Outreach program. Ashlen has studied in San José, Costa Rica and in Guadalajara, Mexico, and has done volunteer work in La Morita, Mexico. She has also volunteered through the Tijuana Spring Breakthrough; participated in FACE AIDS; and tutored at the Southern Sudanese Community Center. Ashlen is proficient in Spanish.