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Former Interns and Student Workers


OPRA/OSPRA Student Interns - Spring 2015 Commencement

Audrey Cloutier LordLane RusherTeddy Vasovski

Pictured from left to right: Audrey Cloutier Lord, Lane Rusher and Teddy Vasovski

Where are they now?

Ms. Katie Bickett '13
Student Research Assistant
Curriculum Vitae

USI Degree:  Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Katie will begin studies for a Master's of Biostatistics at the University of Louisville in August.
Katie Bickett
Mr. Evan Burkhart '13
Student Research Assistant

USI Degree: Bachelor of Science in Management and Management Information Systems

Evan is currently employed as a Publications Analyst, Celadon Group Inc. in Indianapolis, IN.
Evan Burkhart
Ms. Rachel Tarantino, MSW '13
Graduate Research Intern - Sponsored Projects & Research Administration

USI Degree:  Masters of Social Work and School Social Work Certification 

Rachel is currently employed as a Residential Masters Level Counselor at Youth Villages in Bartlett, TN.
R Tarantino
Mr. Christopher Miller
Graduate Research Assistant

USI Degree: Currently enrolled in the Master of Social Work program

Chris received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Sciences and Business Administration from Oakland City University in 2009.
Christopher Miller

Ms. Amanda Harrawood '12
Student Research Intern

USI Degree: Bachelor of Science in Health Serves, magna cum laude; University Honors Scholar

Amanda is currently in the Biostatistics Masters program at Indiana University - Purdue University in Indianapolis, IN.  She is currently employed as a Research Assistant at Regenstrief Institute, Inc.


Amanda Harrawood

Mr. Andrew Kern '11
Student Research Assistant & Intern

USI Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology with a minor in Management.

Andrew is currently enrolled in the Industrial/Organizational Psychology Ph.D. program at Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.


Andy Kern

Ms. Toni Brink, '11
Graduate Research Assistant

USI Degrees:  Master of Arts in Liberal Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and French.

Toni is currently employed as a Business Analyst for The Advisory Board Company in Washington, DC.

T Brink

Mr. Ernie Griffin, '11
Research Intern

USI Degree:  Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education and Teaching

Ernie is currently teaching U.S. History and Global Economics at the New Tech Inistitute in Evansville, Indiana.

E Griffin

Mrs. Jes (Naessen) Springer '10
Student Research Assistant & Intern

USI Degrees: Master of Social Work

Jes is a case manager at Marriage & Family Health Services in Rice Lake, WI managing an adolescent behavioral health day treatment program for kids 11-18 years old who are struggling with emotional and behavioral issues that impair their functioning in school, the community, their family and with their peers.

Jes is currently licensed as an Advanced Practice Social Worker and is working toward becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker to continue providing mental health counseling for children, as well as adults.

Jes Naessen