This fall, Maryland Environmental Health Network is pleased to host three student volunteers: Ayana Jones, Blake Wrigley, and Stephanie Scobey. Please expect to hear from them as they support projects and campaigns across our three programs: Vulnerable Population Health, Climate and Energy, and Toxic and Chemical Protections.
Fall / Spring Semesters
University of Maryland’s School of Social Work
Blake is MdEHN’s Fellow this year! He is a graduate student at University of Maryland’s School of Social Work in Baltimore. Blake’s concentration is Community Action and Social Policy. Prior to coming to MdEHN Blake worked with Baltimore youth with Parks & People Foundation, and as an AmeriCorps Fellow through UMBC’s Choice Program. Blake has also worked on several green space restoration projects in Baltimore. He is passionate about issues of environmental justice and is excited to work in the intersection of human and environmental health. Blake lives in Charles Village, Baltimore with his wife.
Fall / Spring Semesters
University of Arizona’s School of Public Health
Stephanie Scobey is MdEHN’s Extern this year! She is a graduate student at the University of Arizona’s School of Public Health. Stephanie is a MPH candidate with a concentration in Health Services Administration. Stephanie brings years of professional work experience as a registered nurse for the past 8 years. The majority of that time has been spent in emergency medicine. More recently, she worked at the University of Maryland’s Baltimore Washington Medical Center as a nurse manager of an outpatient infusion center in addition to managing the hospital’s vascular access team. Stephanie is passionate about health equity and is excited to work with the team at the Maryland Environmental Health Network.
University of Maryland
Ayana is MdEHN’s fall intern! She is a second-year graduate student at the University of Maryland College Park, pursuing her Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Health Equity. Currently, she serves as the Graduate Representative for the University of Maryland Sustainability Council. Additionally, she works with her professors and colleagues in efforts to promote awareness about environmental topics including air pollution, food access, and other key environmental justice issues in Prince George’s County. Previously, Ayana served as a Sanitarian-in-Training for the Environmental Health Department at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health in Ohio. As a sanitarian, she regulated the health and safety of food service operations and establishments. While at the County Board of Health, she served on the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) subcommittee, which sought to create tobacco free spaces, increase access and health eating environments, and promote safe routes to school to increase physical activity. Ayana is passionate about environmental justice, policy development, and health equity. She has also expressed interest in equitable development, as she has taken efforts in exploring growth management and environmental planning.
Maryland Environmental Health Network welcomes the class of 2018!