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Meet the LUM Summer Interns


Shenaya Christina Dias & Van Stevie Bibila Kabila

Lafayette Urban Ministry welcomes interns throughout the year from a variety of academic programs. The interns receive training and experience working with the LUM clients, students, guests and families in a variety of LUM programs. Interns are especially valuable to LUM for bringing their passion, objective views, and energy. It is a wonderful partnership.

SHENAYA Christina Dias is originally from Negombo, Sri Lanka, now lives in Lafayette, and attends school in New York City. She is currently pursuing a bachelors in Economics with a minor in Political Science at Fordham University, NY.

When she graduates next May, Shenaya plans on attending law school. With LUM, she is working with the LUM Immigration Clinic and general services to clients in the main office.

She shared that, I am excited about learning more on how we can change this world and make it a better and safer place for everyone. LUM is an opportunity that God has given me to explore different avenues to achieve these wonderful objectives.

VAN Stevie Bibila Kabila is originally from Dolisie, Republic of the Congo, and now lives in Indianapolis. He earned a bachelor’s degree in private law (Judiciary Careers) from the faculty of law of Marien Ngouabi University (Republic of the Congo). Van is currently pursuing an LLM in Human Rights at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law. He has been a member of Mouvement Citoyen Ras-Le-Bol since 2015. Van is engaged in a variety of community service projects. Van shared that being a part of LUM and serving as an intern with the LUM Immigration Clinic gives him pride. He looks forward to learning from the dedicated LUM staff. Van wants to have a positive impact on the community by using my legal knowledge and experience to help those in need.

LUM is fortunate to have Shenaya & Van, two talented and hardworking interns, working with the LUM team this summer.

Meet the New LUM Summer Interns


Meron Tamene — LUM Summer Intern

Originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana, Meron now lives in West Lafayette. She is matriculating toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with minors in Arabic, Spanish, Human Rights & Global Studies from Purdue University, College of Liberal Arts. She will graduate in May 2020 and plans to attend law school. Meron hopes to work in immigration law and international human rights.

As an intern at LUM, Meron is working with the Campaign for Hoosier Families.


Morgan Torres  —LUM Summer Intern

Morgan grew up and lives in Monticello, Indiana. She is matriculating toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Law & Society and Political Science with a minor in Forensic Science from Purdue University, College of Liberal Arts. She will graduate in May 2020 and plans to attend law school. Morgan hopes to work in international law & policy specializing in immigration policy.

As an intern at LUM, Morgan is working with the Campaign for Hoosier Families.

Thanks & Best Wishes to LUM Spring Interns


LUM Interns – Valuable Resource to LUM


Special THANK YOU to all of the LUM Interns for their valuable contributions this past Spring semester. Best wishes to all of our interns.

Interns allow LUM to serve our students, clients and guests with increased efficiency and innovation.

Thanks also to Ivy Tech Community College, Purdue University and the IU School of Social Work for trusting LUM with the education and supervision of their talented intern students.

Meet the LUM Interns – Spring 2018


Rhyannon Barrett
Originally from Sweet Home, Oregon, Rhyannon now lives in Lafayette.

She is matriculating toward an Associates Degree in Human Services from Ivy Tech Community College. She will graduate in May 2018 and plans to pursue an advanced degree in Social Work.

As an intern at LUM, Rhyannon is working with the Good Samaritan Program & Emergency Shelter.


Kaitlyn Hettinger
Kaitlyn grew up and still lives in Lafayette.

She is matriculating toward an Associates Degree in Human Services from Ivy Tech Community College. Kaitlyn will graduate in December 2018 and plans to pursue an advanced degree in Social Work.

As an intern at LUM, Kaitlyn is working with the After School Program.


Erice Perez
Originally from Avon, Erice now lives in West Lafayette.

She is matriculating toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science & Public Relations from Purdue University, West Lafayette. Erice will graduate in May 2018 and is planning on working for a non profit in the field of PR, with eventual plans to get a degree in law.

As the Klinker-Alting Intern at LUM, Erice is working with the Campaign for Hoosier Families.


Saedie Spikes
Originally from Fowler, Saedie now lives in Lafayette.

She earned an Associates Degree in Human Services from Ivy Tech Community College and is matriculating toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Indiana University – Purdue University in Indianapolis. Saedie will graduate from IUPUI in May 2018 and plans to pursue an advanced degree in Social Work.

As an intern at LUM, Saedie is working with the After School Program.

Meet Erin – New LUM Summer Intern


Erin Moon-Walker —LUM Summer Intern

Erin grew up in and currently lives in West Lafayette with her husband, Aaron, and her two daughters, Lolly (10) & Stevi (7). She earned a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in psychology (communications minor) and is currently working on a Master of Social Work at the IU School of Social Work.

At LUM, Erin is working as an intern with the Good Samaritan Program, ID Clinic, Immigration Clinic, Campaign for Hoosier Families and Emergency Shelter.

 

Meet Maddie – New LUM Summer Intern


Madeleine “Maddie” Holmes — LUM Summer Intern

Maddie grew up in Indianapolis and currently lives in Lafayette. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in communications & anthropology (psychology minor) this May. Maddie will continue her studies at Purdue working toward a Master’s degree in communications.

At LUM, Maddie is an intern with the Campaign for Hoosier Families.

 

Meet the New LUM Summer Interns


Madeleine “Maddie” Holmes — LUM Summer Intern

Maddie grew up in Indianapolis and currently lives in Lafayette. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in communications & anthropology (psychology minor) this May. Maddie will continue her studies at Purdue working toward a Master’s degree in communications.

At LUM, Maddie is an intern with the Campaign for Hoosier Families.


Erin Moon-Walker —LUM Summer Intern

Erin grew up in and currently lives in West Lafayette with her husband, Aaron, and her two daughters, Lolly (10) & Stevi (7). She earned a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in psychology (communications minor) and is currently working on a Master of Social Work at the IU School of Social Work.

At LUM, Erin is working as an intern with the Good Samaritan Program, ID Clinic, Immigration Clinic, Campaign for Hoosier Families and Emergency Shelter.

 

Thanks & Congrats to the LUM Interns



This week, the entire LUM staff celebrated the work of our talented and hardworking LUM Interns — Amanda Bajzatt, Gina Williams & Ally Wong — at a reception in their honor.

Amanda, Gina & Ally added significantly to what we were able to offer our clients these past few months.

They will all be completing their degrees this semester. Ally will earn a bachelors from Purdue University, and Amanda & Gina will each earn an MSW from Indiana University.

Please join us in thanking them for their work at LUM and wishing them well.


{Pictured L to R: Susan Brouillette, LUM program director; Ally Wong; Amanda Bajzatt; and Joe Micon, LUM executive director.}

 

Meet Ally – LUM Spring Intern


Ally Wong LUM Intern, Campaign for Hoosier Families


Ally is from Pleasanton, California.

She is currently enrolled at Purdue University, West Lafayette.

Ally is an undergraduate student with a double major in History and Philosophy in the College of Liberal Arts. Ally will earn her bachelor’s degree and graduate from Purdue in May 2017.

 

 

Meet Gina – LUM Spring Intern


Gina Williams LUM Intern, Administration


Gina grew up in Indianapolis and now lives in Lafayette with her dog of 12 years, Yoshi, and her husband of two months, Rob.

She earned a Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in psychology and is currently earning her Master of Social Work degree at Indiana University, Indianapolis. Gina also serves as the director of the LUM Emergency Shelter.