Meet The Interns!

November 26, 2019

Meet our new Illinois Campus Compact interns!

The new interns at Campus Compact Illinois have been working hard on our fellow’s program in efforts to increase census education and awareness on college campuses. They are all students at Chicago’s Adler University and this internship is part of their Social Justice Practicum. Kevin handle social media, Derek is the web designer, and Nolynn does blog posts.

Adler University is an institution that holds heavy importance on its students becoming socially and culturally competent mental health professionals. The Social Justice Practicum (SJP) is a 200-hour internship that places students at sites throughout the Chicagoland area. The SJP aims to help students gain a sense of social and civic responsibility while learning about the importance of community involvement, equity, and respect for different perspectives. Here at Campus Compact, we are helping to fulfill our civic duty by working with the current census system, as well as adding new ideas to our outreach process, all in hopes to increase awareness and education surrounding the 2020 census.


Meet Kevin!

Kevin is an energetic and lighthearted person! He obtained his Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice Law Enforcement at Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury, MD. Kevin went on to obtain his Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Anthropology from Towson University in Baltimore, MD. He is currently in the first year of Adler University’s PsyD program and he one day hopes to work with survivors of trauma, human trafficking, and sexual assault. In his free time, he watches the Real Housewives series and Zoella vlogs and also spends time with his friends like the social butterfly that he is.


Meet Derek!

Derek is a friendly, determined, and intelligent guy! He obtained his Associate of Science in Liberal Arts from the College of Dupage in Glen Ellyn, IL. Derek went on to obtain his Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is currently in his first year of Adler University’s PsyD program and hopes to get a focus in neurocognitive psychology to help adults with serious mental illnesses in a hospital setting. In his free time, he likes to run marathons, go on camping and backpacking trips, play video games, and spend time with his fianceé, puppy (named Baxter), and kitten (named Archie).


Meet Nolynn!

Nolynn is a bubbly and humorous gal! She obtained her Associate of Science in Liberal Arts from Ivy Tech Community College in Bloomington, IN. Nolynn went on to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Indiana University. She is currently in her first year of Adler University’s Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and hopes to one day do research on alternative treatments for trauma and other various mental illnesses. In her free time, she enjoys being a West Loop mixologist, engaging in spiritual exploration, hula hooping, and seeing live music shows.