Our first intern is Casey Heermans, a native of Decatur, Georgia. After receiving two bachelor degrees from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, she started a pursuit of a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Georgia. Casey has a deep-rooted passion for social justice, especially working with women and immigration rights. She is a crafty individual and loves spending times with her pet cat and dog.
The other half of the duo is Tameka Huggins, a native of Louisville, Georgia. She came to Athens to work towards a Master’s in Clinical Social Work from the University of Georgia. Alongside school and interning, she is a Georgia Mentor, a position that works with special needs individuals in their home setting. She is excited to intern with Children First so that she may familiarize herself with different populations and test her personal boundaries. Tameka also enjoys writing poetry and relaxing with her family.
Interning with our SafeCare program is Lela Flanery, a senior at Piedmont College. She will soon be graduating with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. Her passion to work with Children First comes from her large family of nine siblings and a desire to improve family relations in America. When she has a moment to herself, she enjoys baking, reading, and partaking in trivia nights.
Courtney Raymer will be working with the Family Time program. Courtney is a senior at the University of Georgia, working towards a double major in Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and painting. Her long-term goal is to be the director of her own non-profit organization.
Working as the social media intern for Children First is David O’Morrissey, a senior at the University of Georgia. He is currently studying Marketing and Art History, and hopes to continue his education towards a Masters in Art History. He is excited to work with Children First to help familiarize and educate the community with all that Children First has to offer. When available, he enjoys going for bike rides and writing.