HaleyLSIP2020I am extremely excited to be the Lewis Summer Intern at the Norton and Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics! I am a rising senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign studying integrative biology with a minor in chemistry. I plan to apply to genetic counseling graduate programs this upcoming fall to pursue a career as a genetic counselor. On campus, I serve as the President of the professional biology fraternity Beta Psi Omega, I belong to the sorority Alpha Omicron Pi, and I intern for the University of Illinois Counseling Center.

I grew up in Highland Park and graduated from Highland Park High School. I am back home this summer working with the Sarnoff Center staff virtually. The Sarnoff Center provides many services for the community that I am eager to learn more about. I look forward to exploring the public health sector as well as the health risks affecting the Jewish community.