Kayla White

Abbey Pulcinella
Passionate about pursuing a career in health care, Kayla White, 2021 plans to major in biology or chemistry in college and knew she wanted to gain some experience in the field this summer. 
 
Kayla completed a virtual Community Health Worker certification internship, through partnership with the MERIT Health Leadership Academy and the Morehouse School of Medicine. Through her work to gain this certification, Kayla learned so much about how to improve the health and wellbeing  of underserved communities.
 
“I want to be able to make a difference in people's lives and I’m so excited that this certification will help me gain more experience in this field,” said Kayla.

Total number of participants to date: 133 (typically around 40% of the junior class)

2020: 24
2019: 50
2018: 31
2017: 25

Sampling of Internship Placements

Medicine
  • Stanford University’s Wall Lab
  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
Law
  • FBI Teen Academy
  • Judge Lyn Stewart Mays
  • Women’s Law Center of Maryland
Finance
  • Brown Advisory Group
Fashion
  • Nicole Miller, New York
STEM
  • The Institute of Marine Environmental Technology
  • University of Maryland Computer Science
  • zyBooks
  • McCormick & Company
Architecture
  • BCT Architects
Interior Design
  • Jenkins Baer Associates
  • Mad Cow Interiors
Community Outreach
  • Baltimore Child Abuse Center
  • House of Ruth
  • Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)
Media
  •  ABC News
  •  NBC News