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Meet the Intern: Jailene Sanchez

Hello! My name is Jailene Sanchez, and I am a 19-year-old rising sophomore at DePaul University majoring in Cybersecurity and minoring in Computer Science. This summer, I’m working at Chicago Scholars as a Data Solutions Intern. 

While searching for an internship, I had the pleasure of speaking with Deshauna, who introduced me to the Emerge Program. I prepared a lot for the interview process, and when I got accepted, I was happy! When I shared the news with my family, we all screamed and jumped around in excitement, as it is an opportunity to learn, grow, and network with people who share similar values. As soon as I stepped into the Chicago Scholars office, it felt like I had found a second home. Whenever I spoke to someone, they warmly welcomed me with open arms, and their unique qualities were simply incomparable. 

I always viewed myself as someone willing to learn anything. I am naturally curious and never hesitate to ask questions as I work towards achieving my goals. I am most excited about a project I might work on with Daniel Rossi, because it would relate to my major. I am eager to hopefully work on this project and see what I can learn from it!

Reflecting on the relationships I’ve built with my co-workers at Chicago Scholars fills me with immense pride and gratitude, as they have become a part of my life and journey through college. I cherish every second of our time together, whether it involves exchanging experiences, engaging in meaningful discussions, or simply enjoying each other’s presence. I want to take a moment to give a special shout-out to everyone at Chicago Scholars. I am truly grateful for your kindness, support, and unwavering commitment to helping me achieve my goals. Thank you for being a consistent source of inspiration in my life.

Meet the Intern: Zandie Lawson

The Chicago Scholars Team is excited to introduce you to our 2023 Emerge Summer Interns! First up is Zandie Lawson, Chicago Scholars Class of 2026.

Hi! My name is Zandie Lawson, and I am from Rogers Park, Chicago. I currently attend Denison University where I am a rising sophomore, double majoring in Politics and Public Affairs and Environmental Studies on the Pre-Law track with a minor in Dance.

I became a Chicago Scholars Intern through the Emerge program. I have always had immersive experiences Scholar, and I wanted to prioritize career readiness this summer. The Emerge program matched my goals. So far, my experience has been great. I’ve learned a lot of professional skills such as networking, public speaking, and team building . The program is catered amazingly to our professional and individual needs, and I am so excited to continue this summer. As a Marketing and Communications Intern, I would like to focus on building my network and learning how to better market myself and the many organizations I represent. In the future, I would like to practice Environmental Law, specifically in the intersection between business and sustainability. I hope to be an advocate for people of color (POC) in low-income communities that are most affected by climate change .

In my free time I like to thrift, read, dance, and explore Chicago with my friends. I look forward to this summer and enhancing my skillset at Chicago Scholars.