SSD is excited to have six interns working with us for the spring semester! Interns allow SSD to accomplish extra projects and meet with more students while providing interns with valuable professional experience. All interns are held to the same confidentiality requirements and professional standards as SSD staff members. Interns are typically graduate students from the School of Social Work or College of Education who are completing their field hours in addition to their coursework.
Meet the SSD Interns!
Alexis Madormo is from Dallas and just moved to Austin from New Orleans, LA, after graduating from Tulane University with a B.S. in Psychology & Cognitive Studies. She hopes to pursue a career as a counselor focusing on healthy development and higher education settings. In her free time she enjoys cooking, playing the piano, and drawing.
Carrie Laski is from Chicago and is getting master’s in counseling so she can continue to work with university students. Carrie enjoys music, creative writing, and gardening.
Chelsea DeSimone is a graduate student in the School of Social Work. Chelsea was born and raised in southern California, then moved to Portland, Oregon to complete her undergraduate studies. She is extremely passionate about her future career in social work, and would love to spend most of her career working with active duty soldiers and their families. When she is not in school she loves to spend time in nature, doing yoga, or exploring Austin with friends.
Julia Rogers is a native Houstonian and a Master’s in Education candidate in the Education Leadership and Policy program at UT. She plans to graduate in May and go on to work as a Student Affairs Practitioner at colleges and universities, particularly in student support services and case management. Some fun facts about Julia: she was born on her older brother’s 11th birthday, which also happened to be Sir Mix-a-Lot’s 30th birthday. Also, Julia was voted “best hair” in 2016 even though that was not a category for voting…there were a lot of write-ins. Julia was happy that day.
Nate Woznicki is a Counselor Education master’s student originally from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He received his bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Psychology from University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. In the future, he hopes to work with students and young adults who fall under the LGBTQ umbrella in an integrated behavioral health setting.
Priya Hajari is currently in a grad program for Counseling in the College of Education. She also did her undergrad at UT in Psychology. Her favorite part of living in Austin is all of the great food!