Meet Our Summer Interns!

Anna Smith
     Hello! My name is Anna and I am an Admin Intern at Nomi Network. I am a recent graduate from Adelphi University and am going on to pursue my Clinical Social Work degree at Fordham University in the Fall. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and have attended Catholic school since kindergarten. The big apple has been my home and stomping ground for quite some time, it’s interesting to be returning from 4 long years of living in Long Island full time for school. Some things I love are music, singing, reading, listening to others, and laughing till I cry (it’s the best). 

     So, now that you know a little bit about me; let’s jump right into the why. I am a part of a summer immersion program called New York City Urban Project (NYCUP). This program works to develop leaders with the capacity to change the world. This is done through having open and honest conversations about injustices and seeing God’s ability to restore and renew these issues. My participation in this program has given me so much thus far, particularly my internship here at Nomi Network. I really admire and stand by the mission of Nomi and it is such an honor to be a participant in that work. I hope you all are ready to hear some amazing stories and to take this journey with me as I learn from the amazing and powerful women of Nomi. Buckle up ya’ll!

Brianna Copeland
     Hey there! I’m Brianna and I am the Creative/Social Media Intern at Nomi Network this summer! I am currently a senior attending James Madison University majoring in Studio Art with a Photography concentration! I love photography, graphic design, sculpture and printmaking and I’m a big art museum geek. I’m a dog person (never cats) and I enjoy volunteering at my local animal shelter. I’m actually from a small city right outside Washington DC, where I was born and raised. It was always really cool growing up so close to the nation’s capital, going on field trips to the White House and Smithsonian Museums and to the National Mall on the weekends. 

     I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to be working with Nomi. This summer I am also a part of the Summer Leadership Immersion Program with the New York City Urban Project (NYCUP). I actually attended NYCUP the Spring break of my freshman year and the Thanksgiving break of my sophomore year so I’m really familiar with the program and all the incredible work they do. Through this internship I want to be able to share the stories of the girls making all of Nomi’s incredible products and to help give them a voice. I have already learned so much from everyone working here at Nomi and I am excited to continue creating content to get their name out there. 

Julia Washburn
      My name is Julia Washburn and I’m a Summer Intern at Nomi Network. I’m a rising junior at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA and major in Political Science with minors in Sustainable Development and Health, Medicine & Society. I play on the Varsity Field Hockey Team and am a member of Lehigh’s branch of SALSC (Student Athletes Leading Social Change). I also love going to yoga, watching movies, running with my dog and spending time with my friends! 

      I learned about Nomi Network through my home church, Central Presbyterian Church, in Summit, New Jersey. I was immediately drawn to the work that Nomi does, as one of my big areas of focus in school, as well as in my career aspirations, is human rights. I intend on going to law school to study International Human Rights law so that I can protect, and obtain justice for, those whose fundamental rights have been violated. I hope that through my internship at Nomi I can gain further insight into creating sustainable solutions to pervasive human rights issues. Furthermore, I want to become a more socially conscious and ethical consumer.  I am so excited to have the opportunity to be part of an organization that is making a major difference in the lives of so many women and bettering the lives of future generations.

Chloe Chang
Hi, I'm Chloe and I'm currently a sophomore at George Washington University studying International Affairs. I was born in New York, but now I'm living in New Jersey enjoying the beautiful beaches. During the school year, I love exploring new food places and neighborhoods in DC while going to school at GW. I am on the Creative Team for TEDxFoggyBottom where we put on a conference for 1300 people each year with 20 speakers. It is one of the most labor-intensive but rewarding experience that I have ever been on. I'm also passionately involved with my local chapter of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and I'm missing all of my friends there especially our spontaneous card games that happen anywhere at anytime. I am looking to potentially concentrate in International Development and was drawn to Nomi's cause to fight human-trafficking. I have a heart for the oppressed and for social justice, especially after attending an urban project in Southeast DC. I love working with the incredible women at Nomi and I am constantly inspired by their grace and beauty. When not in the office, I spend my hours baking different desserts, pretending to be a monster with my two little brothers and drawing in my notebook. I am so excited for this summer and what God has in store!

Catherine Fowler 
My name is Catherine Fowler and I am the Sales and Marketing intern at Nomi Network. I study politics, economics, and law at SUNY Old Westbury and I am going into my senior year. I am very active on my campus in advocating for social justice. I love international relations and I participate annually in the National Model United Nations Conference to grow in knowledge of various global issues while learning to strategically create solutions. When I am not in school, I enjoy singing and playing music. I play the ukulele, guitar, banjo, string bass and bass guitar. I would pursue music full time if I did not have a passion for law and justice. I am living in New York City for the summer and I have loved meeting new people and seeing the passion that so many New Yorkers have for their work. My long-term goal is to work for the United Nations focusing on human rights law. Interning at Nomi Network has shown me new areas of injustice that I was not as knowledgeable about, and I have enjoyed doing work behind the scenes to help women across the world. It is comforting to know that although we might not see it, the work we do here every day directly affects the lives women and children in India and Cambodia for the better. 

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