Safe Kids Worldwide is excited to kick off this fall with an amazing group of interns! These talented students will be using their diverse experiences and educational training to help advance the organization’s mission by assisting the Executive, Network and Research departments across various activities and projects. We are so grateful for their time, talent, and commitment to children. Meet our fall interns:

Kylie Barron (Executive) – Kylie is interning with the Executive Department. She has a Master of Public Health degree and is certified as an advanced Emergency Medical Technician. She currently works in academia where she develops strategies to translate research findings into community health initiatives. Kylie also has an extensive background in advertising, branding, and mass communication and serves as the Marketing Communication Director for an international nonprofit organization. In her free time, Kylie is an aspiring aviation expert, a wannabe craft beer & coffee connoisseur, and an absolute peanut butter addict. She loves long-distance running, watching Chicago Fire Soccer games with her husband, golfing with her two brothers, and cuddling with her new puppy Yogi.

Madison Howe (SKAVA) – Madison is interning within the Executive Department. She is assisting with projects related to the Safe Kids in Automated Vehicles Alliance. She is a senior at Penn State University majoring in Business Administration with a focus in Entrepreneurship. Outside of school, Madison enjoys kayaking, photography, and spending time with family, friends, and her furry friend Duke.

Ilse Leal (Network) – Ilse works with the Network Intern Program assisting on various projects that help raise awareness in the Hispanic community throughout the organization. She recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Communications from the University of Phoenix and is considering obtaining her Master of Business Administration. Before obtaining her bachelor’s, Ilse worked in the beauty Industry. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her kids and family, traveling, and going on random adventures. She also loves to try new food, watch true crime documentaries, sports (soccer mostly), playing video games, and working out.

Anna Trinh (Research) - Anna is continuing her time with us this fall as an intern with the Research Department. She attends Rutgers University at New Brunswick and is majoring in Public Health with a minor in Spanish. Anna is looking to pursue an interest in epidemiology and women's health. She is passionate about improving the safety outcomes of marginalized populations and working within communities to promote better public health practices. During the school year, Anna volunteers with her service organization at food pantries and soup kitchens around the New Brunswick area. In her free time, she enjoys drawing, reading, playing video games, and hiking with her family.

Tricia Whalen (Research) - Tricia works with the Research Department. She currently attends the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health where she is pursuing her Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Applied Epidemiology. She received her bachelor’s in kinesiology and psychology before becoming a clinical research coordinator. Previously, she worked as a neurodivergent skills and job coach, curriculum content creator, teacher, and program coordinator. Tricia is a passionate advocate for neurodivergent populations and other marginalized groups. In her free time, she loves going to the river with her dog, Tristan, dancing around to musicals, and playing video games (especially Zelda).