OUR INTERNS & VOLUNTEERS

Kyle Bonato

Kyle is a current student at Aurora University seeking his Masters in Social Work and received his Bachelors Degree in Psychology.  He has previously interned for Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County as a site based intern.  His goal in the social work field is to work with at risk children and their families in order to help create a better future for their lives.  In his free time, Kyle likes to spend time with his girlfriend, cook, and play paintball.

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Julie Gilbert

My name is Julie Gilbert. I am currently enrolled at Aurora University pursuing a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. Post- graduation I plan to obtain my Doctorate in Psychology. I am interested in becoming a Clinical Psychologist and would love to work in a hospital setting for the beginning of my career. My end goal is to open my own practice for children and adolescents. I am excited to work with CCWF and to be given he opportunity to explore a field that is going to broaden my knowledge. I love working with children of all ages, and CCWF not only allows me to do that, but allows me to see life from the parents perspective and understand the struggles that they face as well. 

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Peggy Hansen

Peggy Hansen is currently enrolled at Aurora University pursuing a Master of Social Work. She is interested in becoming a Licensed Social Worker with emphasis on working with children and their parents and assisting them in building a strong future for their lives. Peggy is working on transitioning from the business field to the social work field, as well she is an ESL teacher and teach children English online to children in China. In her free time, she enjoys reading, baking and spending time with her adult children. 

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Hannah Isiminger

My name is Hannah Isiminger, and I am from Aurora IL. I am currently attending Aurora University pursuing a Master of Social Work. My goal is to be a licensed clinical social worker, but I still have a lot of learning ahead of me! I am also currently a full-time employee of Total Spectrum, an applied behavior analysis therapy company for children on the autism spectrum. I am a senior registered behavior technician, and I love working with my kiddo's! I am excited to join the Changing Children's Worlds team as it is a very different perspective than my current job. I mainly work with children, but I feel that with this internship I will be able to better understand struggles parents go through while raising their children.

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Selena Kendall

My name is Selena and I am currently enrolled at Aurora University and obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with an interest in pursuing a profession in clinical and psycho analytic therapy. I have a passion in youth and adult development. I am committed to not only the development of others but making sure children are in a safe environment where there are no physical or mental forms of neglect. The purpose of joining CCWF is to help foster the mentality of those in hopes of making a difference through my service with children in developing a broad experience through interning with CCWF on a clinical basis in hopes of making a difference in the lives of others and seeking a trusting and well-known relationship with individuals. While developing skills and knowledge to apply the career as a psychologist.  I look forward in making an impact throughout the prevention/intervention to help communities’ secure growth and well-being.

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Xenia J Kozlov

Xenia J Kozlov, ethnically Ukrainian, spent the most part of her life in Moscow, Russia. In 2002, earned Bachelors degree in Russian language and Russian literature at Moscow State Pedagogical University. In 2005, got Masters degree in Russian literature, thesis “Modern typologies of the artistic consciousness”. She has worked as a journalist, author and editor. In 2009, she attended Moscow Gestalt Institute but had to interrupt because of moving to the United States in 2011. In 2015, she entered New England College and in 2018, got BA in Psychology. Currently, the proud student of Adler University, Chicago, studying Psychology with focus on Gender and Sexuality. She is married and a happy mom of two sons. Orthodox Christian. Feminist. Her hobbies include: drawing, music, creating costumes, and photography.
 

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Patricia Reardon

 Patricia Reardon is a retired teacher from the Dominican Republic. She moved to the United States to attend college, where she received her PhD in chemistry and later her elementary teaching degree.  She worked as a research chemist and then moved on to teaching. She taught middle school science and more recently Spanish bilingual kindergarten before retiring in 2019. As an educator, she’s an advocate for children and their families. She is excited for the opportunity to work with CCWF.  She raised three children and now has three grandchildren. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family, read, sew, attend theater performances, and go for walks.

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Suzanna Vasko

Suzanna Vasko is currently a graduate student at Adler University working within their Master of Arts in Counseling & Art Therapy program. Her undergraduate studies were focused around the importance of intersectionality and the intertwining, reciprocal nature between consciousness and creativity. As an artist, activist, and therapist in progress, her passions have always surrounded advocating for children & mental health in creative ways. Her hobbies include: coffee, comedy, painting, and experimenting with funky art materials.

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Sandricka Wilson

My name is Sandricka Wilson. I am a Public Health Administration major at Northern Illinois University. I love helping and supporting people in any way I can. I also enjoy relaxing by visiting with my brothers rescue dog. In my near future I expect to push my self serving the community, to better our society with a plans to improve our health. A dream job of mine would be to one day work for the WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION. As for a short term goal I would like to work with Northwestern medicine.

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