Student Success Story: Alexandria Hernandez-Greene

As a senior at Texas Woman’s University majoring in Health Studies, it was important for me to land an internship for my degree requirement and I also felt this was a great chance for me to gain professional experience before I enter the workforce. I was given a great opportunity to work as an intern with the Alzheimer’s Association of Dallas and Northeast Texas Chapter this summer, even though everything has turned into a virtual world. During my experience with this Association, I have learned so much information about the Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia’s, what the association resources and services provides for individuals undergoing this disease, families who may have family members that have been diagnose and even support offered for caregivers. I have also been able to become more comfortable in presenting educational information to larger groups through our new reality of virtually classes held by the Association. This Association has taught me so much on the effectiveness of teamwork and the importance of communication. I have also been granted a great opportunity to be a part of the Urban Fellowship, while it helped me with my financial barriers that I faced due to losing my job because of COVID-19, making this a challenging time for me. I am much appreciative to be a candidate for the Urban Fellowship and express my gratitude to this program. It has been such a great experience to be able to step out of my comfort zone and taking useful skills that will help me further my future career.  -Alexandria Hernandez-Greene

By Brookelyn Bush, M.Ed
Brookelyn Bush, M.Ed Assistant Director, Employer Relations Brookelyn Bush, M.Ed