Meet the members of our 2019-20 internship class:
Lasheka is excited to join the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center staff and become a member of the Evansville community. Lasheka has worked in community mental health for more than 12 years as a qualified mental health professional serving adults, children, adolescents, and families. She was also the founding member of Core Essentials, a behavioral health group in North Carolina. Lasheka was born and raised in the great state of North Carolina. She was reared by her parents always to consider the welfare of others and actively engage in community service. She is driven by her passion for seeing a positive increase in the psychological well-being of others, particularly ethnic minorities and the socio-economically disadvantaged citizens of the communities in which she serves.
Lasheka is currently matriculating in the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at Prairie View A&M University. Her research interests are psychological well-being, healthy families, ethnic minorities, addiction, and reduction of mental health stigma. Lasheka earned an M.A. in Psychology from North Carolina Central University (NCCU) where she has been an adjunct instructor since 2011. She also earned a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences (specialization in child development and family relations) from NCCU. Outside of pursuing her educational goals, Lasheka is passionate about her family and community outreach.
Juliet Aura is an intern specializing in school psychology. She is currently enrolled in the Stephen F. Austin State University School Psychology Program in Texas. She completed her Master’s internship at the Rusk County Shared Services Arrangement in deep East Texas, where she worked with children between the ages of three and eighteen years. She also worked at the School Psychology Assessment Center, conducting assessments and generating recommendations for both youth and adult populations. Juliet’s research interests are in the areas of verbal aggression and assertiveness and self-esteem among minority populations. Juliet has co-authored several publications with her supervisors and colleagues and contributed to a book chapter on self-care among African American women.
Juliet is an international student originally from Nairobi, Kenya, and has been in the United States for four years. During her free time, she enjoys travelling, spending time with friends, and reading for leisure.
Born and raised in Texas, Roselia is excited to be completing her pre-doctoral internship with Easterseals Rehabilitation Center. She is fully bilingual in English and Spanish. Roselia is currently a doctoral student at Stephen F. Austin State University where she also earned her Master’s degree in School Psychology and her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Biology. She completed a doctoral practicum at Pineywoods Psychological Services and at the School Psychology Assessment Center in Nacogdoches, Texas. Previously, she also completed a one-year internship in a public school. Prior to attending graduate school, Roselia volunteered and worked in hospital and medical settings which enhanced her interest in a combined mental and physical well-being. During her graduate coursework, Roselia gained a special interest in brain-behavior interactions and their role of human well-being.
Having worked with a variety of age groups has allowed Roselia to value mental and physical health at any stage of life. She hopes to one day work with pediatric and adult populations, providing the necessary tools to facilitate their maximum potential in daily activities. Roselia’s favorite pastimes include running, hiking, reading, and Netflix. She also truly enjoys traveling and emerging in new cultures.
For more information about our program, please visit our Psychology Internship Program page.
Last updated: July 16, 2019