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Meet The CWEALF Team: Kayla Theriault



CWEALF's team includes more than just the full time staff. Our board members, community partners, cooperating attorneys, donors, interns and volunteers make our work to empower women, girls and their families to achieve equal opportunities in their personal and professional lives possible. Meet our Research & Evaluation Intern, Kayla Theriault! 

What’s the first thing you do in the morning?

When I wake up in the morning I usually check my email/social media while I eat breakfast. I always wake up starving and have to eat before I do anything else – I usually just have cereal or yogurt but if I’m feeling ambitious I have an obsession with smoothies. Strawberry banana is always a classic, and mangos are my absolute favorite food in the world so anything with mango in it is a winner in my book.

What do you do at CWEALF?

I work as a Research and Evaluation Intern at CWEALF, primarily on the evaluation of the Hartford Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative. I do a lot of different things, often working with program data or looking at existing literature. Recently I have helped with a community needs assessment and created surveys for HTPPI evaluation.

What would you tell someone thinking about interning at CWEALF?

I would tell anyone interested in interning here that it is an extremely valuable and worthwhile experience. Beyond everything I’ve learned about research and program evaluation (which is a lot), I’ve gotten the opportunity to meet and work with so many amazing people and attend events and meetings outside of the office that have allowed me to see all of the various aspects of working in this field and helped me to realize what I’m passionate about and what I want my next steps to be. I’d like to pursue a Master’s in public health.

What’s your idea of the perfect day off?

I like to spend my days off listening to records or reading. I grew up listening to a lot of classic rock and 60s, 70s, and 80s music because that’s what my parents listened to. A few years ago I stole a record player from my Grandma’s basement and commandeered all of my parents’ and aunts’ old records – I probably have over 200. I listen to all different types of music but I would say my top 3 records are Rumours by Fleetwood Mac, Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel, and Tapestry by Carole King.




By CWEALF at 6 Jun 2016, 14:58 PM



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