Meet BloodworksNW’s summer interns!

August 5, 2016 at 8:32 am

Meet our 2016 summer volunteer interns! These talented, bright students have been a great addition to BloodworksNW, and are enjoying learning about research, healthcare, fundraising, and other aspects of our organization.


Katherine (L) and Christine (R) are volunteering on our Development team! They’re sisters (triplets, actually) who will be seniors at Bellevue High School in the fall. Along with their brother, they were born prematurely, and Christine needed a blood transfusion. They’re organizers of Music for Life: A Concert Benefiting Bloodworks Northwest, and are both excited to learn more about fundraising, communication and leadership skills, and how medical technology is used to help the community. Their BloodworksNW supervisors say that it’s such a pleasure to be working with such quick and dedicated learners!


Neha is a Regulatory Affairs student interning with our Materials Management department! She’s inspired by BloodworksNW’s lifesaving work and is excited to be part of this team. Being a Regulatory Affairs student, she also wants to learn about the regulations, clinical research, and quality system management that BloodworksNW uses in maintaining the quality of biologics, blood products, and providing excellent health care services, and is hoping to jump start her career in the healthcare industry.

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Avina is a Business student at the University of Washington! She’s helping Washington Center for Bleeding Disorders with medical records and reporting this summer. She admires Bloodworks’ commitment to serving diverse communities, and is most excited to learn more about how data is stored, analyzed, and used to summarize populations. When she’s not in school or at Bloodworks, she enjoys attending on-campus cultural events, finding new places to eat, and competing against her family in Mario Party.


Holt is a Biostatistician Intern at Bloodworks Research Institute in the Johnsen lab! He’s a junior Physics major at Carleton College interested in pursuing a career in medicine. He’s also a volunteer at our Bellevue donor center, and is most excited about learning how to do meta-analyses at the Biostatistics Core this summer. In addition to coding statistical analyses in R, Holt has been in the lab optimizing a polymerase chain reaction (PCR).


Jesse is a future executive helping our CEO’s office archive board records this summer! He’s a straight ‘A’ student and a captain of the water polo team at Bellevue high school. He also volunteers as a donor monitor and helps organize Music for Life: A Concert Benefiting Bloodworks Northwest, an annual student-run concert. His goal for the summer is to learn how decisions are made in upper management and how he can best contribute.


Eleanor is dedicated to improving the lives and well-being in local communities! As a Business Operations Intern at Bloodworks Research Institute​, she’s building the foundation for her future career in public health: she plans on earning a master’s degree in public health so that she can combine research and service to the community. She’s excited be involved in research to promote positive health outcomes for people as well as the process of creating and implementing solutions for issues in the community.

We’ll be sorry to say goodbye when their internships end on August 26!

Learn more about our Summer Volunteer Internship Program.

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