Infant and Preschool Center

student workers



McKenzie Johnson, Graduate Assistant

Kenzie is a 2nd year graduate student from Pekin, IL.  As an undergraduate, Kenzie attended the University of Iowa. She is now completing her Master's in Speech-Language Pathology at WIU.  Kenzie plans to pursue a career working with children in a school or healthcare setting.





Layla Fattash

Layla Fattash, Graduate Assistant

Layla Fattash earned her Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Science with a concentration in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 2017. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Communication Sciences and Disorders here at WIU.  Layla loves working with children and is excited to be part of the UIPC family. She is from Naperville, IL and loves to spend time with her family and watching Chicago sports.



Stephanie Gaspar-Hernandez

Stephanie is a Junior from Chicago, Il. She is majoring in Public Health. Currently, she is the President for both the American Red Cross and Semper Fi Society Organizations at WIU. Stephanie plans to attend graduate school after completing her bachelors degree, and continue on the military path.




Jazlynd Heavens

Jazlynd is a Sophomore from Chicago, Il. She is majoring in Social Work. She is invovled with SWSA at WIU. Jazlynds plans to become a medical social worker and travel the world.




Jada Hill

Jada is from Chicago, IL. She is currently a Junior nursing major. She likes to cook and write during her spare time. Her dream job is to become a trauma nurse.




Shonteia Hunter

Shonteia is a Sophomore, majoring in Human Resource Management. She is from Chicago, IL. During her free time she likes to read, go on social media and shop. She plans to work in Human Resources at a corportate office.



Porcha Windham

Porcha is a Junior from Chicago, IL. She is pursuing a degree in Political Science. During her free time she likes to shop, go on social media, nail shop, and be involved with campus Girl Scouts. She plans to become an attorney and own her own law firm.




Judy Zamora

Judy is a Senior, Exercise Science Major from Chicago, IL. She loves to exercise, stay active, travel, and watch movies during her free time. Judy's future plans are undecided because she is still exploring the various job opportunities in her major.



Shelby Smith

Shelby Smith is a Junior from Fulton Illinois majoring in Elementary Education. She is a current member of the Student Education Association, and enjoys working with children. During her free time, Shelby likes to spend time with family and friends and relax. After school, she hopes to be working in a classroom, and one day, complete her Master's degree.




Aidee Villeda

My name is Aidee Villeda. I am a Junior here at WIU, and I am a Social Work major with a Psychology and Spanish minor. I want to become a clinical social worker, focusing with kids who struggle with mental illness/health issues, and later on, become a psychologist for children who suffer from a mental disorder. Back home, I am a Recreational Leader for the Chicago Park District; I work all summer long with kids from 3-12 years old. 


stephanieGeleesa Moore

My name is Geleesa Moore, and I'm currently a Junior majoring in social work, minoring in law enforcement and psychology. I'm currently on the Dean's list, and in my spare time I like to read and write poetry.





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