Infant and Preschool Center

student workers

 

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.

 

 

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Jazlynd Heavens

Jazlynd is a senior from Chicago. She is majoring in social work with a minor in public health. She is a resident assistant and a member of Phi Alpha Honor Society here at WIU. She is also a member of the Veggie Club. Jazlynd plans to become a medical social worker and travel the world.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 


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Porcha Windham

Porcha is a senior 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.

 

 

 

GeleesaGeleesa Moore

Geleesa is a senior from Chicago, IL. She is majoring in social work. She enjoys listening to music and writing poetry. Geleesa plans to become a substance abuse counselor.

 

 

 

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Bob Foster

Bob is a senior from Joliet, IL. He is majoring in special education. Bob is the Vice President of CEC (Council for Exceptional Children) and works at WIU’s Adaptive PE Clinic. His future plans include working for a Life Centered Education program teaching transition age students back in his hometown of Joliet, IL.

 

 

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Brielle Gracia

Brielle is a junior from Alqonquin, IL. She is majoring in RPTA with a minor in Psychology. Brielle is involved in the It’s On Us campaign on campus, the Student Therapeutic Recreation Society and a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha. Her future plans include working in a hospital as a TR specialist and to better the lives of people with disabilities.

 

 

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Sarah Saenz

Sarah is a senior from Sterling, IL. She is majoring in special education. She is a volunteer at Youth for Christ here in Macomb. Her future plans include working as a special education teacher and pursue a Masters Degree.

 

 

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Tamaria Young

Tamaria is a senior from Chicago, IL. She is majoring in Social Work. She is involved in the Campus Girl Scouts, and a member of Phi Alpha (Social Work Honor Society).  Her future plans include attending graduate school in the field of Social work to work in a medical setting.

 

 

 

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Jessica Contreras

Jessica is a senior from Chicago, IL. She is majoring in Social Work and Spanish. Jessica is a Zumba instructor and weight trainer in her free time. Her future plans include working as a social work activist in domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy, immigration activist and making her mother happy.

 

 

jess-r Jessica Rios

Jessica is a junior from Chicago, IL. She is majoring in Social work. In her free time, she likes to play rugby and run. Her future plans include pursuing a masters in Social work and work in a hospital.

 

 

 

RuthRuth Kiseme

Ruth is a senior from Champaign, IL. She is majoring in Public Health. She is a member of the Philanthropy Club and African Student Association. Her future plans include working in a hospital/medical field area. 

 

 

 

 

OralysOralys Ramirez

Oralys is a senior from Chicago, IL. She is majoring in social work and a member of the Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority. Her future plans include interning at a Domestic Violence Advocacy Program prior to working full time in the field. 

 

 

 

 

TrevonyaTrevonya Lacy

Trevonya is a sophomore from Chicago, IL. She is majoring in Social work. She is involved in the United Voices of Western Illinois Singers gospel choir where she holds a position as the public relations chair. She is also part of the Christian Faith Campus ministry and Praise Dance coordinator. Her future plans include working in a high school as a Social worker.

 

 

 

DaijahDaijah Armstrong

Daijah is a junior from Chicago, IL. She is majoring in Health Service Management. Daijah is involved in the Campus Girl Scouts here on campus, Conversation Partners and the Black Student Association. She hopes to join more clubs and organization on campus in the year to come at WIU.

 

 

 

AneeshaAneesha Abdullah

Aneesha is a sophomore from Chicago, IL. She is majoring in Social work. She is a member of the Student Hall Government here at WIU. Her future plans include graduating in the Spring of 2020 with her Bachelors in Social work and pursue a Masters in Social work

 

 

 

KilaKila Johnson

Kila is a junior from Chicago, IL. She is majoring in Early Childhood Education. She enjoys pottery and ballet. Her future plans include pursuing a career in education and follow in the footsteps of Mrs. Moon and Mrs. Richardson.

 

 

 

MelissaMelissa Leyva

Melissa is a senior from Chicago, IL. She is a law enforcement major. She is a Sister of Lambda Theta Alpha and enjoys working with children. Her future plans include working as a probation officer for juvenile in Chicago Cook County.

 

 

 

DestaneeDestanee Lockhart

Destanee is a senior from Rockford, IL. She is majoring in Public Health. Her future plans include pursuing a career as a nurse.

 

 

 

 

OliviaOlivia Ramirez

Olivia is a senior from East Moline, IL. She is majoring in psychology. She is a member of the Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority. Her future plans include pursuing a career as a counselor/therapist for adolescents and young teens.

 

 

 

DianaDiana Defelice-Pirro

Diana is a junior from Creve Coeur, IL. She is majoring in physical education. She is involved in the University Dance theatre here at WIU. Her future plans include pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts to work as a dance professor.

 

 

 

TylerTyler DeCook

Tyler is a sophomore from Bettendorf, IA. He is an elementary education major. He is involved in the Professional Developmental Meeting here at WIU and the Student Education Association. His future plans include pursuing a career in teaching.

 

 

 

KrystalKrystal Vergara

Krystal is a junior from Burbank, IL. She is majoring in social work. She is involved in Club Soccer here on campus. Krystal hopes to move to a warmer state after graduation!

 

 

 

AdriannaAdrianna Cortez

Adriana is a junior from Chicago, IL. She is majoring in social work with a minor in Spanish. She is a member of Lambda Theta Alpha and enjoys going to the gym in her free time. She also enjoys spending time with her younger siblings. Adrianna’s future plans include pursuing a career as a social worker.