Intern Spotlight - Introducing Maggie Hancock
Maggie Hancock, a graduate student at University of Virginia, joined VMP's team as an intern this semester. Maggie studied psychology and non-profit management at Appalachian State University, where she was a mentor for two years to an elementary school student. She is currently pursuing her M. Ed. in educational psychology and applied developmental science at the University of Virginia. Maggie also works as a preschool teacher in a three year-old classroom, volunteers as a mentor with Henrico HEROES, and hopes to find a career in the nonprofit youth development field upon completion of her program at UVA
Maggie's projects will include advocacy efforts, program outreach, data collection and surveys, and grant support.
"Through my internship with VMP, I am looking forward to learning more about the translation from research to practice in the youth development space. I also hope to gain a greater understanding of policy-making and how youth programming interacts with legislation."