Meet Our Summer Interns!

This summer, we were so honored to work with two amazing interns. Say hello to our new team!

Meet Nicole

Nicole Mintz 

Nicole Mintz 

Name: Nicole Mintz

School: George Washington University

Major: Public Health

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

 

Why did you want to intern at Keheala?

I love interning at Keheala because the company is a perfect combination of two of my biggest academic interests: public health and business / economics. As a public health major on a pre-med school track, I do not have the opportunity to take many business classes at my university. Being at Keheala, I am able to explore my interests in business by being immersed in startup culture and doing market research. Overall, the biggest reason I chose to intern at Keheala is its obvious potential to help patients worldwide and save millions of lives one day. I want to help that day come sooner rather than later.

What type of work do you do interning at Keheala?

I have had a few projects throughout my time with Keheala. My biggest accomplishment was creating a condensed deliverable and presentation summarizing the HIV market potential in Kenya. I am now working on expanding this research to explore the amount of money wasted on HIV drug nonadherence and transmission due to these cases of unsuccessful treatment. In between projects, I looked into competitors, examined alternative interventions, and learned about science behind transmission of the HIV virus.

What does a typical day in the office look like?

A typical day in the office starts with a cup of coffee or tea and an apple at 9am. Then we check out a new spot for lunch everyday around noon, and occasionally revisit some of our favorite spots like Hummus Nachmani, Hagalil Shawarma, Taqueria, and Albi Cafe. The work day usually ends at 5pm.

What goes on in your life outside of Keheala?

At school I play basketball, volleyball, and I work for a circus. I’m involved in TAMID (the program that brought me here), the Women’s Leadership Program, the Posse Scholarship Program, and a social sorority. In Israel, I like to go to the beach with friends, try new food, and check out live music. I love the weekend trips I’ve been on to Haifa, the south, Galilee, Masada, and Jerusalem.

Fun Fact: My first pet was a bunny named Lightning, and I can ride a unicycle and play the saxophone at the same time.

Meet Stav

Stav Setty

Stav Setty

 

Name: Stav Setty

School: University of Georgia

Major: Management Information Systems

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

 

Why did you want to intern at Keheala?

After looking at various internship options, I decided that Keheala was the best fit for me because it involved work that I'm so passionate about - web design in such a fascinating organization. After learning more about Keheala, I became passionate about our mission and potential to save countless lives. 

What type of work do you do interning at Keheala?

Interning at Keheala gave me the opportunity to participate in projects that have a real impact.   My greatest internship accomplishment was building Keheala's website (the one you're reading off of right now), which was a challenge, but very rewarding. Throughout this process I learned a lot about taking a project from start to finish. I also worked on a couple other small projects, like creating infographics on the side. 

Not only did I pick up new design and technical skills throughout the internship, but I also got exposure to how a business is run. 

What does a typical day in the office look like?

The exciting part about working at Keheala is that every day is different. Every day I have new exciting things to work on. We are also regularly checking out cool new lunch spots in Tel Aviv, which has been pretty fun. 

What goes on in your life outside of Keheala?

Outside of interning at Keheala, I've been living here in central Tel Aviv for two months on the Onward Israel Georgia program. Throughout my time here I've enjoyed traveling through the beautiful country: Tel Aviv beach at sunset, riding camels in the desert, etc.

Back home I work as a lifeguard and swim instructor and at school I'm involved in a number of things. For example, a social sorority, the Society of Entrepreneurship, Clarke County Mentor Program and UGA HEROs - an organization that improves the quality of life for kids with HIV/AIDS. 

Fun Fact: I'm extremely clumsy and accident-prone. I'm also 4'11 tall.