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The SE & SW IVP Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students from diverse academic, professional, and demographic backgrounds to receive team mentoring from IVP professionals and gain hands-on experience in developing programmatic activities and content. Each Fellow is awarded a stipend. The first cohort of fellows began in January 2020. The call for our 2020-2021 fellows is open from June 1st to July 19th 2020. Learn more about the IVP Fellowship Program here.

2020 Fellows
Rachel Kappel, Fellow
Master’s Student, Emory University
Rachel's Bio

Rachel Kappel is a second year MPH candidate with a concentration in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education (BSHE) at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She is from the Washington, DC area and attended the University of Virginia (UVA) for undergrad where she pursued a Youth and Social Innovation major in the Curry School of Education. After graduating from UVA, Rachel worked at Children’s National Medical Center in DC as both a clinical research assistant on an adolescent mental health care coordination study and as a program coordinator, in collaboration with the Child and Adolescent Protection Center, on the establishment of a medical home for victims of trafficking. This past summer she had the privilege of working on CDC’s global Violence Against Children Surveys (VACS) team and is conducting a secondary analysis of their data for her thesis titled “Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) among young women and men in Honduras.”

Dawn Porter, Fellow
Master’s Student, University of Central Arkansas
Dawn's Bio

Dawn Porter is the Infant and Child Death Review Program Coordinator. She earned a BS in Health Education at University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She has five years’ experience working at the Injury Prevention Center at Arkansas Children’s. She facilitates local ICDR team case review meetings, collaborates with the ICDR Panel on policy and procedure recommendations and other organizations on injury prevention strategies.  She is currently attending University of Central Arkansas for a Masters in Health Education degree. She is a mother of 4 children, 3 daughters and one son.