William & Mary

Intern Profile - Derek Gower, MPP '17

Derek Gower pictured with Paulette Parker"During the summer I had an excellent experience at the Williamsburg Health Foundation (WHF) interning under Paulette Parker, the Senior Program Officer. While interning I gathered and analyzed population health data in the Greater Williamsburg area, and created a longitudinal study that assessed health risks and disparities in health outcomes among different sub-populations. I presented this information to the local healthcare providers and free clinics. I also had the opportunity to participate in the grant review processes at WHF. Interning at the WHF prepared me for a future career in healthcare and was a very rewarding experience."