2012 Spring Interns


Ashley Sadowski

Hi, my name is Ashley Sadowski. I am a senior attending the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and will be graduating in May with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Child and Adolescent Development. I am interning at Tristan’s Quest for the Spring of 2012.

During my senior year of high school I realized my passion for working with children. Tristan’s Quest will not only afford me this opportunity but I will have the chance to work with children of various ages. I am excited to have the opportunity to work with children with special needs, as this is a population I have had little experience with. While I will be participating mostly in the Caring Kids and the Good Citizenship programs, I do look forward to participating in all the programs offered during the course of my internship at Tristan’s Quest.

Although I am not yet sure of what I wish to do after graduation, I believe that my experiences at Tristan’s Quest, along with the skills and knowledge gained, will help to steer me in the right direction. I plan to use all that I learn here not only in my future career, but in my daily life as well.

Pasha Griffin

Hi, I’m Pasha. I am a graduating senior student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, studying Human Development and Family Studies (Child and Adolescents concentration) with a minor in Social Work. I am interning at Tristan’s Quest for the spring 2012 semester.

From the age of 13, I have been babysitting and caring for children; teaching Sunday school, volunteering in elementary schools, mentoring, working in after school care and summer camps, etc. What I have never had the privilege of doing is working directly with children of special needs, particularly those with autism, and I look forward to that opportunity here at Tristan’s Quest. I have an enormous passion for children, and I feel that every child should have at least one person in their life doing what ever they can to teach that child how great they are and how great they can be. I hope to bring a sense of security, confidence and delight to the children I have the opportunity to work with during my internship.

I believe that my time at Tristan’s Quest will be a great way for me to gain better knowledge and first hand experience with my desired work after college. After graduation, I intend on pursuing a career working in the field of special education, or helping to healthily assist children in development. Ultimately, I want to open a group home/community center that provides a variety of opportunities and classes to as risk children in the surrounding community, as well as a safe place to reside. I am hoping, and confident, that the values I learn and my experience at Tristan’s Quest will be a great start for my future endeavors.

Emily Ferland

Hi, I’m Emily. I am interning for the spring of 2012 at Tristan’s Quest. I will be graduating from the University of North Caroline at Greensboro in May with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies (Child and Adolescent Development concentration).

I am very excited about interning with Tristan’s Quest for the spring. I enjoy working with children of all ages. I am currently a babysitter and have also been a live-in nanny. I look forward to the opportunity of working with children of special needs especially because it is something I have always been interested in. I will be participating in caring kids, as well as Friday FUN Nights! I am excited about these programs because I will have the opportunity to work with children of various age groups as well as develop group activities.

After my internship, I hope to find work within the human development field. I want to get involved in the community and create a positive environment for children. Interning at Tristan’s Quest will help me grasp a better understanding toward my future career in Human Development and Family Studies.