Fellows, 2018-19

The University of Alabama-Pickens County Partnership selected UA graduates to complete one-year fellowships over the course of 2018-19. These fellows are able to serve in a health-related capacity in a community setting while expanding their experience and education. During the fellowship, most of the fellow’s time is spent working in and with the community.

Samantha Glukhova

Samantha Glukhova

Fellow with The University of Alabama-Pickens County Partnership

Samantha is responsible for health education and building relationships with the Pickens County community and assisting in ongoing projects with the partnership. Samantha received her bachelor’s degree in Biology and Spanish from The University of Alabama.

Samantha Served as the secretary and treasurer of The Diabetes Education Team on campus as well as the student facilitator of the Diabetes and Obesity class through the Honors College. She also conducted undergraduate research throughout her time at the University in the Biology department in the field of Parkinson’s Disease.

Andrea Hayes

Andrea Hayes

Fellow with The University of Alabama-Pickens County Partnership

Andrea is responsible for promoting health education in the community and assisting with all research projects related to the UA/Pickens County Partnership. Andrea received a bachelor’s degree in Management with a specialization in healthcare analytics from The University of Alabama. She is passionate about health literacy, healthcare access, and food security.

During her undergraduate career, Andrea served in a variety of leadership roles including the Student Chair of the Blackburn Institute, an Assistant Team Leader in the Center for Service and Leadership, and Vice-President of Anderson Honor Society. In these positions, she worked to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as, getting students involved in the larger Tuscaloosa Community.

Sarah Quick

Sarah Quick

Fellow with The University of Alabama-Pickens County Partnership

Sarah is responsible for assisting with research projects within the Pickens County community and forming lasting partner relationships between the community, the local hospital, The University of Alabama. She is excited to take knowledge and experience from her undergraduate career to gain insight into rural communities. Sarah graduated magna cum laude from The University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in Biology.

Sarah was involved with many undergraduate organizations, including serving as Vice President for Beat Auburn Beat Hunger and Project Health. She also conducted biology research in Dr. Jenny‘s lab studying the roles of several transcription factors and their effect on developmental processes. After the fellowship, she is excited to purse a Physician’s Assistant degree and further impact rural communities.

JaMiyiah D. Smith

JaMiyiah D. Smith

Fellow with The University of Alabama-Pickens County Partnership

JaMiyiah is excited to work as a fellow to help improve the health and wellness of the residents in Pickens County. She hopes to assist with programs that promote mental and behavioral stability, encourage educational advancement and equality, alleviate preventable diseases and death, and ensure that the citizens have access to beneficial health, social, and financial resources.

JaMiyiah graduated in May 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and African American Studies from The University of Alabama. As an undergraduate, she completed independent studies and worked in the Lochman Lab at the Center for the Prevention of Youth Behavior Problems. She hopes to one day obtain a master’s degree in Social Work and work with disadvantaged schools and communities.

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