Hi there! My name is Rachel Matton and I am one of GPP’s newest fall interns. I’m currently a senior at Kennesaw State University and in a short four months I will be graduating with a B.S. in Public Health Education. Over the years I’ve developed a real passion for my field of study and I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to work alongside GPP!
A little about me: I love to hike and travel, I enjoy trying new things, connecting with others is when I’m happiest, and I can be a major homebody on occasion. I’ve lived in Georgia my whole life and I grew up with the most supportive family by my side. While growing up I’ve had dreams of being a hairstylist, a traveling journalist for national geographic, and a physical therapist. With this said, my biggest goal has always been to help within my community and to have a positive impact on the people around me. This consistent fire in my life is what has pushed me to get my bachelor’s degree in Public Health Education, to be the philanthropy coordinator for my sorority, and to apply for this semester’s internship with GPP. During my time at Kennesaw State I had the pleasure of learning about the importance of philanthropy, the effects of health disparities amongst various populations, the impact of social determinants on individual health, and so on. I can’t wait to dive deep into the world of drug abuse and misuse and to help spread awareness on its impact with the Georgia Prevention Project.
Aside from this, I strongly believe in the power of gratitude and positivity, and I strive to be my personal best every day! So, here’s to a new exciting season of life with GPP!