Current Interns

Shenae Osborn, MA

Shenae Osborn graduated from the University of Southern California with a BS in Kinesiology. Soon after she obtained in Health Administration but after her travels and life experiences realized she wanted to make a positive global impact and decided on obtaining a Masters in Social Work which she is pursuing at Fordham University and set to graduate May 2021. As a very active student and a mother to three young boys, Shenae is inspired and eager to contribute to the United Nation's 2030 SDG goals. As a graduate research assistant with Dr. Forgey at Fordham University, Shenae has had the opportunity to assist in literature review and meetings focused on international military social work across the globe. In addition, Shenae is a United Nations Intern under the supervision of Dr. Elaine Congress where she was elected to be the student representative for the International Federation of Social Workers. She is also very involved with the NGO Committee on the Indigenous Peoples. Shenae was asked to co-author two book chapters (Aging and Dementia & Spirituality and Health) in the upcoming book Behavioral Science in the Global Arena: Addressing Timely Issues at the United Nations and Beyond (International Psychology)- Volume Two. Shenae's abstract "The Unseen Abuses" was recently accepted for a poster and lightning talk presentation at the 2020- 78th Annual International Council of Psychologist Conference. Shenae enjoys collaboration and bringing minds and efforts together to make a greater global impact and is eager to learn from experts in the field as she hopes to focus her career in international and community policy work with an emphasis on women, children, mental health, welfare, and the contribution of technology.

Hannah Burke is a Student Representative for the International Federation of Social Workers and current graduate student with Monmouth University's School of Social Work. She is currently pursueing a Master's degree with a concentration in Global and Community Practice. Her primary professional interests are policy work, community organizing and advocacy, with a focus on green social work through an eco-feminist lens. Her current responsibilities with the NGO Committee on Mental Health are related to social media management and research. She enjoys collaborating in a team setting and is always eager to learn. 

Hannah Burke, BSW

Julie Gagnon, BA

Julie Gagnon is a French-Canadian student currently enrolled in a Master of Public Health program in an international program at the French National School of Public Health (EHESP). In 2014, Julie graduated with honours with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Applied Theatre for Personal and Community Development combined with psychology, giving her excellent skills in teamwork, communication, and creative problem-solving. From 2014 to 2016, Julie sensitized 19,000 people on the topic of youth depression and it became apparent that mental health access and quality care are essential and basic human rights. In order to reach these objectives in communities internationally, policy advocacy is a means to promote and bring about change in health systems and fight stigma related to mental illness.


As an intern within the NGO Committee of Mental Health, Julie wishes to acquire professional skills in research for policy drafting, policy development, and advocacy as well as continue to expand the conversation surrounding mental health on a
global scale. 

NGO Committee on Mental Health



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