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CCCN Intern Highlight April 2022

Central Coast Childbirth Network (CCCN) is excited to welcome and introduce our third round of student interns this new year!

Learn more about the CCCN Intern program and Interns below.

What is the CCCN Student Internship?

The CCCN student internship program analyzes and communicates informative data, statistics, and infographics to promote the impact and need for professionals, care, and birth and wellness advocacy on the Central Coast. Additionally, we aim to present community and mission-driven resources and information through content creation.

The CCCN student intern groups consist of highly skilled individuals with various interests. Our interns communicate on project planning, interact with professionals and organizational leaders, collect and visualize information and directory. Additionally, this project is based on the skills and interests of each individual, including social media strategy, nonprofit fundamentals, business fundamentals, organizational structuring, planning and communications, and budgets.


Central Coast Childbirth Network Presents our Spring 2022 Interns:


Sadie Cooper

Cal Poly Slo

Majoring in Psychology

Minoring in Women and Gender Studies

"Hi everyone! My name is Sadie Cooper and I am so excited to be joining the CCCN community. I was born and raised in Berkeley, California, and moved to San Luis Obispo to attend Cal Poly. I am currently in my third year here at Cal Poly, although I will be graduating in Fall 2022 with a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Women and Gender Studies. Ever since I can remember I have had a huge interest in pregnancy, both in animals and in humans! When the pandemic moved everything online two years ago, the first thing I did was sign up to become a foster for kittens. I got very lucky and was able to care for a mother and her five kittens starting one week after birth. I had done fostering in the past, and to be honest, although there were a lot more kittens this time around, and an adult cat as well, it was one of the easiest experiences for me, as the mother had everything she needed just by herself to care for her babies. I was able to witness them grow and change and it was one of the most beautiful and rewarding experiences I have ever had. I ended up adopting two of the five kittens, and they now live with me and my roommates in Slo. I am beyond grateful and excited for this opportunity to participate and learn from so many birth and wellness professionals. In the short time I have been a part of this organization, everyone I have met and talked to has been so warm and welcoming. It has made me even more excited for these next few months!"


Nicolette Hausman

Cal Poly Slo

Majoring in Public Health

Concentrating on Community and Public Health

"Hi everyone! My name is Nicolette Hausman, and I am beyond excited to be joining the CCCN community! I am currently a third year at Cal Poly SLO majoring in Public Health with a concentration in Community and Public Health. My heart remains in California; I grew up in Ventura County and could not leave the coast when coming to college. I have always had a passion for healthcare and dedicating my life to helping others. While I volunteered at my local hospital throughout highschool and was able to volunteer in the labor and delivery unit, my passion for maternal care arose my sophomore year of college. My interest was ignited when I became a research assistant to Dr. Alison Ventura where her research focuses on how early feeding experiences influence the growth and development of children. My involvement in her research deepened as I became a “baby coder” on her research team where I study the feeding cues and behaviors of babies in our study for qualitative data analysis. This experience spring boarded me into the lactation community where I have slowly become more involved. This past March, I participated in a training program through Cal State Northridge and became a Certified Lactation Educator. This Spring I am developing my knowledge of infant and child health even further by taking a Child and Infant Health Promotion course with Dr. Ventura. I am also starting my involvement with the Women’s Mobile Health Unit at Cal Poly that provides low-cost health care to women in difficult to reach communities within SLO County; primarily Spanish and Mixtec speakers. After receiving my B.S. degree I intend to further my public health work by traveling abroad to work with communities where there is little maternal healthcare education to strengthen the knowledge of mothers to promote their health and their children’s health. I have yet to decide if I will attend a public health or nursing masters program, to either continue my path of public health and research or become a midwife. Wherever my road takes me, I know my footsteps will lead me back to my passion of women’s health. I am so thrilled to be able to work with CCCN and learn from those in the field, as well as gain experiences that will deepen my roots in women’s health."


Authored in collaboration with: Sadie Cooper, CCCN 2022 Intern

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