Hello! My name is Winifred and I am a new addition to the David L. Hoyt Education Foundation team. I am a senior year at the University of Illinois at Chicago, pursuing a dual bachelor’s degree in English and Public Health with a minor in Business.
Prior to joining the David L. Hoyt Foundation as the administrative intern, I worked as a Research Assistant at UIC's Pediatric Department educating parents and families on the importance of early education to promote later school learning outcomes for their children.
This opportunity allows me enhance my love for communication and education--and I am excited to get started.
What drew you to the David L. Hoyt Foundation?
I have a passion for breaking out of the normal mode of education and creating new modes by which people can be taught. Education is a power tool not only to improve the lives of people, but communities as well. Particularly, the education of disadvantaged communities has the ability to enrich and stabilize that space. I am part of a host of social change programs and education through new forms of learning is a key component of creating that change. The David L. Hoyt Foundation is exactly that! Its mission is grounded in facilitating learning through interactive games, communication and teamwork. This is a wonderful aim and I am looking forward to being a part and helping advance this mission during my time here.
What is one “fun fact” about you?
I’m going to Med School in June!
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
Hands down— teleportation.
If you could have dinner with one person, who would it be and why?
Dorothy L. Brown. She is a phenomenal historical figure who had a lot of firsts in her time. Not only was she the first female, African-American, surgeon in her time but she also served in government and advocated for the type of parenting life that she wanted.