This fall, UnifiEd hired 4 new fall interns who are helping with research, community outreach, graphic design, and web development. With the new release of the Pact for Public Education they will be able to help us to spread the word about the Pact and to build a stronger community coalition. We are excited to get more students involved in our work. Here’s more about our new interns!

juliaMy name is Julia Jedamski and I am one of the two Southern Promise Interns working at UnifiEd this fall. This program pairs freshman and sophomores from Southern Adventist University with local non-profits to gain skills in their area of interest. I’m from New Market, Virginia. I am currently a freshman majoring in Clinical Psychology. I hope to work in occupational therapy for special needs children. In my spare time I like to draw and swim. Fun facts about me: I have been swimming competitively since I was 8, I have played 25 seasons of soccer, and I love Thai food.


jacksonHi, my name is Jackson Mowrer, and I’m the second Southern Promise Intern from Southern Adventist University. I am currently a freshman majoring in History with a Pre-Law track. In the future I hope to work with the Department of Justice. I am very excited to be here through the Promise scholarship program, and I am really enjoying working at UnifiEd with all the fellow interns. In my spare time, I like to play softball and football. Fun facts about me: I have a dog named Harley, I am originally from Pennsylvania, and I recently suffered from a softball injury and got to ride in an ambulance for the first time.

selmaHi, my name is Selma Dedovic, and I’m the new Research and Policy Intern this fall at UnifiEd! I’m from Bosnia i Herzegovina but have been living in Memphis, TN most of my life. I am currently a senior at UTC and majoring in Political Science and minoring in International Studies.  I hope to be a lawyer and give back to my community. UnifiEd is giving me the opportunity to learn how to give back and how little actions can have a big impact! In my spare time I like to paint and do photography. Some fun facts about me: I love to surf, I have no middle name, and I got to crawl in one of the pyramids in Cairo, Egypt.

mitchHi! My name is Mitch Millsaps and I am the new Communications Intern here at UnifiEd. I’m from Knoxville, TN and am currently a freshman at UTC majoring in Graphic Design. I am glad to be working at UnifiEd so I can produce graphics that can benefit the community while learning new skills through advocacy work. In my spare time, I like to bake and design mobile apps. Some fun facts about me: I learned Photoshop when I was 13, I am great at writing formal emails, and I once managed to burn mac & cheese.