Roosevelt High School
International Business Internship Program
Our Life-Changing Project
Class of 2020
My name is Grace Harman, and I am a junior at Roosevelt High School. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, skiing, and swimming. This year, I am taking Advanced Placement and Dual Credit courses at my school, and am a member of the National Honors Society.
I just started volunteering for my second year in the Student Conservation Association, which is dedicated to preserving parks and teaching people about the importance of conservation. I’m also very involved in my school and am currently competing as a part of the varsity cross country team. This is my third year running cross country.
The International Business Internship Program seems like an amazing opportunity that I immediately wanted to be a part of. I’m extremely excited to be partnering with people in Nigeria and to make a difference in the medical field.
Class of 2020
My name is Catie Hinton, and I am a junior at Roosevelt High School. This year I enrolled in various advanced classes, including college in the high school. I have been rowing for three years at Pocock Rowing Center, where my team competes frequently in regattas. In my free time, I like to run, hang out with friends, and explore Seattle.
I enjoy volunteering at Food Life Line with my friends and going to different school events. Over the summer, I really enjoyed attending the Leadership Initiatives Advanced Law Internship. I learned through the program about the International Business Internship Program, and have been excited to start a team since then. I am interested in pursuing business and am thrilled to get a chance to work with people in Nigeria.
Class of 2020
My name is Ellen Lee and I am a junior at Roosevelt High School. This year in Roosevelt, I am taking multiple Advanced Placement classes and I also became a part of the school newspaper as a graphics artist. A fact that I find to be important about me is that I am a Korean American because this is one of my key identities.
I play in the varsity ultimate frisbee team at Roosevelt and have also done cross country with the school in the past as well. Outside of sports, I volunteer every Saturday night at a Korean church for an organization called Faneros. For this volunteer program, which I have done for the past 2 years, I teach autistic people how to play the violin. I have also taught violin at middle school camps and have worked as a tutor for math and reading as well.
I am excited and honored to be a part of IBIP this year and next year as well. This program intrigued me from the moment I heard about it in a presentation given to my class and I immediately wanted to become a part of it. I like helping people, solving problems, and I wanted to educate myself on the things that are going on around the world; this program seemed to be the perfect opportunity. Although I am not all too sure what I have to expect, I am excited for what’s to come.
Class of 2020
I am Eleanor Rodde and I attend Roosevelt High School. Currently, I am in 11th grade. I enjoy skiing, baking cookies, and hiking.
My main focus outside of school is my rowing team. I have been rowing for four years now and it is a good activity that keeps my brain away from the stress of the day. My first time rowing I fell in love with it because we went out on the water at dark and we had the perfect view of all the city light reflecting on the water. I also volunteer at my church often. I help with our church events and help with the daycare sometimes.
I am super excited to join IBIP. I believe that it will be a great way to get first-hand exposure to what other cultures are like and how they function. I am also excited to created connections with my teammates and further my teamwork skills.
Class of 2021
My name is Athena Bennett and I am currently attending Roosevelt High School as a Sophomore. I play for the Roosevelt golf team and I am currently playing for their varsity girls team. I am planning to try out for the Roosevelt dance team as well, trying to get my dance habits back into a routine. Academically, I am enrolled for honors in Algebra 2 and Language Arts. Not only am I placed in honors I am also in advanced placement for Human Geography.
This program intrigued me for multiple reasons. It especially caught my eye because I knew I would be helping those in need. I am especially interested in medicine and knowing I have the opportunity to work with it at a young age made me excited. I am especially excited to learn about a new culture and work with a team in a new social setting.
Class of 2020
My name is Afrika Tesfa, and I’m currently a junior at Roosevelt High School.
I play soccer for Emerald City and Roosevelt High School. In my free time, I like to hang out and relax. I volunteer at my community garden sometimes to help water the vegetables, and weed the planter boxes. I also referee for soccer games.
I’m excited to be part of the International Business Internship Program because I get to help people in need.
Class of 2020
My name is Sydney Baltuck and I’m currently a junior at Roosevelt High School. This year, I wanted to challenge myself and take the hardest classes I could, including an AP, Honors, and College in High School class.
Something that takes up a lot of my free time is crew. It’s 6 days a week for 2.5 hours and there are regattas most weekends; it’s also year round. Although with this and homework my time can seem limited, I like to involve myself as much as I can with extracurriculars. This year, I enrolled to be on the yearbook staff. The yearbook is a class at my school but is still considered a club, because of all the outside of school work that is done. I wanted to join yearbook, so with my busy schedule, I’d still be able to be involved in school life. During the winter, I also coach unified basketball, where I coach special needs kids. I started this last year and because I liked it so much, I’ve been getting involved in Special Olympics, by volunteering with them this summer, for instance. I am also in Apparel Club, where we sew and knit clothes to give to charity, DECA, FCCLA, and plan to be a part of the National Honors Society. I am apart of Shirts Across America, too, where each year we go to New Orleans and rebuild houses that were lost in Hurricane Katrina. I hope to go into medicine when I’m older, so this summer when I turned 16, I started volunteering at a hospital. I do this every Saturday and more often during school breaks when I have more free time. Although I want to go into medicine and not dentistry, I also worked at a periodontist this summer; I sterilized equipment and was able to observe surgeries, to gain more experience in what a medical job may entail.
I am very excited to be joining the IBIP Program for many reasons. What first stuck out when I learned about this program was that we would be working in the medical field. Because I want to go into medicine, I found it intriguing, but learning the business aspects behind it will also be very interesting to learn. Being able to help people and problem solve is the other key part of what stuck out to me. This program sounds like a great way to help others, as well as learning about a new culture.
Our Business Partner: Shifa Royal Hospital
Business Owner: Zubairu Abubakar Madaki
Business Location: Bauchi, Bauchi State, Nigeria
Story of the Business
The Shifa Royal Hospital & Surgery Center was created in 2013 by Dr. Zubairu Abubakar Madaki. Shifa Royal offers a multitude of critical services to the greater Bauchi Community including outpatient services, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecological services, family planning, laboratory, and pharmaceutical services. Its mission is to provide exemplary health services to the Bauchi populaces irrespective of age, sex, race, tribe, religion, ethnic background, and social status. The hospital is accredited as a provider in the National Health Insurance Scheme.
Shifa Royal Hospital & Surgery Center has 10 distinct departments that are currently partnered with Leadership Initiatives’ International Business Internship Program. The hospital performs a wide variety of tests using available technology. Those working in the lab analyze common tests such as malaria, viral infections, glucose, cholesterol, liver and heart enzymes, thyroid tests, and hormone tests.
The partnership between Leadership Initiatives’ International Business Internship Program and the Shifa Royal Hospital & Surgery Center has expanded available health resources in underdeveloped communities and improved the life-saving services the hospital provides in the region.