ThinkGenetic is honored to work with incredible interns eager to help ThinkGenetic achieve its mission of reaching and empowering those living with and at risk for genetic conditions. With each new intern class and rotation, our hope is the work with us will gain them valuable knowledge and insights about the world of startups, digital health and consumer healthcare.
With that, we would like to introduce Jennifer Dykeman!
Name: Jennifer Dykeman
Position and Responsibility at ThinkGenetic: Genetic Counseling Student and Focus Project Intern
Length of Internship: Two years
Degree Working Towards: Master of Medical Science in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling at Emory University
Education: BS in Biobehavioral Health and minor in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University ‘19
Previous Work: 2 years as a Genetic Counseling Assistant in Maternal Fetal Medicine and Research at Geisinger
More About Jennifer:
What one accomplishment are you most proud of?
Feeling comfortable moving to a new state and city.
What are your hidden talents that most people don’t know about?
I can make my tongue clover-shaped, sing the alphabet backwards, and quote movies after watching them once. You know, super useful stuff.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Watching reality television. Specifically, the Bachelor(ette) and Bachelor in Paradise. The love may not be real, but it sure is entertaining. Plus, it’s an excuse to have charcuterie for dinner once a week.
What’s on your bucket list?
Travel to different countries with no itinerary.
What are you looking forward to in your time with ThinkGenetic?
Learning more about non-traditional roles genetic counselors can hold in the workforce!