Fall 2019 Intern Showcase - Levine Children's Hospital

Christian Haynes
University of North Carolina at Charlotte ‘19

Christian Haynes is a Student-Athlete that attends the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He plays for the Charlotte football team. He majors in Communications with a concentration in mass media. His goal is to become a sports broadcaster or sports analyst on ESPN. He also plans to have his own sports show one day. Christian loves to make people laugh, smile, and is all about positivity.

“Seacrest studios has brought the greatest joy to my life and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

Holly Kuldell
University of South Carolina ‘20

Holly is a media arts major and theater minor at the University of South Carolina. She loves movies, videography and comedy, and hopes to find a career doing all three!

“Being an intern at Seacrest Studio is something I will cherish forever because it’s truly the best job anyone could have!”

William (Billy) Pickens, III
UNC Charlotte ‘19

DJ RealBill radio show at Seacrest Studios called "Positivity and Peace of Mind." He is a youth advocate for individuals with a disability. Billy himself is totally blind with hearing loss. He is also President of the Student Advisory Board at UNC Charlotte.

"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much."  Helen Keller

Natalie Van Noy
Queens University of Charlotte ‘22

Natalie Van Noy is a sophomore at Queens University of Charlotte. She is currently studying psychology with a minor in human services and business. She is a member of the Women’s Swim Team at Queens, Chi Omega Theta Gamma, and Best Buddies. She hopes to pursue the career of a child life specialist and wants to help children live a full and meaningful life.

“Change, kindness and empowering others is what this world needs, and Seacrest Studios is the perfect example of demonstrating this safe and loving environment not only to patients and children but to everyone who enters the studio.”

Margaret B.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte ‘20

Margaret Baughan is currently a senior at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. When she is not in the studio you can probably find her playing with her golden retriever Koda or trying out a new recipe in the kitchen. Fun Fact: She has a pet goat when she was younger.

“Seacrest Studios is a family that I will never forget and that I will have forever, and I am unbelievably grateful for it.”

Shannon Harper
UNC Charlotte ‘21

Shannon Harper is a senior at UNC Charlotte with aspirations to work in the medical field and to help as many people as possible. She is very bubbly, bright and loves to spread positivity everywhere she goes despite her fair share of adversity and tribulations. She believes that above all else, it is of the utmost importance to love one another and treat each other with kindness and respect, sometimes each other is all we’ve got.

“Seacrest studios impacted me and challenged me to be a better person in innumerable ways”

Sarah Lansden
Queens University of Charlotte ‘21

Sarah is a junior Communications major at Queens University of Charlotte who not only shows creativity in her personal life, but also in her professional work. From the moment she heard about Seacrest Studios, she knew it was the place for her because it combined her love of children with her creative passions. She dreams of either becoming an event planning director at a children’s hospital, or a Program Director at any of the Seacrest Studios across the country.

“Seacrest Studios helped me to find my passion and drive, while also allowing me to overcome some of my biggest fears and obstacles, and for that, I will forever be grateful.”

Leah Kaczmarek
University of South Carolina '20

Leah Kaczmarek is a senior broadcast journalism major at the University of South Carolina. A Connecticut native, she joined Seacrest Studios for the Fall 2019 semester as DJ LJ. She hosted the Big Wide World of Animals, teaching patients at Levine Children’s about all the different animals and their unique qualities.

“Seacrest Studios has given me everything I could have ever asked for from an internship: the opportunity to help others in a way I couldn’t have otherwise, knowledge of industry-standard equipment, amazing mentors, and confidence in myself to reach my goals.”

Razieli Rubio
University of North Carolina at Charlotte '20

Razi is a free-spirited senior at UNC Charlotte. She loves singing and dancing and being a light in the dark. Graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Health Communication, she is passionate about helping those who cannot help themselves.

“Seacrest Studios provides patients and their families a safe space to escape for a while, it gives interns the opportunity to be that escape.”

Heaven M. Ewing
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University ‘20

Heaven M. Ewing is a senior Journalism and Mass Communication student attending North Carolina A&T State University.  She thoroughly enjoyed her experience as a Seacrest Studios production intern.  Her favorite part of the internship was the fun, inspiring interactions with patients and their families.  A Maryland native, she enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and watching sports.  Upon graduation, Heaven plans to pursue a career in the media and entertainment industry. 

“Serving as a Seacrest Studios production intern has been nothing short of magical!”

Grant Michael
Providence Day High School ‘20

Grant Michael is currently a student at Providence Day School who was part of the Seacrest studios internship program during the fall of 2019. He aspires to go into the world of business or psychology while continuing his love of learning about the world and people. 

“Seacrest studios is a place that shows you the power one person can have to do good.”