Meet the Interns


This summer, we welcome a new group of interns with backgrounds and interests ranging from international relations, to economic development, to environmental earth science. Join us in welcoming them and read below for more about what they will be doing with WaterStep.

Erin Asher Summer Intern WaterStep
Erin Asher
A rising senior at Western Kentucky University, Erin joins us with majors in International Business and Economics, and an interest in international economic development. Erin will be working with WaterStep to develop micro-business models for water and hand pump repair.
Fun Fact: Erin’s favorite drink is mango tea.
Niki DeShurko
Niki is a recent graduate of Miami University and is pursuing a career in hydrogeology and environmental protection. She is specifically interested in water filtration and ground water preservation, which she will be able to practice as she researches water filters and filtration during her internship with WaterStep.
Fun Fact: Niki loves to swing dance and has taken several classes.
Hayley Hilbert
With majors in International Affairs and Political science, Hayley joins WaterStep to work with development and fundraising. Hayley will assist the WaterStep staff in researching and implementing both development and fundraising plans before she returns to Western Kentucky University for her senior year.
Fun Fact: Hayley collects plants, and owns more than 13 succulents.
David Miller
David is a Civil Engineering major at Western Kentucky University and a rising senior. He will be working with WaterStep this summer to help oversee building renovations as a part of our project management team. David hopes to gain experience in project planning, and develop stronger organizational and leadership skills.
Fun Fact: David is an an Acapella group, called the Red Shirts at WKU.

Robin Pittman
Robin is a rising Junior at Western Kentucky University with a major in advertising. Robin is specifically interested in working with nonprofits for marketing, advertising, or event planning. This summer, Robin will assist in event planning. Robin has a great deal of experience in working with nonprofits and has led a WaterStep shoe drive fundraiser.
Fun Fact: Robin has tried every flavor of Dairy Queen blizzards.
Natalie Tate
Natalie joins us with an interest in international relations and nonprofit work. She will be a junior at Centre College in the fall. Natalie will be working with partnership development, as well as event planning.
Fun Fact: Natalie has been to 10 countries.

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