As the demand for imperative services has continued to grow throughout this pandemic, so does Boys Town Nevada's staff.
This Spring, April Cruda joined Boys Town Nevada as our Graduate Intern. Currently finishing her Master's degree in Public Health at UNLV, April was searching to join an organization and mission that spoke to her passions and career interests.
“I found passion in doing community work, health promotion, and prevention," April said. “Couple that with my love for kids, and you've got my dream job -- working with children's wellness."
Starting her new role with Boys Town during quarantine wasn't necessarily easy, but April connected with the work being done by Boys Town Nevada and eagerly jumped in to make an impact at a time when it was most definitely needed.
“Not to mention," said April, “all of the staff at this organization genuinely cares, and loves what they do, and it shows! There is nothing better than being part of a team that cares about what they do and treats each other well."
Originally from San Jose, California, April moved to Las Vegas three years ago to begin her master's program at UNLV, which she will complete at the end of 2020. She is also currently working for UNLV and the Southern Nevada Health District to help with COVID response and contact tracing, playing an imperative role in a critical moment in history.
April works on a variety of projects with Boys Town Nevada, from helping to plan and execute community resource events and fundraising events, to working with our School Support team to prepare what will surely be another unprecedented year. When the pandemic is over, you can be sure to find April singing her heart out at a local Karaoke spot, specializing in Disney tunes!
Boys Town Nevada is grateful to have had April join our team and can't wait to see her many contributions to public health and the community!