Meet the 2017 Summer Interns

The Pope Paul VI Institute has always been committed to the education of people on the truth about issues facing women’s reproductive healthcare. Educating young people and showing them the difference they can make is an important endeavor for the Institute. The spirit that young people have for this work creates synergy with our mission. Their enthusiasm is truly contagious and reminds us all of why we work to bring the culture of life to women’s healthcare.

Malori Mattson

Malori Mattson, Summer Research Intern

Over the summer of 2017, Malori Mattson, a Creighton University medical student from Minot, North Dakota, interned with the Institute and evaluated pregnancy rates in relation to the Creighton Model System, as well as factors that played a role in these rates, such as endometriosis and past surgeries.

Malori first learned about the Pope Paul VI Institute and the Creighton Model System from her teacher and mentor, Fr. Justin Waltz. Through her undergraduate and medical studies, she kept the Institute in her mind, and after a discussion with two previous Pope Paul VI Institute interns, she was certain she needed to apply for the internship. She is now considering becoming an OB-GYN.

“I know that one day I will be able to look back on my experience at the Pope Paul VI Institute and gather from it the encouragement and strength I will need to remain steadfast in my beliefs,” Malori said, “especially during times when those beliefs are challenged.”

J.P. Jensen

J.P. Jensen, Summer File Clerk

John Paul “J.P.” Jensen is a junior at Mount Michael Benedictine High School and a “NaPro Miracle” of FCCA Assistant Administrator, Gerianne Jensen.

J.P. worked over the summer filing research articles from various medical journals and says that working for the Institute over the summer may have changed his long-term goals. From reading an article titled “Potassium Chloride-Induced Fetal Demise,” he discovered how very broken mainstream medicine is. “I had remotely considered medicine before,” J.P. said, “but now I know there is a lot of work to be done and many people to help with good medicine.”

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