Meet the Podcast team!
Updated: Jul 12
Introducing the Summer 2021 interns of the Move for Mind Podcast team! This group of interns has been working so incredibly hard this summer to release high quality episodes that promote stigma free conversations by engaging our audience with different perspectives and shared experiences. The Producer's of the podcast are Dan Monte and Christina Cerutti.
The Move for Mind Podcast is hosted by Executive Director Taylor Newman and returning intern Angelika Stefanik.
Abby Thompson (she/her/hers) is a 20-year-old rising junior at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, where she is studying sociology. After completing undergrad, she intends to pursue a master’s in public administration with a concentration in nonprofit management. As she plans on pursuing a career working in and for nonprofits, Abby is thrilled with the opportunity to gain experience during her internship.
At Move for Mind, Abby is an administrative intern and is responsible for the management of the podcast. She is excited to work for an organization that advocates for mental health awareness, an issue very near to her heart. After having had several members of her family and close friends face serious struggles with their mental health, as well as struggling herself, it has become more important than ever to Abby to fight the stigmas surrounding mental illness, therapy, and medication.
Currently, Abby calls New Jersey home, but is looking forward to returning to Massachusetts in the fall. She has been spending the summer walking in nature, making music, and hanging out with her three cats.
Cera Baker (she/her/hers) is a 23-year-old graduate of Elon University’s Music Production and Recording Arts program in Elon, North Carolina, where she received a bachelor’s of science in music production and recording arts and music in the liberal arts. Since graduating, Cera has taken on several roles in the podcasting industry in addition to joining the Move for Mind team as an audio/video editor and mixing engineer.
Being part of Move for Mind has given Cera the opportunity to utilize her editing skills while being able to promote and work closely with stigma-free conversations about mental health, addiction, and recovery -- topics that Cera has had close ties to throughout her life and hopes to continue to promote positive conversations about beyond Move for Mind. Cera is thankful and excited to join a team that advocates and inspires, and she cannot wait to see what else is in store for her and her colleagues with Move for Mind!
Chloe Schrack (she/her/hers) is 21 years old and currently attends Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. She is in her senior year and studying digital media production and audio recording. After graduating, she hopes to pursue a career in film and entertainment working as a post-production sound designer. Chloe is very excited to apply the knowledge she's learned in school to the Move for Mind Foundation.
At Move for Mind, Chloe is interning for the podcast as an audio editor and mixer. She loves knowing that the skills she has obtained benefit a cause that helps to destigmatize mental health, and she is excited to continue to grow her skills in an environment that is passionate about mental advocacy. She feels blessed to be a part of the important conversation surrounding mental illness and therapy since she has begun her own journey in mental health. Outside of school and work, Chloe enjoys live music, new movies, and spending time with her closest friends.
Matthew Szot (he/him) is a 26 year old second bachelor’s degree student at Montclair State University, studying audio engineering and sound design.
He currently is a podcast engineer at Move for Mind. He loves the opportunity to collaborate and work to help Move for Mind reach as many people as it can. After graduation in May 2022, he aspires to work as an audio engineer for music and film.
Patrick Nagy (he/him/his) is a 20 year old rising senior at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, where he is studying communications with a minor in business. He is extremely grateful to have the opportunity to work at Move for Mind, where he can experience hands-on mental health advocacy as an engineer intern on the team. He is thrilled to have the opportunity to work in a creative and welcoming environment and help amplify the many brilliant minds and voices in the mental health community. Mental health is always a prominent conversation in his life, and to be able to work in the community directly is an opportunity he takes with great ambition and pride!
Peter Killelea (he/him/his) is interning as an editor for the Move for Mind podcast. He is a 24-year-old senior at UMass Amherst, where he is studying writing. He is very excited to be part of a team that fosters open and stigma-free dialogue around mental health, as well as having the opportunity to get hands-on experience in audio editing. Having struggled with his own mental health, it has been deeply rewarding to help create a platform where similar experiences can be shared in an honest and nonjudgemental manner. He believes that giving voice to these experiences is central to Move for Mind’s mission to advocate for those affected by mental health disorders, and he can’t wait to see what the team can accomplish this summer!