Lauren Beatty, B.S.
Lauren Beatty received her Bachelor of Science in May 2019 from East Stroudsburg University, majoring in Rehabilitation and Human Services; she had also completed a minor in psychology. Currently, she is working towards getting a Masters in Social Workat the University of Pittsburgh. Lauren has recently just become an intern for The Office of Child Development’s HealthyChild program.
While completing her undergraduate degree Laurenwas an assistant teacher at Childtowne Montessori School working with children throughout the ages of toddler, pre-k and kindergarten. Since moving to Pittsburgh, she has worked at Sarah Heinz house as a camp counselor for children in grades 1 and 2. She also had the opportunity to internalongside Pittsburgh students, from ages 6-14 at Friendship Academy, being a classroom therapist to serve children that needed help with their emotional and behavioral needs.Recently, in May 2019 she obtained a job with UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital as a Milieu therapist working on the general adult floor.
Lauren’s interests lie in the mental health field and would love to get a job working with children with emotional, mental, and behavioral needs as a mental health therapist.She is excited to start working with HealthyChild to gainmore knowledge and experience working with children to help prepare her for her future goals. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music, playing the guitar, baking, taking walks alongside the water downtown and spending time with her family and friends.
Tyler Foxwell, M.S.
Tyler Foxwellrecently graduated from the University of Pittsburgh’s Applied Developmental Psychology master’s degree program, with a concentration in Behavioral Health in Schools and Communities. He also completed an internship with the LEND program, in which he managed a five-person multidisciplinary team in a family-centered clinic for children and youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities. He graduated with a Biology BS from Wheaton College in 2008 and has been working in cancer and digestive disease research sincethen, authoring many articles. Tyler has been working with and caring for children and people with disabilities in his free time, volunteering at UPMC Children’s Hospital 2013-2016, being the caretaker for a severely intellectually disabled man, and volunteering with children in other miscellaneous contexts.Tyler has a strong background in the sciences and medicine and a calling to work with children, especially those with disabilities and those in need of behavioral support. His role with HealthyCHILD presents an excellent way of combining these aptitudes into a vocation. He looks forward to honing his skills and immersing himself in the classroom with HealthyCHILD. If you would like to talk about human evolution, cosmology, or Japan, or play with Legos, please approach him!
The child is in me still, and sometimes not so still.—Fred Rogers
Taylor Crosby, B.A.
Taylor Crosby, B.S. received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Strategic Communication, from St. Cloud State University in May of 2018. She is currently working towards her Master of Science Degree in Applied Developmental Psychology (ADP) with a specialization in Behavioral Healthin Schools and Communities. Taylor will be working with the Office of Child Development in the HealthyCHILD program as a Developmental Health Consultant Intern. Upon graduation Taylor accepted a job with a professionalsports team, working in Corporate Sales.Despite the positive and insightful experience. Taylor’s passion for working with children and helping, led her back to school with thegoal of developing programs that better serve kids’ individual experiences. With 10+ years of involvement on and working with a team. Taylor is keen to listen, learn and develop trusting relationships. Her experience working in camps and sports will lend a new insight on how development can be achieved.
Hannah Kelly, B.S.