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Current Scholars

Daisy Coles

Class of: 2023
Hometown: London, England
School: College of Arts and Science
Major(s): Medicine, Health, & Society and Psychology
Minors(s): French

As an Ingram Scholar, Daisy works closely with the Child Welfare and Permanency Services team at Family and Children’s Service (FCS). Her role focuses on analysing data to secure additional funding through grant applications and expand current program capacity. Within her work, Daisy has gained a deeper understanding of how to apply trauma-informed practices to service. At Vanderbilt, Daisy holds leadership positions in various on-campus organisations that have allowed her to pursue career interests and further serve the Vanderbilt community.

Daisy completed her summer project with Root Cause, a non-profit consulting firm that uses collective action models to help partner organisations link people and families to support services and enable their success. Daisy spearheaded capacity-building workshops and worked closely with Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) frameworks to codify sustainable, long-term implementation plans for social service providers aiming to improve their program quality. Her work increased the capacity of these organisations and allowed for tighter coordination among programs serving similar populations in Boston, MA. 

Daisy is extremely grateful for the kindness and generosity of the Ingram family and the support of the Ingram Scholars Program. In the future, she intends to combine her commitment for service with her interests in healthcare and entrepreneurship to drive broad-based change.