Meet the Interns

Intern Bree Carey Baylor


Bree is 23 years-old and lives with her husband, two cats, and dog in Madison, WI. She has her BA in psychology and is one year into pursuing her Masters of Social Work part time at UW. Bree spends her free time reading, training with her pets, and doing all forms of creative self expression, like painting, playing guitar, graphic design, singing, and baking. Bree identifies as disabled and works hard to make sure her disability doesn’t define her or hold her back. She is the founder of the now-retired peer mental health support non-profit A Cutter’s Guardian Angel, and a co-founder and co-host of the disability awareness podcast Fresh Out of Spoons.



 Intern  Beth Allen


 My name is Beth Allen, and I am an incoming Senior at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. I am studying Social Work and Political Science with a Certificate in Leadership. In addition to interning at NASW-WI, I am affiliated with: the Morgridge Center for Public Service (as a member of the Advisory Board), the Andrew Goodman Foundation (as a Vote Everywhere Ambassador), a campus student organization called Advocates for Diverse Abilities (as President), the Trans CARE Lab (as a member), and Chi Omega Women's Fraternity (as a member). I also serve as the university's Newman Civic Fellow; my project for this fellowship focuses on civic engagement within Greek Life.  My goal is to work in macro social work, and I am so excited to be interning with NASW-WI this semester!



Intern Paige Olson

Paige is entering her senior year and the Bachelor of Social Work program at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She is from Middleton, Wisconsin and has lived in the Madison area for most of her life. Her particular interests are in the criminal justice system and she hopes to work as a social worker against inequalities and in policy in this field. In her free time, Paige loves to cook, exercise, listen to jazz, and spend time outside. She also loves to travel and hopes to live abroad in the near future. Paige is excited for the NASW – WI internship to learn more about the social work profession and policy!  



Intern Kenia Link

My name is Kenia Link, I recently received a bachelor's degree in Social Work and certificate in Public Policy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I am interested in macro-level social work including non-profit work, public policy, and lobbying. I have spent a lot of my college career working with NAMI, as I am passionate about mental health and spreading awareness about the importance of it. This fall, I will be studying to receive my master’s degree in social work at UW-Madison. In my free time, I enjoy every second that I can at the lake or golfing at the golf course that I manage during the summertime in Northern Wisconsin! 


Intern Anya Nailen


 Anya is a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Masters of Social Work student with a passion for social welfare policy. In addition to interning with NASW-WI, Anya works for a non-profit organization providing ongoing Care Management services for individuals with disabilities. Anya’s after graduation plans are to continue pursuing a career in social welfare policy and (hopefully) teach in higher education. Anya lives in Milwaukee with her wife, two cats and dog.