Fellows' Stories

Key points

  • The CDC E-learning Institute (ELI) is designed to cultivate skills of public health training professionals with limited experience designing or developing e-learning products.
  • See what recent graduates had to say about their ELI fellowship experience.

Opportunities & Updates

The E-learning Institute fellowship is paused for 2024. Stay tuned for updates.

Alexandra Rivera

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Alexandra Rivera, 2022 ELI Fellow

“The fellowship has been a great journey – 6 months goes by so fast! I enjoyed our meetings and getting to know other co-fellows. The knowledge and experience shared by Doris, my mentor, and co-fellows was extraordinary and truly valuable in equipping me with the skills to be able to develop my training.”

Jordon Hillhouse

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Jordon Hillhouse, 2022 ELI Fellow

“I had a lot of fun during this fellowship. The guest presenters were wonderful. I really enjoyed the weekly meetings with my mentor, Alyssa Azhari, where we went over upcoming assignments and strategies for designing a compelling e-learning product.”

Maura Leahy

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Maura Leahy, 2022 ELI Fellow

"It's amazing for me to look at the quick-learn I developed and to be able to say 'Wow, I did that,' considering where I started (both skills and quick-learn content-wise). I am very proud of what I created and am actively looking for more opportunities to continue practicing these skills."

Melanie Perdue

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Melanie Perdue, 2022 ELI Fellow

“My best memory of the fellowship will likely always be how wonderful the mentors, including Doris, were. Everyone was truly interested in my success and as a result, was just extremely responsive and helpful. Not only did I learn so much about instructional design, but I discovered that I really like it more than I knew.”