Intern, Worcester Navigation – Jaryn Griggs is a senior at Salisbury University, set to graduate in 2024 with a BASW. Jaryn graduated in 2022 with an Associate’s Degree of Social Sciences from the College of Southern Maryland, where he used to work for the Planning, Institutional Effectiveness, and Research Department (PIER). Jaryn also used to intern for Charles County State Senator Arthur Ellis in the 2022 legislative session for Maryland. Jaryn is originally from Waldorf, MD, but has a host of family from the Eastern Shore. He is on track to receive an MSW from Salisbury University as well, with plans to specialize in queer-focused group therapy and counseling. Jaryn has a passion for the mental health of all beings, but specifically for underserved LGBTQIA+ youth.