Meet The PAFCAF Interns!

This fall we will welcome two  new members to our PAFCAF team! Tracey Beecken and Kayley Janico, are amazing college students will be joining us as interns for the fall semester.

Tracey will be working with Megan on policy items, research projects and trainings. You will remember Tracey from our Leadership Retreat, where she helped us make calming bottles. Kayley will be working with Erin on membership development, member recruitment, our website and various other projects.

Below is are some brief introductions from Tracey and Kayley.  Please help welcome them to the PAFCAF team!


Meet Tracey Beecken

I am 26 years old and  live in Columbia, SC. I grew up in Lexington County, SC. I am very excited to be a part of the PAFCAF team! I look forward to a wonderful experience, full of learning opportunities and projects that will help prepare me for post-graduate work! 

I graduated from Lander University with a BS, Psychology. Currently, I am a third-year, part-time student in the Master’s Program for Social Work at USC. I will be receiving my degree with a specialization in Children, Youth and their Families (CYF).

I enjoy reading books, creating arts and crafts projects, being around animals (both cats & dogs), watching my favorite TV shows and spending time with my friends and family.

I truly believe life is about finding who you are and doing what you want to do, not what others want you to do. I also believe life is full of disappointing events, but from those events it is where you find your destiny.

- Tracey Beecken


Meet Kayley Janico

Hello! I am very excited to be a part of the PAFCAF team! I am looking forward to all the exciting projects and initiatives ahead, and helping PAFCAF grow.

I am 21 years old from Atlanta, Georgia. I am currently a senior at the University of South Carolina studying Public Relations and Business. After graduation I plan to attend law school to study family law with the hopses of one day advocating for children and families.

I enjoy traveling, spending time with friends and family and yoga. I love to try new things and test my creative capabilities whenever possible.

- Kayley Janico