The Intern Blog: WonderRoot Welcomes Fall Interns!

Say hello to Fall! WonderRoot has welcomed Britton Rogers, Jasmine Gardner, Paria Almasi, and Abby O’Callaghan as Fall 2016 interns. Interns focus on Arts Administration and Management, Social Media and Communications, and Marketing and Design as well as assist staff with programming and the day-to-day functioning of the community arts center.

Learn more about Britton, Jasmine, Paria, and Abby as they introduce themselves to the WonderRoot community:

 

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Hello! My name is Britton Rogers and I am the Fall 2016 Communications Intern at WonderRoot. I recently graduated from The University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Anthropology. I am passionate about the environment, human rights and equality, and how history has shaped some of the most critical social issues we face today. I am also passionate about singing. As an artist, I was drawn to WonderRoot’s variety of programs, and their mission to create a positive social landscape in Atlanta with art. When I am not watching Alabama football, you can find me reading a book and filling up my Instagram with pictures of my golden retrievers. Sometimes all you need in life is a furry friend with four feet.

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Hey! My name is Jasmine Gardner but you can call me Jae. I am a graduate of Georgia State University where I majored in Computer Science with a concentration in Graphics and Human-Computer Interactions. I am a huge fan of black and white photography. I enjoy street photography and traveling. I have a personal goal to travel all 50 states before I am 30! LGBTQ, Women, and Racial Equality are social issues I am passionate about. Interning at WonderRoot allows me to be creative while pursuing my career in Digital Marketing.

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My name is Paria Almasi and I am the Fall 2016 Administrative and Management Intern at WonderRoot. I am currently finishing my bachelors degree in Philosophy at Georgia State University. I volunteer for the school’s radio station, Album 88, where I have my own electronic music radio show. Furthermore, I am an artist. I am dedicated to uncovering a soul touching art style that will create a communication platform to eradicate the evils of the world. I was drawn to working at WonderRoot because they seek to unite the Atlanta community by supporting artists and activists, creating space for social change.

 

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Hey, my name is Abby O’Callaghan! I am a recent graduate of Georgia College and State University, where I studied Philosophy and Religion. I was interested in interning at WonderRoot because I have an appreciation for the arts and want to learn more about non-profit organizations. I enjoy abstract expressionism, particularly the works of Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko. In college, I took a Feminist Philosophies class and I became interested in issues of gender norms and the representation of women in the media. WonderRoot embraces causes like this, and that’s something that definitely spoke great things to me about the organization. A little bit about me, I am obsessed with all things pop culture, my friends call me “The Walking IMDb.” I am slowly but surely working toward my goal of viewing every Academy Award winner for Best Picture. I dream of one day having a library just like the one in Beauty and the Beast, and I was once awarded the superlative  of “Most likely to be adopted as a Kardashian.”

 

 

WonderRoot offers internships from January-April, May-August, and September-December. To learn more about becoming an intern at WonderRoot, please click here.

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