Name: Rebekah Riske
Hometown: Concord, Michigan
School(s): Aquinas College, Alum. Major: Communications
NPR Internship: Audience Insight and Research
Rebekah, or Bekka as she is known to those who know her best, is a recent college graduate without a real plan for her life. She enjoys travelling, reading, learning, being with friends and a good cup of coffee. In fact, she has a minor caffeine addiction, but it’s nothing to be concerned about. Three summers ago when, driven to talk radio by over-played music, she found NPR and has been listening ever since. She has few hobbies that she claims, but will try anything once and loves a good adventure, or an aimless wander in any major city. She lives by this motto from FDR, “Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” Bekka’s college mascot was Nelson, a Saint Bernard, and she’s recently been caught reading—among other things—Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. She has never sung Karaoke, loves to play baseball and watch rugby, and had a pet cow named Daisy as a child.
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