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NPR Interns
Summer 2002
Washington, DC


Jaynie Parrish
Jaynie is originally from Window Rock, AZ and a member of the Dine' (Navajo) Nation. She recently graduated from Arizona State University, with a Bachelors of Interdisciplinary Studies Degree and a Certificate in American Indian Justice Studies. Jaynie is currently interning with the Human Resources Department (with the nicest boss in the world) and coming to appreciate her cubicle space.

As for family, Jaynie has two kids — her niece Amber "Scoobs" and her nephew Shane "Wayne". They are her two biggest babies and are growing into big teenyboppers. She has two older sisters and she's the baby. Moms and Pops are amazing and are always there with love and support.

Future plans include attending graduate school at UCLA or ASU: focusing in Higher Education, and Native American studies. Now that she's free from her undergrad responsibilities, she has time to travel and see the world, willing that finances are available and plentiful. Overall Jaynie hopes to find a career that will allow her to blend her many interests, as well as allow her to make a meaningful contribution to her family and community.

As for personality…yeah she has it. She's been told she's a "pretty cool" person with a "laid back" attitude and an "intense passion" for beautiful art, especially for moving photography, breathtaking beadwork, and skilled silversmithing. She's always up for discussing issues of great interest and of great importance, which may include Indigenous issues, spirituality, life, family, and shows on HBO.

Working with NPR has given her the opportunity to meet so many fun and wonderful people. Everyone is so down to earth and supportive of each other's ideas.
Thank you, you interns of summer.