NPR's Summer 2004 Interns
Intern Bios: L - MBrian Lauritzen
Though her current gig may eventually make the list, the following are a solid list of Susan's day jobs which have achieved only personal watershed status: working for a collectively-owned bookstore, pleading kids up or down a 50-foot climbing wall, assisting a physicist in a Mennonite community and driving a yellow school bus.
Susan also unabashedly adores modern dance and the state of Minnesota, which is why there is just no stopping her arts and community reporting. This former news director of KUOM (radiok.org) and reporter/host for KFAI (kfai.org) insists on making shameless plugs for and expressing sincere gratitude to the radio stations that have made her the intern she is today.
Claudine LoMonaco, Weekend Edition
Matthew Lord, NPR Online
Dana Maier, Creative Design
Dana Jeri Maier grew up in the sleepy suburbs of Washington, D.C., and moved to the not-so-sleepy city of Baltimore to study illustration and design. Within a few years she found herself co-owning a student-run art gallery, reviewing comic books for an indie newspaper, and earning extra cash by serving coffee at her local opera house. Next fall she will return to the Maryland Institute to pursue an MA in digital arts, freelancing on the side. In her spare time you'll find her watching "Sex and the City" reruns and having fervent discussions about its social implications. See her art, if you're curious, at www.danajeri.com.
Erin Martin, Human Resources
Erin Martin graduated from Morgan State University with a degree in political science. Erin took the LSAT in spring 2003 and is currently finding her niche in human resources while attending Trinity College in Washington, D.C. When she is not trying to gain the work experience needed to enter HR, she enjoys reading and listening to her music collection.
Katrina Matthews, Executive Producer of Intern Edition
One of the first things Katrina learned when she moved to Washington was how to knit. To her surprise, she enjoyed it. She is excited about working at NPR and looks forward to learning from all the people here. Katrina comes to us from New Orleans, La., home to great food and her supportive family.
Katrina received her master's in liberal arts from Louisiana State University. She moved to Washington in March to intern in the U.S. Senate Press Gallery. During that time, she met some of the country's top political leaders and learned firsthand how politics is covered. Katrina has a passion for delivering information. She hopes to work as a broadcast journalist and someday produce documentaries. With great admiration for her mother, older sister, and others who make sacrifices for what they believe, she hopes to spend her time on this earth helping others. Katrina enjoys journaling, playing tennis, cooking and knitting.
Cat McDonald, NPR Online
While she has promised her family that her university career is over, Cat stubbornly continues to learn. Years ago, she taught herself Serbo-Croat and Swedish. More recently, she has been teaching herself CSS, Flash and how to walk in platform shoes. She has also had an incredibly busy and educational summer working on a series for the NPR Web site, building and maintaining the IE Web site, co-hosting IE, and hiding her shoes from her new Australian shepherd puppy.
Meg McGinn, NPR Library
Kaeleen McGuire, Radio Expeditions
As a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, McGuire is passionate about news and issues that affect Indian Country. Her goal is to bring a Native voice into mainstream media in any way she can. In addition to pursuing a career in journalism, McGuire enjoys traveling, live music and dancing.
Amie McLain, Washington Desk
At Howard University, Amie is the senior producer at WHUT-TV's student training department. She created and developed Howard's first in-studio talk show titled "Capstone Connection" and now manages the production of "Campus News," a 30-minute news program. Amie is also an active member of Campus Pals, an organization that arranges freshman orientation and helps new students transition from high school to college.
Amie devotes much of her time to community service in the local area. She volunteers at the U.S. Dream Academy Mentorship Program, an after-school center for inner-city children. Since 2001, she has served as a spokesperson for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, a non-profit organization working to reduce the teen pregnancy rate by one-third by 2005.
Raul Moreno, National Desk
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