Meet the Interns

The Anthony Muñoz Foundation has some great events coming up and we as the new interns cannot wait to tell you all about them.  Some of the upcoming events we will be writing about on the blog are the Youth Leadership Seminar, Service Challenge Projects, and more. The two of us will be keeping you up to date on everything that’s happening here at AMF, but first we wanted to give you guys the chance to get to know us a little bit!

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Ilana Siegel: Events Intern

I attend the University of Cincinnati where I am a Junior Communications major, Marketing minor.  I grew up in Cleveland, OH all my life then moved to Greensboro, NC going into my Freshman year of college.  Ever since attending UC, I have fallen more in love with the city of Cincinnati and I can definitely call it a second home.

What about AMF most excites you?

I admire AMF’s dedication in providing opportunities for growth and success within the community.  I look forward to being a part of the process in helping make a difference in one’s life, this is something I have always been passionate for.

If you could meet any celebrity who would it be?

I am going to have to say Anna Kendrick (star of Pitch Perfect 1 and 2).  Her quirkiness, her attitude on life and just her personality as a whole is kind of myself in a nutshell.  We would get along very well!

What is the best thing about Cincinnati in 3 words?

Much to offer

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Kristin Shaffer: Experience Intern

 I am a senior Communications and English major at the University of Cincinnati. I definitely consider myself a Cincinnati enthusiast who loves the Reds, Bearcats and of course Graeter’s Ice Cream.

What about AMF most excites you?

I have worked for various non-profits, but since I am a Cincinnati native I am especially excited about working for the Anthony Muñoz Foundation.  The impact this foundation has made on the community is powerful and I look forward to being a part of it.

If you could meet any celebrity who would it be?

If I could meet any celebrity it would be Melissa McCarthy (she starred in Bridesmaids and the Heat).  She is hilarious and always has me laughing!  If I ever got to meet her I would probably be her new best friend because I would laugh at all of her jokes.

What is the best thing about Cincinnati in 3 words?

Strong Community Atmosphere

We are both excited to be working for AMF and getting to share our experience with you here on our blog! Be sure to stay up to date with everything that’s happening through our blog, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!

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We Have a Winner….

       Cincy’s Best ‘Selfie’

       It’s not every day that you get to cheer on your favorite childhood team at their season opener (front row!), win a summer of free LaRosa’s pizza and have your picture (well, your picture’s picture) taken with Anthony Muñoz. For one lucky guy though, that was just the case. A native of Cincinnati, recent Miami of Ohio graduate and Atlanta transplant – Robert Brinkman takes the cake (or pie!) as our 2014 #CincySelfie winner!

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Anthony, an aspiring selfie photographer who never turns down a fun photo op, selected Robert Brinkman’s photo as his favorite #CincySelfie – this year’s Reds Opening Day Contest hosted by AMF! Robert and his father have rarely missed an Opening Day over the past 15 years, and this year Robert was excited to return the favor and treat his Dad to some of the best seats in the house! Robert, who heads up photography and video production for his company in the student housing industry, is certainly no stranger to the art of taking the perfect selfie. Robert’s skills paid off and he and his family will be cheering on the Reds all summer long while enjoying LaRosa’s pizza!

This year, Anthony, his family and friends of the foundation rode through the sea of red atop our float – a seasoned parade veteran. We asked Reds fans and Cincinnatians to post their “selfies” using #CincySelfie and show us how they were celebrating Cincinnati. We were blown away with the response and spent hours looking at all of the wonderful pictures of families and friends supporting our Cincinnati Reds! THANKS to everyone for participating and igniting the contagious spirit that Cincinnati is so famous for. AMF sends our best wishes to the Reds for a record-breaking season!