Meet the Interns – Fall 2018!

Hi Everyone! Welcome to fall, and the start of a new school year. A new school year always brings changes, this time, there are some new interns around the AMF office! These interns are ready to help put on the AMF programs and gain beneficial work experience and skills.

We have five interns this fall, who each have their own position and programs they support. As we all know, Netflix can be a college student’s best friend so I asked each of them if they had a favorite Netflix show or if they had a Netflix show about their own life, what would it feature and here’s what they had to say.

Maddie GraphicMy name is Madeline Miller. I am a senior studying Communications, Journalism and Public Relations at the University of Cincinnati. I am from Oregon, Ohio and my role with AMF this fall is the Events Intern and you’ll be hearing a lot more from me on the blog this semester. If I had my own Netflix show, it would be called “What Brings You Joy” and it would feature interviews with interesting and positive people, similar to Oprah’s ‘Soulful Sundays’ show. I love hearing the stories of other people and how they bring joy into others’ lives (by their words, actions, etc.) and I want to share those stories with a large audience.

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The next intern is Kayla. Kayla is a junior studying Advertising, Digital Media, and Public Relations at Xavier University. She is from Fairfield, Ohio and her role with AMF is the Youth Leadership Seminar intern. “I enjoy Black Mirror on Netflix because I’m fascinated with technology and it relates to my life since I always try to have the newest gadgets around.”

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Next intern up is Morgan Klepper. Morgan is a junior studying Organizational Leadership at the University of Cincinnati. She is from Sandusky, Ohio and her role at AMF is the Program Planning & Development Intern. “If I had my own TV show it would be a talk show and I would probably name it ‘Morning’s with Morgan.’ Even though I’m not a morning person, I love watching talk shows, especially Ellen, so it feature very similar things. “

 

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Fourth on the list, is Liz Baenziger. Liz is a senior studying Communications and Public Relations at the University of Cincinnati. She is from Mason, Ohio (Go Comets!) and her roles at AMF include Topgolf Tailgate Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator for Hall of Fame Golf Classic. Her favorite Netflix Show is Gilmore Girls, because “I just really want to be the third Gilmore Girl, so I watch this on Netflix all the time and pretend I live in Stars Hollow. I feel like Rory and Lorelai are my actual friends in real life and we would just drink lots of coffee and talk about books together.”

Sarah GraphicLast but not least, is Sarah Crowley. She is a senior studying Operations Management and Non-Profit Community Leadership at the University of Cincinnati. She is from Cincinnati, and her role with AMF is the Programs Intern, specifically Whiz Kids and Hispanic Character Camp. “My favorite TV show of all time is Friends and conveniently enough I like to think that is what a TV show about my life would look like.  I love my friends and would consider them family.  I value loyalty and would consider being there for someone in good times and bad to be a great honor.  I like to find the silver lining in life and I don’t think there is a problem in the world that can’t be helped by spending time in a comforting place, with great friends, and even greater laughs.”

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about us. We are excited to see what we can accomplish this fall! Check back next week for our next blog post on our biggest event of the year – Youth Leadership Seminar!

 

Cheers,

Maddie

Events Intern

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2015 Scholarship Fund Spotlight: Wyatt Ross

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This week, we had the opportunity to catch up with Wyatt Ross, a 2015 Scholarship Fund winner who graduated from Edgewood High School in Trenton, Ohio. Wyatt is a first year student at the University of Cincinnati, and is excited to share his experiences in college thus far and give insight about how Scholarship Fund winners stay active both in their college communities as well as the Cincinnati community. Keep an eye out for Wyatt at this year’s Opening Day parade on the AMF float!

What is your college and major at the University of Cincinnati?

I am in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and my major is Architectural Engineering.

What kind of student organizations or activities are you involved in at UC or in the Cincinnati community?

I am a Young Life leader at Finneytown High School now with Cincinnati Young Life. I’m involved with UC Hall Government and am a floor president. I participate in the UC Mountaineering Club, UC Sustainability, and I’ve participated in several volunteer events this semester like Clean Up Cincy, Bearcat Recycling, Community Blood Drives, and a few others. I occasionally go to my college tribunal meetings, but I don’t know if I’d say I’m very involved with that.

What has been the most difficult aspect of transitioning from high school to college?

The most difficult part about transitioning from high school to college has been the work load. I think I’ve always had fairly good time management skills, and in high school I was able to plan ahead in ways that allowed me to do almost everything I wanted to do. That is not the case in college. The work load from school, trying to work, and being involved with the organizations I’m involved with in college is much more taxing than all those things are in high school. I find I have to make more sacrifices than I did in high school in order to do the things on the top of my priority list well.

What has been the most fun or exciting aspect of transitioning from high school to college?

Definitely the large communities I find myself a part of. It’s been a very rich year for making friends and getting to know a lot of people from different walks of life. That’s something I enjoy and that has definitely been the most exciting and fun part thus far.

What career options are you considering with your degree?

I made a switch this year from Biomedical Engineering to Architectural Engineering. I mainly did this because I’ve discovered I have a deep passion for our planet and the environment. I want to use my Architectural Engineering degree to pursue a career in sustainable development, creating sustainable homes and commercial buildings that don’t harm the environment. Eventually I’d like to have my own company doing these things.

How has the AMF Scholarship Fund assisted you, or how do you see it assisting you, financially throughout college?

The AMF Scholarship Fund has definitely brought peace of mind when I’m planning out my financial future. The scholarship has allowed me to think less about how I’m going to pay for school and focus more on my schooling itself. It’s been a huge relief and blessing.

Do you have any advice or words of encouragement for students entering college next fall?

For students entering next fall, I would just say to work hard. Get involved, try new things, but never lose sight of your goals, and make sure you’re making the most of school.

Interested in applying for this year’s Scholarship Fund? Click here to download an application and review our eligibility requirements! Seven $20,000 scholarships will be awarded this spring to senior students in the Tri-State area that are pursuing higher education!

 

Mallory Condron

Events Intern

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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What are they up to now…

ImageBrandon, a graduate of Aiken High School is the first in his family to attend college and when he is not going to classes and studying, he works at Chipotle, plays his ps4 and is always trying to put a smile on others’ faces through his humor and inspiring charisma.

Tell us about you college experience thus far:

I am attending the University of Cincinnati as an Operations Managements major in the Lindner College of Business. The most exciting thing has been the diversity of people. We have students from all over the world across all social classes. It is really cool to connect with so many different people who all seem to add their own color to the painting of life that makes our world so special. My favorite course has been human sexuality because it’s one of those classes that really pulls you out of your comfort zone and teaches you about so many interesting things that people tend to shy away from.

What are you involved in?

I am involved with the African American Culture and Resource Center (AACRC), United Black Student Association (UBSA) and I play intramural basketball for the “Gen-1 Ballers” – comprised of players who are all first generation college students. Our team went 6-1 taking a tough loss in the Sweet 16 of the intramural tournament.

How has the scholarship impacted you?

The scholarship really helped me to grow up and begin to take responsibility. Without the Anthony Muñoz Scholarship, I would not be able to live on campus which would force me to commute from home turning my scenic 5 minute walk to class into an hour and a half bus ride and commute. It also helped me to pay for my unlimited meal plan which I use every day. It gave me a remarkable quality of education and life, and a place to live my freshman year. It provided me with enough money to take time from my job throughout my first semester to get acclimated to college life and focus on my studies. It has done miracles.

What’s next in your future?

Upon graduation, I want to contribute my degree to a company where I can showcase my natural talents and skills and the knowledge I have gained at UC. I want to be a role model and example that proves that any obstacle in life can be overcome, and if you put your mind to it and work hard, all of your dreams are achievable. I want young people to know that anything s possible and self-motivation is the best motivation.

Any advice on college, scholarships, and life?

My best advice is to keep your options open. I was accepted to 13 colleges before locking down my choice. Identify what is most important to you, whether it is the cost of tuition, the location, history of the university, etc. Also, when applying for scholarships never yourself out because the only way you have the chance to win, is if you make that first step and just apply.

ImageNext up is Sam Becker, a graduate of Archbishop McNicholas High School and freshman honor student at Miami University, majoring in Management and Leadership in the Farmer School of Business. Sam, who enjoys playing sports, spending time with his friends and family, giving back to the community and participating in philanthropic service, loves his time in Oxford so far!

Tell us about your college experience thus far:

The most exciting thing has been meeting all of the new people and having the freedom to grow up, and become a responsible adult and to really find yourself and discover the person that you are. My favorite course has been Business Writing or Business Statistics Accounting because I am seeing how I can apply all of the skills I’m learning for the rest of my life. I play intramural lacrosse and a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.

What’s next in your future?

I’m still learning so much about all of the careers in business and haven’t chosen a specific one. I know I want to be in business, and establish a career that allows me to provide for my family one day.

Any advice on scholarships, college, and life?

Don’t close any doors. If you aren’t satisfied, keep applying to colleges and scholarships. Stay positive and trust that everything will turn out how it is supposed to and work out for the best. Seek advice from people who have been in your shoes because they might steer you in the right direction. Challenge yourself and never be afraid to take the road less traveled.

 

Could you or a senior you know use $20,000 for college? It could be YOUR year! The clock is ticking with the April 30th deadline. Download your application now at munozfoundation.org, and learn more about eligibility requirements and application information. Follow us on Twitter @munozfoundation, for our exclusive scholarship tips and updates!

Questions? Send us a message at experience@munozfoundation.org – we’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Emma Sallquist

AMF Intern

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New Season, New Team

An all new intern managed blog!

With our summer interns leaving us just over a week ago, we are excited to present you with our wonderful team of fall interns. They are all eager to get to work on our Youth Leadership Seminar which will be held at Xavier University on October 9th, 2013.  Let’s get to know them:

Adam Berman

Megan B-InternThat’s me! I will be our Events Intern this fall. I study Communication and Public Relations at the University of Cincinnati and am also involved in the student organization Public Relations Student Society of America, where I do fundraising. Outdoor activities and meeting new people are just some things I enjoy.

“I am excited to intern with the Anthony Muñoz Foundation because I know how important it is to give back to the community. Being a part of an organization that strives to make an impact on its local residents is something I’ve always thought was necessary for myself.”

Becky Griesmer

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Becky will be our Impact Intern. She attends Xavier University where she studies Sports Management, Business, and Communication Arts. She is involved in multiple student organizations such as the Student Activities Council and is a New Student Orientation Leader. Becky enjoys traveling and relaxing with friends and family.

“I am excited to intern with the Anthony Muñoz Foundation because I know what an impact the organization has on the Tri-State region and I am very excited to be part of helping to positively change of the lives of the area youth.”

Megan Barger

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Megan will be our Experience Intern. She attends the University of Cincinnati where she studies Communication and Public Relations. Megan has interned at non-profits before where she has really found her niche. She enjoys cheering on her Cincinnati Reds, as well as boating with family.

“I’m beyond excited to be a part of such an amazing organization that impacts the lives of so many students, and very eager to see what opportunities this brings aboard.”

Check out more information on us at the Meet The Interns section of our blog! You will be hearing from us a lot this fall, so stay #PluggedIn for more great things to come!

Adam Berman
Events Intern