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MSA Staff Spotlight: Summer Interns


MSA Summer Interns 2019MSA welcomed its first cohort of summer interns this year, and today is the conclusion of their 12-week long internship.  Throughout the summer, the interns worked with MSA project coaches to research, develop and advance their area of specialty.  The internship wrapped up with a final project presentation that summarized the work that they have accomplished.

The MSA team is extremely proud and grateful for the work that summer interns have accomplished! Read below about some of the projects that they worked on this summer.

  • Erykah Nava | MSA Policies & Procedures Intern
    I worked on creating policy proposals and aiding MSA in changing or adding policies that reflect student needs.
  • Gabby Rios | MSA Data & Assessment Intern
    I worked on developing assessment strategies for the MSA team so they can properly and efficiently assess their programs, events, and spaces. I also helped the team create questions for future focus groups so they can center student voices and opinions in their improvements.
  • Alex Manaa | MSA Community Development & Programming Intern
    I researched ways to increase Native American and Indigenous representation in MSA spaces, worked to develop new programming for underserved communities like MENA and Aspectrum students, and helped plan MSA-sponsored Wildcat Welcome events like the Student of Color Mixer.
  • Sayeed Sanchez | MSA Archive Project Intern
    I worked on the archival project with Elynnor! We worked together to create a database/timeline of MSA’s conception.
  • David Gleisner | MSA Communications & Marketing Intern
    I handled social media, developed marketing strategies, created and sent out MSA’s summer and alumni newsletters, and generally worked to make sure students know about MSA and its resources.
  • Cayla Clements | MSA Policies & Procedures Intern
    I researched and looked for ways to make MSA more inclusive and equitable for the communities served.
  • Elynnor Sandefer | MSA Archive Project Intern
    Sayeed and I worked on compiling a digital archive of MSA’s many histories that will ultimately be accessible in a timeline format on MSA’s website.


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