Once again, we were humbled & overwhelmed at the amazing quality and quantity of applicants we received for our internships. It’s always tough to narrow it down and find the best team – but we’re excited to introduce you to our Fall 2010 Mochaterns! They will be working alongside our staff in Nashville from August 23-December 10.
introducing Cassidy Myers…
School/Year/Major: University of Kentucky / 2010 / Journalism major, English minor
Favorite place you’ve traveled? Africa! Duhhhhh! I’ve had the incredible opportunity to go to Kenya twice, this summer and last summer, through an awesome church in Memphis (shout-out to Hope Church and all the amazing people I’ve gotten to meet these past two summers!). We spent most of our time working at Spring Valley school in a slum just outside of Nairobi, and both trips were the most amazing, life-changing experiences of my life. Africa is the reason I have found my way to Mocha Club
Hidden talent? Well, it’s not too hidden to my friends and family, but my love and (sometimes obnoxious) knowledge of basketball (GO CATS! GO KINGS!!) rivals pretty much any guy that I know. I will also guarantee a H-O-R-S-E victory over anyone out there reading this. You know where to find me for the next four months!
If you could have a pen pal, who would it be? I have a lot of nominees, but probably singer/songwriter Jason Reeves because he has such a different/creative/inspiring way of looking at everything (just look at his Twitter feed if you need an example). Michael Jordan, Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum, Paulo Coelho and the writers for Friends are all tied for second.
Guilty pleasure? I don’t know if I can call them guilty pleasures because I don’t reallyyy feel guilty, but…Sushi, Pinkberry yogurt, Friends (I own every season and have seen all episodes way too many times to count. Consequently, I relate an inappropriate amount of real life experiences to Friends) and basketball (watching it, playing it, talking about it, etc.)
Why are you excited about interning with Mocha Club? In a word: Africa! In a long-winded paragraph: Ever since my first trip to Africa in the summer of ’09, I haven’t stopped talking about it to anyone willing to listen (my friends and family can attest to this…as will you, the reader, at the end of this explanation). It is the most incredible place with the most endearing people and beautiful spirits that you will ever meet. I feel I have a duty to myself and every African I met to honor them by never losing that flame that they lit within me, and, in turn, doing everything I can to help them. Which is why I am SO EXCITED to be interning at Mocha Club instead of pursuing my previous dream job (in my pre-Africa days) as a sports reporter. I can’t imagine a better place to work than an organization that is as devoted to Africa as I am…the awesome Mocha Club artists and living in Nashville won’t hurt either 😀
Don’t forget that the Mochaterns have their own blog. Our fall team will be continuing to update you from their point of view all semester!