Mochatern Update: Katie

The summer is almost half over and we wanted to give you an update from our Mochaterns (that’s Mocha Club interns, just in case you didn’t know).

Here’s a quick recap of Katie.


katie_theisDescribe your internship so far. In 140 characters or less.

This internship has been absolutely incredible. We get to really work in the heart of Mocha Club as an essential part of the organization.

Katie’s good at 140 characters or less. Follow her on Twitter for proof.

What projects are you working on?

We’ve been tackling a whole bunch of projects in different areas over the last several weeks; some that will be coming your way soon! (Get ready. It will blow you mind. Think all of your favorite artists teaming together for something unbelievable. Epic.) It’s been a lot of brainstorming (aka dreaming), planning, and executing. Specifically, I’m working on the Women at Risk one pager for African Leadership that describes the project and what it accomplishes. We’ve also had opportunities to work a couple of shows which has been really fun.

What has been the biggest surprise?

The biggest surprise is the fact that Brent, another Mochatern, cannot blow a bubble with bubble gum. We tried group lessons AND one on one instruction and the result was a tiny germ size bubble. Isn’t that something everyone learns when they are in elementary school? Not everyone…

In one word, describe each of the other interns.

  • Kourtney: hippie (in a good way. Like chill, cool, loves everyone)
  • Mary Catherine: a woman after my own heart. She is so much fun to be around.
  • Brent: straightnochaser. Future Glee star.
  • Amy: visionary

Who is your favorite Mocha Club artist?

I feel like this is choosing my favorite child if I were to have children. The two artists that dominate my “Most Played” playlist on my iPod are Lady Antebellum and Dave Barnes. But Cadillac Sky puts on such a fun show and I first signed up for the Mocha Club through Matt Wertz four years ago. (That just gave away my age. Whoops!)

What has been the coolest part of the internship so far?

The coolest part of our time here so far was getting to work at the Lady A Fan Club party. Just being on the inside people watching and hearing incredible live music was such a fun experience. And let me tell you, those country fans truly love their artists and aren’t afraid to show it. I wish I could be as cool as them in their fancy get ups and handmade presents!

What do you hope to accomplish by the end of the summer?

By the end of the summer I want to leave here knowing what we did made a huge difference in the lives of people in Africa.


The Mochaterns have started their own blog. Crazy kids. So keep up with their daily experiences, plans, and hijinks there.

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