About Our Interns

There is no question that our interns here at Made in Lowell add a special dynamic to who we are and what we stand for. From creating stories and writing content, to designing some of the beautiful images you see on our posters, flyers and invitations, our interns work hard and are just as passionate as we are about the beautiful city of Lowell.

Naturally, we wanted to know some more about them and figure our readers do too. We compiled some questions and got a variety of answers from this fun bunch. Hopefully you can get to know them just as we try to get to know you.

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Marysol Flores

School/work: Lesley University

From: Downey, California

Position: media/journalism intern

Fun fact: I used to have a notebook where I wrote down every single song that I liked, in hopes that one day when I got an iPod I would have the most impressive song collection ever imagined.

What does a typical day in the office look like? Writing, researching, laughing, and lots of coffee.

What’s your favorite thing about working at Made in Lowell? The passion everyone shares for what we are trying to create is inspiring and makes it easy for me to come into work every week.

What are your hobbies outside of work? I love to take photos, exercise, watch movies, and listen to music.

What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done? Moving to Boston from California has proven to be the greatest and most fascinating adventure of my life thus far—which has brought many other little adventure with it.

Tell us about your proudest accomplishment? I had to write a 25 page manuscript as part of my senior seminar course and I am very proud of how it turned out and look forward to continuing my work on it.

What’s on your bucket list for fall/winter? To go to a pumpkin patch, drink warm cider, and eat countless cider donuts!

What’s your spirit animal? Why? My gorgeous cat Ojos is my spirit animal. Her fierce attitude and playful demeanor (as well as her love for food and treats) is me in a nutshell.

If you could attend the birthday party of anyone, who would it be and why? I would love to go to a Miley Cyrus birthday party because I just feel like it would be insane and outrageous, but a lot of fun.

Tell us your best joke: What does a nosey pepper do? Get jalapeno business!

 

Sarah Mayotte

School/work: Innovation Academy

From: Tewksbury, MA

Position: Media/Journalism

Fun fact: I can sing the alphabet backwards!

What’s your favorite thing about working at Made in Lowell? I like how raw it is and how much we’re working towards making the community better.

What are your hobbies outside of work? I run cross country, indoor, and outdoor track. I like to hang out with my friends in DTL or Boston. I’m head editor of my school newspaper and I’m constantly reading articles. I also love listening to music.

What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done? I’ve been zip-lining before! But also the Summer Program at the Boston Globe was pretty intense and adventurous, I’d say.

Tell us about your proudest accomplishment: I wrote an article for my school paper on the racial discipline disparities in my school. Nationally, an African American is 3 times more likely to be suspended than their non-African American peers. At my school the numbers were over 5 times more likely. This was something the student body and even most of the staff didn’t know. My article started a school wide conversation on how we deal with discipline and race and it really made an impact on my community.

What’s on your bucket list for fall/winter? Go to Salem, MA during Halloween! I’ve never been in the fall and I hear it’s awesome this time of year!

What’s your spirit animal? Why? I always related to the tiger because of its raw emotions and courage, combined with leadership.

If you could attend the birthday party of anyone, who would it be and why? Beyoncé. I bet she throws a great party!

Tell us your best joke: Why did the scarecrow win an award? Because he was outstanding in his field.

 

Kristin Resendes

School/work: Trucchis Supermarket

From: Taunton, MA

Position: Graphic Design Intern

Fun fact: I can speak Japanese.

What does a typical day in the office look like? Working on my computer in a relaxed atmosphere.

What’s your favorite thing about working at Made in Lowell? Everyone is very friendly.

What are your hobbies outside of work? Creating art, crafts, and reading.

What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done? Getting a large tattoo on my sternum/ribs.

Tell us about your proudest accomplishment? Receiving my BA.

What’s on your bucket list for fall/winter? Enjoy Amsterdam.

What’s your spirit animal? Why? A cat because they’re awesome.

 

Katherine Shapiro

School/work: Innovation Academy

From: Dracut, MA

Position: Event Production Intern

Fun fact: I went to Costa Rica during the summer.

What’s your favorite thing about working at Made in Lowell? There is such an amazing amount of passion put into all the work we do and that is what makes it so amazing and creates such a positive space.

What are your hobbies outside of work? Reading, writing, ultimate Frisbee and GSA.

What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done? While in Costa Rica I went to many interesting places, one of them being a volcano.  We rode horses around it, hiked part of it, and zip-lined through all of the surrounding forests.

Tell us about your proudest accomplishment: When I became a Bat Mitzvah it was one of the hardest things I had done in my life. I was studying my portion for over a year and had been learning Hebrew since first grade for this moment. When I finally sang my portion, and completed what I had worked to prepare for, it was the most satisfying feeling.

What’s on your bucket list for fall/winter? Get a school sanctioned Frisbee team or club started.

What’s your spirit animal? Why? A bear. I am strong, confident, and won’t back down when things get difficult. I am also a leader and protective of those I am close to.

If you could attend the birthday party of anyone, who would it be and why? I would definitely go to Ellen Degeneres’ birthday because she is such a funny and interesting person. It would be great to see the kind of party she would throw.

Tell us your best joke: What do you call a blind dinosaur?

 
 

Chelsea Costa

School/work: Innovation Academy

From: Pepperell, MA

Position: Graphic Design Intern

Fun fact: I was born with blue eyes but they turned green!

What does a typical day in the office look like? Working on designs and being productive and making quality work.

What’s your favorite thing about working at Made in Lowell? The welcoming, supportive atmosphere that I love being a part of.

What are your hobbies outside of work? Art, theater, and singing.

What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done? Whitewater rafting in Maine.

Tell us about your proudest accomplishment? My art portfolio with all my best pieces.

What’s on your bucket list for fall/winter? Spend more time outside and enjoy nature before it gets freezing.

What’s your spirit animal? Why? A cat because I’m determined and playful.

If you could attend the birthday party of anyone, who would it be and why? I would attend Frida Kahlo’s birthday because she is a brilliant artist and to meet her would be amazing!

Tell us your best joke: “If Internet Explorer has the courage to ask you to be your default browser, then you should have the courage to ask that boy out.” ~Ghandi

 

Shelagh Marie Judge

School/work: Innovation Academy

From: Dracut, MA

Position: Media/Production

Fun fact: I’m colorblind.

What’s your favorite thing about working at Made in Lowell? It is open and communal. It isn’t impersonal like larger companies.

What are your hobbies outside of work? Reading, writing, teaching FF at my church, volunteering, learning to drive, and writing for my school newspaper.

What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done? I once rode in a helicopter above the Grand Canyon.

Tell us about your proudest accomplishment: When I received a religious medal a few years ago with the boy scouts in my brother’s troop. I was the first girl to ever receive that medal.

What’s on your bucket list for fall/winter? Get together with some friends, make cookies, and watch something on Netflix.

What’s your spirit animal? Why? My spirit animal would have to be a fish because I go with the flow of life.

If you could attend the birthday party of anyone, who would it be and why? Going to a birthday party for Saint Paul would be cool because he is a role model for me, so it’d be nice to spend time with him.