Summer Interns: Katina Hersey

Another awesome intern story from WRP! Thank you Katina for all of your hard work! I was born and raised in upstate NY, but moved to Los Angeles to attend college at Loyola Marymount University. This past spring, I graduated with a double majored in Sociology and Urban Studies and a minor in Art.

I experienced what I assume quite a few recent graduates experience- the overwhelming and ever impending question: what the heck do I do now? So, I am currently trying to navigate the real world (woohoo!). I still don’t have it all figured out, but I know that I am passionate about social justice, gender issues, animals, the environment, affordable housing, design, and web design.

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And very very luckily- during my first summer out of school, I was able to work with an organization who’s efforts I really care about and feel are important. I was able to work with some really bright, fun and dedicated people. A special thanks goes to Heather, who not only made my time at White Roof Project fantastic and productive, but who has also been an inspiration to me.

During my last days as an intern with White Roof Project, some of the team met on White Roof’s first painting project, The Bowery Mission, to say goodbye and celebrate a summer of hard work. It was the perfect way to end an extremely rewarding summer and I could not be more thankful.

When I consider my future and what I think really matters in life, I want to be able to look back and know that I helped in some way make the world a better place. WIth the work that White Roof Project does, I know that for my first summer out, I was not only able to work with amazing people who dedicate their time and efforts to making a difference, but that I -however big or small- made a difference too.


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