Pamela Icyeza WS ‘19, Summer Intern
This summer I interned at the Intercultural Affairs Center as the office’s special projects intern. I worked on several archival and organizational projects. The two main projects were the updating of the HWS webpages’ articles and photos featuring programs related to the work of Intercultural Affairs as well organizing materials that belong to the cultural and social justice clubs that use the center as a resource and meeting space.
Sarah García WS’17, Summer Intern
As an IC Intern, I compiled data, created archives and maintained them up-to-date. I also compiled articles and edited the Fall 2017 issue of The Green Update, which focused on the themes of food: indigenous people and food sovereignty, as well as food deserts in Geneva and iin the nation; healthy food options in Geneva; and advice for students on building healthy eating habits. As part of Intercultural Affairs’ community outreach, I participated in the public meetings organized with the Geneva Foundry Action Committee and also assisted by interpreting for members of the Geneva’s Hispanic community.
Roslyn Patel WS’20 Communications Intern
I am a first year from Geneva, NY. I am in the premed program and plan to major in Biology. I work at the IC Office through the Communications Office as a student writer. I am responsible for writing stories about the cultural events and clubs on campus portraying their cultural significance and the importance they hold within the campus. I enjoy working with the IC office because it encourages me to attend events I usually wouldn’t, allowing me to expand my horizons.
Shafiullah Shirzai H’17 Special Project Intern
I am currently a senior at Hobart and William Smith Colleges where I am majoring in Economics and minoring in Russian language. During my tenure as a special project intern at the IC, I was responsible in auditing and updating the office’s databases. Some of the projects I worked on were the compilation of survey answers for the offices of Internal Review. I was also in charge of updating the inventory for further use by clubs on campus. I also worked on a film project where I was supposed to file films by index for the office’s Film Project Archives. Finally, through my job at the IC, I was also able to coordinate with the office for presenting at a public event at Geneva Middle School through the office’s Community Outreach Program.
Ariela Castillo WS’20 Career Research Intern
Ariela is a first year from The Bronx, New York, studying Media and Society and Spanish and Hispanic studies. Her career goals include becoming a news reporter, and this past summer Ariela enrolled in journalism classes at Hostos Community College. At the IC, Ariela is the Career Research Intern, where she researches scholarship and internship opportunities for HWS minority students on a weekly basis. The information is then put into a newsletter and sent to qualifying students. On campus, she is involved with the Latin American Organization (LAO) and she plays volleyball with the William Smith club team.
Mohammed Daajneh H’17 Career Research Intern
Mohammed Daajneh is double majoring in Economics and International Relations. He’s originally from Bethlehem, Palestine, however attended The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT. Through Hotchkiss, Mohammed received a scholarship at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, where he is planning to graduate this Spring 2017. Mohammed is interested in marketing and sales once he graduates, however also wants to attend graduate school in the near future. As the Career Research Intern at the IC center, Mohammed updates the career service newsletter which is sent out to international students monthly, and other students every week. He researches scholarships, job and internship opportunities for international students, minority students and underprivileged students, as well as just students in general.
Genesis Gonzales WS’17: Special Media Project Intern
Genesis Gonzales is a William Smith senior studying Architecture and Studio Arts. Once she graduates, Genesis hopes to go to grad school to study urban planning and disaster relief. She works for the IC photo and article archiving as well as working on special media projects. In the past Genesis has published the Green Update which is a yearly publication that discusses ways the social justice club can include sustainable topics in their events and conversations.
Tamira Jackson-Lofton WS’18: Film Editor/Filming Intern
Tamira Jackson, a sophomore at William Smith College, is double majoring in Media and Society and Theatre with a minor in Spanish language. Tamara is the Film Editing intern at IC and helps edit film and sound for any filmed events or videos the IC might produce. On campus, Tamira also is the treasurer of the Caribbean Students’ Association (CSA), enjoys playing tennis, and is a member of Posse. She also works at the HWS Office of Communications as a photographer. She spent this past summer working with the theatre director at a private summer camp and helped younger kids perform the film production, “Too Much Noise.” Once she graduates, Tamira hopes to work in the production industry in LA.
Monika von Brauchitsch WS’18: IC Blog Intern
Hi! My name is Monika von Brauchitsch and I’m a junior at the colleges studying Media & Society and Writing & Rhetoric, with a minor in Spanish language. I’m from Fairfield, CT, but I’m so happy to be back on campus for this upcoming year. I’m new to the IC center, but so far I’ve had a blast getting to know everyone. I work as the Blog Intern, so I’m constantly updating the online blog, selecting the best pictures to post, running the Facebook to remind students of events and taking pictures of events at the IC. Doing all of this has been so great because I’m very interested in online media as a future career path.
Kelsi Carr WS’18: Career Research Intern
German Veras H’18: Film Editing Intern
My name is German Veras, I am a Senior studying media and society as a major and a Studio art minor. Working at the Office of Intercultural Affairs as the video editor I am given the opportunity to attend every event recorded by the IC through a computer screen. I am in charge of editing, rearranging, adding and deleting different video clips from the recorded events and compose them in an order that would comprehensively and creatively tell the the story of what occurred at each event. When I am finished adding my creative and technical elements to the raw footage I burn the video onto a blank DVD in order to archive the footage and make it available for future students interested in looking back at these wonderful experiences.
Stephanie Kenific WS’17: Communications Intern
Jerlin Garo WS’17: Programming Assistant
Dignaras Garcia WS’17: Film Editor/Filming Intern
John Camara H’18: Cultural Weekend Research Intern
Sadeek Walker H’18: Archivist Intern
Montrez Williams H’18: Research Analysis Intern
JNeill Jaico H’16: IC Summer Intern
Greetings audience members! My name is Neill Jaico and I recently graduated with the 2016 class. I studied Writing & Rhetoric, as well as Media & Society during my time at the colleges. Originally, I am from New York City – South Bronx to be exact – but I am spending my summer here in Geneva, NY interning at the Finger Lakes Times and the Intercultural Affairs House. At the IC, I mainly served as the Inventory Intern along with aiding in several programs or events hosted/sponsored by the IC throughout the summer. My responsibilities as the inventory intern consisted of: updating the inventory for every social justice/culture club that uses the basement of the IC to store their items/equipment/materials that are utilized for the events that they host throughout the school year. This is my second time working with the IC and it’s always a great learning experience, as well as good times with warm people!
Benny Calderon H’17: IC Summer Intern
“Working at the IC these summer months has been a ton of fun and has allowed me to continue developing some professional skills. I have spent this summer working on a number of media and archiving projects for the IC amongst other things. I got to create some DVDs on the 2016 graduating class as well as the 2016 reunion weekend. I also got to update the IC blog as events were hosted, taking pictures, garnering comments, and writing descriptions of said events. Along with updating the blog I got to work organizing and carrying out them out. Throughout the summer I made sure projects, photos, and files were organized as well as archiving material from previous classes. Professor Molina takes the historical aspects of the IC’s work and its students very seriously. All in all this along with my other jobs this summer gave me the opportunity to develop my interpersonal, organizational, administrative, and event planning skills. I appreciate the opportunity to work with the other summer interns and Professor Molina’s efforts in guiding us.
Cody Rivera H’17: IC Summer Intern
“From June 1st until July 6th of this year, I was able to intern at the Intercultural Affairs House under Professor Alejandra Molina. During my month and few days at the Intercultural Affairs House I worked on two projects. My first project was hosting summer events for students staying on campus during the summer. Two events that I hosted was a 4th of July Barbeque and an Ice Cream Sunday Social the week before. My second project was working on archiving Daily Update Articles on LGBTQ and Gender topics from the Colleges website. My summer working with the Intercultural Affairs was productive because it allowed me to learn more about the planning and implementation of IC events, while also being a hub for student summer activities.
Shweta Kumar WS ’15: Archivist Intern
“Hi everyone! My name is Shweta Kumar and I am a senior at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. I am an international relations major with a minor in political science. At the IC, I am the archivist. I help organize photos and media articles that are featured in the Daily Update and This Week in Photos by labeling and classifying these photos in organized folders. I enjoy my time working at the IC and look forward to making it a part of my senior year experience!”
John Camara H ’19: Cultural Weekend Planner Intern
‘”Hello, my name is John Matthew Camara. I am currently a Hobart freshman, and I’m from Los Angeles, California. I serve as the IC’s Cultural Weekend Planner Intern. Every week, I create HWS’ Cultural Weekend Planner, a newsletter covering upcoming events within Geneva as well as its surrounding cities. These events encircle different cultures, backgrounds, and identities. This is my first year working with Intercultural Affairs, and I’m having such a blast! Everyone here is so helpful and understanding. My job keeps up my enthusiasm for serving the community, and my experience so far has been awesome.”
David Lahmani H ’17: Media Intern
“Hey everyone, my name is David Lahmani. I am a junior at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. I am a International Relations major and an Economics minor. At the Intercultural Affairs, I am the Media Intern. I am in charge in updating the Blog, the Facebook page and other social platform that the Center uses. In addition, I film certain events for the IC. This is my third year working for the Intercultural Affairs, and it has been blast seeing how the position evolves every semester. I feel like I have gained co-workers and long-lasting friends at the same time.”
Zheng Xu WS’17, Derek Moore H’19 and Dignauris Garcia WS’17: Film and Editing InternS
“I’m Zheng Xu. I’m a junior. I came from city Chengdu in China. I major in Media and Society and minor in Art History. My job in Intercultural Affairs Center is to film and edit videos of events on campus so that they could be archived with appropriate information. I’m glad to have this job which gives me opportunities to actively participate in school’s events and also allows me to look at and “experience” the events that I missed.”
“Hello, my name is Derek Moore. I am a first year at HWS. I’m from L.A. and I’m currently considering majoring in Psychology. I have a passion for learning more about other cultures. I work as the film editor and event media recorder for the IC. I get the privilege of taking pictures and filming the cultural events around the campus, and editing those videos.”
“I am Dignauris Garcia, and I am a part of William Smith 2017. My job here at the Intercultural Affairs House is being in charge of filming and editing videos of events that show case different cultures, like the Islamic fashion show, and the Asian Student Association’s New Year’s dinner. Besides having the ability to express myself creatively, while learning editing tricks I enjoy giving these cultural events the proper spotlight they deserve. Through proper editing and filming of key moments, I hope to work side by side with these meaningful functions in spreading cultural awareness where it’s needed most.
Kelsi Carr WS’16: Sports Coordinator Intern
“My name is Kelsi Carr and I am from Ontario, Canada. I am new this year to HWS as a transfer Sophomore and I couldn’t think of a better place to adjust then at the IC Affairs office. Meeting new faces and sharing stories has been something I look forward to every time I enter. My job is the Sports Coordinator where I put on games such as Sunday Night Football, Bocce, 5K run and possibly more! I love working here and hope to continue through out my time here at HWS.”
Annie Langlois WS’16: Career Research Analyst
“I am currently a senior at William Smith where I am majoring in Architectural Studies with minors in Studio Art and Environmental Science. I am originally from Winchester, MA but I spent the summer interning in New York City. My junior year, I studied abroad in Prague, Czech Republic and Rome, Italy, where I focused on architectural through sketchbook work. On campus, I am involved with Koshare, the Arts and Design Collective and CGE where I am a Global Ambassador.”
Jerlin Garo WS’17: Programming Assistant Intern
“Hey everyone, my name is Jerlin Garo and I am a junior at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. My major is Biochemistry. I am from New York City, and I work as the Programming Assistant for the Cultural, Global Awareness and Social Justice Clubs on campus. This is my second year working for the Intercultural Affairs Center, and it has been an amazing experience. So far, I have developed new technological and organizational skills and have broadened my awareness about different clubs and events on campus.”