BREAKING NEWS: INTERN-A-PALOOZA 2013 has begun! This summer, TeenTix is thrilled to bring Kate L. and Quynh T. into the office to be a part of our work behind the scenes. That's right--there is now a full-fledged TEAM bringing you arts access for teens, and they are bringing the heat! (Also, they're crowding our teeny office. But we have to admit, we love it.) Leah, our Communications Associate, sat down with each of them for a closer look into the madness of Intern-A-Palooza:
Name: Kate L.
Age: 17 years old
From: Ballard, WA
Name an artist that inspires you, and why: I really like Amanda Palmer. She's cool because she represents feminism--she doesn't care about others' expectations about her. Like, she doesn't shave her legs. She shaves off her eyebrows. She's totally original. Also, I like that she connects with her fans online through Twitter and Facebook. I think her intentions are really heartfelt and I respect that.
What is your job at TeenTix and what do you like about it so far? My job is to create labels and mail passes every week for new users and teens who lost their passes, and I organize the blog and keep the calendar updated. I like working at TeenTix because they help give teens access to art, and helps them connect with new material. I also like looking at my work and saying, "Man, look at that. What an awesome calendar!" I love that TeenTix constantly works to keep things current for its users, and always adds new info while it works to reach as many teens as possible.
What are some of your hobbies? Drama/Improv, swimming is a favorite activity of mine, and I love dogs.
What kind of dogs do you have? I have two Corgis. They like sausages.
What's a random fact about you? I once had a cat who lived to be 18 years old. His name was Henry.
Name: Quynh T.
Age: 17 years old
From: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Name some art that inspires you, and why: Pop music singers like Britney Spears and Lady Gaga inspire me, because they're beautiful and I love their style. They both have great voices.
What is your job at TeenTix and what do you like about it so far? My job is to help Pete and Holly with whatever they need, like data input and weekly mailings. I like working in an arts environment that is inspirational for teenagers!
What are some of your hobbies? Listening to music, hanging out with friends and making music with them, and I'm starting to learn guitar.
What have you learned about TeenTix that you didn't know about before you started working here? I didn't even know about TeenTix! I'm so glad that there is a program like this that inspires teens to make and see art. I'm signing up for my pass today.