Spring 2017

INTERNS | Spring 2017

Brigid Higgins | HECUA Art for Social Change Intern

Brigid is an undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota, double majoring in art and urban studies.  With an emphasis in painting, her work attempts to examine how human beings exist beyond physical constituents, and the complex relationships lives have with one another.  Brigid’s interest in social justice led her to declare an urban studies major, in which she is focusing on exploring a social and cultural analysis of urban life.  Currently working with HECUA’s Art for Social Change program at Pillsbury House and Theatre, she hopes to grow in her practice of visual art, and to further discover the crossroads between activism and art making. Primarily, she is looking forward to new opportunities to engage people and communities and is excited to work with Intermedia Arts.

Bella | Arts and Media Leadership Associate

Bella is a currently a junior at the University of Minnesota’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication with a passion of pursuing a career in Public Relations. Bella is minoring in leadership and her leadership qualities are evidenced by holding positions such as the PR/Marketing Director of Her Campus Minnesota, Entertainment Coordinator for the Edina Art Fair and Leadership Intern at Intermedia Arts. She is also growing her event planning experience through her internship at the 50th & France Business Association where she works to organize and develop events to strengthen the organization’s public image. One of Bella’s top values is positivity which she embodies in both professional and personal settings by constantly keeping a smile and good attitude. She enjoys spending her free time attending concerts and other live performances.

Caitlin | Arts and Media Leadership Associate

Caitlin is a senior at the University of Minnesota and a Leadership Intern at Intermedia Arts. Although she grew up in a small town sandwiched between Blaine and Lino Lakes, Caitlin attended a Spanish immersion elementary school in Forest Lake, and followed the program up to her sophomore year of high school. She attended Anoka Ramsey Community College as a PSEO student for both her junior and senior years of high school, and then went off to the University of Minnesota to pursue a Bachelor’s of Individualized Studies in Astrophysics, Earth Sciences, and Leadership. Although she is looking at a career in the STEM field, Caitlin is an amateur artist who dabbles in both digital and traditional media, enjoys writing and reading, and has an appreciation for the arts.

Faith | Arts and Media Leadership Associate

Faith Hansen is a Junior at the University of Minnesota and is studying Strategic Communications with a minor in Leadership. Faith grew up in a very small town in southern Minnesota. She was named after country star ‘Faith Hill’. However, despite getting the name, she failed to inherit Faith Hill’s beautiful singing voice. When she was younger, she wrote scripts and persuaded her friends to star in short films she made. Her dream back then was to be on Broadway and she acted in several school plays. She quickly realized that her strengths are more along the lines of producing material rather than acting. Now, she would like to work on a creative team for an advertising agency and produce advertisements for television shows and movies. This semester, Faith is working as intern for Intermedia Arts. Being an avid writer, reader and lover of the arts, Faith is already excited to get started on projects.

Lauren | Arts and Media Leadership Associate

Lauren is a junior at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities and is a Leadership Intern with Intermedia Arts. She grew up in a suburb to Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, and has always had a strong love for Minneapolis and all that it has to offer.  At the University of Minnesota she is studying Strategic Communications with a minor in leadership.  Although outside of her major, she has enjoyed taking Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies courses whenever she can. In her spare time she serves on the executive board for a student-run media production organization, and also has a leadership position in her sorority. Outside of her schoolwork, Lauren loves going to concerts and is the proud dog-aunt to two beautiful pitbulls.