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MEET OUR INTERNS: FALL ’18

Three badass chicas working behind-the-scenes at Hey! VINA

The year is winding down to an end, and we’re taking a look back. This fall brought some amazing marketing and editorial interns our way; their game was fierce and most definitely encapsulated the VINA mission of empowered women empowering women. Before saying goodbye, we’ve asked them to share an insider look at what defines them – check it out!

Mackenzie McHugh

MACKENZIE, SNHU

What is your guilty pleasure?

My guilty pleasure is binge-watching my favorite shows on Netflix even though I’ve already seen them all from start to finish a good 264 times.

Which five emojis best describe you?

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Which famous vinas — from history or pop culture — would you swipe right on?

A few famous gal pals that I would TOTALLY swipe right on and add to my VINA gang are, first and foremost: Taylor Swift, the goddess of writing and all things music. Nina Dobrev, Ellen Degeneres, Jackie Kennedy, Princess Diana and Marge Piercy, to name a few! All of those women have, in one way or another, impacted both society and culture, as well as my personal life monumentally.

What has been your favorite thing about working for VINA?

It has been the sense of community and friendship within the workplace that you just don’t get to experience everywhere, especially in professional settings. People often forget that we’re all just people; it’s nice to be a part of something that puts humanity first. We’re all literally “hyping each other up” 24/7. Plus it’s loads of fun! Writing, editing, searching for that perfect photo to make your story pop, and feeling like your words mean something. It’s what I love to doit’s my happy place.

Ladybrag! What is something you’re proud of?

Something I’m proud of is my perseverance. I try my hardest at everything I do, whether that be baking a pie or writing an essay that counts for half the semester’s grade. I’m not where I want to be yet in life, but I’m having fun getting there, and I’m doing it to the best of my abilityand that’s all a gal can ask for. Life’s a climb, but the view is great.

Grace Graham

GRACE GRAHAM, BARUCH COLLEGE

What is your guilty pleasure?

“Vanderpump Rules.” Can’t wait for the next season!

Which five emojis best describe you?

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Which famous vinas — from history or pop culture — would you swipe right on?

I would definitely swipe right on Kate Chastain, hands down. Michelle Obama and Ruth Bader Ginsburg would also be hard right swipes.

What has been your favorite thing about working for VINA?

As an editorial intern, my favorite thing about working for VINA has been reading all of the articles written by VINA users! They always cover a wide range of topics and always have something interesting to say.

 Ladybrag! What’s something you’re proud of?

Something I’m proud of is balancing my course load, internship, work/study job and DIII tennis schedule while maintaining a stellar GPA! It’s not easy, but it’s worth it.

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SUJIN LEE, YONSEI UNIVERSITY 

What is your guilty pleasure?

Shopping. I shop for fun, when I’m sad or angry, to commemorate a happy occasion, or just when I’m bored. It could be anything from groceries, clothes, books or beddings. Lately, I’ve been hunting for holiday decor and having the guiltiest and most pleasurable time.

Which five emojis best describe you?

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Which famous vinas — from history or pop culture — would you swipe right on?

Phoebe from Friends – I think she was hugely undermined for such a unique character that had so much potential. But I don’t know if I would have had the guts to swipe right on her – her bio would have looked very sketchy or psychic, or both.

What has been your favorite thing about working for VINAZINE?

Being constantly exposed to all that women have to share. I appreciated that we were not only about accomplishments, happiness and fun, but also about being able to share our experiences of overcoming our darkest times and hold out a hand for others that are going through hardships. When I look at the monthly story sheet and realize that so many are willing to share so much, I take a moment to savor how endearing that is. Just being constantly reminded of all this was a kind of a triumph for me working at VINA.

Ladybrag! What is something you’re proud of?

The year 2018. 2018 has been a year full of changes, achievements, and failures for me. I moved to a new country, to the other side of the globe where I knew literally no one. I re-learned how to get by around the town, how to do laundry, and how to talk and act like the people around me. I took a chance and finally tapped into my creative side, starting with photography and then onto drafting and painting, all of which I was too afraid to do in the past. I started playing a new sport through which I made some of the most valuable memories and even more valuable friendships. I also learned how to express frustration and anger, and not hold onto it and wait for it to just disappear. It taught me how to acknowledge my feelings, positive or negative, and now I know that that’s how I respect and cherish myself. And through all that, I learned what it feels like to own and live my best life. So I’m proud of all the ups and downs of my journey this amazing year, and cannot wait for what more is on its way!

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