Meet the Interns: Jessi

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Meet Jessi

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Meet Jessi! She’s the Bloguettes content and blog intern, and is the person behind much of the content and nearly all of the interviews you see on the blog each day. When she’s not in the Bloguettes Studio, she’s out conducting (even more!) interviews for her journalism major, and spending her free time dancing.

Where are you from and what brought you to Arizona? I came to Arizona on a whim. I grew up in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio and then moved to NYC for college where I was a dance major. Long story short…I broke my foot, multiple times, and had to have surgery on it. I couldn’t dance anymore, so I wanted to pursue my other love: journalism. ASU has one of the best journalism schools in the country, so I packed up my stuff and transferred! It has turned out to be the best decision I’ve ever made.

What is your major in college and why? I’m a journalism major at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School, specializing in broadcast. I love the news, I love writing, and I love informing people… with hobbies like that, what better field to get into?

If you weren’t living in Arizona, where would you like to live? I honestly can find the good in every place. But my sisters live in Chicago and I miss my family an abnormal amount, so I’d say Chicago.

Describe your dream job. Oh geez, my dream job would be a co-host of the Today show. Dream big, right?

What do you love best about working for Bloguettes? I love the creativity that pours out of all the girls, and their work ethic. It is crazy to see what started from so little, grow to what it is now…even just in the short amount of time I have been here, I have seen it grow substantially.

Which types of blogs do you like best, and who are your favorite bloggers?  When I am not busy with school or Bloguettes, I like to cook! So any blog that has a good, simple, recipe for us college girls on a budget makes me happy! Skinny Taste is a great one.

What do you like to do in your free time? Well like I said I love cooking, but my all-time favorite hobby is dancing. It is the best workout and so cathartic at the same time. I have danced my whole life, and that isn’t something you just blow off as an adult.

Describe your personal style. I’m pretty simple. No crazy patterns or colors for me, but, I do love a bold lip and a statement piece of jewelry.

What’s your favorite social media channel and why? I love Pinterest. It is so cool to see other people’s ideas, advice, and creativity come together on one, cohesive media platform.

How has being part of the Bloguettes team influenced you and your career path? It has inspired me to do anything I want to do. It is empowering to see smart, bold women doing exactly what they want with their lives, and people responding to it!

What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to try but never have?I have always wanted to visit Europe, especially Spain, but I just haven’t had the time. I’m convinced one day I will, though!

Name three things you can’t live without. My mom, coffee, and Fritz & Greta (My adorable, mini, long-haired, wiener dogs.)