Meet the Interns: Carly + Tatiana

Name: Carly Reiser

School: Iowa State University

Major/Minor: Major: Journalism / Minor: Women’s studies and Apparel merchandizing & design

Hometown: Sioux City, IA

Tell us a little about you.

I am an outdoorsy person, and I love animals. I am a server on the weekends and a full time student during the week. My cat is my life, and I love watching the United States women’s national soccer team. I went to the 2015 World Cup, and it was a blast!

Tell us about your major and why you chose it.

I chose journalism because I have always excelled at writing. I like that writing for a magazine gives you the chance to experience or learn about something you wouldn’t have otherwise.

What is your dream career?

My dream career is to write for a lifestyle or fashion magazine, and eventually become an editor.

When you’re not at class, what do you do in your free time?

I am very involved in my sorority, Sigma Kappa, and I enjoy hanging out with my cat and roommates. I am also an outdoorsy person, so I like hiking or walking around campus.

What is the most exciting thing that has happened to you this year?

Last summer, I had the opportunity to travel a lot. I went to Dublin, Rome, and Berlin. Then I went on a family vacation to the Black Hills, and ended the summer in California. It was an amazing experience, and I would do it all over again if I could.

What does a typical day look like for you?

I am not a morning person, so I wake up around 10 a.m. Then I make coffee and read a book. I like to go outside and hike, or on rainy days I like to paint. I take my cat and dog for a nightly walk, and have dinner with my family. I end my day watching Shameless.

What do you love most about South Dakota?

I absolutely love all the state parks, because it gives you so much to do. The Black Hills is for sure my favorite part.

What drives and motivates you?

My dad really drives and motivates me, because every day I see how successful he is, and I want to live a happy and successful life like him some day.

Where is your favorite place to shop?

I really like to shop at the little, local boutiques.

What is your favorite book?

My favorite book of all time is 13 Reasons Why.

Who is your doppelganger?

People tell me I look like Miley Cyrus.

What are the top three things on your bucket list?

  • Go to Australia.
  • Own a Dalmatian.
  • Go to Alaska.

What would be people surprised to know about you?

Although I live in South Dakota and go to school at Iowa State, I am actually a huge Husker fan. Go Big Red!

What are you excited most about during your internship?

I am excited to learn more about the Sioux Falls area and what it has to offer. I look forward to sharing my experiences with others.

Name: Tatiana Gonzalez

School: University of Sioux Falls

Major/Minor: Creative Writing

Hometown: Chandler, AZ

Tell us a little about you.

I’m a writer and a book addict. I have a fondness for cryptids, and I’m known to eagerly listen to the clumsiest of urban legends. I have a cat named Federal Agent Clarice Starling, who is perfect. 

Tell us about your major and why you chose it.

I chose creative writing because I’m a hopeless dreamer who decided to follow her heart.

What is your dream career?

To be a novelist as prolific as Stephen King.

When you’re not at class, what do you do in your free time?

Reading or writing, with intervals of binge watching Unexplained or Mysterious list videos on YouTube.

What is the most exciting thing that has happened to you this year?

Being accepted at a university, reversing the entropy of my life.

What does a typical day look like for you?

Awaking to the caviling meows of my cat, then hitting the snooze button, while lying to myself: Next time I’ll get up. Once rightfully sassed by the alarm app, I’ll drag myself out of bed, make coffee, eat some eggs, then get to writing. I’ll write for as long as I can, until obligations force me elsewhere.

What do you love most about South Dakota?

I’d be just fine without winter, but I do love that the Midwest has all four seasons.

What drives and motivates you?

My obsession with individual growth. I want to be better for myself and for those I love.

Where is your favorite place to shop?

Barnes and Noble, although my bank account disagrees.

What is your favorite book?

We Need to Talk About Kevin is my favorite book. The first book to have ever given me a hangover.

What is the most played song on your iTunes?

Genesis by Grimes.

Who is your doppelganger?

A young Willem Dafoe.

What are the top three things on your bucket list?

  • Live in the wilderness for a year.
  • Experience an ineffable love.
  • Have one last, good laugh.

What would be people surprised to know about you?

I sob each time I watch the Van Gogh episode of Dr. Who.

What are you excited most about during your internship?

Expanding my skills, meeting new people, and embracing new experiences.

Look out for their first articles in our July edition!