NOWCastSA Intern Hall of Fame
Vivian Lopez is currently attending Palo Alto College. She is expecting to receive her Associates in English this summer and will continue her education at UTSA in hopes of acquiring a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Professional Writing. After obtaining a Bachelor's, she plans to continue towards a Master's.
Her career goal is to be involved in the publishing industry and become a copy editor. She also wishes to be a professor one day.
At NOWCastSA, she is a Journalism Intern where she works closely with Charlotte-Anne Lucas. Her duties at NOWCastSA include content creation and managing social media. She is thankful for this internship since it creates experience toward the career she is aspiring for.
Karen Goode is a Radio, Television and Broadcasting student at San Antonio College who expects to receive her AAS Degree in May of 2021. She hopes to have her own television show one day in the near future.
While studying at San Antonio College, I was inspired by the course Radio Experience I, to earn my own radio show called Soft Touch on the college station KSYM. Soft Touch aired every Monday night from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Soft Touch was aimed at the more middle to older audience, and featured mainly oldies but goodies.
I have loved cameras and writing and acting all of my life. I was fortunate enough to win a three-day trip on Power 93 FM to Minnetonka, Minnesota to meet and be in Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation Video, which was a wonderful experience.
I am doing an internship at NOWCastSA with Charlotte-Anne Lucas, and I am learning and enjoying every moment of it.
Rebecca Espinoza is an intern through the Students + Startups program. She is an Economics Major at the University of Texas at San Antonio, on track to graduate with her Bachelor's in Business Administration in 2023. She is currently in the Business Honors Program.
She enjoys marketing and analytics, writing, and social media. At UTSA, is the Treasurer coordinator of the Women in Leadership and belongs to the Hispanic Student Association.
While she was attending Incarnate Word High School in San Antonio, Rebecca was a Teen Art Guide at the McNay Art Museum and collaborated in the creation of McNay Teen Takeover, which showcased the music, comedy, arts and crafts talents of area teenagers.
Brandy Ruiz is a multimedia journalism major with a double minor in marketing and political science at the University of Texas at El Paso.
During her summer 2020 internship at NOWCastSA, she monitored and reported on immigration news, a virtual workshop on "Healing with bibliotherapy," and how mask regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic affected people with hearing loss.
Colton was born in Wichita, Kansas, and moved to San Antonio, Texas, in 2017. He came to NOWCastSA through University of Texas at San Antonio's Rowdy Corps program.
He is attending UTSA for his Bachelor's Degree focusing on Public Policy and Mexican American Studies.
He started his government experience with an Internship at the Kansas House of Representatives (2013-2014), where he helped with the Committee on Children & Seniors. In 2015 he started his second internship at the North Carolina Senate for the Fall Session. In 2016 he started getting involved with youth outreach and civic engagement, where he worked with the Mayor of Euless, Texas, to establish a Youth Advisory Board. Subsequently, he was appointed a Youth Advisory Commissioner for the City of Leavenworth, Kansas, for a 3-year term. During his tenure as a Youth Advisory Commissioner, the Advisory Commission passed a resolution on raising the tobacco age to 21, which the city adopted.
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Edward Olvera is a senior at University of Texas San Antonio whose internship was through the campus Rowdy Corps program. He is majoring in computer science with a focus in software engineering. He hopes to work as an enterprise software engineer after graduation.
Edward also enjoys spending his free time volunteering to help the less fortunate. In the summer of 2018 he traveled the country for six weeks going to six different summer camps to build a variety of amenities for people of all abilities.
Hannah Wolf was an intern through the Students + Startups program in the summer before her sophomore year at Trinity University, where she plans to major in English and Geosciences.
During her internship, Hannah worked on content creation, marketing, and managing NowCastSA's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. She also worked on the upcoming "Letters to My Younger Self" project, a video project documenting the stories of LGBT+ San Antonians who have advice to give to their younger selves and the LGBT+ youth of the city.
She goes by she/her. Here is her LinkedIn page.
Madeleine Nerio was an intern with NowCastSA and a Student Ambassador for the City of San Antonio.
She was a politics major at the University of Dallas and graduated in 2019.
Madeleine served her community as a director of the Beacon Hill Area Neighborhood Association when she was in high school.
She was also a research intern for the Tier One Neighborhood Coalition and was awarded a scholarship from the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation that encourages the science and art of self-government.
In 2019, she was a finalist for the Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholarship for her dedication towards neighborhood preservation and empowering inner-city residents. Madeleine is a tenth generation Texas born and raised in inner-city San Antonio.
Sami Bouls is a St. Mary's University student whose internship came through the Students + Startups program. After he graduates from St. Mary’s University with B.B.A. in International Business, he plans to attend law school. During the school year Sami works as a Resident Assistant, where he has had the opportunity to improve his problem solving, time management, and organizational skills.
During the summer of 2019, he was an Intern with NOWCastSA where he worked closely with Charlotte-Anne Lucas on creating sponsorship opportunities and focused on the NOWCastSA’s YouTube Channel.
When not at school or working, Sami enjoys spending time seeing new places, being outdoors, with his family, and enjoying a good laugh with his friends.