I was initially attracted to the position working with the Ames Community Arts Council as an intern because both of my majors tend to be very academic, and this opportunity would give me the chance to learn and work in a more creative field among people who actually work in that field. My favorite arts-related hobby is sewing, which I have been doing for as long as I can remember. Along with tailoring clothing for friends and family, I have created clothing, stuffed animals, curtains, and an assortment of other items. Currently, I am working on my first quilt.
Along with working for the Ames Community Arts Council, I work at the Iowa State University Foundation as a Program Assistant and at Top Notch Stitching (a small embroidery shop in northwest Iowa) as a machine operator and technical writer. As an intern with the Ames Community Arts Council, I feel a much stronger connection to the Ames community and its arts culture. I look forward to using my skills as a technical writer and interest in the arts to create documents for the Ames Community Arts Council and help spread the word about arts events in the Ames area.