It’s time again for the Smithsonian Associates’ new batch of interns, which means a new social media apprentice taking over the 1100 Jefferson blog! Just in time, too, because we have dozens of outstanding events to cover this summer. This time, I’m coming to you from about 500 miles west in the Mitten State.
My name is Makenzie McNeill and I’m a senior studying Professional Writing and Communication at Michigan State University. I have a strong interest in nonprofit communication work and digital media, and I hope to continue putting these passions to use at museums, research institutions and other organizations that create educational programming. I’ve held communications and events positions over the past two years at the Common Ground Music Festival in Lansing and at my favorite place in the world, Michigan State’s student-run radio station, WDBM.
I’ve spent most of my life in the suburbs of Detroit, so I’m looking forward to getting to know Washington, DC and the enormous institution that is the Smithsonian. My other interests include indie music and concert-going, horror movies, dogs, and ice cream.
You may see me around live-tweeting at the Smithsonian Associates’ events. Say hi and give me some DC to-do recommendations!