Grace Yang is a motion graphics intern at the VA DME Internship where she creates videos about recent news, #VeteranOfTheDay posts and other graphic design projects. Grace graduated from the University of Maryland in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing, criminal justice and criminology and is currently pursuing a certificate in video production from Montgomery College. Grace also works part-time at the Chinese Culture and Community Service Center where she maintains the website and helps create videos and graphics.
Grace discovered video making through a creative writing class in high school. She liked the idea of going out and spending time creating videos that brought stories to the screen. While searching for the right internship for her, Grace saw the motion graphics intern position at the VA and applied for that position as her first pick and two others through the Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS).
For her work as a motion graphics intern, Grace’s experience in marketing and criminal justice helps her to apply different concepts and soft skills that she gained from her college classes to the motion graphics projects that she helps design and create for the VA. One of the projects that stands out to Grace the most is the video timeline she did of Chuck Yeager that she is proud to have worked on.
Another thing that Grace mentions is how time management helps her to balance her busy day spent between classes, the internship and her job.