Intern Experience

DME Podcast Bammer: Elizabeth Manriquez Podcast Transcription Intern

Ep5: Elizabeth Manriquez

Elizabeth Manriquez is a first-year intern with the DME program and is part of the Born to Battle podcast transcription team. For Elizabeth, transcription is very “relaxing” and “meditative” compared to her college classes. In high school, Elizabeth was the Salutatorian for her graduating class during the pandemic and remembers the strange graduation she had …

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DME Podcast Banner: Latesha Thornhill Reaserch Intern

Ep4: Latesha Thornhill

Latesha Thornhill is a researcher and fact-checker at the DME internship. Latesha is from a military family and learned the importance of critical thinking and ethical, accurate storytelling from her father who was a Navy veteran. Majoring in Philosophy, Political Science and East Asian Studies led Latesha to join the research/fact-check team with the Virtual …

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Ep3: Duncan McGuigan

In this episode of DME Intern Podcast, we have our special guest Duncan McGuigan. Duncan is a Swiss American citizen and currently attends Portland State. Both of Duncan’s parents are artists which may have influenced Duncan to work in different fields, such as art, education, and food service. Duncan is a European studies Major and …

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Ep2: Joanna Hwang

A junior in college, Army ROTC cadet and writing intern for the VA-DME team, Joanna sheds light on her day-to-day life juggling all of her responsibilities and how they have shaped who she is today. Taking the chance in high school with their Navy JROTC program, she came to realize a passion toward the career …

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Ep1: Elizabeth Jefimova

Elizabeth is currently a graduate student in the oral history Master of Art program at Columbia University in New York City. In 2019, she graduated from Macaulay’s Honor’s program at Brooklyn College, doubled majored in Chemistry and History with a double minor in biology and biochemistry. During the course of her studies, she began interviewing …

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