Lauren is a West Texas native from Lubbock, Texas. She is currently attending Texas Tech University and is a senior majoring in advertising, Lauren hopes to one day work for an advertising agency or coordinates political campaigns, and specifies that she wants to work in a fast-paced and challenging career. Lauren looks forward to learning more about photography, design to content, planning, as well as strategic corporate blogging and interviewing. This is Lauren’s first internship through OC, and she will be working for the Local Llano Project (www.localllano.org).
BRIAN ERNEST GENDRON
Brian is a graduate student at Texas Tech University in Heritage Management. His ancestry is Metis/Cree Tribes and is passionate about exploring and learning about not only his own heritage, but the history of Plains Indian culture in general. He even makes his own traditional Plains Indian craftwork, including bows, arrows, tools, weapons, and beadwork. His past experiences have been working for the Lubbock Lake Landmark, and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, WY, where he gained experience in photography and writing condition reports on objects, as well as putting on educational programs for the public. Brian hopes to build a career in “education at heritage sites where (he) can help to shape more balanced, Native-centered interpretations of place and culture.” Brian will be interning at the Comanchero Canyons Museum in Quitaque, TX.
Ana is a recent college graduate from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX and grew up in Austin, TX. Ana found her “passion for agriculture, holistic health and grassroots social and political change in San Marcos.” Ana loves to read, swim in the Texas springs, hike, and ride her bicycle, and aspires “to build a career empowering individuals and communities through dietary choices and lifestyle changes.” To help her achieve these goals, she will be internship with Gonzales County Health Services in Gonzales, TX with the hospital’s nutritionist to create a vegetable garden for the hospital.