(We are recognizing FLOC’s interns this summer by publishing blog posts about their experiences. Karisa Booth was the Lead Site Coordinator for the Summer Reading Program.)

Q: Where are you from?

A: Riverside, California

Q: What did you study in school?

A: I just graduated from The George Washington University with a degree in International Development and Geography.

Q: How did you hear about FLOC?

A: The Office of Community Service at GW. I started tutoring in October of 2010 in reading and math. I tutored at four different school sites. I was then asked to apply to be a Summer VISTA, and then they hired me after an interview.

Q: How do you think being a tutor helped prepare you for the internship?

A: I knew a lot about the organization and had hands-on experience. Through tutoring, you learn a lot.

Q: What is your favorite memory from the summer?

A: Watching relationships between tutors and kids grow, and seeing how much it means to the tutors. As a coordinator, I get to watch it every day.

Q: What attracted you to FLOC?

A: I wanted to work with kids, and I liked FLOC’s mission. A few teachers really helped me through school, so it’s nice to give back in that sense.

Q: What are your plans?

A: I’m looking for a full-time job, and maybe get a masters degree in a few years in international development.

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