Q & A with Summer Intern Karisa Booth

(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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