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Introducing Our Summer Intern, Lina Torres!
We are thrilled to welcome Lina, our 2011 Summer Intern, to QWOC+ Boston, just in time for QWOC Week Planning Season!
Just two weeks into her internship and Lina has already proven that she’s not afraid to roll up her sleeves and get to work; she was invaluable as we transitioned from one venue to another during pride week, has already gotten the hang of her supporting role during QWOC Week planning meetings, scheduling meeting reminders, taking clear and effective meeting minutes, and even tossing an event
idea into the hat — a panel featuring the experience of Queer Latinas. What! We have already fallen in love with her and we know you will too.
Lina has posted a quick hello for all of you, so please give her a warm welcome
My name is Lina and I am a rising junior Wellesley College. I am originally from Bogota, Colombia but I grew up in the D.C area. At Wellesley, I’m majoring in International Relations with a concentration in Political Science and minoring in Women’s and Gender Studies.
I’m most passionate about issues of social justice as they pertain to communities of color – hence my interest in QWOC + Boston. Through my work as an intern, I hope to contribute to the wonderful team of organizers and to learn a few things that may improve my activism on Wellesley’s campus.
I have a great love of photography, so you will likely see me behind the camera at QWOC+ Boston events this summer, capturing all of the fun! I also love food and find it very relaxing to cook delicious and healthy meals.
I very much look forward to becoming a member of the QWOC + Boston family this summer!
*Applause, Applause* She’s taking kudos, advice, words of wisdom and encouragement while dealing with us purple crazies, and of course, food… all our interns love food.