My name is Em and I’m Play Out Apparel’s Social Media Marketing Intern. I’ll be tweeting, instagramming, pinteresting and G+ing, so stay tuned! I just finished my first semester as an MBA/MPPA candidate at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I currently live in Amherst, Massachusetts with a siamese cat and her owner/my partner. We’re a short bike ride away from Northampton, which has “more lesbians per capita than any town or city in the entire country”, according to Autostraddle.
I grew up in the NYC suburbs and now my parents live in the West Village so I’m no stranger to the city. I’ll be hanging out with Sylvie and Abby at some of the events this year! My hobbies include photography, cycling, board sports (skate/snow/surf), scuba, and weightlifting. I’ve been a coxswain for various rowing teams since 2008 and last summer a couple rowers and I rented a car, drove 9 hours to Cleveland, OH to compete in the Gay Games, and won gold! There’s something about the endless possibilities of human achievement that really gets me stoked.
I found out about Play Out from a BuzzFeed Life article last Fall. I loved the concept, models, and diversity so I quickly tweeted them about internships and here I am today. I’m definitely looking forward to meeting some of you at the events we have planned!