Below are some of the best people we can think of, the 2014 Washington Bus Interns! Come catch them at right over here for more., getting folks to talk to their legislators about awesome bills, or throwing the next great party for a purpose. Want to apply to be a Bus intern? Head on
Amulya Cherala is an International Affairs and Chinese major at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in Bellevue, Washington and moved to Hyderabad, India, living there for seven years before moving back to the Pacific Northwest in 2005. Experiencing Indian culture first hand, living in the U.S., and traveling in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East has given her a better understanding of global issues and challenges. In San Antonio, she is involved with MOVE (Mobilize Organize Vote Empower), the newest affiliate of the Bus Federation Civic Fund. As Engagement Intern, she plans to increase volunteer engagement and get the youth more involved in local politics.
Sophie Reingold hails from the illustrious Eastside to be an intern for The Bus this spring. She will be scheduling for, writing for, and posting some of her artwork as the Content and Scheduling Lead for the Hella Bus Blog. She is currently a senior at Seattle Academy and loves playing soccer, baking (and moreover eating), playing with her fluffy mutt, Kevin, and doing all sorts of artistic things.
Dagmawit Kemal, nicknamed Dee, is currently a Junior at Garfield High School. She was born in Ethiopia and moved to Seattle at the age of 3. On her free time, she enjoys researching the happenings of the world, jamming out with her friends and social networking! Now the Scheduling Intern for the Bus, Dee is hoping not only to restart the Hella Bus Blog with her fellow Intern Isabella, but make it the best blog on the Internet!
Emma Kibort-Crocker grew up in Seattle, and after graduating high school, spent a year in Rhode Island working with City Year. Missing Seattle, she headed back to the great ol' PNW to attend the UW where she is currently a sophomore. When Emma's not rocking out as the Parliament Lead intern, she enjoys exploring the outdoors, singing with (not to) Beyonce, and finding the best pizza joints in town.
Isabella Fuentes is excited to be the Content Lead for the Hella Bus blog this 2014 Winternship! A serial intern, she's been on the Bus for four seasons now, and is probably never leaving. Isabella is junior at Ingraham High School, and when she's not blogging, she likes to go to concerts and collect presidential biographies.
Lucas Simons is a born and bred Seattleite. Graduating from UW in 2012, he joined the Bus as a 2014 Wintern and sits as the WA Voter Rights Act Lead. Lucas is also volunteering with the Move County Now campaign to save Metro bus service. He really loves buses, obviously. After his Winternship Lucas hope to move on to bigger and equally good things and maybe someday own his own bus.
Njeri Mburu is a sophomore at UW Tacoma, currently exploring different majors. Born and raised in Seattle, she's been part of many different organizations and programs, such as the Service Board, Seattle Youth Commission, and Mary`s Place. Ever since Njeri got involved in political issues as part of the Public Service and Political Science academy at Franklin High School, she's been passionate about politics and youth issues. As the Welcome Wagon Lead, she has been focused on creating the best volunteer engagement event at Bus HQ, a venue that looks a little like a "Real World" house.