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LAF's Invaluable Interns

topstoryphoto8-664w-dvzCara, Morgan (left) and Anthony (right) pose triumphantly with LAF staff after the Annual Benefit.LAF’s small staff relies on the help of interns to expand our impact. In just the last month, we’ve launched a new website, kicked off our new Landscape Performance Series and Conversations with Leaders in Landscape initiative, run a sweepstakes, manned an ASLA Expo Hall booth, hosted events for our Board, donors, and Olmsted Scholars, and held our most successful benefit to date. (Whew!)

We could never have accomplished all this without this summer’s dedicated team of LAF interns.

Research Assistant Russell Blessing provided remote support for the Landscape Performance Series, helping us build the collection of tools, factoids, and scholarly works.

dsc0044mTyler and Cara check in Annual Benefit guests.

Summer interns Tyler Smithson and Morgan Handley provided graphic design and ongoing support, particularly for the Annual Benefit, Sweepstakes, and Expo Hall booth. Their dedication to LAF despite holding two other jobs (Tyler) and missing the first two weeks of classes (Morgan) was truly remarkable.

We were extremely fortunate that Cara Kappler, a past LAF intern and Scholarship Coordinator, returned to work with us for the last month. Using experience gleaned from last year’s events, Cara took charge and coordinated many aspects of our Annual Benefit and Expo Hall Booth.

New LAF volunteer Amanda Schull provided dsc0059mMorgan fields questions about the Sustainable Destination Sweepstakes.much-needed assistance and calm during the last week of frantic final preparations and as the events got underway.

Past LAF intern, Anthony Le returned to provide the music and lend an extra hand during our Annual Benefit.

We cannot thank our interns enough for the time and talent they contributed to LAF. Several of them are currently looking for jobs in the landscape architecture field (and the others will be following graduation), so take note, potential employers!

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