WriteGirl College Intern Profiles

Alejandra Castillo, 20, Junior. East Los Angeles, CA. College: Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, MI. Major: Anthropology and Sociology.

Alejandra Castillo, 20, Junior.

East Los Angeles, CA.

College: Kalamazoo College

in Kalamazoo, MI.

Major: Anthropology and Sociology.

Q: Why are you interning at WriteGirl?
A: Because I miss WriteGirl and because I have many skills to learn before entering the workforce after college.
Q: Favorite thing about interning at WriteGirl?
A: Creative writing in the morning.
Q: What is a random fact about you?
A: I was born without a toenail on the second toe of my left foot.
Q: Future plans/Career Goals?
A: Elementary school teacher, High School Counselor, Social Worker, Non-profit work or Human Resources.
Q: What makes you stand out?
A: My piercings maybe? I have one on my eyebrow, nose and lip and they all line up and form a diagonal line across my face.


Renae McCollum, 19,  Junior. Los Angeles, CA. College: Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, GA. Major: English.

Renae McCollum, 19,  Junior.

Los Angeles, CA.

College: Clark Atlanta University

in Atlanta, GA.

Major: English.

Q: Why are you interning at WriteGirl?
A: I am currently a WriteGirl Alumni and I wanted to give back to the organization that helped inspire me through my transition in high school as well as college.
Q: Favorite thing about interning at WriteGirl?
A: My favorite thing would have to be the environment because it’s professional and relaxed, but always productive.
Q: What motivates you in your everyday life?
A: My motivation comes from the negative energy from the people who doubt my success and my obsession with accomplishing as many goals as I can before I leave this earth.
Q: What advice would you give to someone following in your footsteps?
A: I would tell anyone following in my footsteps to push fear aside and continue to conquer because you have to be a beast in order to cope with the life of a college student because it is a lot of responsibility. Also, take your experience serious while having fun in the process.
Q: What makes you stand out?
A: The thing that makes me stand out besides my height is my personality because you never know what you’re going to get when dealing with me. I am a ball of randomness molded into a beautiful woman.


Victoria Tsou, 18, Sophomore. San Gabriel Valley, CA. College: Grinnell College in Grinnell, IA. Major: Undecided.

Victoria Tsou, 18, Sophomore.

San Gabriel Valley, CA.

College: Grinnell College in

Grinnell, IA.

Major: Undecided.

Q: Why are you interning at WriteGirl?
A: I was a WriteGirl mentee all through high school, and was always intrigued by how smoothly WriteGirl events run. I wanted to see for myself what went on behind the scenes.
Q: Favorite thing about interning at WriteGirl?
A: Cool people, hip location, welcoming atmosphere.
Q: What motivates you in your everyday life?
A: The sun.
Q: What do you like to write and where?
A: Fiction, while sitting on a cloud.
Q: What advice would you give to someone following in your footsteps?
A: When someone gives you advice, take it and run. Learn from their mistakes; don’t be stubborn. Try new things because regretting sucks.


Malika Rahim, 19, Junior. West Los Angeles, CA. College: Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY. Major: English.

Malika Rahim, 19, Junior.

West Los Angeles, CA.

College: Manhattanville College

in Purchase, NY.

Major: English.

Q: Why are you interning at WriteGirl?
A: When I heard about WriteGirl I was excited about interning here because WriteGirl and what it accomplishes is what I inspire to do later in my career. I also wanted to gain office skills and learn how to work collaboratively.
Q: Favorite thing about interning at WriteGirl?
A: Planning for workshops.
Q: Future plans/Career Goals.
A: I want to become an editor at a magazine.
Q: What change(s) do you want to bring to the community?
A: In my community many people do not finish High School or go to college, I want to encourage people to finish school. I want to motivate them and let them know there are people who want them to succeed.
Q: What makes you stand out?
A: My willingness to try new things.