LET’S TALK ABOUT…
Sophomore. English Major. Friend.
Tyler is interning at St. Anthony’s Foundation. This is a non-profit organization that works to help with the basic needs of the low income people and families of San Francisco, specifically, the Tenderloin District. Her specific title is a communications and digital media intern. This means that she will take photos of every facet of the organization. She also writes articles on current events or stories of the guests that St. Anthony’s helps. Tyler will then take those stories and post them on their social media sites. She will also walk different volunteers to their perspective sights and give them an overview of the tasks that they will be completing. I asked Tyler how this relates to her major and she said, “With all the writing practice that I’m doing, I get to hear people’s stories and then tell them to everyone else. So it’s my job to make sure that I am portraying the story correctly.”
Tyler’s favorite spot in the city is a random but also specific part of Golden Gate Park. She thought she was the first to discover it, because she likes to climb this specific tree there, but it turns out that everyone knows about it. At least everyone that she has told about that spot to. She still likes it, even though it wasn’t her discovery.
Something that Tyler has learned this semester is how to show people that she cares for them even without having to specifically give them something. I think she gets a lot of this learning from working at her internship, but she says she has found the deeper need inside of people. Tyler says, “just by looking someone in the eye or shaking their hand or calling them by their name, it is showing that I am caring for them, even with the simple things because those make all the difference.”