(We are recognizing FLOC’s interns this summer by publishing blog posts about their experiences. Karisa Booth was the Lead Site Coordinator for the Summer Reading Program.)
Q: Where are you from?
A: Riverside, California
Q: What did you study in school?
A: I just graduated from The George Washington University with a degree in International Development and Geography.
Q: How did you hear about FLOC?
A: The Office of Community Service at GW. I started tutoring in October of 2010 in reading and math. I tutored at four different school sites. I was then asked to apply to be a Summer VISTA, and then they hired me after an interview.
Q: How do you think being a tutor helped prepare you for the internship?
A: I knew a lot about the organization and had hands-on experience. Through tutoring, you learn a lot.
Q: What is your favorite memory from the summer?
A: Watching relationships between tutors and kids grow, and seeing how much it means to the tutors. As a coordinator, I get to watch it every day.
Q: What attracted you to FLOC?
A: I wanted to work with kids, and I liked FLOC’s mission. A few teachers really helped me through school, so it’s nice to give back in that sense.
Q: What are your plans?
A: I’m looking for a full-time job, and maybe get a masters degree in a few years in international development.