Say Hello to the 2016 Summer Interns!

June 3, 2016 12:06 AM


Hello HQ! My name is S.J., a little odd I know, but I go by my first and middle initial! I am currently enrolled in my last semester at North Carolina State University. My major is Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Management with a concentration in Program Management. I will be working directly with HQ’s Jess Porta in hopes of getting directly involved with all of HQ’s events as well as helping with the day to day operations. I have lived all over North Carolina, but have recently moved to the Downtown Raleigh area, and it is by far my favorite. Some things about me are that I ride a Kawasaki Ninja, and I just bought a Jeep Wrangler, so my hobbies would have to include using one of those! I also have a pup named Kasey and some more of my hobbies include most anything she can participate in - going to the dog park, Bark in the Park at the Durham Bulls Stadium, or enjoying good food and beer on an outdoor patio somewhere outside. I’m excited to learn more about HQ Raleigh and what it has to offer, as well as meet all of the very interesting and awesome members of this community. Come say “Hey!”


What is happening HQ! I’m MacKenzie and a born and raised Raleighite. I am currently a Communication Media major and Nonprofit Studies minor at NC State. My role here at HQ is the Marketing and PR Intern, so keep an eye out for my updates and reminders on social media. I also tend to use food as a persuasion to participate in events. I am excited to be in the midst of Raleigh's growing entrepreneurial community and learn as much as possible from the amazing people at HQ. A little bit about me, I’m passionate about the outdoors and I hope to work for an environmental nonprofit, but as long as I'm working to make the world a better place I'll be happy. But before I go off into the real world, I want to take a pause and thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. I want to know everyone, but I need your help! If you come up with a clever way to make sure I never forget you, I’ll make you cookies.


Allow me to introduce myself: my name is Jackson Lembke. I am Raleigh born and raised, and currently, I study at NC State where I am majoring in business with a concentration in entrepreneurship. I've gravitated towards the startup scene and the entrepreneurial community here in the City of Oaks because I love people who are forward thinking. Raleigh's rich startup culture has inspired me to be more idealistic and persistent in everything I do. When I'm not sleeping or eating, I enjoy gaming on my PC or going on outdoor adventures; both things usually happen with friends and while listening to music. This year, I went to Moogfest and will be attending Bonnaroo for the second time. I love music festivals and hope to make it to Coachella next year. However, within the next few years, I'd like to extend my reach further than California and travel the globe to explore the countless wonders of nature that our world has to offer.

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