Meet the Summer Interns:
Our 2018 Summer interns have officially started in the Anchal office and we couldn't be more excited! These women will be an important part of our team for the next three months and we hope you will join us in welcoming Laina Meyerowitz, Mary Rodes, and Kelly Hughes. Each intern will have a unique focus ranging from development, programs & operations to textile design. We're so excited to have their positive energy and fresh ideas contribute to incredible impact in the lives of Anchal artisans.
Laina Meyerowitz is a rising sophomore at The George Washington Universit, where she is majoring in communications and minoring in economics. She has joined Anchal this summer as our Operations Intern. She is most excited to see and take part in the day-to-day dynamics of a successful nonprofit, and learn about what goes into developing a meaningful, functional and relatable brand.
Fun Fact About Laina: Her dad was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa.
If you could design any change in the world, what would it be? It would be awesome to design change so that sustainable lifestyles are publicized and realized in attainable ways. The more people and companies that strive for and value environmentally-friendly living, the more within reach these adjustments become.
Mary Rodes is a graduate student at Savannah College for Art and Design where she is pursuing an MA in Luxury and Fashion Management & Design for Sustainability. She has joined Anchal this summer as our Operations & Development Intern. She is most excited to learn about dyeScape, as well as learning more about how design thinking can be applied to running a business.
Fun Fact About Mary: Her backup plan in life is to be a ski bum
If you could design any change in the world, what would it be? For our manmade systems to imitate the natural systems that have thrived on Earth for billions of years. Systems where greater diversity represents greater success, where waste does not exist as all matter contributes to the rebirth or survival of other life forms, and systems that automatically maintain balances between consumption and production.
Kelly Hughes is a junior at Rhode Island School of Design where she is studying textiles. She has joined Anchal this summer as our Design & Textiles Intern. She is most excited to learn about ethical textile production. To be able to work at a core of a company that supports under-privileged women and is doing good within the world of textile production is inspiring for her and the better future which she wants to be a part of.
Fun Fact About Kelly: She played roller derby for all of middle and high school!
If you could design any change in the world, what would it be? I would change how we industrially use water. Growing up in New Mexico, I am very aware of how droughts affect lives and the land- water is life. The textile industry is one of the largest industrial users of water alongside the food industry- so I wish to change how water is used and ultimately wasted within textile production.
Please join us in welcoming these 3 incredible talented women to our team! If you are interested in interning with Anchal Project, sign up for our newsletter, keep and eye on our social media, and check back with our careers page. We will be searching for Fall interns soon!