Our first intern in the MTI installment (that's Meet the Interns if you've been slacking) is Ashley Ozery. A recent International Relations grad of Lehigh University, she is loving interning for Waveborn as it continues the work she left behind in school. Furthering social good with a fashionable flair--who wouldn't love it?
What is it about the company or the movement that led you to apply to intern at Waveborn?
When I first head about Waveborn, I thought it was a great idea. I loved the combination of fashion and social good. Helping others gain the right to sight is an amazing mission, and I love being a part of that.
What do you do when you're not working for Waveborn?
Right now, I am gearing up for my big move in four months... to South Korea! I will be teaching English for a year and couldn’t be more excited. Until then, I have been baking up a storm and trying to finally watch every episode of How I Met Your Mother.
I spend my time divided between central NJ and the DC area. In NJ, it’s great to have the beach so close, tons of diners, and easy access to NYC. In DC, there are so many fantastic restaurants and places to visit - a lot of them free! Your top three films... go!
This is a toughie for sure... I’ll always be sweet on Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (Matthew Broderick, if you’re reading this, DM me on Twitter). Others would have to include Mean Girls and The Count of Monte Cristo... random I know but they are all great!
What's your favorite book?
My dream vacation would take me to a place completely unlike where I am from. Little to no English, adventurous food choices, and beautiful places to visit. I change my mind all the time, but right now I am thinking Vietnam. It looks gorgeous!
This might sound a little lame, but my favorite book is The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I’ve probably read it fifteen times or so... it’s a great story. Runner-up might have to be A Little Princess, by the same author. Way better than the movie!
Who is one band/musical artist that you love and think everyone should know about?
Neutral Milk Hotel. They’re indie, awesome, and already broken-up... but still worth a listen.
What is a perfect Saturday for you?
It would definitely start with brunch (I love brunch). Maybe I’d check out a new movie or museum with some friends. Afterwards, we’d all get Thai food for dinner. If you can’t tell by now, food is a big theme with me... Is there anything else you'd like to tell us about yourself?
I’m currently trying to perfect the recipe for a homemade pumpkin spice latte. If you know the answer, let me know in the comments!! What can fans do to help spread the word about Waveborn?
Waveborn fans can help spread the news by joining our community on Facebook, following @Waveborn on Twitter, and reading the blog. By interacting with Waveborn online, fans can learn more about Waveborn’s mission so they can tell their friends.
If you want to hear more from Ashley, leave a comment or check out her Twitter @ashleyincognito. Matthew Broderick, this means you.