Meet the Interns: Fiona

Our next intern in the series, Fiona Giblin, comes to us straight from the Big Easy. When she's not finishing her degree in Criminal Justice and Mass Communication, she loves traveling, shopping, art, and design.  Read more to find out how she's helping NOLA soak up the sun in Waveborn shades!

What is it about the company or the movement that led you to apply to intern at Waveborn?

I absolutely love sunglasses and currently have about 12 pairs of different styles and types I have collected over the years. When I learned about the cause and how Waveborn donates a pair of eyeglasses to someone who is visually impaired and in need, I became even more interested. I am fortunate enough to have perfect vision and can't even imagine not being able to see the beautiful world around us. Once I started researching through the Unite for Sight website I thought it was amazing to learn that about 80% of blindness can be cured. I love social media as well and thought it would be a great opportunity for me to try and contribute what I know and love to a good cause.

Fiona

What do you do when you're not working for Waveborn?

When I am not interning for Waveborn, I am in school finishing up my last semester at Loyola University in New Orleans. I am a criminal justice major and am currently taking my last 4 core classes. My minor is mass communication and I have a focus in advertising, which is where I developed my love for social media.  When I have a break from studying I have been trying to explore New Orleans as much as possible and take in their wonderful culture in my last few months living here. I plan to move back home to Maryland in December and start my "grown up" career somewhere.


Best thing about where you are from:

One great thing I love about Maryland is Maryland Blue Crabs. I love having crab fests in the summer with my friends and family.


Your top three films... go!

Jerry McGuire - a classic
Gigantic - I love Independent films
Into the Wild - I love Emile Hirsch

Dream vacation?

I would love to visit The Maldives. The beaches look beautiful!


What's your favorite book?

The Great Gatsby. I absolutely love the 20s era, so much so that I have been a 20s flapper girl for Halloween for the past 3 years!


Who is one band/musical artist that you love and think everyone should know about?

My music interests change pretty much daily depending on my mood, but right now I am in love with this song called "Coffee Break" by Zeds Dead. If you like dubstep you should check it out!


What is a perfect Saturday for you?

A perfect Saturday would include sleeping in, having a great brunch, meeting up with friends at the Fly. (The Fly is a park in NOLA that overlooks the Mississippi River and has beautiful views and big grassy areas, perfect for laying out and tanning with friends.) Maybe doing some shopping on Magazine Street, heading to dinner and maybe going out for a few drinks.


Is there anything else you'd like to tell us about yourself?

I consider myself to be a creative person and I love art and making/designing new and interesting pieces. It's one of my favorite things to do when I have free time. 


What can fans do to help spread the word about Waveborn?

Fans can help spread the word about Waveborn by "liking" our FB page and sharing it on their own wall or on another form of social media. They can also just talk about it with their friends and family and try to get the word out there. Also- purchasing a pair of Waveborn shades and letting them speak for themselves when wearing them!

If you want to hear more from Fiona, leave a comment or check out her Twitter @fionagiblin.  She'd love to hear from you!

 

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