Meet the Interns: Rebekah

For our last post in the meet the interns series, meet Rebekah! After graduating from the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Agricultural Communications, Rebekah wasn’t sure what challenge she and her high heels should take on next. A few months later, she landed the perfect gig as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Tennessee where she is currently working on her thesis on 4-H and social media.  She loves working with Waveborn, where it’s totally okay to be a shady person! Her thoughts on Waveborn’s products: “Doing good has never looked this great!”

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

I love the BOGO (Buy One, Give One) model that lots of companies are starting to incorporate. It is a way that people can help out while still purchasing things that they actually need as well. Waveborn caught my attention because they are  a very new company and I had the opportunity to be involved with building a community of customers who are passionate about helping in the fight against preventable blindness!

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

I’m a graduate teaching assistant, so I work with recruitment, write lesson plans, teach and grade papers. I spend my spare time working on my graduate thesis project and watching The Vampire Diaries.  

 
Best thing about where you are from:

Where I come from, life is pretty much the embodiment of a Luke Bryan or  Brantley Gilbert song. (Those are country music artists, by the way.) The best food is always what your grandmother cooks, we go to church every Sunday and the only way to get to my house is down a dirt road. It’s the center of small town, country life, but I loved growing up there. While in graduate school, I live in Knoxville, Tennessee, and I can definitely say I will miss the mall and the nearby grocery store when I go home!   


Your top three films... go!

How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days, Pride and Prejudice and Australia


Dream vacation?
Since I was 5 years old, I have wanted to spend a few weeks in Australia. I wanted to visit the Australian Outback and see what rural life was like, and not just visit the popular tourist locations. I think that if I ever had to move to another country it would definitely be Australia. Besides, who wouldn’t want a Kangaroo for a pet?


What's your favorite book?

Emma by Jane Austen


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

I LOVE Lady Antebellum! I’m super excited to see them in concert in few weeks and finally get to see them live! I think that what makes them my current favorite is the fact that they harmonize so well, but they also do songs that sound like duets or have a an obvious male/female lead. If you haven’t heard their new CD Own The Night, you should definitely check it out!


What is a perfect Saturday for you?

The perfect Saturday is when I get to sleep in past 10 a.m. Graduate school classes, a teaching assistantship, my Waveborn internship and keeping up with all the other stuff I am involved with can be a full time job. I love Saturdays when I can just sleep all day or lay in the bed watching TV show re-runs or movie adaptations of Jane Austen books. 


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

I have the best brothers and sister anyone could ask for, the coolest friends on the planet, and I collect chicken figurines. Random, I know, but you asked!


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

I think that one of the best ways to show your support is to buy a pair of shades and wear them. Whenever someone asks about them, tell them the Waveborn story.  You can also help us build the Waveborn community by liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter! Send us pictures of yourself wearing Waveborn shades or pin your favorite pair to your holiday wishlist on Pinterest. The best way to spread the word is to talk about it to your friends, your family, that guy that sits beside you on the bus, etc. Keep talking about us!

 

Want to reach out to Rebekah? We don't blame you, she's awesome! Get at her in the blog comments or @beka_dawn.  She might love vampires but she won't bite, we promise.

If you missed the beginning of the Meet the Interns series, don't fret! Find them all here.

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