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Wireside Welcomes Spring Intern, Kristen Ruiz!

Kristen is currently a candidate for a B.S. in Mass Communications, with a concentration in public relations and a minor in business, from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.  Her anticipated date of graduation is May 2014.

Aiming to understand the ins and outs of public relations, Kristen joined the Wireside team as a spring intern in February 2014.  Her professional experience includes internships with NASA Langley Government Relations and Education Offices, and the Virginia Air and Space Museum.  While working with these organizations she interacted extensively with the public, advocating for investment in science, technology, and education.  Her experience also includes supporting NASA Day on the Hill in Washington, D.C., where she was able to advocate for NASA programs at the U.S. congressional level. Reflecting upon this experience, Kristen authored an article about NASA Day on the Hill that was featured on NASA’s website.

In addition to interning for Wireside during the day and finishing up classes at night, Kristen works as a hospitality specialist at a high-end restaurant.