Meet Kamber Parker, our editorial and digital content intern this summer. She’s the one standing on her head in the picture above. In her own words, “Kind of strange, and I’m not usually that funny, but something inspired me when I was getting my picture taken.” – Get to know a little more about Kamber below.
What’s your favorite thing about working in media/media as an industry?
I came to Greenville in 2013 when I started my freshmen year at Furman and now, weirdly enough, I’ll be starting my senior year in the fall. I’m a Communication Studies and Political Science double major and I love using media to convey what is going on in the world both at local and national levels. My double major brings the two close together, and is why I knew media was something I wished to pursue early on.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself.
A fun fact about me is that I love my kindle. During my free time, you can find me reading anything and everything. My favorite book right now is Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo. It’s set in India and is a wonderful story—I recommend it. You can also find me running in the mornings or late at night (I’m still getting used to the South Carolina summer heat!) or hanging out with my friends at Furman. I also am a certified U.S. Powerboating instructor, so if you ever want to learn how to drive a boat, I’m your girl.
What’s the last great event/trip/concert/outing you attended, and why was it so great?
Recently my friends and I decided to be spontaneous, so we went to a high school rodeo right outside of Travelers Rest. Sure, we stuck out like sore thumbs, especially when I bought my rodeo hat to “fit in”, but it was one of my favorite memories at Furman. It was quite the experience, and I loved the community feel and it’s something I’ll never get tired of in the South, specifically in Greenville.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten?
I once read that mornings hold the key to taking control of our schedules. I’ve tried to live by that ever since and it has significantly impacted the quality of my days. Whether I start the day with a run or something else productive, I know I will be more relaxed and ready to make my day a more successful one.
Community Journals has already made me think much about what I want to do when I graduate next year, and I look forward to my last month in the office!