Kelsey Hay celebrated her one-year anniversary with City Light in late June. She works with the Communications and Marketing division as a Communications intern, where she provides support on a number of projects and teams including community outreach (community meetings and related tasks), Skagit Tours, (spot)Lights, and more!
Growing up in Seattle and currently living in the West Seattle area, Kelsey attends the University of Washington and is majoring in marketing at the Foster School of Business. “It has been so cool to connect the concepts that I have learned in a closed, academic environment to real-world situations and projects at City Light! It has definitely made me that much more excited about what the future has in store and fuels my passion for the work I am currently doing.”
In this week’s (spot)Light, Kelsey shares about her travels, her hobbies, and her experience as an intern at City Light.
“I have been super fortunate to have traveled as much as I have in my short life so far and it makes me never want to stop! In January I had the opportunity to go to Europe for the first time. We originally had planned to only travel to Paris and London but ended up exploring Madrid and Rome for a short time as well. I definitely returned to the states just in time, but I can’t wait for the next opportunity to go back and further appreciate the beautiful countries! It has always been my dream to travel to Europe, but I have also traveled around the states, with Hawaii and New York being some of my favorites.”
“Living and growing up in Washington has made me fall completely in love with the outdoors; whether it’s camping, kayaking, hiking, or just going for a walk, I really enjoy taking advantage of the few clear-skied, sunny days we have. When the weather isn’t the best, and especially in the Fall and Winter months, I am usually indoors with schoolwork, but I’ll always make time for a Seahawks game. My family has always been huge Hawks fans. I guess that must have translated down to me because I never miss a game!”
“I had originally heard about the internship opportunities from a friend that interned in the communications department in the mayor’s office–he really loved the experience and suggested that I look into internships with the City as well. I am so glad that I did and that I found this internship with City Light! Never would I have imagined the amount that I have learned and experienced through my time at the utility. Going through the internship program last summer and meeting other interns, traveling up to the North Cascades National Park (which is hands down one of my favorite places now), and working with so many different and amazing people has really made this internship an overall fantastic experience!”