While we’re all sad to see Hannah go, a silver lining to her departure is that a new, totally awesome UC alum is taking the role of LSC Intern. It is our absolute pleasure to introduce Rhiannon Yee to you all! Read her Q&A to get to know all about her. The Hannah-shaped hole in our heart feels much smaller already…
- Could you introduce yourself?
My name’s Rhiannon and I just graduated in May 2016 from UC Berkeley, where I majored in Media Studies. I studied abroad in London Spring 2015 at King’s College.
- What was one of your favourite memories from your time studying abroad?
Some of my favourite memories from my time studying abroad were probably spent at the Waterfront, which was King’s student bar. It had amazingly cheap food and drinks, as well as the best view overlooking the Thames. My friends and I spent so many wonderful nights there, as well as a couple cheeky drinks in between lectures!
- How has studying abroad impacted your life for the better?
Studying abroad helped me gain a much better awareness of the world outside of California – there’s so much rich culture out there to be appreciated! I made the most amazing friends and learned how to be a self-sufficient little traveller.
- What advice would you give to students who are considering studying abroad?
I would tell students who are considering studying abroad to stop considering it and go! Just do it! You will learn so much that you would otherwise be missing out on by staying at home. If you have the chance, I would advise that you give yourself the opportunity to go out and experience what the world has to offer because you seriously won’t regret it.
- What does your position at the LSC entail?
My position as the Programme Intern at the LSC entails a lot of work regarding marketing and event planning and coordination. I work with Shannon (ESC Intern) to keep UCEAP UK’s social media accounts up and running to better keep in touch with what all of our students are up to! I write blog posts and produce small videos to put up on our website. Additionally, I assist with orientations and other events the LSC puts on, especially involving our Mentorship, Scholarship and Student Rep programmes.
- Why did you apply for this position? What do you hope to gain in your year in London?
I applied for this position for two reasons. One, because I desperately wanted to come back to work and live in London again, and this was the best opportunity to do exactly that. And two, because I want to start a career in public relations and event planning one day, and I think this position will give me the most valuable experience and training to later excel in those industries. I hope to gain knowledge on how to successfully live and work in one of the world’s biggest cities, while also having a fun and fulfilling personal life outside of work. I want to get to know London even better than before!
- What will you miss most about California?
That’s easy. My tan, tacos, and two dogs. Oh yeah, also my family and friends and perpetual 80°F weather too!
- List one interesting or unexpected fact about yourself!
Although I’m a born and bred California girl, my name Rhiannon is from a famous song by the band Fleetwood Mac, which is about the Welsh goddess of horses, Rhiannon! So sometime over the next year, I’ve definitely got to get myself to Wales and see if anyone’s built a shrine for me yet.