Meet Yvonne Shiau, an IE producer and copy editor and this summer’s Finance - Accounting and Finance Intern!
Best way to spend an evening in DC? Falling asleep on the Metro after work, of course! Just kidding, falling asleep in front of the Washington Monument with the sun on your face is a nice alternative. Then when evening really sets in, maybe restaurant-hopping, or bar-hopping.
What was your reaction when you found out you were offered the NPR internship? I don’t remember my very first reaction because I think my heart stopped when I saw the email. What I do remember is going back later to check the sender’s e-mail address at least six times because I was so sure it was all a hoax.
Favorite thing about interning at NPR? The people. The people here are amazing. Also the free books, but mostly the people.
What’s something that you’re never without? My pencil?
What’s your ringtone? I’m stuck with the default Marimba, but my phone is so decrepit that these days it lets me know it’s ringing by buzzing once and then flopping around half-heartedly on whatever surface it’s on.
Favorite season? Fall. By far! My perfect date though is April 23rd because it’s not too warm and it’s not too cold. All you need is a light jacket.
Last good book you read? I just finished Code Name Verity and am still a bit in shock over it. I can’t remember crying harder for, or during, a book. I’m afraid that I might’ve already exhausted a year’s worth of tears in the couple of days it took for me to read it.
Best thing you did this year? Oh, studying abroad in Germany, hands-down. In my last few days there I realized that somehow in four months I had fallen in love with towns built on cobblestone, a language I only half-understand, and mad kings’ castles buried deep in snow.
Favorite meal? ANYTHING that has bread in it! I get very enthusiastic when it comes to bread.
Favorite TV show? Oh, this is too difficult. Probably Arrested Development and The Good Wife. The one you can’t beat for comedy, and the other you can’t beat for drama.