I’m Lyndsey McKenna, I’m the Office of the Ombudsman intern, and I’ve been managing Intern Edition’s social media as the social media director for the summer. Thanks so much for following our summer at NPR, and thanks for all your support!
Best way to spend an evening in DC? An evening yoga class at Down Dog Yoga in Georgetown, followed by frozen yogurt as a reward for sweating profusely for an hour and a half, trivia at The Tombs with the NPR interns, and finally an episode of The West Wing with my roommates!
What was your reaction when you found out you were offered the NPR internship? I was in a taxi on my way to campus from the airport to begin spring quarter, and I think I maintained my composure during the phone call. But when I hung up, I’m pretty sure I started screaming and startled the cab driver.
Favorite thing about interning at NPR? Of course I love the Tiny Desk Concerts, but I’m also continuously shocked by how much interest the employees at NPR take in the internship program itself. It’s refreshing to know that people are invested in the work we’re creating.
What’s something that you always keep in your purse? Headphones, a pen, and a small notebook.
What’s your ringtone? My ringtone has been “Jesus, Etc.” by Wilco for four or five years now.
Favorite season? Until I moved to Chicago, the only season I had ever experienced was hurricane season. Now, I’m constantly looking forward to autumn.
Last good book you read? I’ve read quite a few books this summer, but the last book I read and couldn’t stop talking about is The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides.
Best thing you did this year? I spent ten weeks at NPR. I also drove the band Cults around the city of Chicago when they played a concert with Neon Indian and Ludacris that I helped organize, but interning at NPR simply cannot be beat.
Favorite meal? Either the Absu burger at Kuma’s Corner in Chicago or the roasted pig face at Girl & the Goat, also in Chicago.
Favorite TV show? My favorite comedy is Parks & Recreation, and my favorite drama is Mad Men.