Lauren Janes | Newsroom Intern

Lauren is a junior at the University of Michigan, where she studies English and American Culture. Her start in radio was volunteering at WCMU in her hometown of Mount Pleasant. In her free time, she enjoys being active outside (weather permitting) and trying new recipes in her apartment’s tiny kitchen—always with Michigan Radio playing in the background!

Nisa Kahn – Digital News Intern

Nisa Khan is a digital intern for Michigan Radio. She is currently a senior in the University of Michigan’s School of Information, studying User Experience. Her experience includes being a news editor for The Michigan Daily, an Asian American Journalists Association fellow, a Knight Foundation/CUNYJ fellow, an intern for ProPublica, and an intern for the investigative team here at Michigan Radio. She’s so excited to be here! Continue reading “Nisa Kahn – Digital News Intern”

Sarah Leeson | Stateside Production Assistant

Sarah Leeson is a production assistant for Stateside and a University of Michigan grad. After spending four years studying communications, writing, and French, Sarah is happy to discuss anything concerning social networks, mass media, or crêpes. She also worked on the Michigan Daily as a columnist, contributing poignant stories about her own misadventures at home and abroad.

Caroline Llanes | Newsroom Intern

Caroline is a third year history major at the University of Michigan. She also works at The Michigan Daily, where she has been a copy editor and an opinion columnist. When she’s not at work, you can find her down at Argo Pond as a coxswain for the Michigan men’s rowing team. Caroline loves swimming, going for walks, being outdoors, cooking, trivia, and spending time with her two-year-old cat, Pepper.

Zaria Phillips | Newsroom Intern

Zaria is a senior journalism student at Michigan State University and newsroom intern at Michigan Radio. She has published work in newspapers across the state including Deadline Detroit, The Lansing City Pulse and the Grand Rapids Business Journal, along with extensive experience in writing, reporting, videography and photography related to journalism at MSU. Zaria is host and producer of The Vibe for WDBM East Lansing and former reporter for Capital News Service. Her love for journalism stems from a desire to bring more visibility to minorities’ stories in mainstream media. Continue reading “Zaria Phillips | Newsroom Intern”

Adam Rayes | Stateside Production Assistant

20-year-old Adam Rayes, a current stateside production intern, will finish his bachelor’s degree in journalism at Western Michigan University after just three years in April 2019. He fell in love with journalism during his last semester of high school when he was given the opportunity to dual-enroll at the nearby Monroe County Community College and work at its newspaper.  Continue reading “Adam Rayes | Stateside Production Assistant”

Katie Raymond | Digital News Intern

Katie is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan, where she studied Art & Design with an emphasis in Photography. She developed a keen and observant eye early on while looking for Petoskey stones in her hometown, along the shores of Lake Michigan. Her goal, as a maker and a human, is to establish relationships with people and enhance the art of storytelling. Continue reading “Katie Raymond | Digital News Intern”

Malak Silmi | Digital News Intern

Malak Silmi, 20, is a digital news intern at Michigan Radio. She’s a rising junior at Wayne State University double majoring in broadcast journalism and global studies. She was a reporter with the student journalism institute at the New York Times in May, and has held an internship with the Detroit Metro Times last year. One of her goals is to make it to the World Cup in Qatar in 2022 as a journalist (or attendee). Malak loves the oxford comma, Korean bubble tea, and traveling.

Timothy Spurlin | Stateside Production Assistant

Timothy Spurlin, 21, is a rising senior at the University of Michigan, currently working towards dual degrees in Economics and Environmental Studies. Timothy is currently a Stateside Production Assistant with Michigan Radio, and can also be found working as Senior Opinion Editor and columnist for the Michigan Daily. Topics he likes covering are the environment, public health, education, and law. Continue reading “Timothy Spurlin | Stateside Production Assistant”