Three new interns have joined the AAG staff this spring semester! The AAG would like to welcome Matilda, Crystal, and Jessica to the organization.

Matilda Kreider is a junior at George Washington University pursuing a B.A. in political communication with a minor in geography. Matilda is interested in communicating science to the public through museums and/or science journalism and is considering M.A. programs in geography, museum studies, or science writing. Matilda previously interned at The Wilderness Society, where she advocated for the protection of public lands and did research on race and representation in environmentalism; at the Connecticut River Museum, a small regional historical and geographical museum; and at Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge under the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Matilda attributes her love of nature to growing up on the beach in Connecticut and her concern for the environment to viewing the effects of sea level rise up close and personal. Her favorite places in DC are Eastern Market, Second Story Books, the Phillips Collection, the World War II Memorial, and Tasty Kabob food truck.

Crystal King is a senior at Michigan State University, pursuing a B.S. in Economic Geography and a Cognate in Business. Crystal previously interned at a venture capital fund in New York City and hopes to combine her interests in business and geography by studying international business in the future. In her spare time, Crystal enjoys live music, a good book, and spending time with animals. She is originally from Detroit, but her favorite place to travel is London.

Jessica Gillette is a Sophomore at the George Washington University pursuing a B.A. in Geography with a minor in G.I.S., and a B.A. in International Affairs with a focus on Security Policy. Currently she’s planning on furthering her Geographic skills in graduate school. While at the AAG she will be working on projects related to the Guide to Geography Programs, the Annual Meeting, and the archive of AAG publications in the Library of Congress. While not at work or school she can be found watching the Houston Texans or exploring D.C.

If you or someone you know is interested in applying for an internship at the AAG, the AAG seeks interns on a year-round basis for the spring, summer, and fall semesters. More information on internships at the AAG is also available on the Jobs & Careers section of the AAG website at: