Welcome Media Lab Interns of Spring 2020!

Each semester, CYA’s Media Lab welcomes a group of interns into the team. This semester, spring 2020, the Media Lab is happy to gain 9 new collaborators! The Media Lab is happy to be working with this new group of interns on exciting, creative projects throughout the semester. You can look forward to seeing some content from our interns:

Jess Ho

“Hi there! My name is Jess!  I’m originally from New Milford, Connecticut, but I am currently studying global cultural studies and marketing at Washington University in St. Louis. I’m super excited to be exploring Greek culture and cuisine and visiting classical era ruins in the next four months. In my free time, I enjoy longboarding, guitar, spontaneous traveling, and any means of creative expression. I am incredibly excited to document all of my incredible experiences within Greece!”


Hannah Ziomek

“Hi, my name is Hannah and I’m a junior at Skidmore College. I’m a potential double major in Classics and English and I love to write! I’m excited to be a part of the media lab team and really get to experience Greece this semester.”


Jenny Cheung

“Jenny Cheung is a junior studying Business Administration and History at the University of Southern California (USC). She is currently working as a content creation intern at Insider Publications in Athens and is passionate about social media, digital marketing, and entrepreneurship. In her free time, she enjoys designing websites, traveling, and reading.


Jayne Tully

“Hi! My name is Jayne Tully and I am currently living in Athens, Greece! I am from Darien, Connecticut and I go to school at Fairfield University which is also located in Connecticut.  I’m majoring in Marketing, but I have many passions which include my love for dogs (especially black labs), food, and spending time outdoors, and photography. Looking forward to exploring Greece and all it has to offer!”


Nicole Brzys

“Hello! My name’s Nicole and I am currently a sophomore at DePaul University in Chicago. I am studying Communications along with peace and religion. I am a very passionate and curious individual and love learning about people and culture. I am excited to live in a beautiful city for four months and can not wait to experience all the challenges and rewards that Greece has to offer.”


Nika Schoonover

“Hi! I’m Nika, a sophomore studying Journalism and Political Science at DePaul University. I love to study the impact media has on politics and society and hope to be a news reporter after college. I am really excited to study in Athens to explore the rich history and culture of the region. I cannot wait to share these explorations with you
through the CYA Media Lab.”


Sheridan Blitz

“Hello! My name is Sheridan, I’m a third year from Oberlin College, and I was born and raised in the Bay Area! I’m double majoring in psychology and anthropology and double minoring in philosophy, and peace and conflict studies. At CYA I’m taking philosophy and archaeology classes. I will primarily be one of the photographers for the Media Lab so let me know if you’ve found any majestic photo op spots!

I love to stay active and explore the outdoors, cook lots of yummies, hangout with animals (especially horses), do artsy things, meditate, etc…I am also working on building out my own business for integrative plant based lifestyle solutions with a one-on-one consulting model. Also, my favorite color is yellow!”


Simon Wang

“Zhiyuan (Simon) Wang is a junior student at Macalester College studying classics and mathematics.”


Zoe Covey

“Hi, I’m Zoe! I’m a junior at The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. As an English major and a classics minor, I can’t wait to combine my love of writing with the not only the rich history, but also the vibrant present of Athens. I plan to spend probably too much time looking for places to go running and rollerskating here, as well as seeing, eating, and trying every new thing that I can.”

Written by Anna Wichmann