Intern Introduction – Laura and Annie

Laura: Sociology/Database Intern
Laura McKinney is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at N.C. State University. She has been an intern at DENR since last fall. Laura's working on a grant-funded project that examines ways to increase participation in recycling among municipalities in North Carolina. In addition to research, she enjoys spending time with her dog and being outside.

Annie: Graphics Design Intern
Annie just recently graduated from Peace College with a major in Graphic Design and a minor (almost a major) in Spanish. Even though Annie is full Vietnamese, culturally, she considers herself a third Korean, a third Mexican and a third Spanish. This explains why you will find Annie either wandering around Mexican and Korean stores or on the dance floor practicing salsa. Food is one of Annie’s greatest passions; she loves cooking for other people and trying new foods, but hates eating her own food. In her spare time, (when not designing) Annie takes care of her culinary herb plants and two orchids.

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