Hello, everyone! My name is Anna Stone and for the rest of the summer, I’ll be maintaining and updating UCP’s Life Labs blog. My job as an intern is to keep you in the know about all the exciting things our Life Labs team is up to this summer.
I’ll start by introducing myself. I’m a rising junior at Georgetown University, though I’m originally from a small town in Kansas—cows and all! At Georgetown I study Psychology and Government. I spend my free time volunteering with my co-ed service fraternity, losing games of Settlers of Catan, reading Stephen King books, and taking naps.
My interest in blogging began last summer when I chronicled my time as a volunteer ESL teacher in rural Poland. I hoped my little blog would at least be followed by my mom, but soon each post had hundreds of views. I loved keeping track of my experiences in Poland, so I am thrilled to be blogging for another summer.I am so excited about all the projects the LifeLabs team is tackling this summer and beyond. We’re working on helping to bring the Enabled by Design-athon to DC, supporting companies that work toward accessible gaming, supporting an initiative to link Google Glass with motorized wheel chairs, and much more. Check back for updates about all of these fantastic projects!
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or comments about the blog or Life Labs. One of my first projects this summer will be increasing the accessibility of this blog by adding image descriptions to photos. Let me know if you have suggestions on making this blog more accessible to all.
Always feel free to comment on the blog and get a discussion started! We’d love to have your input as we work to use technology to increase accessibility and work toward a life without limits.
I’d also like to introduce you to Chloe Leng, our graphic designer!
My name is Chloe; I am the graphic design intern working at Life Labs this summer. My task is to design creative print material for Life Labs.
I graduated from University of Maryland with a degree in neurobiology and a degree in art. I was fascinated by the optics and visual processing side of neurobiology, and couldn’t let go of the creativity involved in art and graphic design. Now I am on an adventure to use my background in science to make designs that delight and tickle our sense of “awe.”
In my spare time, I enjoy doodling, painting, paper cutting, and origami. If you want, you can take a peek at my art portfolio here.
Life Labs is one of the most creative and friendly work places I’ve been to. I am astounded by what we do. I feel lucky to be here and look forward to all the fun projects I’ll get to work on! If you have any ideas about what kind of graphic design work Life Labs could benefit from, feel free to send them my way at email@example.com.