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Intern Spotlight

Meet our summer intern, Lexi!

This summer our volunteer team is joined by Alexa Herzog, and we’re excited to have her with us for almost every “Fest” imaginable! If you see her around make sure you say hello—but until then, here are a few fun highlights to introduce her.

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Q: What school do you attend and what do you study?
A: I go to Lehigh University where I’m majoring in Sociology/Anthropology and minoring in Health, Medicine, & Society and Psychology. It’s quite a mouthful to say.

Q: Describe your time as a leader at Camps Kenwood and Evergreen.
A: At Camps Kenwood and Evergreen I was a Unit Leader which meant I was in charge of a unit of around 20 campers and 6 counselors. Though at first it was a little intimidating holding all that responsibility, as soon as the summer started, I was surprised at how easily everything fell into place. Having grown up each summer at this camp and then being on staff for 3 years prior to being Unit Leader helped guide my decisions and made the transition to being a Unit Leader much easier. This experience paired with an amazing community and a great group of people to work with made being in charge an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

Q: If you could bring one act to Musikfest or some other event, who would they be and why?
A: I would love to see Mumford & Sons at Musikfest. They have constantly been one of my favorite bands over the years and I think they would fit right in with some of the folky/alternative acts.

Q: What has been the most interesting thing you’ve learned about ArtsQuest so far?
A: One thing that I have learned so far is just how many volunteers it takes to help make ArtsQuest run smoothly. It’s hard to really know from the outside just how much behind the scenes work goes on to help recruit, organize, and schedule volunteers to make sure that every event is fully staffed and ready to go. It’s been kind of amazing to see all the people who want to support ArtsQuest and the community of Bethlehem while also seeing how the staff at ArtsQuest works to try to meet the needs of every volunteer.

Q: Why do you think volunteering is important?
A: I think volunteering is important because it is a great way to get involved and get to know your community. Not only are you helping give back, but you also get to discover and experience all the great events that your community puts on that you may not have ever known about otherwise.

Q: When you’re in the mood for a snack, do you reach for salty or sweet? Name a few of your favorites!
A: This is actually a pretty tough question for me. It really depends on what mood I am in. Some days I crave chocolate or fruit and other days I want goldfish or cheez-its. Microwave popcorn is definitely a guilty pleasure.