I’m Sylvia, a Lafayette native currently attending the University of Missouri in Columbia, where I’m studying documentary journalism. I grew up listening to WBAA and as a journalist-in-training, I consistently listen to NPR both at home and at school. I’m thrilled to be interning this summer and learning the ropes of public radio — coordinating the weekly newsletter, working in audio post production, and more. Before working at WBAA, I was an on-air announcer for 4 years at WJEF, student-run radio from Jefferson High School, and currently KCOU, the radio branch of student-run media at Mizzou. Being an intern at a local news source has only reaffirmed my beliefs in the importance of journalism at all levels and I am truly excited to be a part of it! When I’m not engaged in journalistic pursuits, I work as a barista at Java Roaster and enjoy spending time outdoors with my friends, family, and my dog.