Introducing Our Summer 2014 Interns

We are privileged to welcome two brilliant interns, Samantha Givens and Lukas Rees, to Evolve Digital Labs for the summer. Working closely with our Director of Business Solutions, Samantha and Lukas will be involved in many aspects of the success we deliver for clients. It is our hope that when they depart in August, they will have acquired valuable new skills and experiences, from navigating analytics to identifying opportunities for growth on a business’s website. Per usual, we interviewed the newcomers.

Meet Samantha Givens:

I am currently a rising Senior at Washington University in St. Louis studying Chemical Engineering and minoring in Writing. In the past few years, I have had internships in medicine and media which have afforded me a lot of insight into different fields. This summer I will be working as a Business Solutions Intern at Evolve, and I am absolutely elated.

What’s your favorite web site?

My favorite website would have to be BuzzFeed. It’s always fun to sit down and relax with your laptop and take pointless quizzes to round out your day. Also, a lot of the content is downright hilarious so I get a few extra laughs out and up my endorphins on the daily.

On a given weekend, you’ll probably be:

Watching Netflix in my PJs until about noon each day. I also enjoy hanging out with friends, trying out new restaurants, playing board games, and going on road trips to concerts or amusement parks during the weekends.

What draws you to this industry?

I’m really interested in learning more about business as I am an Engineering student. I feel like the business world has a lot to offer me, and I want to explore it.

Mac or PC?

A PC, most definitely a PC.

What’s the last book you read?

I recently read a Captain Underpants book to my little brother if that counts. However, for my own reading pleasure, I read Caught by Harlen Coben. He is one of my absolute favorite mystery/suspense authors.

If you could have a beverage with anyone in the world, who would it be?

Iron Man – no one said the person had to be real – I love Marvel comics, and Iron Man is my favorite superhero. It’d be awesome to just sit down and chill with the genius and hilarity that is Tony Stark.

Let’s say we assign you Office DJ duty. What 3 artists would you be sure to play?

I am a total sucker for country music so I would definitely have to play some Pistol Annies. Their music is so sassy and fun to listen to.

Though I do like country, I also love most other types of music as well, except metal. So the last two artists that I would choose would be Justin Nozuka, a super blues-y singer, and I love Muse, so I would throw some of that in two.

Is there anything you want us to know about you?

I detest peanut butter, love wearing my cowboy boots, and love to laugh.

 

Meet Lukas Rees:

I’m currently between my junior and senior year at Washington University in St. Louis studying Systems Engineering and Math. I’ve never been much of a true engineer, but I love working with analytics to drive strategic decision-making, which is definitely part of what drew me into the Business Solutions Intern role at Evolve. Very excited to join the team this summer!

What’s your favorite web site?

If that’s determined by time spent on the site I’d have to say Reddit or nytimes.com.

On a given weekend, you’ll probably be:

Biking and brunching are the two big necessities for me.

What draws you to this industry?

I love the newness and the uncertainty that comes with working in a rapidly changing industry like internet marketing. It’s also a ton of fun to see online activity through a very different lens than what I’m used to.

Mac or PC?

Mac.

What’s the last book you read?

In the middle of 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami.

If you could have a beverage with anyone in the world, who would it be?

Trent Reznor.

Let’s say we assign you Office DJ duty. What 3 artists would you be sure to play?

El Ten Eleven, Smith Westerns, Disclosure

Is there anything you want us to know about you?

Coffee is the way to my heart.