Meet Our Fall 2019 Interns!

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No coffee running over here — our interns play a huge part at our public relations agency, working on pitches, media lists, social media planning, and everything in between. Meet our interns for the fall 2019 semester below!


Emily Ohara

Hometown: Corona, California

School/ Graduation Year: Azusa Pacific University, 2020

Major: Public Relations with a minor in Business Management

Dream Job: Currently searching for my perfect fit- but I know I’d love to write, work collaboratively, and be creative daily!

Guilty Pleasure: Getting brunch with friends, hanging out at home with my dog, and listening to music to unwind.

Starbucks Order: Grande Iced Vanilla Latte!

Excited to accomplish at BLND: “I hope to grow in my understanding of how a public relations agency works day to day, and really work on my skills in writing pitches, building media lists, and managing social media. Already, it’s only week two and I’m already learning so much!”


Kathryn Balestraci

Hometown: Gloucester, Massachusetts

School/ Graduation Year: Quinnipiac University, 2021

Major: Public Relations with a minor in Journalism

Dream Job: Something PR/ Journalism related having to do with fashion or sports

Guilty Pleasure: Anything Peanut Butter

Starbucks Order: I am not much of a coffee drinker 🙂 

Excited to accomplish at BLND: “To learn all there is about working at a public relations agency, to make connections and lastly, have fun!” 



Sofia De La Cruz

Hometown: Torrance, California

School/ Graduation Year: California State: Long Beach, Fall 2019

Major: Communications

Dream Job: Unrelated to Public Relations, a food blogger! 

Guilty Pleasure: Listen to True Crime podcasts while walking my dog around my neighborhood

Starbucks Order: Venti Iced Coffee with Soy milk, no sweetener 🙂 

Excited to accomplish at BLND: “Perfect my pitches and make new friends along the way!”


Olivia Turner

Hometown: Burke, Virginia

School/ Graduation Year: Auburn University, 2019

Major: Journalism

Dream Job: Celebrity or Entertainment Public Relations

Guilty Pleasure: Long runs and work-out classes

Starbucks Order: Turmeric Latte 

Excited to accomplish at BLND: “I hope to learn as much as I can and get a lot of experience that I can bring to hopefully get my first public relations agency job after this!”