Each semester (and summer!), Nimrod’s interns make things run more smoothly and efficiently in the office—we couldn’t do our work without them. With this blog series, “Meet the Interns,” we’ll introduce you to the hardworking interns who often are behind the scenes, keeping up with daily tasks, sending mail, reading manuscripts . . . and much, much more.
This week’s featured intern: Elizabeth Young
Nimrod: Tell us a little about yourself:
Elizabeth: My name is Elizabeth, but I usually go by Lizzy. I am a junior at TU majoring in creative writing. I have 4 sisters (no brothers, yay!), and a cat who follows me around like a dog. I love to read, write, bake, and scrapbook. My favorite movie is You’ve Got Mail. If I am on campus but not in class or interning, you can find me in the reading rooms in the library. Around town I frequent the Central Library and Shades of Brown. Besides interning and taking classes I am also a nanny for 2 wonderful families.
Nimrod: What made you interested in working with Nimrod?
Elizabeth: I transferred in to TU in January of this year, and I was exploring the creative writing community on campus. My professor Dr. Stevens told me about Nimrod and introduced me to Eilis. I talked to Eilis and immediately knew this was something I wanted to do. I am interested in the publishing and editing field, and so I knew this would be a good fit for me.
Nimrod: What’s your major/what are you thinking about majoring in? Why are/were you drawn to that major?
Elizabeth: I am a creative writing major with an English minor. I have always loved to read and have been inspired by writers. I had never considered majoring in creative writing before college, but while I was getting my associate’s degree at TCC I had a wonderful professor, Josh Parish, who really encouraged me and mentored me and made me want to be a creative writing major.
Nimrod: Who are a few of your favorite authors?
Elizabeth: I am forever and always a Jane Austen girl. One of my favorite books is All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. It is so beautifully written and just a wonderful book.
I have also always loved Ally Carter as an author—Heist Society and Gallagher Girls. And I was greatly impacted by Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series as a teenager; those hold a special place in my heart.
Nimrod: What are you most looking forward to learning or experiencing with Nimrod this semester?
Elizabeth: I am most interested in reading people’s submissions and learning what editors are looking for in a manuscript. I am also really excited about the conference.