Let me introduce our new Intern, Tanya Ball. She’ll be learning about publishing, while completing her Masters of Library and Information Studies. Her first blog entry gives you many more interesting details about her:
I received my BA and MA at the U of A. For my BA, I was a double major in history (focusing on Latin America) and Romance Languages (Spanish and French). For my Masters, I specialized in Spanish and Latin American Studies and wrote my thesis on the representation of Aztec culture in Walt Disney World. So, if you have any questions about Disney, please ask!
My position as intern began the week of September 1st, 2015 and will continue until March 31st, 2016. During the semester, I am working with the U of A Press on Wednesdays and Thursdays afternoons.
Regarding specific responsibilities and tasks, I will be doing a bit of everything. For example, some of my duties include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Assist with development plans for projects
- Work with BooksoniX (book data)
- Assist with data transfer
About me specifically, I am of indigenous descent. My family name is Lepine, which is a very famous name in Canadian History. My ancestor’s name is Ambroise Lepine, who was Louis Riel’s cousin and right hand man. On an interesting side note, we have many of our family photos inside the Cultural Museum in Winnipeg!
Aside from my heritage, what’s awesome about me is my little family. My husband, Craig, and I have been together for about 8 years now and married for 3 of those years. Together we have two children: Dylan (who is about 3 years old) and Milo (about 4 months).
Here is Tanya as a manatee, and her little family. Welcome Tanya!