Festivals don’t plan themselves, and at Celebrate Fairfax, there is plenty of work to go around. Luckily, we have the help of an amazing team of dedicated interns to help along the way, and this is your chance to get to know them!
Amanda, a senior at George Mason University, joined the Celebrate Fairfax! team early this year to get involved in all aspects of large-scale event planning. Majoring in Tourism and Events Management with a Concentration in Events Management, Amanda takes the skills she learns in the classroom and applies them to her position as a program coordinator making her a perfect fit for the role.
When asked, “How do you #celebrate?” Amanda quickly responds, “How don’t I celebrate?”
A recent graduate of George Mason University with a Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Events Management with a Concentration in Events Management, Ashleigh is ready to take the world by storm. With her experience as an outern for Celebrate Fairfax! last summer, Ashleigh is not afraid of the challenges ahead come festival weekend. As the Exhibits Coordinator, Ashleigh is responsible for registering Exhibits and Food Vendors, and ensuring they all have a successful weekend at the festival.
Ashleigh’s favorite way to #celebrate is with crazy dance moves in the office!
No stranger to Celebrate Fairfax!, Charlie is excited to return to the festival as she prepares to enter into her final semester at George Mason University this fall and finish her degree in Tourism and Events Management with a Concentration in Hospitality Management. Joining the team as a Program Coordinator, she is happy to plan all aspects of the festival’s VIP experiences.
Charlie’s favorite way to #celebrate is by finding the nearest happy hour & hanging with her friends.
Entering into his senior year at George Mason University this fall, Colin is happy to be a part of the Celebrate Fairfax! team and work on his first large-scale event. Colin sees working at with the festival as a great opportunity to expand his knowledge of events as he pursues his degree in Tourism and Events Management with a Concentration in Events Management. As the Marketing and Program Coordinator, Colin runs Celebrate Fairfax!’s social media platforms and he especially enjoys using his graphic design skills to create posters and other elements for the festival.
He likes to #celebrate by relaxing with his friends and family.
A senior at George Mason University, Jaime is happy to be finishing her last semester of classes this upcoming fall and to complete her degree in Tourism and Events Management with a Concentration in Events Management. In her position as the Volunteer & Leadership Program Coordinator, she has the opportunity to plan and coordinate all of the incredible volunteers that make Celebrate Fairfax what it is today. As the festival approaches, Jaime is excited to begin preparations for the best weekend of the summer and she is even more excited to be working with Celebrate Fairfax! in August for the Workhouse Brewfest.
Jaime’s favorite way to #celebrate is to go somewhere new and exciting!
Following her recent graduation from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Events Management, Megan is excited to continue her work this summer as the festival’s the Entertainment Coordinator. A passionate music lover, Megan finds joy in her work as she books bands and creates music playlists for the festival.
Her favorite way to #celebrate is surrounded by good food, great company, and live music.
After her recent graduation from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Events Management with a Concentration in Events Management, Samantha feels that she can take on any challenge; which comes in handy as the Development Coordinator and Executive Assistant to the CEO. A veteran of the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival, Samantha uses her experience as she assists with the general management of CFI’s sponsorship program and business development initiatives and coordinates all aspects of the Celebrate Fairfax Community Spirit Scholarship Program.
Samantha’s favorite way to #celebrate is to spend time with her dog.
Thank you to all of our amazing interns for their hard work and for making the festival the best that it can be!