Meet Our Spring Interns

With help from our campaign sponsors and a grant from the City of Santa Fe’s Youth Commission Innovation Fund, we are pleased to welcome a new group of interns for Spring, 2019.

This season’s project will focus on environmental and sustainability reporting. The New Mexico Fund for Public Interest Journalism has partnered with Santa Fe Community College’s School of Trades, Technology and Sustainability, and will be working directly with Luke Spangenburg, director of biofuels, Center of Excellence and the Training Center Corporation.

And here are the interns for spring:

Olivia Abeyta

Olivia Abeyta

Olivia Abeyta is a sophomore at Santa Fe High School and is part of the school’s journalism class.  She enjoys writing about issues facing the next generation and how they will change the future. She also loves to draw and write her own stories.  She hopes to inspire others through her art and writing.

Anna Girdner

Anna Girdner

Anna Girdner is 19 and is a freshman at Santa Fe Community College. She has been writing creative pieces for many years, which helped her gain an interest in journalism. After taking several writing courses at SFCC, she finally felt that it was the right time to start pursuing journalism.

Max Looft

Max Looft

Max Looft is a junior at Santa Fe High, who is now in his second year of journalism. His articles are mostly centered around space and technology, and he has established his own column on the Demon Tattler for space news. His priorities lay in fictional writing, but journalism is a solid way to keep him writing and to further broaden his horizons on the topic of science. His lack of outgoingness and quick energy is made up for in his steady and thorough work, which may not help with being a bustling reporter, but instead a solid writer.

James Taylor

James Taylor

James Taylor is a grower, poet, and dog lover who lives in Cochiti Lake. He retired from research and grant writing. Then a couple of weeks later, he woke up one morning wondering how humankind is going to survive ignorance, pestilence, and hunger so he went back to college to find out. Now he is a senior student at SFCC, learning and writing about controlled environment agriculture and how it can help in the effort to feed everyone in Northern New Mexico.