Greetings fellow bloggers! My name is Ariana Adams, and I am an upcoming senior at the University of North Georgia who has been lucky enough to land an internship with our fantastic Press this Spring. I am so excited to begin this journey and learn about all of the intriguing ins and outs of the publishing industry during my time here.
When not at the Press, I am making myself a fixture in all of the regular haunts for English majors on campus such as our beautiful library, enchanting Great Room, and our fabulous English Department. I have also enjoyed exploring some of the other art programs on campus. From our excellent and inspiring Music Department, which I was honored to participate in through the concert band my freshman year, to the Art Department itself where I am currently pursuing a minor in Graphic Design, I have loved exploring and learning about the arts and how they both move and challenge us.
Other than my love of the arts, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, crocheting, reading, watching Netflix (a habit I am currently trying to curb), and building community in the resident halls as a Resident Assistant on our beautiful Dahlonega campus. Considering most of my hobbies and their laid-back nature, many of my friends tease me and say that I am the ultimate Mom Friend of the group. Personally, I take the title as a compliment. Helping others through anything that comes their way has always been a passion of mine, and I hope to bring positive and encouraging characteristics into every interaction I have.
After graduating, my hope is to earn a Master’s Degree in Publishing and work at a small indie press for a while to gain additional experience. After that the future is a bit unclear, but I am eager to see what new opportunities and experiences are in store. For now though, I am honored to share the next few months with you, and thrilled to learn everything I can from our strong and extremely talented University Press staff. Until next time lovely readers, adieu!