Summer 2019 Intern Spotlight- Konan

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lubbock welcomes three University students to intern at our office for the 2019 Summer session. In this series, we’ll introduce you to the talented students that are helping, learning and gaining experience at our office this semester.

Meet Konan!


Where are you originally from, what is your major and what year are you?

I am originally from Katy, Texas, which is part of the greater Houston area. I am a Psychology major here at Texas Tech and currently a senior.

What do you want to do after graduation?

I plan to continue my education in graduate school where I can hopefully earn my therapy licenses there and work in a mental health institute of some sort.

How did you hear about this internship opportunity and what steps did you take to get here?

I first heard about Big Brother Big Sister through one of my mentors in the Psychology department. I decided to do more research online and learned about this internship opportunity on the website. I emailed the program director about an opportunity here and I was lucky enough to get an intern position here.

Why did you choose to intern at BBBS Lubbock?

I, potentially, will be working with children in the future as a therapist and I thought this experience could help me work with children better through various interactions with them and understanding the various backgrounds that they came from. 

What are you hoping to learn while interning at BBBS?

I am hoping to learn how to interact with children better while improving my cultural competency, as cultural competency is a very important aspect of therapy.

What was/is your favorite class in college?

I took many incredible psychology-based classes but I would have to say my favorite class was bowling. I got to do something I enjoy as a hobby for a grade and it was amazing.

What activities are you involved with at school?

I am a research assistant for a faculty member in the psychology department and help the graduate students and faculty member with their research. I am also a part of an organization called Morale. It is an organization that creates the Raiderthon event, which occurs once every semester. Raiderthon is a 100% nonprofit organization that benefits our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. We fundraise all year long to help support our local Lubbock children.

Do you have a special talent?

I can’t think of a special talent but I am pretty good at Mario Kart and Pokemon Go.

What is your current favorite TV show?

I don’t watch much TV but when I do, it’s usually football, basketball, or baseball. I also watch some anime.

What was the last movie you watched?

John Wick: Chapter 3- Parabellum

Drink of choice?

Water or Dr. Pepper

Favorite quote or expression?

You miss all the shots that you don’t take.

Someday I will:

Learn how to sing

Slightly addicted to:

Pokemon

Dislikes:

Mornings

Favorite Place:

The bowling alley

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I would go visit Budapest, Turkey. Budapest was my very first European city that I visited and it was beautiful.

Favorite App?

Pokemon Go

Favorite TV show to binge watch?

ReZero: Starting Life in Another World

Team IPhone or Team Android?

Team IPhone

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