June 5, 2014

Meet LACAC Summer Intern Niala Charles

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission has provided a generous grant enabling the IDA to recruit two promising undergraduate students for paid summer 2014 internships. During their time with us, these two bright individuals will gain expertise in event and educational program management.

The first to join the fold is Niala Charles, our new Program and Events Intern. Niala will be embarking on her senior year at Pepperdine University in the Fall, where she is studying Broadcast Journalism and Economics. Hailing from Temecula, California, Niala has traveled extensively throughout the UK and Europe and is currently flexing her journalism muscles as the Business Reporter on Pepperdine's news program News Waves.

Niala professes a love of documentaries and shares her wonder at their impact on society. "[Documentaries] have the power to influence change within society and increase awareness by showing audiences a life other than their own," she states. Niala loves Oprah's Master Class series, which features well-known figures telling never-before-heard stories, for this reason. She hopes that her work with the IDA will help to showcase the amazing talent that lies within the documentary industry.

We're excited to embark on this journey with this new addition to our team, and can't wait to see the incredible impact we are sure she will have on the IDA as an organization. Please join us in welcoming Niala to the IDA community!

Stay tuned next week to meet the new Conference and Educational Programs Intern Corinne Gaston