Meet our Summer Interns



SAEEDA QUANSAH

What is your superhero name? Saeshysta

Why do you work for 826NYC? I love working for 826NYC because this is the perfect environment for aspiring young writers. I am captivated by the creative works of 826NYC’s students and I haven’t even met them yet! I see my summer here as the perfect opportunity to continue cultivating my love of creative writing and creative education. I plan to utilize my time here to allow me to think deeper about my future in the creative field.

If you could have witnessed any event in history, what would it be? When Kwame Nkrumah became the first president of a free democratic Ghana.

What is your karaoke song of choice? “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler

One thing you believed as a child that you wish you still believed? Childhood Belief: That Santa Claus really was eating my homemade cookie all these years…

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RILEY SUTIKA

What is your superhero name? Miss Wisc.

Why do you work for 826NYC? I like working for 826NYC because it allows me to surround myself with other people who share my passion for writing and creativity.

If you could have witnessed any event in history, what would it be? The drafting of the Declaration of Independence.

What is your karaoke song of choice? I am tone deaf but if I could sing, my go-to would be “Listen” by Beyonce.

One thing you believed as a child that you wish you still believed? I wholeheartedly believed that I was going to be the future President of the United States.

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MOLLIE WELCH 

What is your superhero name? WonderWelch

Why do you work for 826NYC? The student writing is so wonderful; it can nudge me out of any writer’s block.

If you could have witnessed any event in history, what would it be? The dinosaurs’ extinction. Someone has to find out what really happened to those guys.

What is your karaoke song of choice? Complicated by Avril Lavigne

Fun Talent: I can do the wave with my eyebrows.

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SARAH TANG

What is your superhero name? Superwoman Sarah

Why do you work for 826NYC? I love how 826NYC’s approach to helping the community is so innovative in exploring new partnerships with companies and  finding creative ways to connect with students and schools, all while staying devoted to the students and their needs.

If you could have witnessed any event in history, what would it be? The Roaring 20’s.

What is your karaoke song of choice? Anything Sam Smith!!

One thing you believed as a child that you wish you still believed? That adults knew the answer to every question.

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ETHAN MENDELSON

What is your superhero name? The Menace Monger

Why do you work for 826NYC? I like working for 826NYC because I love being a part of something that helps others.

If you could have witnessed any event in history, what would it be? I wish I could have been around when Abraham Lincoln first started growing his beard.

What is your karaoke song of choice? My karaoke song of choice is Black Betty by Ram Jam.

One thing you believed as a child that you wish you still believed? I wish that I still believed that all dogs were male and all cats were female.