Being a part of Next Gen Radio as an illustration intern was an enriching experience from start to finish. Being able to see into the inner workings of the newsroom showed the hard work and dedication it takes to be an editorial artist or a journalist. It was an incredible experience being able to work alongside professional illustrators. Lauren Ibanez and Yunyi Dai are two incredible illustrators and being able to gain insight on my work was indispensable. Kevin Vu’s story on Bat Refuges in Austin was a super fun story to illustrate for. Portraiture and Editorial illustration has always been my favorite form of art and being able to work in that field was a refreshing experience. I’m proud to be able to show my work through NPR. I’m leaving this program with invaluable experience as an illustrator.