After graduating from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations, lifelong Floridian Kristen King decided it was time to try someplace new. She bid farewell to the palm trees, packed her bags, and headed due north to start an internship at Fenton’s New York City office. Now that she’s arrived, Kristen is quickly adapting to life at Fenton and learning all about the joys of apartment hunting in New York. Read on to see why we think Kristen’s so awesome.
What drew you to Fenton?
While studying public relations in college, I realized that I want to use my communications skills to create change in the world. I wanted to join Fenton so I could learn from talented, motivated and creative people who are completely dedicated to creating change. I’m also looking forward to learning about different issues and clients.
What cause gets your activist juices flowing?
I come from a family of teachers, so I’m really interested in improving education. Every child should have the opportunity to learn, and education is something that is so vital for our country’s future. I’m also interested in issues related to the arts and the environment.
Any hidden talents?
Dancing and gardening. I took dance lessons for about 16 years, and I have a very green thumb.
If you were an Olympian, what would be your sport?
I used to take figure skating lessons when I was younger, so I’d definitely be an Olympic figure skater.
What’s your favorite thing you’ve done in NYC so far?
There’s nothing better than walking around to explore New York City. I usually can’t go more than a couple of blocks without stopping to take a picture of something odd or beautiful. So far, Central Park is a favorite.
We asked you to express yourself via an illustration on a mini whiteboard. Please explain the masterpiece you created.
When I have free time, I love to spend the day basking in the sun on the beach. It’s so relaxing, and it always reminds me of home because I grew up just a couple of houses from the beach. I guess you could say that I’m a sun-worshipper.