Last week, we welcomed four interns to Westfield Labs as a part of our summer internship program. Each summer, we bring talent from several prestigious universities to join our team. This year is no exception. With so many exciting projects, Labs is thrilled to have such a talented team on board. Here’s a brief introduction of the newest intern crew!
Mattie Christofferson, Bespoke Intern
School: University of California, Davis
Raised in sunny San Diego, Mattie loves to run outside “everyday along the beach or on a hike; no if’s, and’s, or but’s!” Such dedication will carry over to Mattie’s work on Westfield Lab’s latest project, Bespoke, our 35,000 sq. ft. coworking, demo, and event spaces at the Westfield San Francisco Centre. She is excited to explore the retail tech industry. Follow along with her on Twitter and Instagram as she manages social media for Bespoke.
Preeti Talwai, Consumer-Facing Product Management Intern
School: Yale University
Area of Study: Master of Environmental Design
Armed with a B.A. in architecture from UC Berkeley and currently a Yale grad student, Preeti wants to explore how design interfaces with business and technology and how the challenges and opportunities within this relationship change the way consumers interact with the retail space. Preeti’s creativity stems from a background in creative writing. Recently, the UC Berkeley Library’s Rare Book Collection bought and archived a collection of short stories that she wrote in college.
Courtney Taylor, Marketing & Communications Intern
School: University of California, Berkeley
Major: Media Studies
Courtney studied marketing in Florence, Italy this past spring, which was an enriching, cultural experience after growing up on a quiet northern California prune farm. Having interned in finance, government, and publishing, she is eager to explore tech marketing in the heart of Silicon Valley, where several projects await, including revamping Westfield Lab’s website and designing demo spaces to showcase Westfield Labs’ latest technological projects. Courtney will help with Labs’ social media strategy, including the Labs’ twitter account.
Jeremy Packer, Business Development Intern
School:University of California, Berkeley
Major: Applied Math
Jeremy will be working with the Business Development team, specifically Tamara Samoylova, Senior Director of Business Development. He hopes to see the practical applications of the abstract mathematics and economics he has studied in school applied in the corporate world. Over the course of the summer, he will delve deeper into data analytics and business models. Fun fact: he has played guitar since he was twelve and is a member of the mariachi group at Berkeley Luz De Oro. He has been known to perform impromptu shows on the AC Transit Bus, so keep your eyes out!
We look forward to having Mattie, Preeti, Courtney, and Jeremy join us this summer!