Introducing our 2018 Marketing Intern

Meet our marketing intern, Kristian!

Summers at SOS are exciting and busy. While our full-time team is somewhat small, we have dozens of staffers who join us in the summer to help run the camps. One of those staffers is Kristian, our marketing intern.


Kristian is a student at Tennessee State University, and she’ll support SOS by executing a number of marketing and communication plans. We wanted to learn a little more about Kristian, so we posed a few questions for her!


Tell us a little bit about your journey to this point.

I am originally from Jackson, Mississippi. My family moved to Memphis, Tennessee, when I was around 3 years old, and we have been here ever since. I graduated from Overton High School then proceeded to go to Tennessee State University. Besides the fact that TSU offered me a full ride scholarship, I really wanted to attend a historically black college or university but put a little distance between home.


Are you active in any organizations or clubs?

I am the president of Allure Model Troupe, a student organization for individuals who love fashion and modeling. I am also vice president of marketing for Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity.


What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time, I like to paint and hang out with my friends.


Fun fact we should know about you?

I have five sisters and one brother. I also went to Costa Rica with the Spanish Club to visit different schools and sites.

What does service mean to you?

Service to me is the giving of one’s time in order to help achieve something that is good.


Why did you apply to work with SOS?

After talking to Jake and Ally at the Choose901 event, I was really taken by SOS and what the organization does in the community, and I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of.


What do you hope to walk away with this summer?

I hope to walk away with new friendships and hopefully a better relationship with God.


What impact do you hope to leave with SOS?

Since I am the first marketing intern, I hope that I do well in my position so other students will have the opportunity to get such an experience.


What causes in Memphis are closest to your heart?

Mainly youth causes. Children do not have many opportunities outside of school to keep their attention so they are enticed by violence in Memphis, which continues to feed the cycle of violence in the city.