Thank You Interns
We thank Stephanie Springer and Elyse Tuennerman for volunteering at PHLF this summer. During her time with PHLF in May and June, Stephanie created fact sheets on the Courtyard by Marriott, Polish Hill, and the Woods family; listed PHLF on The Sprout Fund’s Remake Learning website; and photographed and helped with many school and membership tours.
Elyse volunteered in June, July, and August, providing terrific support for the Doors Open Pittsburgh event and helping with a variety of educational programs and tours. She developed and led PHLF’s first Pokemon Go walking tour, which was a great success for the young campers and families that participated on August 10.
“Stephanie and Elyse were a terrific help this summer,” said PHLF’s Louise Sturgess. “We thank each of them for volunteering and sharing their creativity and enthusiasm with us. We wish them much success in their studies abroad this fall.”
In reflecting on their internships at PHLF, Stephanie and Elyse shared the following comments:
Every day at PHLF was a new adventure, with treks to different parts of the city for tours, meetings, and events. I was given opportunities to take on projects that related to my interests in historical research and writing and constantly learned new things about Pittsburgh history and architecture. ––Stephanie Springer, Penn State University (History, Political Science, Middle Eastern Studies)
I am very grateful to have had this experience with PHLF, and am more motivated than ever to pursue a career in city planning after my summer here. Working with PHLF has exposed me to many different elements of preservation and community planning, from outreach and education to bricks-and-mortar development. Through this internship, I have fallen even more in love with Pittsburgh, its architecture, and its unique place in history. Thank you, PHLF! ––Elyse Tuennerman, Kalamazoo College (Anthropology, Sociology)