Hello from The Intern

Claire Stone-edit 1.jpgMy name is Claire Stone, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to intern with the South Dakota Humanities Council this semester!

I’m a senior English major at South Dakota State University and have always been drawn toward literature and the humanities. Originally from Watertown, I grew up learning about the stories and culture of our state, something I have come to appreciate more in college.

I heard about the SDHC internship through my department head and jumped at the chance to be part of an organization that advocates for the humanities within our state. I truly believe literature and civil conversation are essential to improving ourselves and our world.

In my free time I enjoy experimenting with recipes, running outdoors, writing, and reading, of course! Although it’s nearly impossible to choose a favorite book, Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, and the Harry Potter series are at the top of my list. I appreciate that each year is a fresh start to plunge into new reads. 

As we enter 2016, I’m looking forward to working with the South Dakota Humanities Council and learning about all they have to offer.