2024 Lotus Graduate Fellows and Interns

Lotus Community Engagement Graduate Fellow Maia Payne

My name is Maia. I am from a small town in Georgia and I completed my undergrad at Earlham College, majoring in Studio art/ Art history. I am currently completing my dual master's degree in art administration and public affairs. I am passionate about the arts and using it as a tool to empower people. That is why I enjoy working at Lotus as they have created and have helped empower upcoming diverse artists by providing a platform for them to showcase their talents. I hope to continue to work in this field as I believe that Art will provide opportunities to better communities.

Lotus Development Graduate Fellow Brooklin Smith

I am a second-year master's student working on a MPA with a concentration in Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management. I have a lot of passion environmentally, but I also enjoy reading and playing video games. I have three guinea pigs named Mr. Ruffles, Senor Gordo, and Sir Onyx!

Lotus Budget Analysis & Market Research Intern Jackson Schrothberger

My name is Jackson Schrotberger, and I am a junior at the Kelley School of Business. I am majoring in Finance, Business Analytics, and Information Systems, with a minor in Data Science. Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, I am particularly interested in exploring and leveraging technology within the world of business.

Lotus Marketing & Design Intern Shakila Shrestha

Hello, I'm Shakila Shrestha, a passionate graphic design enthusiast currently pursuing my major at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Residing in the vibrant city of Indianapolis, I find inspiration in the diverse culture and creative energy that surrounds me. As I continue my journey in graphic design, I am excited to explore new challenges, refine my skills, and contribute to the ever-evolving landscape of visual communication.

Lotus Donor Relations Intern Becca Samuel

Hi everyone! My name is Becca Samuel and I am a Nonprofit Management student at Indiana University here in Bloomington. I am from Evansville, Indiana and I have been involved with nonprofits since I was in middle school. I attended the Lotus World Festival when I was in high school and loved it, and I'm excited to work more with the organization.

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