We’re shining the spotlight on Elle Mostek, our new Marian Ivers intern. She’s a senior at the University of Nebraska at Omaha majoring in studio arts with a concentration in graphic design. Elle will work primarily with our marketing and social media team and help drive our creative strategy.
After graduating next May, she hopes to work in a mission-driven environment where she can give back to the community, establish herself and have creative freedom.
We sat with Elle and asked her a few questions about her experience at the Women’s Fund, and what she likes to do outside of work.
What’s your favorite part of working for the Women’s Fund?
I would say it’s being a part of an organization that’s positively changing the community for women and children. That’s important to me because I want to be a part of the change I want to see in the world.
Describe the Women’s Fund in 3 words.
Resourceful, Compassionate and Inclusive
Best thing about living/working in Omaha?
I would say there’s a little bit of everything to do. I really enjoy the art and music scene Omaha has to offer. It’s awesome to be a part of a community that supports local artists. You definitely get the big city feel in a relatively small one.
When you’re not working, what’s your favorite thing to do?
I like to craft. If it’s something I can make with my hands, I’m going to learn how to do it. I enjoy cross stitching, crocheting, sewing and wood working.
What’s one goal you hope to accomplish within the next year?
I want to graduate college, and find a job that will turn into a satisfying career. I also have this giant blanket that I’ve been crocheting that I want to finish for my queen sized bed. It’s become more of an undertaking than I thought it would be when I started it!
What’s the most interesting or unusual job you’ve ever had?
I worked at Gallup. It wasn’t the right job for me because I’m so introverted. I don’t especially like talking on the phone, so I don’t know why I thought I’d be cool with talking to strangers as a job. I made it through the training period and quit right after.
What are you reading or listening to these days?
I love podcasts, and I’m listening to quite a few right now. The Adventure Zone is my favorite. It’s a giant fantasy story. There is also one I listen to called Beautiful / Anonymous, the whole premise of the show is that the host receives anonymous calls from around the world and he has to talk to them for an hour, but he can’t hang up, only they can. It’s an interesting view into the lives of others from all over the world.
If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you?
Abbi Jacobson from Broad City. She would understand the creative side of me, and she would hopefully portray me to be funnier than I really am. I also feel like she would understand me because she is a young, female artist just trying to figure life out.