Meet Molly, Engage! Cleveland's Summer Marketing & Events Intern

Meet Molly, Engage! Cleveland's Summer Marketing & Events Intern

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Hi! My name is Molly Killeen and I am Engage! Cleveland's Summer Marketing and Events Intern. I am a Northeast Ohio native, born and raised in Hudson, Ohio. My love and pride for all things Cleveland was instilled in me from the moment I was born.

As a result of my passion for Cleveland, I decided to stay in the area and attend college at John Carroll University. I am currently entering my sophomore year and pursuing a degree in Integrated Marketing Communications with minors in Entrepreneurship and Peace, Justice and Human Rights.

Making the decision to stay in Cleveland was an incredibly easy one for me. I had schooling options in other cities, but I knew I wanted to spend my next four years in a community that I truly cared about. The pride, hard work and determination we have in Cleveland is exceptional, not to mention the unique neighborhoods, food scene and enthusiasm for sports. Cleveland is such a progressive city that is growing everyday and I wanted to be a part of that.  After seeing my friends move away and yearn to be back in Northeast Ohio, I  knew I had made the right decision.

My appreciation for Cleveland led me to pursuing an internship with Engage! Cleveland. I believe in their mission and what they do for the Cleveland community. As an upcoming young professional, this internship has opened my eyes to the variety of opportunities Cleveland has to offer. I am inspired by Engage! Cleveland’s mission and the many other professional individuals in this community. I can’t wait to learn more about the nonprofit field, event planning and marketing. I am thankful for this enriching and exciting opportunity that Engage! Cleveland has given me and I can’t wait to grow as a young professional with Engage! Cleveland.

IMG_5050During my free time, you can find me exploring Cleveland's hidden gems. I love spending summer days and nights at Indian's games, the Cleveland Flea and checking out one of the many delicious and diverse restaurants Cleveland has to offer.  As much as I love Cleveland, I enjoy traveling to other cities. My adventures include spending a month living in France, and most recently I got back from a medical service trip in Honduras. In addition to traveling, one of my greatest passions is service work. Throughout my high school and college experiences, I had the opportunity to take part in a service-learning program in which I had the opportunity to work with a variety of individuals from different socioeconomic backgrounds. Service work has truly shaped who I am, and will continue to. Aside from passion for Cleveland, service and traveling, I love spending time with my family and friends, art, reading and exercising.

My friends always ask my advice on where to dine, shop and hangout in Cleveland. Why not put my passion and knowledge of Cleveland to good use? Interning at Engage! Cleveland gives me a perfect outlet to spread my love and enthusiasm for Cleveland while growing as a young professional in the community. I cannot wait to share my favorite Cleveland activities in future blog posts.

- Molly, Marketing & Events Intern