Meet our Intern!
We are so excited to welcome the newest member of the Elevated Events family – Miss Emily Zayas! Emily is currently a senior Hospitality Management major at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and will be interning with us for 12 weeks this summer. We are really looking forward to teaching Emily all about the in’s and out’s of event planning, while of course sharing lots of laughs and coffees along the way!
Emily has always enjoyed being around people and trying to make them smile, which is why she knew the hospitality industry was the right place for her! From working in amusement parks to country clubs to planning events – she knew helping to make others happy was what she loved doing most!
While at James Madison, Emily has been given many amazing opportunities to flourish and grow. One of her favorite memories so far was being accepted into the James Madison Semester in Florence study abroad trip last summer. During her 8 weeks abroad, Emily was able to take three courses relating to Italian Art, Italian language, and best of all – Italian cuisine and wine! She traveled all around the country from Rome, Venice, Bologna, The Amalfi Coast, and was even able to take a trip to Switzerland!
Emily is very active within the Hart School of Hospitality and Sport and Recreation Management and has been selected, along with two other students, to be help plan and execute the single largest fundraiser, Le Gourmet, that directly benefits the Hart School. This is something that Emily is extremely passionate about as she not only is able to plan the event but also is given the opportunity to help give back to the school that has given so much to her!
Emily is also a member of the Theta Iota chapter of the Alpha Phi Sorority where she serves on the executive board as the Vice President of Education and Programming. Her favorite part of this position is bringing sisters together through various sisterhood events and planning the sisterhood retreat!
When Emily isn't at school she loves spending her time visiting with family, cooking with her mama, adventuring with her friends and going outdoors!
We are all looking forward to planning and executing events together throughout this summer and learning from one another!