Summer has finally arrived in style here in Madison, and alongwith it, a new group of summer interns at Madison BCycle. This year, there are three of us: Madeline Rojer, Brandon Caplin, and Christina Otten (that’s me!).
As interns, we are responsible for most of the social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and this blog) that you all see on a daily basis. Because of our new presence in your lives, we thought it would be a great time to introduce ourselves so you can get a feel for who we are!
Without further ado, allow me to introduce myself.
Hi! My name is Christina Otten. I was born and raised in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, which you have probably passed on the interstate heading East to Milwaukee. I am studying English Literature and Religious Studies at UW-Madison. I will be a senior (scary, right!?) in the fall and plan to graduate in December of this year. You’re probably wondering what an English Lit major is doing as a marketing intern. As an intern at BCycle I have been given the opportunity to explore several of my career interests: social media, writing, and general communication, and have enjoyed every minute so far!
I started the internship on May 4th (I remember that because someone at my orientation was wearing a “May the 4th Be With You” t-shirt), and since then have been able to meet so many of you awesome BCyclers along with other Madisonians. You may have seen me sometime during Bike Week, on a BCycle Brunch Tour, or just around town enjoying the benefits of BCycle. If we haven’t met, I would love to introduce myself in person, so stop by one of our future events and say “Hi!"
Some Christina Otten fast facts:
Name: Christina Otten
From: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Favorite BCycle station and why: It’s a tie between the one at Union South and by Memorial Union because I often go back and forth between the two!
My role as an intern: To regularly post on Instagram, attend events, to write these blogs, and actively promote Madison’s awesome bike share program!
Favorite ice cream flavor: Easy, Mint Chocolate Chip!
Favorite restaurant in Madison: Do coffee shops count for restaurants? If so, Michelangelo’s Coffee House on State. (It’s a two-minute walk to the W. Mifflin @ Central Library station!)
Favorite thing to do during Summer: Sail! I grew up racing sailboats on a lake in Oconomowoc, and it’s still my absolute favorite thing to do.
Brat, dog, or burger? Burger!
Favorite quote: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain.
Thanks for letting me share a little about myself, and I really do hope to meet as many of you as possible. Happy riding! And as always, #ridethered
“What’s Coming Up This Weekend?” on June 25.
“Meet the Interns | Brandon Caplin” on June 30.