Get to Know Grace, D+P Summer Intern

At any given time, there are a handful of motivated college students in the D+P internship program. We recently connected with Grace Weise, one of our summer interns, for a quick Q&A session. Read on below to learn more about Grace!

Give us a little bit of background about yourself!

I am a rising senior at Washington and Lee University majoring in general politics and minoring in entrepreneurship. I am a member of the field hockey team and our Panhellenic Council, the governing body of Greek life on campus. I enjoy hiking and running around Lexington’s beautiful trails in my free time.

Describe yourself in three words.

I would describe myself as competitive, creative and empathetic. 

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

Growing up I rode horses and always had pets, so I wanted to be a vet because I loved taking care of animals. 

What’s something few people knew about you, but you wish they did?

I love to travel and experience new cultures. I had the opportunity to study abroad in Cuba in high school and London for a summer in college, but unfortunately lost the chance to do a full semester abroad due to COVID, so I hope to travel to a new place after I graduate college.

If you could give a piece of advice to your high school/younger self, what would it be?

A piece of advice I would give to my younger self is to do what makes you happy. Especially in high school, I would stress myself out trying to please everyone, but now I have realized you can’t always make everyone happy, and your own happiness is the most important.