Meet The Brandery Interns of 2017

Elisabeth Brusewitz- Technical Intern

I’m Elisabeth, one of the technical interns with the Brandery this summer. I just finished my third year of Computer Science at the University of Cincinnati (go Bearcats!). One of the reasons I chose to major in CS was because of my desire to be a part of the startup ecosystem in Cincinnati, so I’m thrilled I get to spend my summer here.

I grew up in Fairfield, but rarely visited downtown Cincinnati until I came here for college. I love living 7 minutes from downtown and am constantly exploring new places in the city. When I’m not at work or school you can usually find me on a couch at Coffee Emporium, taking a yoga class in Hyde Park, or hanging out at home with my dogs.

The thing I love the most about computer science is that there’s always something new to learn. I’m excited to learn and grow as a developer this summer, especially in front-end development. Interning at the Brandery is an exciting opportunity—I can’t wait to meet the new class and am looking forward to an amazing summer!

Tu Tran- Technical Intern

My name is Tu and I just finished my sophomore year at Temple University, majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics. I am passionate about technology and startups to create impacts on the community. Ultimately I aspire to be a software engineer specializing in building intelligent large-scale systems. Working at The Brandery as the Technical Intern this summer is a step to achieving my goal as I have the opportunity to help build software infrastructures from scratch and deliver products to end users.

My entire life has been in major urban areas: growing up in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, going to college in Philadelphia, PA and now interning in Cincinnati, OH. The dynamics of cities and their startup ecosystems have always been intriguing to me. Being a part of the Cincy startup community couldn’t be more thrilling and I look forward to a summer full of challenges and new experiences!

Ben Kolde- Design Intern

Hey guys,
I’m Ben and I’m very excited about my role as the design intern this summer. I’m entering my junior year at Miami University majoring in Interactive Media Studies with a minor in Entrepreneurship.

I’m looking forward to working with the 2017 startup class. I have been freelancing for several months now and through this I have learned a lot about project and time management, balancing multiple projects and communicating with clients.
I grew up with a pencil and paper in my hand with my mom and grandpa both being artists. I have an extensive background in print, but have recently made the jump over to digital and I’m loving every minute of it. I have several projects under my belt, but am eager to add some more.

I am from Cincinnati, so let me know if you want to go do things in town, I’d love to show you around. On the weekends you will find me exploring with my camera, playing golf, or trying to find the best cup of coffee in the city.

Kaitlyn Humbert- Marketing Intern

Hey there!
My name is Kaitlyn and I am the Operations & Marketing Intern at The Brandery. Outside of the startup world, I attend THE University of Cincinnati-the hottest college in America. I am a fourth year Marketing and Communications student. Spring semester, I will be earning my certificate in Business Spanish. I work part-time as a supervisor for The Rusty Bucket to fund my education and extra-curriculars.

Being a Cincinnati native, I am a huge fan of food. Here are some things to keep in mind: Skyline is better than Gold Star. Graeters’s is considered a core food group. Montgomery Inn BBQ sauce is best consumed with a straw. Jokes aside, Cincinnati has a copious amount of great eats. 9 times out of 10, if there is an activity that involves eating or drinking, I am there. My other hobbies include dancing, attending concerts and pinning DIY projects that I will likely never get around to.

The start-up culture is intriguing to me. Always moving forward and moving fast. There is something to be learned and something to be taught everyday. Everyone is on a team and supporting one another. These aspects of start-ups tie in with my lifestyle. I live for the hustle and grind. I look at each day like clean slate, tackling tasks as they are presented to me. I am your go-to for things to do, help, advice, and friendship.

I am grateful for this opportunity to work alongside such intelligent, innovative people. I hope this glimpse into my life gave you an idea of who I am. If you have questions or want to have some fun around Cincy, I am here for you. I always have my phone or laptop on me. Looking forward to this experience over the next couple weeks!