Mary Katherine Jones – Private Events Intern

colorful tulips in bloom at the gardens

Hey Ya’ll! My Name is Mary Katherine and I am the special events intern here at Reiman Gardens! I am a junior at Iowa State in marketing with a minor in communication studies. Once I graduate I hope to work for a non-profit like Reiman Gardens, and even eventually create one myself one day. I found myself at the Gardens after having an interest in seeing how non-profits are run as a business and my love for the outdoors.

Being the special events intern I help plan and implement the public events here at the Gardens. This can range anywhere from the Garden Art Fair to the Forth of July Celebration. It’s a very hands-on internship which is one of the reasons I’ve loved my time here at Reiman so far. It’s a very rewarding feeling to see how hard work and planning can create so much joy for the community and environment! I’m really looking forward to my summer here at the Gardens. It’s truly a great feeling to be surrounded by people who share the same passion for the environment as I do!

— Mary Katherine Jones