My name is Angelica Fraine, and I am the L.A.C.E.S. Summer 2022 Communications Intern! I’m currently a rising senior at Lebanon Valley College, studying to earn an undergraduate degree in journalism, creative writing with a focus on fiction, and fine arts.
A little bit about me
My love for storytelling began in childhood. Since my older sibling first taught me how to put little, three-line, short stories down on paper, I’ve been participating in world-building workshops, fiction writing groups, and local book clubs to fuel my love of both reading and writing—I’m currently working on a realistic fiction, coming of age novel right now.
In my sophomore year of college, I began to work on the more creative non-fiction track, starting my interest in journalism and feature writing. I’ve always believed that writing is meant to connect us with other people, and what better way to pursue that than to help other people share their stories that someone, somewhere out there might need to hear to help them feel a little less alone.
To this day, storytelling remains my craft of passion, and after graduation, I hope to put the skills I have learned to use and help build connection and community through my writing.
My L.A.C.E.S. journey thus far
When I first came across L.A.C.E.S. I was very intrigued about the mission, and the more I read into their values and their work, the more excited about the potential opportunity I became. As someone who has primary experience with the benefits of non-profit organizations that work to help build a positive support system for children who are in need of one, I jumped straight into the application process.
L.A.C.E.S. stands on the moral grounds of all the values I try to follow in my own daily life, and what excited me the most was how driven they were to go into the communities and work directly with the people who lived there, listening and accommodating for their needs. It’s not everyday you come across people as kind and as genuine as those who work with L.A.C.E.S.
I knew right away, it was something I wanted to be a part of.
Going through my interview process, everyone I spoke to was so enthusiastic about the work they were doing and I immediately contacted my family after, telling them how amazing this organization was and how much I wanted to be involved even more. When I received my acceptance email, I was absolutely bursting with excitement.
Since I’ve begun my internship, the L.A.C.E.S. team has been so welcoming and supportive. I’ve greatly enjoyed helping put together outlines and documents to help future interns down the road, and put my storytelling skills to use in creating social media content.
What I'm excited for
There’s so much to be enthusiastic and passionate about when it comes to working with L.A.C.E.S. but I’m most excited to be involved with continuing to develop the ways in which L.A.C.E.S. continues to tell their story.
I’m looking forward to being able to conduct interviews and gather and create content. After spending so long studying what makes up a compelling feature story, I’m excited to be able to apply my skills outside of the classroom.
I think there is so much to be learned from sitting down with someone and listening to them speak on their life experiences. I believe communication is what connects human beings at the core and helping other people share their stories is something that I have always loved to do. I can’t wait to share all the highlights I can of L.A.C.E.S. and the extraordinary work that they do.