Intern Spotlight: Kathryn Moss

This is the fifth in a series of five individual profiles of our summer 2015 student interns. This summer, Learning Life’s social enterprise partner, Signia Surfaces, has five interns who are working on marketing, sales and educational content.  To learn more about interning with Learning Life or Signia Surfaces, email    


Where were you born and raised?

I was born in Fairfax, and raised in Loudoun County in northern Virginia!  It’s a beautiful area and I’m thrilled that I’ve gotten to spend so much time in it with friends and family, including my six siblings…three of whom are our wild Golden Retrievers!

What is your current occupation?

I’m going to be a junior at George Mason University in northern Virginia this fall.  I am studying marketing.

Kathryn MossWhat do you like to do in your free time?

Free time is my favorite time! Sometimes I really do enjoy doing nothing, just relaxing on the couch for three days straight.  Kidding, I’ve never done that, but a few hours of relaxing always helps reenergize me! I also love to play the piano, make music and art, bake brownies, cookies or anything with chocolate, and occasionally proceed to eat all of it in one night.  I also like being outside, exploring, and just laughing and talking with the people around me.  Laughing is probably my favorite thing to do in my free time since it’s something I never get tired of!

What is the most beautiful place you have seen on Earth, and why is it so beautiful?

The Channel Islands in California or Mount Rainier in Washington are the most beautiful places I’ve seen. Both were extremely peaceful, the weather was perfect, with just a slight breeze, the landscape’s colors were so vivid it was unreal, and I was with family. I also love the drive-through line at McDonald’s with the red roof and smell of fast food.  Kidding.  I do however find any areas with grass and trees, whether it’s my own backyard or on the side of the road, to be beautiful.

Is there a particular life experience you have had that has shaped you as a person?  If so, what was it, and how has it shaped who you are?

The way that I’ve been raised has most clearly defined me.  Feeling encouraged and genuinely cared for by those around me (not to say that I haven’t had more than a few sibling arguments growing up!) has made me someone who isn’t really afraid of the uncertainty of what’s to come since I know I’ll always have someone by my side, as cliché as that sounds!  I’d also say it’s made me quick to trust people; I don’t tend to doubt anyone’s honesty.  I think people are genuinely special and each have something unique and magnificent to offer to the world!

Why did you choose to intern with Signia Surfaces?

I chose to intern with Signia Surfaces because of the exciting opportunity to learn more about marketing! Being exposed to new aspects and characteristics of a social enterprise and all that comes with it is something I enjoy about Signia Surfaces.  Also, being able to coordinate with a team of interns should be both exciting and rewarding!

What are your career plans?

I don’t know where life is going to take me.  Perhaps one day I’ll be a marketing manager, or I’ll start up my own company, or I’ll be playing music, or I’ll be the next host of Jeopardy once Alex Trebek finally retires.  Who knows!