Meet MASH’s Interns, Part 1

Narrated by Gabe Flaten

Being a MASH intern is all about developing personally and professionally. When the five other interns and I joined the team a couple months ago, we each drew up six points in which we wanted to improve on.

A few examples of my goals were to become more organized, improve as a leader, and grow as a writer. For the last two months, each of these facets has been targeted and improved upon thanks to my experiences with MASH.

The other day, I met with my fellow team members to reflect on our time with MASH

The interns sitting in the Blackstone Office (Photo by Zach Larche)

Grace Blankson

Year: Senior

Major: Economics

Hometown: Originally from Ghana, now lives in Bronx, NY

Department: Operations

Testimony: "After I joined the team, I became much more involved in the community. Donating to The Food Pantries and the Capital City Rescue Mission was incredibly satisfying. And my public speaking skills have improved from my constant interactions with students!'"

 Norman Bubel

Year: Junior

Major: Homeland Security

Hometown: Suffern, NY

Department: Operations

Testimony: "I love MASH because it has been able to provide me with many opportunities to connect to the student body. I have also enjoyed the opportunity to give back to the community as a whole."

 Isaiah Casiano

Year: Senior

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Newburgh, NY

Department: Human Resources

Testimony: "Being apart of the team has been beneficial because it's given me experience towards my future career, I would have never had experience giving interviews if it wasn't for my time at MASH."

Justin Watkins

Year: Senior

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Staten Island, NY

Department: Operations

Testimony: "The MASH team is amazing. We have had so many uplifting experiences while giving back to the community, and I have grown as a person throughout the process."

 Alex Meltzer

Year: Senior

Major: Cybersecurity

Hometown: Manhattan, NY

Department: Vendor Relations

Testimony: "Becoming a MASH team member has allowed me to not only think outside of the box, but think about how my peers will benefit from my actions.  That along with genuinely making students happy is why I enjoy being a part of the team."


Gabe Flaten

Year: Sophomore

Major: Business Administration

Hometown: Cornwall, NY

Department: Public Relations

In only two months, the team and I have done it all. We have hosted three awesome tailgates, a successful yard sale, and we donated tons of clothes and money to the Rescue Mission and The Food Pantries, respectively.

Better than the experiences themselves are the connections I have made, and the personal relationships I have developed during my time. In only two months, the MASH team has already become a family, and I am looking forward to seeing it grow even more!

Want to build your personal and professional resume? Become a MASH intern today! Applications are now available on

Stay tuned for part 2 of meet the interns this Monday, when the other half of MASH's interns are profiled!