My name is Kristen Howlett and I’m the new intern here at IGA! I am 21 years old and a fourth year (second work term) Commerce student at MUN with plans to concentrate in marketing. I’m from Goulds, NL (more commonly referred to as “the Goulds”); a small neighborhood about 15 minutes south of St. John’s.

I’m a dog lover and absolutely adore my family’s 11-year-old (“senior citizen”) yellow Lab, Beau. I also pride myself on my collection of interesting knick-knacks and cactuses (or cacti). I currently own five cactuses that I have managed to keep alive for about a year thus far!

In my spare time I love having a game of fetch with the dog, reading, exploring outdoor trails in and around St. John’s, and watching old episodes of The Office on Netflix. I enjoy painting and other “artsy” activities as well—I’m always ready to create homemade gifts for friends and family.

I’m thrilled to be working with such a great organization for my second work term; it will be interesting to apply marketing skills I’ve learned in school to real-life situations during my time at IGA. I’m looking forward to what the next 14 weeks will hold for me and I hope to provide as much support and new ideas as I can.