Meet the intern: Ingrid Raphael

by Malu Marzarotto, Public & University Programs Intern

Wed, Jan 31, 2018

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Thinking about filling out one of the just-released applications for a 2018-19 internship at the Wex? Current Wex intern Malu Marzarotto coordinated with other interns now working here to share their informed perspectives on being a student employee at the Wex. In addition to a Q&A, each contributed an image that speaks to their interests or experiences.
Malu is a third-year undergraduate student at The Ohio State University studying Arts Management in the Department of Arts Administration, Education, and Policy. She's also the Marketing Chair for Ohio State’s Student Radio Club, A.R.O.U.S.E (the Amateur Radio Organization for Undergraduate Student Entertainment). 

Ingrid Raphael
Recent Ohio State graduate, B.A. in International Relations
Photography & PR Intern at the Wex

Why did you choose this image?
This is a collage I’ve worked on. It explores my fluidity in space and time. I’m an immigrant. Experiencing how restrictive borders are has been in contrast with the fluidity of my body and movements. In this piece, I’m taking ownership of my movements across borders—with the constant looming threat of that being taken away at any time. 

What is on your wish list for the next semester with the Wex?
I’m excited to roam around the galleries with the new Todd Oldham show. Working with art pieces that aren’t flat will be a challenge, and fun! People will be interacting with them differently, and there will be room for different photo projects for social media.

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?
I’ve enjoyed being able to witness the breadth of things that happen at the Wex. From documenting docent-led tours, visiting artists talks, film festivals and the bookstore— there’s so much that happens here and it’s been nice to be in the mix; in the background taking pictures and immortalizing those moments.

What are your hobbies and interests outside of work?
Moving! Working can get monotonous, at times, so I like to move: taking short walks, biking, hiking, dancing, yoga. I also enjoy moving… images! Ha, get it? I’m a film buff. 

What is an ability you wish you had?
Teleportation— can we all have that?

What are your hopes for our industry?
I’d like for the arts (museum-library) world to be as accessible to all as possible. The knowledge, social memory, and cultural archival is something that we, as people across borders, ought to have full access to regardless of class, race, identity, sexuality, gender, religion, citizenship, and ability.