Meet Our Spring 2018 Intern, Ivy!
Hello, My name is Ivanna Esser-Whidden, but everyone just calls me Ivy. I am nineteen years old and I grew up in Elyria Ohio, a city about a half hour away from Cleveland. I am currently a senior at Bowling Green State University even though it is only my 2nd year here. That is because I luckily went to Early College for high school and graduated with my associates degree. I started off going into the field of business since I had no idea what I wanted to do. After I realized that wasn't quite for me, I started researching the other majors BGSU offered and discovered TLEP. I switched majors as soon as I could and began studying Tourism, Leisure, and Event Planning and fell in love with everything it had to offer. I have always wanted to travel and see everything there is to see and a few of the classes really helped me learn more about the world and made me even more interested in the field. I am now interning at Bowling Greens Convention & Visitors Bureau to learn more, meet new people, and try to discover what else this city offers.
Along with going to school full time and this internship I also work at Oasis here in BG as a delivery driver; I like to keep myself busy. Outside of all of that, I really enjoy film and theater. I could watch any movie, play, musical, you name it. My tastes range from The Dark Knight to Chicago to The Greatest Showman to John Mulaney and much more. I did participate in the drama department in high school but my nerves always got the best of me, so I prefer to watch instead of perform. After I graduate college, I hope to move away from Ohio and join an event planning team specializing in unordinary events to keep life interesting and to meet new people and see new places.