Life as an LACRM Intern (as told by Ruth and Declan)

Ruth and Declan tell you what it's like to intern at a growing tech startup in downtown St. Louis.
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Hello world! We’re Ruth and Declan and we’re interns at Less Annoying CRM. We’ve been on the team for about a week now and we’ve already been jumping in on all the emails and contact forms. You may have heard from us already - if not, shoot us an email or give us a call at any time!

Earlier this week, we explored downtown St. Louis together. It is gorgeous. We went to Citygarden, a sculpture park, and saw some pretty cool (bizarre) sculptures. We also visited the Old Courthouse and, of course, the Arch. We did a lot of touristy things, like take pictures and, well, take more pictures.

Because St. Louis weather hates all of its residents forever and always, it started thunderstorming while we were out having fun. And the thing is, this was our SECOND time on this trip - it rained the first time too. You’d think we’d be used to weather by now, as we’ve both gone to school in St. Louis (at WashU) for 3 years now, but nope.

Our favorite part about working in downtown St. Louis is trying new restaurants on our lunch break. So far, we’ve gone to Bailey’s Range (delicious, delicious burgers) and Mr. Curry’s (an Indian buffet down the street). We’re excited to explore more throughout the rest of the summer.

Overall, working at LACRM is both fun and rewarding! We get very excited about how friendly and enthusiastic our customers are in response to our emails. It makes our day when someone leaves positive feedback for us :)

Here’s some more information about us!

Ruth Chen

Washington University in St. Louis, Class of 2016

  1. Hometown: St. Louis, MO
  2. Hobbies & Interests: Traveling, hiking, cats
  3. Favorite food item: Birthday cake
  4. Your life story in 3 words: “Where’s the food”
  5. Fun fact: I can recite 50 digits of pi from memory!
  6. What you’re doing when you’re not working at LACRM: Online shopping or watching Netflix. Or both at the same time.

Declan McKelvey-Hembree

Washington University in St. Louis, Class of 2016

  1. Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
  2. Hobbies & Interests: Programming, writing, movies
  3. Favorite food item: Sushi
  4. Your life story in 3 words: "git reset --hard"
  5. Fun fact: I once built a robot that played basketball.
  6. What you’re doing when you’re not working at LACRM: Designing and programming video games.

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