• Friday , 22 September 2017

A Summer 2015 Intern Feature


The Upper Room is often blessed to have dedicated and talented interns and students who spend a summer or school semester—or two—working in various areas of our ministry. In the summer of 2015, we had six interns, and we want to publicly say “thank you” to each of them for the work and energy they each brought to our Nashville, Tennessee offices.

Today, we celebrate and thank Vanessa Ramirez!

Vanessa is from the South American country of Colombia, where she grew up in a Cali, known as “the capital of Salsa music” and for its excellent cuisine. Vanessa is studying business administration and marketing. She has spent several months interning with The Upper Room magazine marketing area. Vanessa assists with El Aposento Alto social media and translates for the marketing department. She says this work has been enjoyable, challenging, and helpful for improving her English skills. In late August, she will return to Colombia for her graduation ceremony, after which she hopes to find a job—maybe even as an entrepreneur—in the United States. 



  1. Marti Williams
    August 14, 2015 at 1:02 pm Reply

    Thank you for your presence and work this summer Vanessa. I hope this has been a good experience for you!

  2. Pete Velander
    August 14, 2015 at 2:17 pm Reply

    Way to go Vanessa! You must have amazing parents. 🙂

  3. Elizabeth
    August 14, 2015 at 3:58 pm Reply

    Vanessa, thanks so much for helping us out! Good luck!

  4. Magda Velander
    August 14, 2015 at 4:39 pm Reply

    I’m so happy that you shared your enthusiasm with the Upper Room, and I’m glad you enjoyed being here. I think Peter is right. You must have amazing parents 🙂 We will miss you mucho!!!

  5. Tom Albin
    August 14, 2015 at 6:57 pm Reply

    We are grateful for your presence with us and pray God’s blessing and guidance on your future.

  6. Sarah Wilke
    August 14, 2015 at 9:08 pm Reply

    Vanessa, What a joy to have you here this summer. I’m sorry it flew by and I didn’t get to see you. I’m grateful that you had a good experience. I know you were loved by everyone. Thank you! Bendiciones en todo lo que hay en to futuro. Estamos muy orgullosos de ti! Abrazos!

    • Vanessa Ramirez
      August 21, 2015 at 2:45 pm Reply

      Gracias Sarah!! esta fue una gran experiencia para mí, estoy muy agradecida por la oportunidad que me dieron.

  7. Beth Mabry
    August 17, 2015 at 2:01 pm Reply

    Hi Vanessa!

    It has been very nice to have you helping us this summer and in our Monday morning meetings! 🙂 You will be missed by everyone who’s life you have touched.

    God bless you and much success in all your future endeavors.

    • Vanessa Ramirez
      August 25, 2015 at 1:35 pm Reply

      thank you for the kind message, I really enjoyed helping you guys. I’ll miss working there and miss everyone I meet too. thank you for always be so nice.

    • Vanessa Ramirez
      August 25, 2015 at 1:49 pm Reply

      I’m missing you guys!! Thank you for this opportunity. it was a really helpful experience, thank you all for making it so good.

  8. Stacy Gaither
    August 20, 2015 at 9:46 am Reply

    We already miss you, Vanessa! Thanks so much for all the work you did. You are a talented young woman. It was wonderful to have you as part of our team for several months. Congratulations on your upcoming graduation. I miss your smiles!

    • Vanessa Ramirez
      August 25, 2015 at 1:52 pm Reply

      I’m missing you guys!! Thank you for this opportunity. it was a really helpful experience, thank you all for making it so good.

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