Emma Hutton, intern, is a fourth-year student in the University of Michigan School of Education. She was born and raised in Ann Arbor, the oldest sibling of her 19-year-old sister and 10-year-old brother. She has played soccer her entire life, captaining the Skyline Varsity team her senior year, and joining the Women’s Club Soccer Team at Michigan. She is focusing her studies on primary education and Spanish, having reinforced her love of teaching and spending time with kids after volunteering for the teaching organization Outreach 360 in Jinotega, Nicaragua for two months last summer. She also volunteers for the local organization PALMA, mentoring children from the Ann Arbor area in English. In her free time she loves running, singing, playing the ukulele, traveling and scuba diving (especially with her best friend, Mads Turner).
Mark Middleton, intern, is a senior at the University of Michigan majoring in psychology and minoring in entrepreneurship. He was raised in Manchester, Michigan with his two brothers and sister, though his family is from Hilo, Hawaii, where he often visits to enjoy ample amounts of sushi and catching fish and waves with his cousins. He enjoyed playing football and baseball in high school, and now spends his free time cooking new recipes (pork with Marsala mushroom pan sauce is his current favorite, though he also enjoys making shake ‘n pour pancakes with Emma and Madeline), playing guitar, practicing martial arts and reading. After graduation, he plans to pursue a Master in Accounting degree at the Ross School of Business, as he hopes to work as a CPA or for a start-up company in the future.
Madeline Turner, intern, is a senior at the University of Michigan studying history and Arabic. She was born and raised in Ann Arbor, and has one older sister, Maren, who has also interned at Columbia! Madeline has enjoyed playing soccer (Emma’s cocaptain
at Skyline!) and riding horses throughout her life, and has spent much of her time in college volunteering for the University’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center, copy editing for The Michigan Daily and, most importantly, writing Columbia Asset’s quarterly employee newsletters. She also spent last semester studying in Amman, Jordan and traveling around the Middle East. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing piano, scuba diving (see Emma Hutton) and procrastinating on doing research for her senior thesis.