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Haylee SigafooseHaylee Sigafoose joined Susan Davis International (SDI) as a fall intern in September. She’s attending Alma College with a major in New Media Studies, and on track to graduate in December. She is also studying at the Washington Media Institute.

Haylee likes to thrift and sew. She will often buy vintage clothing that has been torn or damaged in order to renew it.

Raised in Ithaca, Michigan, Haylee is very passionate about traveling and has visited a  many countries including Italy, Malta, and Mexico. In the United States, she enjoys traveling to hike and see the outdoors in places like Utah, Colorado, and Arizona.

Before she heads out on her next adventure, here’s more about Haylee:

Which country would you most like to visit?

Thailand has been on my list for quite a few years now. They have amazingly beautiful mountains, waters, and above all, architecture. I have heard endless stories of good food and an interesting culture. I would love to visit within the next 5-7 years.

What is your opinion on social media? Good or bad for society?

I believe social media can neither be good nor bad for society. It contains moments of both while also falling under a million other categories. Social media can connect the world in ways unparalleled by anything else, leaving room for new ways of compassion, communication, entertainment, education, and so much more. However, it also creates spaces for hate, bullying, and false information, all of which can become extremely dangerous. More than anything, social media requires a give and take relationship. It is up to the viewer to read, research, and make sense of the information that has been dropped in our laps.

What do you think will change as we reopen in a COVID-19 world, personally and/or professionally?

In terms of personal and professional life, it is obvious that we see and interact with people a lot less. Although I do like the occasional “work from home” day, I encourage, and I hope that people do more to reach out to one another. It is important for people, companies, and communities to stay interconnected in a world such as this.

What is your favorite country to visit, and why?

My favorite country is Italy. As a sophomore in college, I was able to spend 10 days  in Rome, Florence, Pisa, and Cinque Terre. I wish to go back someday so I can see all the things I missed.

How do you get your news and stay informed?

I tend to read news articles on my phone rather than watch the news. Occasionally, I will wander into Twitter to see the varying opinions on a topic.

What is it about your work for SDI that you find most rewarding?

The thing I find most rewarding and exciting about SDI is the variety of clients. Each one is unique and keeps everything so interesting.