A Message from Jennifer

Every summer I hire a variety of interns to complete a variety of projects. The intern focus changes every year according to the specific projects that we are working on. But truly I love to bring on the summer interns for so many, many reasons and below are a few. One; providing high school and college kids a chance to have real work experience, learn about business, learn to voice an opinion and collaborate on ideas is something I feel is essential as a community business leader. Two: the interns are really smart and fun to work with. They bring fresh and flexible minds to projects and ideas. Three: they enthusiastically contribute to the essential work to growing our business Four: They have great energy and make the summers that much more fun. A Message from the Interns As TruKid summer interns, we work on marketing research, manage the company’s social media, engage customers with blog posts, contribute to product development, run demo days, lovingly package your TruKid summer orders, and so much more. These internships give us invaluable real world job experience, while exposing us to the ins and outs of how a business works. Over the course of the summer, we learn about effective advertising, the importance of communication, how to successfully set and achieve goals, and how to be a useful part of a complex and multifaceted organization. Our young minds and fresh perspectives are valued at TruKid, presenting us with a nurturing introduction to the working world. Here’s the Summer Team… (from left to right) 2016 Madeleine Madeleine currently attends Bishop O’Dowd High School where she is pursuing her interests in philanthropy and psychological research. While at TruKid, Madeleine wrote the creative copy for blog posts, email blasts, and social media posts. Additionally, she did preliminary FDA Research and assisted with shipping logistics. When not at work or school, Madeleine enjoys Track, Cross Country, art, and music. Madeleine’s favorite part of being an intern at TruKid was exploring a new writing voice and gaining exposure to and experience on platforms such as WordPress and MailChimp. Her favorite TruKid product is the Sport’s Sunscreen. Charlotte Charlotte attends University of California, Los Angeles where she studies Psychobiology and is considering pursuing a Pre-Physical Therapy concentration. This summer, Charlotte was in charge of several projects including the Mom Panel, Demo Days, FDA Product Research, and creating a company Wiki. Her hobbies include volleyball, hiking, music, spending time at the beach, and studying science and outer space. Charlotte’s favorite part of interning at TruKid has been having collaborative, innovative, and fun conversations with our CEO Jennifer about new directions and products for the company. Her favorite TruKid product is the Daily Sunscreen. Mecca Mecca is currently a student at San Leandro High School. In the future, she aspires to study criminal justice and sociology in college. This summer, she helped TruKid’s manage shipping logistics, filling orders, and customer care. Mecca’s hobbies include playing basketball and hanging out with her friends and family. Her favorite parts of the intern experience were developing a work ethic and meeting new people. Mecca’s favorite TruKid product is the Eczema Lotion. Elena Elena attends Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where she is studying Art and Design with a concentration on Graphic Design. This summer she brought her eye for aesthetics to TruKid where she redesigned graphical aspects of the TruKid website as well ideas for new product package design, email campaigns, catalogs, and more. When not working at TruKid, Elena enjoys cycling, hiking, and drawing. Elena’s favorite part of working at TruKid has been the people, and her favorite TruKid product is the Yumberry Bubble Podz. Jennifer CEO of TruKid. Caitlin Caitlin attends Elms College where she studies Nursing. Her passion for helping people came through at TruKid where she worked on customer care, filling and shipping orders, logistics, organization, and researching new warehousing strategies. Outside of the office, Caitlin enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Her favorite things about working at TruKid were completing a range of different tasks and collaborating with great people. Her favorite TruKid product is the Yumberry Bubble Podz. Jackson Jackson is currently a student at University of Washington where he is studying business. While at TruKid, Jackson worked on logistics, filling orders, and organizing the warehouse. When not at work, he enjoys playing sports, watching movies, and traveling. Jackson’s favorite parts of being an intern at TruKid include collaborating with friendly and supportive co-workers as well as spending time with the office dogs, Abby and Odin. His favorite TruKid product is the Watermelon Bubble Podz. Sebastian Sebastian studies Philosophy at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and, once he completes college, is hoping to develop his knack for strategic thinking in law school. During his time at TruKid, Sebastian assisted with packaging, labeling, logistics, customer care, and demo days. His interests outside of work include sports, music, and the moon. The thing he most enjoyed about his time at TruKid was getting to work with great people. Sebastian’s favorite TruKid product is the Eczema Lotion. Carl (Mooch) Carl majors in business at University of Oregon. His interest in business helped him this summer at TruKid, where he worked on packaging, labeling, transporting, logistics, customer care and demo days. Below, he is pictured at a demo day reaching out to customers and promoting the TruKid brand. One of his hobbies outside of work is basketball. Carl's favorite part of working at TruKid was the friendly and welcoming atmosphere, which made it easy to adjust to the working environment and get work done.