News Intern - Summer 2017
Kayli Wren is a rising sophomore at Brown University, considering majoring in English and International Relations. She loves writing in all forms, including fiction and speech writing. Having grown up in the Charlottesville-Albemarle area, she is especially excited to help tell people’s stories with Charlottesville Tomorrow. At school, she is a Co-Editor in Chief of a student-run literary magazine, and volunteers with a group combating homelessness in Rhode Island. She also worked as a staff writer for the Brown Daily Herald and has published her short stories and poetry with various literary journals. In her free time, Kayli enjoys hiking, listening to music (especially on a record player), and playing cards.
What makes Charlottesville-Albemarle special to you?
The food, the people, and the sights. From Marco and Luca’s to Flaming Wok to Bodo’s, Charlottesville never fails to deliver amazing meals. Charlottesville is incredible in that it is large enough to offer many possibilities, while still being small enough that I’ll run into people I know during every trip into town. The hikes all around Albemarle provide endless weekend outings, and I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of seeing the mountains from the top of Old Rag or Humpback Rock.
Most looking forward to about working at Charlottesville Tomorrow?
Becoming more deeply involved, learning what matters to people here, and sharing those interests and dilemmas with the broader Charlottesville and Albemarle community.
Ultimate Charlottesville Saturday?
Meeting friends at The Villa for brunch and ordering hot chocolate, pancakes, and hash browns. A trip to Daedalus Books is a must, and I would enjoy a matinee at Violet Crown, on the Downtown Mall. I’d grab take out from Thai Cuisine and take a sunset hike up to Humpback Rock to finish the day!
Favorite arts and culture venue in Charlottesville and away from Charlottesville?
The Jefferson is a favorite place of mine to listen to favorite and new artists. Both my first and most recent concerts were at that theater. Visiting the Renwick Gallery in D.C. was an incredible experience last spring, and I’d happily return.
Most interesting trip away from Charlottesville?
I had an amazing time traveling with my family to Exuma, in the Bahamas. Perhaps the highlight of the trips was swimming with wild pigs. They were friendly and hilarious, but trampled me when I ran out of bread to feed them in the water.
What’s still on your bucket list?
I would love to hike a good portion of the Appalachian Trail, maybe starting in Virginia and heading north. Seeing the Northern Lights and a serious attempt to write a collection of short stories are also definitely on my list.