Madison Commons Interns

Assistant Editing Intern / Isabel Garlough-Shah

Isabel Garlough-Shah is the Assistant Editor Intern for Madison Commons. In this position she has edited print and audio stories about city life in Madison and surrounding communities. She is on the Madison Commons team because of her passion for informing the public, especially on stories about unseen people and places that are important to present to the community.

Engagement Intern / Lilly Freemyer

Lilly Freemyer is the Engagement Intern for Madison Commons. As the Engagement Intern, Lilly manages all of our social media accounts and publishes the weekly newsletter  “All Points.” She joined Madison Commons to learn more about Dane County and the wonderful people that make up the community she has called home for the last four years.

Platform & Content Intern / Lauren Lessila

Lauren Lessila is the Platform and Content Management Intern for Madison Commons. In this position, she has rebuilt the logo and website, produced a new brand image and optimized each story with SEO tools. She is on the Madison Commons team because of her passion for journalism and her belief that being well-informed on the hyperlocal creates strong, productive communities.

Visual Intern / Hannah Ernst

Hannah Ernst is the Visual Intern for Madison Commons. Her role includes setting up shoots, choosing photos for stories, and photographing subjects and events around Madison and surrounding communities. Hannah is thrilled to be a part of this team as she is passionate about photography and contributing to her community.

Sports Intern / Andrew Balko

Andrew Balko is the Sports Editor for Madison Commons. He has covered various high school athletics throughout Dane County and writes feature stories about sports events in the area. Andrew is a part of the Madison Commons team to help grow his professional resume by publishing work as well as getting field experience covering live events.