Meet the Intern- Kara De Bruin, Sponsor Relations

May 25, 2021
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Hello! I am Kara De Bruin and I recently started as the Blue Ribbon Foundation’s Sponsor Relations Intern. I am so excited to be part of making the Iowa State Fair happen and to work with all of the incredible sponsors who help make it possible.

I graduated from Truman State University earlier this month with my bachelors in communication, with an emphasis in public communication and a double minor in photography and environmental studies. While there I was involved in Lambda Pi Eta, a national communication honors society, and was the service chair for Cardinal Key, an honors and service organization. As the service chair, I was able to coordinate volunteers from our organization with service events in the community.

My hometown is Pella, Iowa where I grew up on my family’s farm raising cattle and growing corn and soybeans. Showing animals and projects through 4-H at my county fair and the Iowa State Fair had always been a highlight of my summer. From photography projects to bucket bottle calves, I have done a little bit of everything the fair has to offer. Even though I have since graduated, I am not ready to stop being involved with the Fair just yet. This is just another reason I am so excited to be working for the Blue Ribbon Foundation. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to use my current experience and gain new skills this summer, all while helping to coordinate one of my favorite events in the state!