Meet the Intern: Dalton Lamberth
We’re pleased to welcome Dalton Lamberth to WCO this spring! Learn a little more about him and his role at WCO.
Role: Special Events and Communications Intern
School: George Mason University
Hometown: Sharon, Oklahoma
How did you first hear about WCO and why did you decide to apply?
WCO Executive Director Dr. Ursula Kuhar gave a lecture in a graduate arts management class at George Mason University. The next day, I heard from many of my friends about the passion and drive she displayed, and at the time, I was looking for an internship for the Spring Semester. After hearing the rave reviews of the new director, I decided to learn more about WCO. As a undergraduate music major, I have always enjoyed opera, and as luck would have it, WCO had an internship opening. I interviewed with Ursula and knew I wanted to be involved with the organization. I am excited about the way WCO is growing and am proud to be working with such a dynamic staff.
What does a typical day in the office look like for you?
I come in with my large 7-Eleven coffee and open up my inbox. The morning is a sweeping, caffeine-fueled work craze of event planning, bouncing around newsletter ideas, making phone calls, and checking in with the staff. The office layout is absolutely wonderful: it is set up in such a way that collaboration flows easily, and it helps that I have wonderful co-workers! The afternoon usually entails a quick jaunt out for lunch, then back to the office. We brew up a pot of coffee and get ready for the next round of work and opera.
What is your favorite opera?
Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute); the first opera I ever saw!
What are you passionate about?
I am a huge book nerd. I love reading and dedicate at least 30 minutes a night to it. You will often see me on the metro with my earbuds in, however, chances are I’m listening to a book instead of music.
Tea or coffee?
Coffee during the day, tea in the evening.
What are some of your favorite places in Washington, DC?
I have only lived in DC for about 1 ½ years and am still discovering all that the city has to offer. I enjoy people-watching on the National Mall, trying out new restaurants along U Street, and attempting to get a glimpse of Bei Bei at the National Zoo.
Tell us a fun fact about you.
When I was young, I used to be a bit of a daredevil. In 3rd grade, I was rollerblading and ended up horrifically (and embarrassingly) tripping over a crack and breaking my right arm. Two weeks after my cast was removed, I was running through the house, tripped, and proceeded to break my left arm. All in all, I have learned to get as much calcium as I can and avoid tripping!