Meet the Hippodrome’s Marketing Interns

The Hippodrome Theatre’s marketing interns are an essential part of our administrative team. During their semester here, these five university students will gain real-world arts administration experience while learning how to write compelling copy, design shareable graphics and create interesting content for social media and print publications.

Their energetic personalities and can-do attitudes light up the third floor of our building. (And you’ve definitely seen their smiling faces light up our Instagram account, too!)

Get to know the creative gals who have taken over the Hipp’s behind-the-scenes work:



Marketing Intern, Videography Focus

Hi! My name is Amanda Grohowski, and I’m a senior at the University of Florida double-majoring in telecommunication news and music performance. I have been playing the violin since I was 5 years old and have always had an affinity to performing. In college, I found another medium of performance in the field of communications that I just fell in love with. I am so passionate about creating media content for other people to enjoy involving arts and culture. I am thrilled to begin my marketing internship at the Hippodrome Theatre this fall to finally be able to merge my two passions of the arts and communications.


Marketing Intern

Hi! I’m Dani Esteves, and I am an avid consumer of coffee and musical soundtracks. I’m currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in public relations at UF. With my passion for the entertainment industry and creative outlets, I hope to one day inspire social change through the performing arts. I love working at Hippodrome because I get to enhance my skills through fun and creative work!


Marketing Intern, Public Programs Focus

I’m a third-year journalism and political science student at the University of Florida, and this fall I’ll be a marketing intern for the Hippodrome Theatre. I love using my communications skills creatively – I want everyone in Gainesville to be as excited about the Hipp as I am! My passions include storytelling, iced coffee and angst-filled feminist music.


Marketing Intern

I am currently a third-year public relations major + business management minor, and I am thrilled to be interning for the Hipp in the their marketing department. I am originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, but have been moving all of my life because my father is in the military! Currently, my family lives in Naples, Italy so I travel there every Christmas and summer. After graduation, I plan to pursue a one-year masters in management, and hopefully go on to work for a company that values their company culture and invest in their customers daily. I would absolutely love to work for Southwest Airlines in one of their many communications department, and I look forward to gaining valuable skills at the Hipp to reach my aspirations!


Marketing Intern, Graphic Design Focus

Hi, I’m Tho, a fourth-year, advertising student at the University of Florida and the new Graphic Design at the Hipp! Art has been an essential part of my life since I was a kid. I began with drawing, but now I also enjoy exploring the world through my camera lens. I believe the Hipp has something to offer for everybody, and I can’t wait to share it with you all!
P.S. I enjoy petting dogs, playing games with friends and looking at the latest trends in skincare.