We are excited for you to meet Mary Casino, our Digital Media Intern who will be helping us with social media content and strategy! Mary is currently a student at Butler University pursuing her Doctor of Pharmacy with a minor in marketing. She’s already on the go, implementing fun new ways for us to engage with you all! Learn more about Mary:
Where are you originally from?
What made you decide to go to Butler?
I decided to go to Butler on a whim for the academic programs, but fell in love with the unmatched community of care. Butler is a small school where I can thrive academically yet it has an urban feel in the heart of Indianapolis that excited me. Four years later, I couldn’t have made a better choice and I found my home (don’t tell my mom and dad). Go dawgs!
Where is your favorite spot to go in Indy?
It’s hard to pick just one from tacos at Bakersfield to concerts at Klipsch to basketball games at Hinkle Fieldhouse but the IMA at the head of the funky bones watching the sunset behind the trees and the water is a place of pure bliss for me.
I would get coffee with my 13 year old little brother sitting on the big black couch at Quills Coffee on 9th Street with a salted bourbon caramel latte in my hand and a hot chocolate in his chatting about life and middle school drama (probably using phrases that I’m too old and not cool enough to understand!).
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough” because my biggest accomplishments have been knee deep outside of my comfort zone.
I am super excited to be a part of the Passport in the Arts series! My heart has always had a place for the arts and I’m thrilled to experience what Indy has to offer.
If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
I wish I actually had this super power as a college student, because I would use it to read a few books that have been on my reading list, eat ice cream while catching up with friends, and if I still had time, I would bake my mom’s world famous pistachio cake.
Would you rather visit the world 100 years in the past or 100 in the future and why?
100 years in the future, because I’ve always wanted to see if I can fly like in Back to the Future or have an invisible cloak like Harry Potter. Technology has come so far in my lifetime, sky’s the limit! In 100 years, beyond dreaming of technological advancements, I’m curious to see the growth of Indianapolis, hopefully Quills coffee and my favorite spots on the canal are still in town!
Every year since I can remember, we visit the race track for Father’s Day with my family. I’m originally from Chicago, so the race track always refers to horses not racecars (I’m converting slowly though!). With a hot dog in hand, I’ve ridden ponies and cheered on race horses with my family. Some kids grow up going to football games, I went to the races.
What is something you like to do “the-old-fashioned-way”?
I love writing handwritten to do lists! I love technology just as much as another millennial, but there is something very fulfilling about physically crossing off items on pencil and paper.
You’ll definitely be hearing from Mary soon, as she’s already got some blogs in the works! Stay tuned…