Hi! I’m Bita Adel-Zadeh and I’m currently a rising senior at Brentwood School. I’ve grown
up in the Pacific Palisades my whole life with my parents, Fay and Ben, and am so excited to be interning with the Palisadian-Post this summer.
In school I tutor underclassmen, work with teenagers who have intellectual or developmental disabilities, am involved in student council, and will be co-captain of Brentwood’s volleyball team next year.
Outside of school I spend my time volunteering as a patient transport assistant at the Ronald Reagan UCLA hospital, raising money for various charities with the National Charity League, and creating digital art through the lens of photography and illustrator. My favorite thing to do with my friends in the summer is run to the Palisades local supermarkets and grab snacks and head down to Will Rogers beach for a sunset picnic and swim.
I love the sense of community that the Palisades shares and am always excited to see friendly faces and share conversations everytime I grab a coffee or get my hair cut.
Again, I’m so excited to work with the Post this summer and even more excited to be emerged in our community!
My name is Jared Hamm, I have lived in the Pacific Palisades from the day I was born and hopefully for the rest of my life. It has such an amazing community and I am glad to be interning at the news center of it all the Palisadian-Post.
One of my favorite things to do is play and watch football, my favorite team being the Los Angeles Chargers. In addition to sports I have learned many instruments over the years, including violin, piano and clarinet, while I’m currently learning bass guitar. My favorite pastime would be watching TV and allowing it to turn me into a mindless drone, helping me forget everything around me.
I attended Marquez Elementary and Paul Revere Charter Middle School, and will soon be a freshman at Pali High. Being able to learn from these schools and their wonderful teachers got me interested in writing, sparking the idea to intern at the Post.
From my several years of school, going from a kindergartener to a high schooler, an important lesson I have learned is to always try everything, no matter what. This motto has always helped me improve as a person as well as giving me many interesting stories to tell. This has allowed me to be able to say I have no regrets.
I hope I will do the community proud when I intern here at the Post, and that it will improve me as a person and a writer.