Greetings Boulderites and visitors alike, my name is Lee Yamakawa and I am Downtown Boulder Partnership’s new Marketing and Communications spring intern. I am currently a senior at the University of Colorado Boulder, majoring in Communication with a minor in Leadership Studies.
As someone who has lived in ten different cities, two of which were in a different country, I can say, quite confidently, that Boulder is just an awesome place with an infectious and positive energy that's just inescapable. With the Flatirons as it’s background, Boulder honestly looks like it belongs as a screensaver option on laptops. Way back when I was living in Las Vegas, Nevada trying to decide what college I wanted to attend, I actually stumbled upon CU by Google imaging ‘pretty college campuses’ and I haven’t looked back since. Now, I’m not going to lie to you, I definitely am not the person that comes to mind when you think of a typical Boulderite. The thought of rock climbing makes me just a tad bit nauseous, I have no skills whatsoever when it comes to snowboarding or skiing, and whenever I think I can bike anywhere, I remember that I have the attention span of a goldfish and will probably end up getting run over. My lack of athletic ability though, makes me somewhat of an expert on downtown Boulder.
During my four years here, I have eaten and shopped my way through downtown like a mad woman on a mission. I will happily wait two hours for brunch at Snooze, blow my paycheck on a new pair of pants from Haven, and ‘that pink drink’ from the Bitter Bar is my kryptonite, I honestly cannot physically say no. Even though I am not a cyclist, Full Cycle and their Tune Up Bar is my new favorite spot to just hang out, it helps that their kombuchas on tap makes writing papers a whole lot more fun for me.
I absolutely love downtown and everything it has to offer, so much so that I’m here almost everyday, just walking around and maybe procrastinating just a bit. Yet I am still discovering new things. Downtown is deceptively large, but I am determined to experience it all before I graduate and I’m excited for you guys to be along for the ride!