August Lah

Cultural Affairs Intern

August was born and raised in northern Minnesota. She received a BA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College and is completing her MA in American Studies at the University of Wyoming. Her free time is scarce these days, but when she has it she enjoys reading, exploring Wyoming’s great outdoors, and sleeping on the couch with her two cats.

Sara Kirkpatrick


In early September the Virgin Islands were struck by two category five hurricanes fourteen days apart. Today, the islands' infrastructure remains badly damaged and nearly 73 percent of residents are still without power. A student from the University of Wyoming was in the Virgin Islands when Irma, the first of the two hurricanes, hit.