PRSSA Position: Publications Committee Leader
Hometown: Carleton, Michigan
If you won the lottery and never had to work again, how would you spend your time?
If I won the lottery, I would spend all of my time cooking and then exercising to work it off—two of my favorite things. I never get bored with trying new recipes, ingredients and cooking styles. I also love to feed people, which definitely keeps my roommates happy. During any time I wasn’t spending in my second home (the gym), you would find me in the bowling alley. Competing in a PBA bowling tournament would be a dream come true.
If you could start any new club or organization on campus, what would it be and why?
Our campus definitely needs a coffee lovers club. Or a chocolate lovers club. Or how about a gourmet coffee and chocolate lovers club? I don’t know about you, but I’d go.
What on-campus (including the strip) cuisine is your absolute favorite?
Midnight Sushi—when you crave it on random weekdays, you know the addiction is real.
Who is your spirit animal?
My spirit animal, without a doubt, is Megyn Kelly from Fox News. She’s smart, feisty and not afraid to speak her mind. On top of that, she is absolutely stunning. My life goals are to basically do my job as well as Megyn Kelly does hers.
What has been your best learning experience in college, either in or out of the classroom?
So far, my best learning experience has been my independent research with Dr. Chris Vargo. We are studying the way that consumers interact with messages that brands put on Twitter. It involves hours of scrolling through my Twitter feed, reading and analyzing tweets and laughing at some crazy hashtags. This is definitely my most hands-on experience in public relations so far, and I also love that it is something so new that it has almost never been studied before.
What inspired you to choose PR as your major?
I came into college with the hard-set goal that I was going to become a journalist. With everything I had done in high school, that’s the career path that I thought best suited me. As a journalism class assignment, I went to cover a PRSSA meeting. I realized as I sat through the meeting that I was in a room full of people just like me. Public relations was what I actually wanted to do; I just never had a name to put to it until that moment.
What would be your dream job after graduation?
Oh gosh, I really couldn’t tell you! I’ve never had experience in public relations in the real world. All I can say now is that through internships I want to sample it all—corporate, agency and everything in between. By my senior year I should have a much better answer to this question
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