PRSSA Position: Fundraiser Committee Leader
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
If you won the lottery and never had to work again, how would you spend your time?
I love to shop and travel. So if I could do those two things for the rest of my life, I’d be perfectly happy. I’d want plenty of good company by my side, so I’d definitely spoil my friends and family and make the most of every memory we could create together.
If you could start any new club or organization on campus, what would it be and why?
I think it would be cool to start a UA music festival organization. It would be fun every year to work toward hosting an on-campus music festival, showcasing local Tuscaloosa or student singers and bands. Maybe even have a couple teaser shows leading up to the festival. Of course, there would also need to be some awesome food trucks and other activities in attendance to the festival. I just love music and to dance, so as much of that action as possible! I also think a lot of the students at UA would really enjoy the event and a chance to show their talent.
What on-campus (including the strip) cuisine is your absolute favorite?
I crave Buffalo Phil’s Fingers of Fire and their curly fries on the regular. They’re ridiculously good. But in the fall a Rock-N-Roll sushi restaurant is opening up, which could easily take the top spot.
Who is your spirit animal?
My spirit animal goes back and forth between Beyoncé and Christina Yang.
What has been your best learning experience in college, either in or out of the classroom?
My greatest learning experience in college so far has been my JN 311 class. In this class, I was not only taught how to write a compelling story, but I also had the chance to participate in writing a profile story with the Selma Times Journal. It was for a special publication celebrating the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday. It was an awesome experience where I worked in collaboration with other writers and an editor to create a celebratory publication remembering Bloody Sunday.
What inspired you to choose PR as your major?
I’m a little embarrassed to admit this but my curiosity in PR first began after I watched an episode of “Sex and the City” and Samantha Jones said she was in PR. I wasn’t exactly sure of what PR was at the moment but it always stuck with me. I soon did some research and found that many aspects of the PR field really resonated with me as a career I wanted to go into. Fast forward two years later and now I couldn’t have chosen a better major!
What would be your dream job after graduation?
I daydream way too often to really focus on one exact “dream job,” but I really love fashion, and my minor is Italian, so working in PR for an Italian fashion company in-house would be pretty incredible, maybe even Dolce & Gabbana or Max Mara. One thing I know for sure is that I must work in the city. I have high hopes that I’ll move to New York, Atlanta or maybe even London to work in either entertainment or fashion. I definitely want to live abroad if possible for part of my career.
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