PRSSA Position: Director of Public Relations
Hometown: Ardmore, Alabama (Huntsville area)
If you won the lottery and never had to work again, how would you spend your time?
I would spend my time brunching all over. I want to find the best mimosas, pancakes, grits and huevos ranchos this world has to offer. Although it would be really hard to beat the huevos ranchos from Enid’s in Brooklyn, New York.
If you could start any new club or organization on campus, what would it be and why?
I would start an organization similar to the blog Bitches Who Brunch. (I worked with one of the “Bitches in the City” this summer, and she gets to brunch twice a week. Where do I apply for that job?) We would go to different brunch spots every week and write reviews. It would be the most fabulous club ever.
What on-campus (including the strip) cuisine is your absolute favorite?
Does Taco Mama or Hooligans count as the strip? Because those are definitely my favorites. If not, I’d settle for Moe’s. I mean who doesn’t love queso?
What is your secret addiction?
I love drinking hot lemon water with local honey. It’s almost better than coffee, but without the insane caffeine kick.
What has been your best learning experience in college, either in or out of the classroom?
My best learning experience in college has been preparing for the NASCAR pitch for Capstone Agency. Working with what you have with who you have in a little time frame, yet still producing an amazing pitch is exactly what agencies do most of the time. When you get a large account wanting a pitch, you pretty much drop everything for that account. I also got a wide variety of experience being the leader of that team, including writing, designing and pitching. I learned a lot of the different corners of public relations in a three-week time frame, and I actually loved it. If there's any way to learn anything, it's throwing yourself in the deep end and learning to swim.
What inspired you to choose PR as your major?
I was walking through the Ferg fountain area when they were setting up for an event during my freshman spring semester. Being on the pre-pharmacy track was not my thing, and I saw a woman with a clipboard organizing the event with a color-coordinated day schedule and knew I needed her job. She was the PR director for the organization. I’ve never looked back.
What would be your dream job after graduation?
While working at Ketchum this summer, they allowed me to be the sole intern working for the new business team. I worked below the most incredible people for two weeks on a new business pitch that we ended up winning. Putting together a pitch in two weeks is absolutely insane… but oh the high you get from seeing the final run-through.
All blogs are written by general members of UAPRSSA and Capstone Agency.