PRSSA Position: Vice President
Hometown: Allentown, Pennsylvania (like the Billy Joel song)
If you won the lottery and never had to work again, how would you spend your time?
I think I would probably still work! Whether that’s in a corporate/agency setting or more nonprofit-based, I’d find a way to use my skills and passion for PR to benefit others. Oh, and I would travel. A lot.
If you could start any new club or organization on campus, what would it be and why?
I would start a Study Abroad Alumni club! Sounds cheesy, but it would give people an outlet to talk about “remember that time in Spain/London/Paris...” without everyone around them rolling their eyes. We’d also plan fun trips and activities near school to keep the sense of adventure alive!
What on-campus (including the strip) cuisine is your absolute favorite?
Hmm... the late-night studier in me says Jimmy Johns, but I think I have to say Midnight Sushi at Surin. Sushi just tastes better at midnight with your friends!
Who is your spirit animal?
Mindy Kaling/Leslie Knope. I think Leslie Knope is one of my spirit animals because she's so invested in what she cares about and is extremely enthusiastic (to the point of being silly/ ridiculous) about achieving her goals, no matter what it takes to do so. I think Mindy Kaling is because she is the type of #girlboss that I aspire to be, with the sense of humor and crazy pop culture references that I share.
What is your secret addiction?
HGTV TV shows and Kinder Bueno bars. (I could watch/eat those all day, errday.)
What has been your best learning experience in college, either in or out of the classroom?
The best learning experience I had in college was studying abroad and taking a Publicity & Propaganda course (taught in Spanish) with my curriculum. My professor really focused on the Spanish & European roots of PR and propaganda and pushed me to think beyond what I knew and to embrace other perspectives. The semester as a whole taught me a lot about who I am as a student, young professional and global citizen.
What inspired you to choose PR as your major?
I was raised by two journalists and wanted to write but wanted to be different. I had a love for exploring new things and experiences, and I found that PR was the perfect opportunity to share stories and information with a variety of different people all over the world.
What would be your dream job after graduation?
I think my dream job would be one that empowers me to continue developing skills and embrace the world around me. I think (though I’m still figuring this out!) a dream job would be to work for Radio City Music Hall, an airline/international hospitality company, or the Times Square Alliance.
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