Tell us a little bit about yourself
I am a double major in public relations and English studies at Illinois State University. I am an honors student, a leader in the community, and also work with University College as an academic peer advisor.
Why did you decide to major in public relations?
I decided to study public relations because I love the idea of serving as a liaison between an organization and its publics. I enjoy working in a collaborative team setting.
How did you become interested in PRSSA?
I knew that ISU PRSSA was the best way for me to gain experience with all of the different aspects of public relations. With PRSSA, I have the opportunity to learn event planning, writing professionally, and work with real clients.
If you could work any job, what would it be?
If I could have any job, I would work with Vogue International as a public relations professional or stylist for photo shoots.
Do you have any hobbies outside of ISU PRSSA?
As for hobbies, I love to read. I almost always have a book in my hands. I am a political activist in the community on the weekends, bringing social justice to the foreground of peoples' minds.
Who do you look up to the most?
The person I look up to the most would be Audrey Hepburn. Hepburn did many amazing things with her life (including her work with UNICEF and other humanitarian projects) with confidence. I aspire to be a powerful, humble woman like her.
Where do you see yourself after you graduate?
After graduation, I see myself working at large agency doing public relations or internal communications in a corporate setting.
What are your responsibilities in ISU PRSSA?
Within ISU PRSSA, I am the development committee manager. I oversee a committee of around 30 people that help plan fun, creative, and lucrative events for Chapter.
What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind at ISU?
I want to leave behind a legacy at ISU that shows if someone works harder than all the rest, puts in the extra time, and chooses to pursue only the things they loves, they can accomplish all of their goals. No matter what road blocks fall in their way, they can do it.
Questions composed by Hope Fairchild
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