Tell us about yourself.
I am a junior public relations major, born and raised in Bloomington, Ill. I have one younger brother Grant, who is a freshman at Heartland Community College. I go to Illinois State University full time, nanny during the week and have worked at Victoria’s Secret for two and a half years. I am a typical Type A personality who loves to be busy. When I have nothing on my agenda I don’t know what to do with myself. Thankfully, that rarely happens.
Aside from PRSSA, are you involved in any other groups or RSO’s?
I am the secretary for the College of Arts and Sciences Council, and I am also currently on their Budget Committee.
Do you have any internship positions or career-related jobs?
I don’t have an internship this semester. I am focusing on the CAS Council and my teaching assistant position for Karla Huffman’s COM 268 class.
What are some things that you enjoy doing in your free time?
I love to read and run. But let’s face it; I love my quality time with Netflix just as much. I am a huge movie buff. My favorite movie of all time will always by “Man on Fire” with Denzel Washington. My friends make fun of me for being a walking IMDB. If you see an actor on TV or in a movie and can’t pinpoint how you recognize them, I can probably tell you exactly what he or she has been in. It’s a meaningless obsession, but it’s my meaningless obsession and I love it. Spending time with friends is a priority of mine but I’m also very adamant about making sure I have alone time to clear my head and meditate. Meditating while I run or do yoga helps me to control my inner Type A monster and make way for new writing and public relations ideas. I also dedicate a lot of my free time to my family. We are very close and like to do things together whenever possible.
Tell us one interesting fact about yourself.
My only interesting fact is that I have been to London to visit the set and meet the cast of “Harry Potter” through my brother’s Make-A-Wish. It was the most incredible experience I’ve ever had and I will never forget it.
Do you have a favorite blog or social media site?
My favorite social media site would have to be Twitter. I love that one tweet can spark a worldwide conversation where everyone can connect and share thoughts. I think it is a huge asset to public relations practitioners and has changed the way the world shares ideas and opinions.
What are some of your career aspirations?
My biggest aspiration is to get a job position in international public relations. I love the idea that publics all over the world influence each other through trends and social media. I would love to go to another country to get other perspectives and experience international public relations on a larger scale.
Questions composed by Calysta Will
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