I am a recent Drake University graduate, with degrees in public relations and politics, driven by telling stories, building relationships and asking why. I am fascinated by space (I may or may not still want to be an astronaut) and hold a deep personal love of theatre.
Theatre is a major part of my life. I participated in theatre in high school and constantly work to keep it a part of my life through interning at Des Moines Performing Arts and the Des Moines Community Playhouse. My love of theatre was solidified one summer when I had the chance to participate in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the world’s largest arts festival. There I learned the importance of telling stories through theatre and the variety of ways that could be done. My love for theatre and for PR stem from the same place: a passion for telling compelling stories.
My passions don’t stop at the stage, though. On any given football Sunday you will most likely find me wearing my Randall Cobb jersey anxiously watching my Packers and frantically texting my family about the game. Being a Packers fan runs in my family: my grandparents attended the second Superbowl, which the Packers won.
For the past three years, I have been an active member of Drake’s Public Relations Student Society of America which has provided me with a multitude of opportunities. My sophomore year I served on the Speaker Committee for Drake PRSSA’s regional conference, Expect the Unexpected. The following year I was elected to the Communications Chair for the Chapter, running the organization’s social media pages and corresponding with members through email. For the past two years, I have worked with other Drake PRSSA members to deliver Chapter Development Sessions at the PRSSA National Conference.
My family is incredibly important to me. Staying in touch with my parents, Mike and Heidi, my sister, Casey, and my brother, Jordan can be difficult though. Thankfully, we have a hilarious group chat featuring gifs from my dad, pictures of my adorable neice and everyday updates.
|Food:||French fries or doughnuts|
|Musical:||The Last Five Years|
|Drink:||Coffee or wine|
|Movie:||It’s a Wonderful Life|
|Book:||Any Harry Potter|
|Vacation Spot:||A small lake in Wisconsin that my family has been going to for over 50 years|
|Dream Job:||Astronaut or Leslie Knope impersonator|
|Musician:||Ed Sheeran or Ben Howard|
|Football team||Green Bay Packers|