How old are you?
I was born June 10, 1994, so I’m currently 23.
What camera do you use?
Most times I just use my iPhone 6s, but I also have a Canon Rebel T5 that I use for more planned shoots.
Who takes your photos?
Melanie Foster takes my fashion photos. She’s amazing!
How did you get into PR?
I got into PR because I had been blogging for so long! A friend in my sorority was in PR, but she was the year above me, and she convinced me to give it a shot as a freshman. I was an English major, then I thought about Professional Writing before finally landing on PR with a minor in Communication in my second semester of my freshman year. Lucky for me, I knew the area I wanted to be in and I had a friend that helped me find the perfect fit. Plus, Gaylord College at the University of Oklahoma is one of the top journalism schools in the country!
Tips for working in PR or marketing?
Write and READ a ton. Read different types of newspapers for different writing styles. Write a lot to find your style and voice. Know your AP style. Use your online resources and social media as an advertisement that you are a bright, well-read, level-headed young professional. Follow PR and marketing websites like PR Week, AD Week, PR Daily, etc. to stay up to date with the industry. Network everywhere you go and send thank you notes after interviews.