A friend of mine in PR said this the other day. I thought about it and I see this is what I live by. I do not need to tell someone something just to get the smiles and satisfaction; I want to give them the real deal! You want drive? I’ve got it!
I am a recent graduate of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, with a degree in Communication and a concentration in Public Relations. I have found something that I love and that I am good at. I am good at making nothing into something! For example, I started with me. Here is more about my history.
I guess you could say I was never a bored student and I was always busy. In fact, I have always been involved in something. In high school, I was a journalist for our award-winning paper (later became an editor), color guard captain, flutist and an honors student. I also worked a part time job at a local fast food joint. I am from a small town in NC called Statesville. My dad is from Ecuador and my mom is from Charlotte, NC. People would definitely say I have the best of both worlds! After high school I went to a small college in VA for journalism and have been writing ever since. When I attended WCU, I was Editor in Chief at our local paper. After this job, I decided I wanted to do a little more then writing or editing; I wanted to go into PR and the rest is history.
I became a part of PRSSA and Catamount Communications, a student-run PR Firm. Later I was PRSSA PR director and Cat Comms Assistant Director. During this time, PR became my life. I worked hard and was rewarded with great results for our clients. I met great people and felt like I was in the perfect place in my life. Soon after all my hard work, I interned with Eric Mower and Associates. Currently I am working as a cashier at Food Lion and interning with another firm.
I love PR. I have a passion for this industry. I have been writing for six years and working in PR for three. One of the things that bring me happiness in life is knowing that my clients are getting results. I think of my clients as a part of my family and I never want to disappoint them or fail to give them what they want. I think of them before I think of myself. I want to be involved in all types of PR one day. I have experience in community relations, event planning (all aspects), brand management, media relations and journalism. I am currently more interested in community relations and media relations.
Just to sum everything up, these are the three words you will think of when you think of me: motivated, driven and passionate!
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