I am a student, intern, manager, ocean lover and chocolate connoisseur. I enjoy learning about media relations and social media strategies. Currently in my junior year at the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication (“SOJC”), I am finding my passion and drive to become a critical thinker and potential influencer.
Originally from the sunny paradise of Hawaii, people often ask why I gave that up for 40-degree weather and rain for 3 months straight. The answer is simple. Oregon was the perfect fit. With a stellar school of journalism, strong athletic department and some of the best breweries in the world Oregon was everything I wanted. Attending school 3,000 miles from the only home I had ever known was a risk, but one that I thank myself for taking it every day.
At the end of my sophomore year, I became a social media intern with the UO athletic department. I manage social media accounts and publish fan content for one of the most popular teams in the country. I am personally responsible for capturing fan reactions, live tweeting games and posting to GoDucks snapchat. My tweet about Dillion Brooks making the winning shot against UCLA got over 2,000 impressions.
I am also an operations manager at the UO Student Recreation Center, a $50 million project that serves more than 6,000 people a day. In this role, I oversee daily operations of the facility as well as supervising student staff. In addition, I assist with hiring and training new employees.
As I am nearing the end of my schooling and looking towards the future I have a few additions to my bucket list. Drive the coast of California, spend another summer in London, go to a CFP National Championship, run out of an NFL tunnel (preferably with a team), and have a career, not just a job.