As a small town girl from New Iberia, La., moving to the Big Easy was very nerve wrecking for me, but I have found myself to be right at home with the delicious cuisine, the historic French Quarter and of course, the New Orleans Saints. I decided to step out of my comfort zone and relocated to Houston, Texas to work with a team of dedicated sports professionals in planning and hosting the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four. In this position as PR/Marketing Manager, I was able to develop creative public relations and marketing strategies, campaigns and initiatives for one of the nation's premiere collegiate sporting events. After a record-breaking year with the Final Four in Houston, I was asked to join the Phoenix team in planning the 2017 Men's Final Four in Arizona as the Marketing and Community Engagement Manager.
A typical day for me includes social media management, maintaining our local organizing committee's website, assisting with sports bid assembly, creating graphics for our sporting events and event management. Each day brings new and exciting challenges, which keeps me on my toes. Since joining the sports realm, I've been fortunate to work on projects and events such as the 2014 NBA All-Star game, WWE Wrestlemania XXX, 2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl, 2014 Sun Belt Basketball Championship and the 2013& 2014 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl games, as well as bids to host major sporting events like, NCAA Men's and Women's Final Four.
Aside from my career, I love 90s TV shows, running and all things pink. I've memorized the prologue to the Canterbury Tales, assisted in media relations for a college bowl game and planned a 12-hour Relay in an attempt to raise cancer awareness. No matter the obstacle, I've always given 100 percent of my passion and drive and couldn't have imagined a better college experience.
I discovered my love for sports PR after listening to the former Director of Basketball Communications of the New Orleans Pelicans, speak on his job and day to day obligations, during a Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) meeting my junior year of college. Since then, I've worked to establish myself as an experienced, young professional. I've been fortunate to hold internship positions with The Sports and Entertainment Group, working with over 30 NFL athletes on their personal brands and marketing campaigns and the LSU Athletic Department, working as a marketing intern for football, Men's and Women's Basketball and Women's Soccer.
In May 2014, I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication from Louisiana State University, with a concentration in Public Relations and minors in Business Administration and Human Resource Education.