MPS in Public Relations & Corporate Communications
Public Affairs Specialist, D.C. State Board of Education
Massapequa Park, NY
Now in my third semester in the PRCC program, I have enjoyed collaborating with classmates and professors. In my current role, I am charged with communicating the message and policies of the State Board of Education to various education stakeholders. My role is wide-ranging, as I manage all social media strategy, write all press releases and newsletters, handle all website/blog updates, and lead our media relations efforts. I have loved connecting with classmates and providing counsel on their roles, helping to provide tips on communications planning and social media strategy based on my work experience.
I moved here to D.C. five years ago with a goal of finding professional opportunities where I could serve others. After overcoming some personal challenges of my own, I was determined to find jobs where I could use my skills to help others better their lives. In my time here, I have lived in Wards 1, 2, and 4 and worked in Wards 5, 7, and 8. Not having a car, I spend every day commuting around the District. This allows me to interact with a variety of cultures and populations, which are experiences that I have cherished.