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Member Spotlight: Karissa Gornick

Updated: Oct 17, 2018

Meet our first member spotlight of the fall 2017 semester- Karissa Gornick!

Karissa is a sophomore majoring in Strategic Communication (Public Relations Concentration) with a minor in Political Science and a certificate in Mandarin Chinese.

Hailing from Yardley, Pennsylvania, Karissa has been a member of PRSSA for two semesters and is a member of the newsletter committee.


Here are some questions I asked Karissa to get to know her better:


Why do you love PRSSA?


I love PRSSA because we’re all connected by Klein and have similar interests with what we want to do in our lives. It’s so empowering seeing all of these people around me who want to pursue their passions through their majors. PRSSA is a space I feel welcomed in.


What PRSSA Events have you participated in so far?


PPRA’s Networking 101. I made connections with PR professionals that without PRSSA I otherwise never would have made. It was an amazing opportunity, but even more amazing was how much closer I felt to the PRSSA members who went, too. I felt like I definitely bonded with the group of girls I went with because of how nervous yet excited we all were.


Are you part of any other student organizations?


I’m a member of the Iota Chi chapter of Alpha Xi Delta


What is your dream job?


My dream in life is to evoke social change. Ideally, I’d love to work for UN Women’s strategic communications team. Everyday wouldn’t feel like work because gender equality is something I’m very passionate about.

What is your favorite social media platform?


Instagram. I love getting to see highlights of my friends’ lives and share moments of my life, as well.


What is the coolest place you’ve traveled to?


Oberammergau, Germany. It was like a beautiful town straight out of a storybook.


Follow Karissa on social media! 

Instagram- @karirigornick       Facebook & LinkedIn- Karissa Gornick


This spotlight interview was conducted by Joei DeCarlo, Director of Public Relations.