Membership Spotlight: Alison Hopkins
The fourth membership spotlight of the year is Alison Hopkins, a junior majoring in strategic communication in the public relations track with an advertising minor in content creation. This is Alison’s second year as a member of PRSSA and she is a committed member of our chapter. Alison can often be found participating in general body meetings and being an active member of the digital committee!
Here is a Q&A session with Alison:
Q: Where are you from?
A: I am from Northeast Philadelphia.
Q: Why do you love PRSSA? What do you hope to get out of it?
A: I love being a part of PRSSA because I have learned so much since I joined last year and it has really helped strengthen my understanding of what it means to be a part of the PR world. What I hope to get out of it is stronger connections with my fellow members and networking opportunities I wouldn’t have received otherwise!
Q: What have you done with the Digital committee?
A: In digital committee I have actively participated in the discussions we have had about content calendars, blog posts and website building as well as written for the PRSSA blog!
Q: What PRSSA events have you participated in?
A: I have participated in the mentor/mentee program! I made some great connections through my mentor and I’m glad to have been a part of it!
Q: What other TU organizations are you a part of?
A: I am a member of various student and community bands on campus, including the Temple University Diamond Marching Band! I love playing music and being a part of the band really helped me hone my skills. Additionally, I am an account associate in PRowl Public Relations. I love working with my fellow AA’s on our account to make it as perfect as we can.
Q: What is the coolest place you’ve ever visited?
A: I have had the incredible privilege to have been able to travel to many places in my 20 years. I have been to 7 countries and twice as many cities! My favorite, however, was when I went to St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands with my family and we went deep sea snorkeling! I got to live out my childhood fantasy of being a mermaid.
Q: Favorite social media platform and why?
A: I am in LOVE with Twitter. I’m constantly checking updates from my friends about their lives our shared interests. Moreover, I get a lot of my news from Twitter so I use it to keep updated on what’s going on in the world.
Q: Dream job?
A: There is an Austin, TX based production company by the name of Rooster Teeth that I have been a fan of for many years. I would love to be a part of their social media team because their feeds are so fun and well organized, plus they are great at engaging with fans through social and I would love to be a part of that!
To learn more about Alison follow her on social media!
Instagram: @adotthop (two t’s!)
This blog post was written by Caitlin Gemmi, Digital Publications Editor & Alison Hopkins, General Body Member & Spotlight Recipient.