My mother likes to tell people that I started talking at a very early age and she’s still waiting for me to stop. This is an exaggeration that is largely based on fact. Communicating has always been something I’ve done well. It began with the talking and grew into so much more: a full-blown addiction.
It went from excelling in my English classes through school to choosing public relations as my major. Then I wound up in a journalism internship in Italy. I didn’t know the language going in, but my communication addiction and love of learning got me to a basic understanding and ability to speak by the time my 5 months there came to an end.
In May of 2013, I graduated and moved to Sacramento to gain experience in PR, publications and special events for nonprofits. In the three years since receiving my undergraduate degree, I have gotten my communications fix both recreationally and professionally.
My career in Sacramento was a constant communications fix. It went from over a year of non-profit marketing and special events to two years in healthcare communications. For fun, I ran a Meetup.com group for young adults new to the area and looking to meet people, volunteered my time for event planning and communications efforts with non-profits, and wrote about various topics in my blogs.
I now live in Denver and get my communications fix at DU’s Daniels College of Business, where I am pursuing my Master’s of Science in Marketing. I’m excited to gain more experience in marketing and hope to move into a more strategy based role after graduation. I would love to bring my career around to match up with one or more of my passions, which include but aren’t limited to: cancer awareness and patient/survivor support nonprofits, craft beer, and events management.
At the moment I can’t see where my communication addiction is taking me, but I’m looking forward to the ride. I have no plans to kick this habit, and even if I did, there’s no such thing as Communications Anonymous.