Meet the 2018-19 E-Board

 

Brittany Battista, President 

 

Major: Public Relations

Minor: Marketing & History

Year: Senior

Favorite Spot On Campus: The Children’s literature section of the library has the best seats to relax and study in during a break between classes. A peaceful oasis on campus and a nice break from the typical classroom. 

Why PRSSA?: I joined PRSSA after finding my passion in Public Relations after over a year as an undecided major. I lacked any true involvement within the University before PRSSA and joining this organization has been one of the smartest choices of my academic career. PRSSA has brought me ample opportunity for professional development, enhancement of my education and has also helped me forged many new friendships. 

Future Goals: While I haven’t pinpointed a “dream job” just yet, I plan to find my calling within Public Relations by getting my feet wet in a variety of different internship and employment opportunities to get a better understanding of where I truly belong in the industry. 

Fun Fact: This summer, I interned in Nashville, TN, for the Grand Ole Opry!

Favorite Quote: “In a world where you can be anything, be kind.” 

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Taylor Nash, Vice President of Member Relations

 

Major: Public Relations

Minor: Marketing

Year: Senior

Hometown: Pinckney, MI

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Why PRSSA?: I joined PRSSA because my professor told me to; which ended up putting me in an organization that is truly beneficial to my career path! Joining PRSSA has opened so many doors in networking and building the skills that I need to jumpstart my future goals.

Future Goals: To have fun working at a unique job that I love.

Fun Fact: I lived on Mackinac Island for the summer of 2019 for an amazing internship!

Favorite Quote: "'You miss 100% of the shots you don't take'-Wayne Gretzky" -Michael Scott

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Owen Tague, Vice President of Finance

Olivia Blackmer, Vice President of Special Events

Quinn Tapp, Vice President of Social Media

Major: Public Relations

Minor: Nonprofit Administration

Year: Senior

Favorite Spot On Campus: I don’t have a particular favorite spot on campus, but when the weather is nice during the spring and fall, I love finding a spot on campus to study outdoors, like outside the library or near Alexander.

Why PRSSA?: I joined PRSSA for the career development opportunities and the chance to get involved on campus and interact with like-minded students.

Future Goals: In the future, I would like to apply what I have learned through both my major and my minor and pursue a public relations career in the nonprofit sector. My dream job would be one within an animal welfare and/or conservation organization.

Fun Fact: I spent the past summer interning with the Detroit Zoological Society, the nonprofit organization that runs the Detroit Zoo.

Favorite Quote: “No rain, no rainbows” 

 
 
 
 

Brandon Scott, Vice President of PR and Marketing

 
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Eastern Michigan University is a comprehensive, co-educational public university in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The university was founded in 1849 as Michigan State Normal School.