What’s on your desk?
Besides the organized chaos of folders and papers, there are a few sentimental items such as, the custom mouse pad with engagement photos, OSU tumbler showing my school pride, photos of my friends and family and the barely surviving peace lily that used to house my betta fish (R.I.P. fish).
My husband and I recently adopted a German shorthaired pointer puppy. We named her Roxy, and while she likes to chew on just about everything after being cooped up in a crate all day, she has put a new pep in our step to get out of the house and exercise. In fact, she is the complete opposite of our other dog, Molly the 10-year-old English bulldog. Molly enjoys sleeping in her crate and never being walked. They’re a comical duo.
How do you explain your job to friends/family?
I typically dive into a media relations example, “I inform the media about story ideas, whether that’s a community event or a new advancement in research. I provide reporters with the information they need to produce the story.” I follow up with an event planning example and end on a current client project I’m working on that they might think is cool. I do whatever I can to make PR relatable and keep the conversation going. I never want my job description to be a conversation killer. For some reason, working in public relations at an agency isn’t as familiar to people as working in communications for Thunder basketball.
Funniest memory of working at Anglin?
Probably the time when we tried to pull a prank on the newbies in the office. Lori was the only one with enough confidence in us and herself to follow through on the “tradition” that at Anglin PR we dress up as historical, patriotic characters and recite the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution for the Fourth of July. While we do go all out for St. Patrick’s Day and Halloween, we don’t for the Fourth. Watching her walk in dressed in a Martha Washington costume from her grade school play was priceless. Needless to say, she did not wear a Halloween costume that October.
Favorite vacation destination?
An all-inclusive resort in Mexico. Jon and I took the destination wedding route a year ago, May 17. We were married at Dreams Riviera Cancun with 45 friends and family members in attendance. That was the perfect vacation. How else can you get that many friends to agree to take a four-day trip to the same place or celebrate your wedding with guests for longer than four hours? I’d do it again in a heartbeat.