Meet the 2012-2013 VP of: Internal Relations
Name: Theresa Ianni
PRSSA Position: Internal Relations
Hometown: Lyndhurst Ohio (Cleveland)
Major: Strategic Communications
Why you wanted to be on the executive board: I wanted to become more involved in PRSSA and give back to the organization what I have been given. I can’t wait to work with the rest of the exec board and the general board to make this year great.
How PRSSA has helped you: PRSSA has offered me so many tools to grow as a PR professional. I have gained social media, communications, and networking experience through PRSSA..not to mention I’ve made some great friends!
Why you chose to attend OU: I loved the campus when I came and visited, then I got into Scripps, and really there was no question. I was a bobcat !
PR experience: I’ve been an ImPRessions account associate for the past two years at OU. I shadowed marketing and communications employees at the Cleveland Playhouse my senior year of high school. I have been working with OU Intramural Sports social media for the past year, and will continue as the Student Director of PR/Registration this year. I am a social media intern this summer for an online media/marketing company called The Social Cities.
Advice for incoming freshmen: Take every opportunity you’re given and don’t be afraid to get involved. There are so many ways to get involved inside and outside of Scripps, and chances are you’ll make great friends AND grow as a professional.
Interesting Fact: I secretly love to sing..in the shower, in the car, wherever. I took voice lessons for 5 years and strongly believed I would try out for American Idol.
Hobbies: Shopping (shop-a-holic), hanging out with my friends, my IPhone (play me in scramble with friends), music and concerts, going for walks on the bike path.
Favorite OU memory: There are way too many great memories to just pick one. Everything from assembling a random kids futon before school started, getting lost at orientation and being late for a session with my future roommate, making my great friends, and spending Halloween up town to watching the homecoming day parade my freshman year and going to Chicago my Sophomore year has been amazing.
Where you see yourself in 10 years: I would LOVE to be representing my favorite baseball team, The Cleveland Indians, as a PR/Community Relations professional. But, being in Chicago, Boston, or Atlanta working for a PR firm or planning events would be absolutely amazing too. I also hope to be happily married and still keeping in touch with my great friends and wonderful family!