October has brought our chapter wonderful opportunities and members who were excited to enjoy all we had to offer. Meet our two latest membership spotlights- Alee DeRenzo & Annie Himsworth!
Annie Himsworth is a Junior majoring in Communication Studies on the Advertising & Entrepreneurship track. Annie is from Trappe, Pennsylvania and transferred to Temple University from the University of Louisville.
Alee DeRenzo is Junior/Senior (Transfer) student from Allentown, Pennsylvania. Alee is a Strategic Communication Major with a PR Concentration.
Here are some questions I asked to get to know Annie & Alee better:
Why do you love PRSSA?
Annie- I wanted to learn what public relations is all about and I thought it would be an awesome networking opportunity.
Alee- I love PRSSA because it is a great way to connect and network with people who have the same interests as me while also providing me with professional experiences in the surrounding Philadelphia area.
Which committee are you in?
Annie- Community Relations and Fundraising. So far I helped prepare for the bake sale and I worked the table with several other members.
Alee- Community Relations and Fundraising. I do a lot of writing for PRowl and by joining this committee I am able to immerse myself in the Temple community as well as the greater Philadelphia community. The bake sale was a great success and all proceeds went to Philabundance, in support of their food bank which serves the Philadelphia and Delaware Valley regions.
PRSSA events you’ve participated in?
Annie- I go to the fundraising events like Blaze Pizza, I helped with the bake sale and I attend weekly and committee meetings.
Alee- I baked for our Philabundance bake sale and helped work it during Temple’s homecoming week. I walked the AIDs walk, which brings awareness to the Philadelphia AIDs epidemic and I am also in the process of figuring out the logistics behind a supplies drive for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.
Other Temple organizations you are in?
Annie- I am also involved with Athletes Helping Athletes, Love Your Melon and I made the club field hockey team.
Alee- I am a Junior Account Executive at PRowl Public Relations.
Annie- I am not sure what I exactly want to do yet, but I was thinking about working in a marketing or advertising corporations. I want to find out more about non-profit organizations as well.
Alee- To be in charge of the public relations and digital content management for a company within the beauty industry. I have a passion for makeup and PR so in a perfect world, I would be in a position that satisfies both of those passions.
Favorite social media platform?
Annie- I am in the process of making a LinkedIn. To stay in touch with family members and friends, I have a Facebook and an Instagram.
Alee- Twitter is my favorite way to get the news and keep up with circulating memes, while Pinterest is the place where I plan out all the unrealistic meals and organization tactics I think I will have time to accomplish!
Coolest place you’ve visited?
Annie- I visited my old teammate that is from Madrid for 3 weeks this past summer. We traveled to Barcelona, Paris and all around Madrid with her family. I immediately fell in love with their culture and cannot wait to visit again.
Alee- I went to Turks and Caicos this past summer and loved it! It was probably the most beautiful place I have ever been, but I think my favorite place is San Francisco. I am a city girl through and through and I fell in love with the lifestyle and culture in San Francisco when I visited with my family a few years back.
Congratulations to our latest membership spotlights! Be sure to follow Annie & Alee on social media.