By: Emily Gagnon (@_emgagnon)



My name is Emily M. Gagnon. I am a junior majoring in advertising and public relations while minoring in digital studies. I am the VP of Alumni Relations for GV PRSSA, and I am involved with Grand Valley State University’s own nationally-affiliated, student-run public relations firm, GrandPR. I am currently an intern at Experience Grand Rapids, as well as at Steelcase. Through these commitments I am constantly learning new things and growing as an individual.

If there was one piece of advice I could give to someone it would be to get involved. Get involved with an organization that you are comfortable with and passionate about, yet challenges you just as much. I love having the chance to collaborate with other people, to learn from each other, to build relationships, and to get a glimpse of life from a new perspective.

As VP of Alumni Relations for PRSSA, I lead the APR Alumni Relations Committee. Together, we work to build engagement between APR alumni and current students. One of the ways we do this is by organizing networking events. Our next event will be a tailgate mixer before one of the football games, so be sure to stay tuned for when you should stop by and strike up a conversation!

During my free time I love to expand my ever-growing list of pastimes. Biking, rollerblading, kayaking, reading, cooking, quilting, crafting, snowboarding in the winter, and playing beach volleyball in the summer are just a few of my favorites.

At 21%, Instagram is the most used app on my phone, and it comes as no surprise because Insta is my favorite social media platform.

I truly appreciate you taking the time to read this little blog about me and for your interest in GV PRSSA. Please feel free to reach out to me so I can learn a little bit about who you are, too.

Anchor up, Lakers!



Emily is a junior at GVSU majoring in Advertising and Public Relations with a minor in Digital Studies. She loves collaborating with her peers in PRSSA, GrandPR, and the APR Alumni Relations Committee. In her free time, Emily likes to stay active and try new hobbies. Her favorites include playing beach volleyball, snowboarding, rock climbing, and swing dancing.