Hi everyone, I’m Ella! I am a junior at Grand Valley State University working towards my degree in Advertising and Public Relations with an emphasis in Advertising, and a minor in writing. As my first full year of activities begin with Grand Valley’s PRSSA, I hold the position of VP of Programming. Additionally, I practice as an Account Associate for the GVSU GrandPR team. To add to the excitement, I have been accepted into Grand Valley’s NSAC team eager to start preparing for competition in the spring.

I am more than excited about the PRSSAIC 2020 conference in California. Mostly, I am relieved to finally make my way out to the west coast and see what all the buzz is about. More importantly, I’m looking forward to the relationships I will build with not only her PRSSA team but other members from across the country.

In my free time, you can find me at one of the many coffee shops in the surrounding Grand Rapids area studying, drawing, and finding new ideas on Pinterest! I have a passion for design and aesthetic appeals as I plan to work for an interior design company in the future. My hopes are high as I aim to someday be an interior decorator and share the appeal with all of my clients. As a Yooper, I plan to move away and experience a new setting after I graduate, however, I must always be by some freshwater lakes. To me, clean and clear water to swim in is a necessity, not a want.