Life is funny. When I was in 3rd grade I wrote my first sports story. It was a fictional story that included all of my friends playing baseball. I literally wrote play by play, inning by inning. As my love for sports grew, I knew I wanted to be involved somehow. From a baseball player to basketball to even a wrestler, I always wanted to be involved. Truth is, I am not an athlete.
In high school I decided I would pursue a career in broadcast journalism. Being on camera was my dream. However after losing in the softball playoffs in a church league my good friend told me that I should pursue production. When I went back to college, I decided to take up video production.
Video production is my first love. It is the primary reason I landed a position at ESPN. During my time there I produced highlights for various shows, including SportsCenter. Eventually I would transfer to the social media department and it was there a found a new love!
Social media allows me to produce videos, edit photos and even talk trash when I want to. It also allows me to maintain contact with friends and family.
They say Friday the 13th is a bad day, but as a born again Christian, I do not subscribe to that. On Friday, January 13th, 2017, two hours after producing social media tweets for @HopkinsMedNews (follow us!), I learned that that account had won an award. For the first time in my professional career I won an award! I couldn’t believe it. After months of rebranding a the handle and developing strategies my team won the AAMC Group Award for Excellence in the Electronic Communications, C. Social Media category.” Being able to be apart of such a great team has been a blessing indeed. The NBA has its MVP awards, actors have their Oscars, and now my team can call ourselves,“Award-Winning social producers!”