Welcome our intern, Brooke!

Welcome to #teamME! Tell us a little about yourself.

Hi everyone! I’m going into my senior year at Central Michigan University majoring in integrative public relations and minoring in event management. I’m so excited to see what knowledge and experience will come from my time spent with the MurphyEpson team. I’m from Michigan, so I have to show some love even in the buckeye State… Go Blue! Anyways, on most days you can find me spending quality time with family, hanging out with friends or binge watching the next hot series on Netflix or Hulu (Yes, I have both).

OK, now it’s time for some rapid fire.

If you could have a cup of coffee with anyone, who would it be?

Mindy Kailing for sure. She’s a writer, actress, comedian, and producer. You may know her as Kelly, from The Office or Mindy, from the Mindy Project (my latest binge-watching obsession), I admire her authenticity, passion for her work, and most importantly the relatability/ability of her characters to always make me laugh. I think our coffee date would be full of insightful life tips and laughter; lots and lots of laughter.

What’s your spirit animal?

Hmmm … honesty, I’m not sure. I decided to leave it up to a quick quiz on the internet because what could go wrong? Drumroll please …  I’m a wolf! What it means to be a wolf: “The power of the wolf brings forth instinct, intelligence, appetite for freedom, and awareness of the importance of social connections. When the wolf shows up in your life, pay attention to what your intuition is telling you.” Actually, very impressed by this answer.

What was your first email address? (Don’t be shy.)

Shoeluver11@hotmail.com … Yes, I’m still a “luver” of shoes. 

What was your first job?

Sales Associate at Aéropostale. I used to love those matching sweat suits.

What’s the next country you want to travel to?

Italy, I’m planning to study abroad for a semester next spring!

If you were a Crayola crayon, what would your name be?  

Golden Yellow. I absolutely LOVE the color yellow. It instantly brightens my day and I try to leave a little of that brightness everywhere I go.

Where did you go to college?

This fall I will be a senior at Central Michigan University. Fire Up Chips!

Phew. What a doozy. Catch your breath and tell us what you do at MurphyEpson.

I’m the communications intern this summer for the #teamME. I’m getting exposed to just about everything PR. I’m sitting in on team meetings, assisting in creating content for social media, proofing print pieces, and learning the ins and outs of client meetings. I love the exposure offered here and hope I can assist all team members.

What do you do outside of work?

I’m a big family gal. Quality time with family and friends is where I spend the majority of my time. I also love to get outdoors when the weather is nice riding bikes, walking around the new city of my summer home or reading a good book. You can sometimes find me trying to perfect my cooking skills or when they fail trying different restaurants throughout Columbus.

MurphyEpson has cultivated quite the culture of philanthropy. What’s your favorite way to giveback to the community?

I really enjoy volunteering at organizations or schools that work with children and adults who have special needs. I love creating connections, watching their accomplishments, and doing anything to see them smile.  

You’ve got one day in Columbus. What do you do?

Well, I am not from the area, so I will give it my best shot. I would start my morning off by going to the Fox in the Snow coffee shop. I’ve been told they have the best iced coffee. Then I would browse the shops and galleries in the Short North. Next, I’d grab some lunch at a place known for their burgers and go see an evening Clippers game. Once the game was over, I’d find a fun karaoke bar, embarrass myself at my own amusement, and get a few late-night apps!  

Give us a note you’d like to end on.

“if you were born with the weakness to fall you were born with the strength to rise”  – Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

Awesome! To learn more about Brooke, connect with her on LinkedIn

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