As a Drake University student, I found passion in the fields of marketing, advertising, and communications. This is because Drake’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication creates a well-rounded set of coursework, which allowed me to learn about each major area of communications as whole. Advertising is my official major because I love focusing on how to reach the consumers through creativity. I believe social media, digital marketing, and print ads are vital for the success of any company.

I am highly motivated by an insatiable curiosity and a competitive environment. I work well both independently and as part of team. In fact, I believe both qualities are necessary for optimal success. Working as both a leader and a follower I have experienced the roles first hand. I’m a great communicator who loves to interact with people and I’m always eager to learn new things.

I believe that in a competitive world, you’re only as good as the people that surround you, but it takes more than a well-organized team to succeed; you also need to have a vision.

I’ve been a member of the sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma since my freshman year at Drake. Through the last four years, Kappa has allowed me to grow as a person, and it has given me really great opportunities in the community through philanthropy and networking. Along with the great opportunity Kappa has brought me, it has also really showed me what true friendship looks like. I have made friends that I’m confident I will have for life through this amazing organization, and Drake’s Greek Life in general.

When I’m not studying or working, you can find me at the gym, listening to country music, hanging out with some friends, or binge watching a Netflix series. I would say I am happiest when I am with people I love on a beach soaking up some sun. I plan on doing a lot of traveling throughout my life. I already have a bucket list full of places I’m dying to see including the Maldives, Bora Bora, New Zealand, and Barcelona. As you can tell my travel list is mainly consisted of places with beautiful beaches.

If someone were to ask me what the greatest challenge in my life has been this far, I would tell them “getting my appendix removed in Rome, Italy”. I’ve never felt so frightened and alone in my entire life. When your doctors don’t speak English and you don’t speak Italian… it is terrifying while going under the knife. Luckily, I made it and I never plan on leaving an organ in another country again.

I check my email at least 10 times a day, so shoot me an email at hopeheller1996@gmail.com if you’d like to chat!


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