Mourn, Adjust & Evolve: MAIP 2020 Goes Virtual

It was nearing midnight in Ethiopia and I was sitting in the middle of my family room anxiously refreshing my email. It was selection day for the Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) and I was a finalist. After a grueling application process that took months, I would finally learn whether or not I was selected…

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HP’s Leading Ladies on Holding True to HP’s Core Values in Times of Crisis

In the midst of a global pandemic and a human rights movement, the United States has reached its tipping point. Many brands have been addressing the racial injustices and while some were authentic and action-oriented, many fell short. My local PRSA chapter hosted HP’s Chief Brand and Communications Officer Karen Kahn and HP’s Chief Diversity…

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Diversity and Inclusion? We Love to See It

When I submitted my application for the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Foundation Travel Grant sometime in June, I knew it was a long-shot. The grant allowed 10 multicultural students nationwide an all-expenses-paid trip to Austin, Texas for the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) National Conference. I applied anyway. In August, as…

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