VP of Public Relations and Marketing
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Major: Media Studies
Minor: Human Development and Family Studies
What is your favorite thing about your position?
I love working on Alpha Chi of the Week and making the personalized blog posts. It’s such a fun way to highlight girls in the chapter and get to know them better! However, my favorite part part of my position over the last year was making the Recruitment videos with Condra Lee Carter, one of my friends in Alpha Chi! I loved filming the girls throughout the week and capturing their fun personality and excitement.
What have you learned since being in this role?
Being on exec is very much a team effort. Nothing ever just happens. This role has made me appreciate all of the little things and events we put on. It is so cool to work with girls so passionate about what we do, and willing to help in any way to make our chapter better.
What is your favorite movie and why?
"She’s the Man" is my favorite movie! It’s so funny and I can watch it a thousand times without it ever getting old. I also played soccer growing up and appreciate her dedication to the sport.
What is your favorite thing about Greek life?
I've learned that the relationships formed within the Greek system are very important. It's so cool and unique to have a network of women who will help and support you. In terms of events, I love a good social and formals are my favorite. I also appreciate how Auburn Greek life is very inclusive. I'm so thankful for all the close relationships I have with girls in other sororities and that our letters don't define us.
What is an interesting fact about yourself?
I was actually born in Guam and lived there for the first six years of my life. My parents were missionaries and plated two churches. I will always be an island girl and I hate the cold. That’s why I appreciate Auburn’s warm weather!
What's your favorite thing about game day?
Dancing to songs from the Jumbotron. And the occasional rushing of the field. War Eagle!!
Where would you like to live when you graduate?
I'm not exactly sure, but I've always thought Nashville would be cool, or Malibu or Charleston. I don't want to live in a giant city, but something in the middle would be cool!
Chapter Relations and Standards
Hometown: Spanish Fort, AL
What has been your favorite Alpha Chi social and why?
I always look forward to War Damn America every year! It is the first social we have after we get back from Christmas break, and it is so fun to be reunited with everyone after being separated for a month. People always go all out with the theme, so it makes for a really great event.
What has been the most rewarding thing you have done at Auburn so far?
When I was a sophomore, I was part of a club called Auburn Mentoring Program. The program pairs college students with a student at a local elementary school around Auburn, and the college student mentors the child. I was paired with a 7 year old boy, and we ate lunch together every week, and we would play board games and read books. We would celebrate holidays together too, like Halloween and Christmas, and I was able to bring him candy and presents. He found joy in the smallest things, and that brought so much joy to my life.
What's your hidden talent?
I'm not sure if you would call this a talent, but I can rap every single word to "All the Above" by Maino. So when they play it in before the fourth quarter at football games, I have my own little hype up in the stands as the team does on the field. People that don't know me probably think I'm crazy. It also makes for a really good song to get you through a workout, too.
What's a life lesson you've learned since freshman year?
Don't take life (or school) too seriously. You only have four years in college, and you have to make the most of your time here. Go to every swap, social, and event there is. Take random road trips with your friends at the last minute. If you're having a bad day, eat some ice cream. I promise it makes things better. Sacrifice sleep to make memories. And most importantly, know it is okay to laugh at yourself when you mess up!
If a dance move was named after you, what would it be called?
The Bailey Byrne It Down. I'm not sure how it came about, but my friends gave me this nickname in high school. I am honestly not that great of a dancer, but I pretend to be anyway, so the Bailey Byrne It Down seems pretty fitting.
What are you most looking forward to next year?
Well, I am currently trying to pretend that I don't have to be an adult in the real world with an actual job next year. Four years at Auburn has gone by way too fast! I can't begin to imagine what post-grad will be like without all of my friends in one place, and I know my pledge class is going to have some of the best reunions, so I am really looking forward to those. Whether its football games or beach weekends, I know that we are going to have the best time reuniting and catching up with each other and seeing where life outside of Auburn takes us.
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