In 2017, I had the opportunity to join an incredible team of students who are passionate advocating for our community and making Temple University the best it can be. Together, we ran for Temple Student Government as ConnectingTU. Through my role as a Communications Specialist, I helped with strategic messaging, media relations, social media and more throughout our two-week campaigning period. By the end of our campaign, we had reached over 1,000 Instagram followers, over 600 Twitter followers, and over 800 Facebook likes on our page.
Although we fell only a few votes short of winning the election, this experience demonstrated the importance of organizing talking points, monitoring news outlets, and working with others as a cohesive team.