About Annie: Annie Ricks is a Junior at the University of Utah currently studying Strategic Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations. She has a love for writing and planning, hence why her choice of career is a corporate level event planner. Her goal is to one day work for Vogue as an event planner but in the meantime is hoping to complete a PR internship somewhere on the East Coast. She has a passion for meeting new people, learning, and immersing herself in other cultures. So much that she lived in London for 4 months in 2017 and discovered that traveling is one of the most rewarding gifts you can offer yourself. In the summer of 2015, she travelled to Ecuador with Choice Humanitarian where she worked in less fortunate schools and visited local families. She is the Director of Philanthropy for her sorority and works closely with the Make a Wish Foundation. In fact, in the Fall 2017 semester, she helped raise $9,000 for the Make a Wish Foundation. Annie was also one of 35 collegiate women chosen to attend the Fall 2017 Flagship Session of the Nancy Walton Laurie Leadership Institute of Chi Omega where she was trained on how to be a resilient individual in the workplace, the home, and the community. She loves to give back wherever possible and she has a zest for life and making connections with people.
To read a sample of Annie’s writing, click here. To read her reflection blog, click here.