I was born on February 14, 1994 and on this day I was adopted by two of the greatest parents in the world. I am from Elberton, Georgia, where my mother was a teacher for 30 years and my father supervised a sector of the public works for the city. I attended Elbert County Comprehensive High School, where it was no secret that this small town girl had big time dreams.

 

I am a graduate of The University of Georgia with a Digital Broadcast Journalism Degree, Sports Media Certificate, and Spanish minor. All three of these elements are special to me because they encompass my love for story telling, world culture, and sports and entertainment!

 

I learned early in my college career that the most important thing in today’s industry is adaptation and versatility. Because of this, I have interned in the realms of marketing, advertising, public relations, and creative development.

 

 

ABOUT EMILY

My story is a little complicated in that while I was an only child my entire life, I have found and connected with my biological siblings who have given my life so much meaning. I’m a sister to Jarrod, Kaleea, Kyla, Kamron, and RJ. They can not go without mention because they are at the core of who I am. I have no choice but to live out my dreams for them.

 

I enjoy sports, traveling, and admittably Keeping Up With the Kardashians and all things entertainment. However my greatest passion is service. I’ve always wanted a career where I can lend not only my hands to serve others but share my stories and experiences. I want to inspire and instill that all dreams are attainable, no matter what small town you are from! It is so important to pay all things forward and I truly live by that.

 

Journalism is important to me because I understood early on that my story is special (I hope to write a book one day!). My hope is to inspire YOU to have the courage and confidence to share yours with the world.

 

“As you grow older you’ll discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself, the other for helping others”

— Audrey Hepburn

© 2015 by EMILY MCLANAHAN.

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