Communication & Leadership
Class of 2020
How are you using the skills that you learned at Moody in your current position?
Since graduating, I’ve practiced my communication and leadership skills through civic engagement. I’ve advocated for issues I’m passionate about, helped lead a rally, and even took part in demonstrations at the Texas Capitol. I served on a city commission, did field/campaign organizing, and volunteered with organizations like the Austin National Organization for Women @AustinNOW and @JoltTX.
I’m currently an Associate at The Bingham Group (IG @binghamgroup), a lobbying firm that represents and advises clients on government and public affairs here inAustin. My communication skills have definitely come in handy as forming interpersonal connections, effectively conveying information, innovating, and collaborating are vital to this position. My firm is heavily involved in the community and it’s been such a treat!
I’m also a creative and do photography, writing, and music on the side. I’ve found myself using concepts I learned at Moody to create content that sparks emotion and tells a story.
What advice do you have for #TEXASMoody students?
It’s okay to not have your life figured out! Treat your time as a student like a buffet, try a little bit of everything that peaks your interest until you savor experiences that spark joy within you, then explore those more deeply. I’m honestly still taking this approach to life and it’s been a rewarding journey.
It’s okay to not have your life figured out! Treat your time as a student like a buffet, try a little bit of everything that peaks your interest until you savor experiences that spark joy within you, then explore those more deeply.