Alumni Spotlight

Julie Brown

  • Where are you from?

    I’m originally from a small mining town in southern Arizona (population 3,600).Julie Brown

  • When did you graduate?

    May, 2014

  • Why did you decide to major in Communication and concentrate in PR?

    I, like most freshmen, didn’t know what I wanted to be when I “grew up”. But I did know that I wanted to major in something broad. With PR, I knew I would have options; if I wanted to work in the fashion industry 10 years down
    the road or for a non-profit company, like the Critter Connection, I could do so.

  • What is one thing on your bucket list?

    I want to travel the world. If that doesn’t happen, I’ll settle for most of the world. 

  • What is your favorite food?

    Coffee. 

  • What is your favorite movie?

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind


  • What words of advice would you give to current students majoring in Communication?

    Develop genuine relationships with your professors and classmates; you will see the value in these friendships long after graduation. Learn the basics of Photoshop and Illustrator, take a marketing class that isn’t required for graduation—these are the things that will get you a leg up and set you apart from your competition. Read. Read. Read.

    Feel free to reach out to me via social media (@julie_brown14) for more educated guidance.