about me

Hello, I'm Hollis! Let me tell you a little about myself.

Born and raised in the metro-Atlanta suburb of Cumming, GA, I am a small-town girl at heart. I love all things nature related, and would pick a quiet night with a mystery novel over a night out any day of the week. Growing up with my wonderful parents, my brother Jarrett, and my two furry brothers Hank and Max, family has always been important to me. I come from a long line of University of Georgia fans, so picking Auburn University was quite a change of pace in my family. I knew from my first Auburn tour in tenth grade that I had found a home away from home on The Plains.

I came into Auburn my freshman year intending to major in biology, dreaming of becoming a doctor. After a few too many science and math classes, I realized my passion had faded. I began researching new career options, and discovered public relations. Having always been a strong writer and a creative thinker, I took a leap of faith and changed my major.

Fast forward three-and-a-half years later, and I truly could not be happier. Public relations has given me not only a way to express my creative side, but also a way to hone in on my technical skills through coursework requiring research and coding. My experience with public relations has pushed my inherently introverted self out of my comfort zone, which I know will prepare me for a fast-paced and ever-changing career.

In addition to my public relations major, I am minoring in business. Through courses such as accounting, finance and marketing, I have discovered a knack for numbers and a desire to explore the inner-workings of all things corporate. My business minor has lead me to the pursuit of my next great endeavor: acquiring my Masters of Business Administration.

Though I do not know exactly where the future will lead me, I am embracing it with open arms. I am confident that Auburn has given me the skills, support system and the opportunities I need to succeed as a graduate student, and I am forever grateful to have “War Eagle” in my daily vocabulary.