My name is Ali Grillo, a Marketing and Mass Communications student at St. Cloud State University with an emphasis in Public Relations, earning a Bachelor of Science in December 2016. I am very passionate about public relations, advertising and event planning, with aspirations of incorporating all of these aspects into a career in strategic communications.

For the past three summers, I have interned with Sue McLean & Associates, an independent concert promoter in the Minneapolis. I am currently still working for them doing social media, hospitality and inventory management. I would love to continue working for Sue McLean & Associates after I graduate. Media relations is an area I would also enjoy working in for a Public Relations agency, a good fit for my career.

I am the Events Coordinator for the St. Cloud State chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America. Itโ€™s very exciting to be taking on thisย executive board position to learn more skills, focusing this fall mostly on recruiting and building the SCSU chapter of PRSSA, to leave a solid group after I graduate. There is a PRSSA leadership conference that l will be attending in Minneapolis to gain more skills to be an effective leader, not only for PRSSA but also in a future career.

Fishing, interior design, baking, and rollerblading are a few of my hobbies. I also really enjoy spending time on Side Lake with my dog near Hibbing, and exploring the Twin Cities with my friends