Intern Spotlight: Stephanie Gaytan

As a rising junior at The University of Alabama, Stephanie Gaytan has found her passion for PR while studying public relations, Spanish, and business. Hailing from Mexico City, there is no one better to ask when you’re in need of menu recommendations. Stephanie has found her way down South and is loving all the opportunities Alabama has to offer.

At The University of Alabama, Stephanie has been involved in several different organizations on campus. She is a member of Capstone Men & Women, the official ambassador group for UA, a senator for the Student Government Association, vice president of Alabama Greek Missions, public relations chair for her sorority, and a production assistant for Crimson Tide Productions. Free time is not a common word in her vocabulary, but she wouldn’t have it any other way because she firmly believes in getting what you work for and not what you wish for.

Stephanie has gained invaluable experiences through her roles with these different organizations such as planning and executing a fundraiser to raise a minimum of $10,000 annually, creating and monitoring ample social media accounts for thousands of followers, and persuading at least 100 prospective students and parents to join the roll tide family every week at UA.

These experiences pushed Stephanie to look for an internship in order to become more plugged into the world of public relations, which is how she landed at Black Benak’s door. She is loving the southern feel in the office and will be busy over the summer creating branding strategies, social media content, graphic designs, and executing events.

This summer, you can find Stephanie exploring the Birmingham area and making plans to cross skydiving off her bucket list. Steph is a lover of great music, food, people, sports, and fashion, and on the rare occasion that she does get some free time, you are guaranteed to find her binge watching Scandal and thinking up ways to become the next Olivia Pope. 


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Posted on May 26, 2016 .