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Meet the Author, Macy Moore

By Macy Moore ’16

Macy Moore '16, LAUNCH Communications Intern
Macy Moore ’16, LAUNCH Communications Intern

In high school, I decided it was my destiny to become a journalist. Born and bred an Aggie, Texas A&M was the only school I applied for my senior year. At the time, Texas A&M didn’t offer journalism as a major, but the telecommunication media studies major was the next best thing, and I declared journalism as a minor.

I didn’t really know what it meant to be a real journalist until my first couple of internships: one with Maroon Weekly, and another with Insite Magazine. Interviewing people not only exposed their passions and beliefs to the readers of the publications, but the experiences were eye-opening to me as I had the chance to sit down with incredible people in the community and learn about their lives.

Last summer, I interned with Austin Woman magazine as an editorial writer. I felt the same inspirational rush as I interviewed and wrote about the remarkable people of Austin, Texas. Surrounded by the colorful city filled with unusual companies and interesting businesses, I considered the idea of using my journalistic history for more than magazines and newspapers.

During my freshman year, I was so dead set on being a journalist that I didn’t really consider any other profession. At the time, I didn’t realize how well journalism goes hand-in-hand with marketing and public relations.

LAUNCH has given me a great opportunity to assist in their public relations efforts with the weekly bulletins, newsletters, and social media. In addition to that, I’ll use my journalism skills by writing and editing LAUNCH’s blog posts. I admire that the program reaches out to students to engage them in its progress, rather than exclusively using the voices of those who aren’t students. Through my internship with LAUNCH, I’ll gain real life experience with public relations, and I’ll learn how I can use my current skills in the process.

My goal is to use my assets for a company that shares the same values as me. With the magazine industry in a rapid decline, I realized the need to be more open-minded for my career path. As I’ve expanded my horizon to include public relations and marketing along with journalism and communications, my internship with LAUNCH will be very beneficial, and I’m so excited to work with the program and see where it takes me.

Macy Moore’s online portfolio can be found at http://macymoore.pressfolios.com.

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HUR Staff Spotlight: Annabelle Aymond

Honors and Undergraduate Research welcomes Annabelle Aymond, our newest Program Assistant! Her responsibilities include working with the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program, the Undergraduate Research Ambassadors and Explorations: The Texas A&M Undergraduate Journal.

Annabelle Aymond - Program Assistant
Annabelle Aymond – Program Assistant

Annabelle is from Houston, Texas and is one of the loudest and proudest members of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2014. She graduated in the spring of 2014 with a B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies and a Minor in Japanese Language.

Annabelle grew up in an artistic and academic household, learning the tricks of the trade—such as how printing works, how to take photographs and color theory—from her mother and grandmother. She got her real start after landing a position as photographer and sales associate at a local photography studio and went on to gain more experience with photographic composition, camera equipment, photo editing and more. When Annabelle was a sophomore at Texas A&M, she was accepted to be a part of Explorations: The Texas A&M Undergraduate Journal as layout designer and editor. Also during her time as a Texas A&M undergraduate, Annabelle worked for the office of Scholarships & Financial Aid as a Marketing Assistant where she developed her more formal creative marketing and web design skills. Unbeknownst to her at the time, her activities as an undergraduate would change her professional life forever by letting her interest in graphic design and advocacy for research develop into a profession.

Annabelle will use these skills and interests to make the office of Honors and Undergraduate Research more visible on- and off- the Texas A&M University campus so that students from any background are aware of the opportunities we provide.

In her free time, Annabelle does freelance marketing, design and photography. She adores her cat, Mauser, and enjoys music, technology, cartoons, as well as learning about topics related to astronomy, sustainable development and mental health.