I am Sierra Abbott, but you can just call me Sierra. I am 19-years-old, and I am in the second semester of my sophomore year at the University of Oklahoma. My major is public relations and my minors are Spanish and nonprofit organizational studies.
There are various organizations on campus, and I am lucky enough to be a part of some incredible groups with wholesome people. I am a member of Alpha Phi, Public Relations Student Society of America, Soonerthon Exec, Lindsey + Asp, and I am the Editor-in-Chief for OU’s Odyssey community.
I am luckily enough to have my home where my family is and a home away from home here in Norman. I grew up in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and I still live there. My home away from home in Norman is the beautiful Alpha Phi house where I currently live with over 80 of my sisters.
My biggest motivators are my supportive family members and my incredible friends. I would not be where I am at today without them. They constantly push me to dream big, never give up and to be the best version of myself. I am incredibly thankful for their endless love and support. I hope that I can make them proud in everything I do.
One of the things that I love more than anything is writing. I love writing because it helps me escape reality, pour my heart out, connect to others on a deeper level and hopefully even make a difference. I started writing for fun, but during my freshman year at OU I decided to become a Content Creator for Odyssey and create my own blog. I started out thinking that nobody would care about the things I was writing about, but I was thoroughly surprised when I started getting feedback from people other than my parents.
Another thing that I have a big passion for is public relations. I started my time at OU as a journalism major, but I changed to public relations the second semester of my freshman year. Public relations stood out to me because it encompasses a variety of things I enjoy: writing, meeting new people, social media, and other things. I love that public relations practitioners have the power to really change the paradigm the public has of various companies and organizations.
I am excited that I have the opportunity to grow my skills and learn new skills during my time at OU. I am eager to learn more about the public relations world and network with my incredible colleagues and professors.
If you have any other questions about me, feel free to ask!