Though a rose is a flower known for loveliness and grace, it also has thorns that make it tough, resilient and strong. I was named Victoria “Rose” after the women in my life that taught me how to epitomize the harmony of that dichotomy, and throughout my personal and professional life I have strived to uphold the namesake.
I was raised in a small town with only one traffic light about 45 minutes outside of Birmingham, Alabama and about 20 minutes from the closest WalMart… My small town soil fertilized my big dreaming and I believe those dreams can continue to become reality with some teeth-gritting hard work and a cheerful heart.
Characteristic of my Southern culture, I value thorough work, never meet a stranger and treasure meaningful relationships. I find it natural to know the heart of a community because I view interpersonal communication as an art and a science. As I grew up I also enjoyed helping my mom in the meticulous selection of the perfect centerpiece to compliment Maw-Maw’s fine china for our family dinner. Perhaps to some this detail is small and insignificant, but she taught me no detail was too small to matter when you’re doing work you love for people you love.
I am currently in my third year as a public relations and dance student at the University of Alabama where I maintain a 4.0 GPA. I am enriching my undergraduate degree studies with involvement in the Honors College program, the Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre and a specialization in technological and digital management. I will finish my degree in December of 2016 and study abroad on scholarship in the spring. I plan to split my study abroad time between Barcelona, Spain and Florence, Italy.
I possess continued interest in internships/ professional development programs and experiences to advance my skills in the public relations and dance fields.
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Words I Live By
“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you.” – Roald Dahl
“What we have here is a dreamer. When she jumped, she probably thought she’d fly.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Going in one more round when you don’t think you can, that’s what makes all the difference.” – Rocky Balboa
Books I Bury My Nose In
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
This Side of Paradise
The Tipping Point
Tall Blondes: A Book About Giraffes
Blogs I Follow
TV Shows I Get Caught Up In
Once Upon a Time
House of Cards
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt