Greetings from Guatemala

Hello, I´m a student in IMC 619 at West Virginia University, a course on emerging media and marketing. Though I´m located in Guatemala at the present time, I typically live in West Virginia and work as a reporter. It´s an interesting job, and I get to do a lot of cool things — like go to Guatemala, for instance — but I´ve always been interested in marketing and PR, too. For that reason, I decided to educate myself further at my alma mater by enrolling in the Integrated Marketing Communications program. It´s been an eye-opening experience so far, and I look forward to learning more in class and on this blog this term. Specifically, I hope to eventually parlay my IMC education into something health-related. In the past two and a half years, I´ve lost about 60 pounds and become a health nut. It´s a passion that I´ve become dedicated to in my personal life, and I´d like to transfer that to my professional life, too, if possible. But we´ll see.

Other facts about me:

  • I’m a 26-year-old female, originally from southeastern Ohio.
  • I graduated summa cum laude from WVU in December 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
  • I live in sin with my boyfriend of more than 3 years — an arrangement I’m quite content with, I might add — and we have a Rottweiler/German Shepherd/Lab mix named Zeke. He’s our baby.
Zeke, who was named for Jerry West. When West came to WVU for college, his nickname was "Zeke from Cabin Creek."

Zeke, who was named for Jerry West. When West came to WVU for college, his nickname was "Zeke from Cabin Creek."

  • I may be the worst driver ever, and I’m terribly accident-prone — whether I’m in a vehicle or simply walking down the street. Case in point: I managed to fall down some steps at a recent assignment, and my knees are still covered in bruises.
  • I love the color purple — not the book or the movie, just the color. Given a selection of colors to choose from — for anything — I’ll usually pick some shade of violet or the closest thing to it.
  • I enjoy watching sports and working out, probably too much. I’m a WVU fan, of course, but I like to watch MLB games and UFC fights, too. The first thing I do when I turn on the TV is flip to ESPN.
  • I love to read — anything and everything. My favorite thing to do is curl up on the couch with a good book or a the latest issue of Rolling Stone. And I would choose that over the TV any day.

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One response to “Greetings from Guatemala

  1. bloo2010

    Hi Cassie!

    Guatemala sounds pretty exotic when comparing it to WV. Hope you have a great experience.

    You will have to tell me how you managed to live so healthfully, when I can’t seem to resist chocolate!

    Looking forward to your blog!


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