Emma Hawes is a public relations practitioner. Currently, Hawes is working as a social media freelancer while obtaining her M.S. in communication from Purdue University’s online program. In December 2014, she obtained her B.A. in communication with concentrations in journalism, broadcasting and public relations from Mississippi State University. In college, she worked as a freelance broadcasting technician where her tasks varied from utility, stage manager, production runner and parabolic microphone operator for shows that aired on ESPN and SEC Network. She also served as VP and Historian of her school’s PRSSA.

Hawes loves to blog for different organizations during her spare time. In the past, she has blogged for BuzzFeed Community, LinkedIn Pulse, Waxing UnLyrical and BurrellesLuce. Her favorite shows include Mad Men, Gilmore Girls, Community, The Wonder Years, Entourage, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, 30 Rock, New Girl and her personal favorite Parks and Recreation. The former high school academic team captain loves trivia. Hawes loves to try to cook during her spare time.