About Me

Haley Elizabeth Davis
Some might say that living in 5 different states in the first fifteen years of your life could be detrimental to a young child’s social development. This is what actually helped me blossom into the social butterfly I consider myself to be today. After living in five different states and five different social environments, I learned to use my conversation skills to talk to people about things that I became passionate about over the years. What would be a better job for someone who likes to talk than a radio host? After having one of my high school teachers tell me that I had the mellow voice of a radio personality, I realized that Mr. Zappler might be right, and this could be something I should pursue as a career.

Although I wasn’t one hundred percent sure that I wanted to get into radio and TV, I decided to take Mr. Zappler’s advice, and use the fact that I liked to talk for good instead of getting myself in trouble for talking in class. On college decision day, I made my commitment to attend Drake University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication to study Radio & TV Production. In my time at Drake, some of the relevant course work I have done include, Communications in Society, Visual Communication, Television Field Photography, and Communications Law & Ethics. I quickly joined the campus radio station 94.1 KDRA-LP Des Moines as a weekly personality, DJ, and board operator. In my three years (so far) at Drake I decided I wanted to broaden my horizons and indulge my other interests with a minor in Spanish and a concentration in Leadership.

During my time at Drake University, I became involved in a lot of different aspects of University leadership in order to gain some other professional skills outside of the classroom. In my first year, I was offered a position as a Resident Assistant in the Office of Residence Life. This position would be what caused me to grow as a leader, and it quickly taught me how to communicate professionally over many different mediums. At the end of my sophomore year, applied for a position as a Student Ambassador, a position through which I have been able to give tours to perspective students and share with them the reasons why I chose to attend Drake. These two jobs have given me a lot of experience in time management, working with teams, and organization.

I have also nursed an ever-growing interest in social change, and volunteering. After participating multiple times in #HashtagLunchbagChicago, I decided to continue giving back to the community during the school year in a different way. In the fall of my Junior year, I began to volunteer with the Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa at King Elementary School in Des Moines. While I am still trying to find my niche when it comes to giving back, #HashtagLunchbag and Girl Scouts have both been great experiences, and good places to start.

In the summer following my sophomore year, I received an internship with a public affairs radio company in Des Plaines, Illinois. In my time with MediaTracks Communications, I assisted in the production of a Radio Media Tour, aided in the launch of a company LinkedIn account reboot, and communicated via telephone with over eight hundred radio station affiliates across the United States. It was during this time that I gained professional experience needed to function to the best of my ability in the workforce.

My goal is that through this website, you can learn something about me, as a person, as a professional, and as a work in progress. As I grow and change, and my interests do the same, I hope to have this website reflect that. As George Bernard Shaw once said, “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”

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Haley Elizabeth Davis

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