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Hello! My name is Lindsey Clinkingbeard and I’m a graduate student at Arizona State University‘s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism.

I am currently in my final year of grad school, where I will complete a Master of Mass Communication degree in May 2019. My specialty is in Public Relations.

I serve the Public Relations Student Society of America (ASU PRSSA) as President since Jan. 2019. Previously, I was the Director of Marketing and have been an active student member since 2017. I could not be more thrilled to contribute to a student organization which has encouraged me to kick-start my professional career. You can learn more about the national chapter here.

During the Spring 2018 semester, I dedicated my time as the Social Media Manager for CRONKITE RUNDOWN – a news shows produced by Cronkite graduate students which focused on local news, entertainment, and sports. Members of my graduate cohort created this student organization to gain additional experience working in Cronkite’s state-of-the-art facilities. We’ve had so much fun producing, writing, filming, and editing our own show!

I gained hands-on professional experience as the PR & Social Media Intern with Small Giants, where I curated social media content, assisted with website development, and wrote several blog posts for clients. I am incredibly grateful for the entire team at Small Giants who took the time to share their talents + passion for the industry with me.

In addition to my full-time studies, I recently completed work at the destination marketing organization Visit Phoenix as a Media Relations Intern. My duties included documenting article clippings, maintaining media lists, developing press releases, and building relationships with travel journalists. As a born-and-raised Phoenix local, my love for this city runs strong. I greatly enjoy working in the travel industry to promote my hometown.

Follow along on my professional journey by visiting my LinkedIn page here.

When I’m not writing or practicing on my yoga mat, you’ll find me hiking the desert trails throughout the Valley. I also spend as much time as I can with my parent’s new addition to the family: a smart, silly, and soulful Golden-doodle named Maggie.

Margeaux (“Maggie”) Clinkingbeard