Kristen Smith

University of Texas at Austin, USA

Kristen Smith is a third-year advertising major with a minor in business at the University of Texas at Austin. She is interested in learning more about global media perspectives that can be applied to a future career in communications. She hopes to bring change to the advertising industry by focusing on ethical practices and using the power of media communications to drive positive change in popular culture. She has completed a project with the Texas Hunger Initiative researching a food insecure community, and this research is to be presented to the state legislature. She also works on communications efforts for the Rainforest Partnership through a student-led public relations firm at her university to help spread the word about rainforest conservation.

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