My name is Kelsey Shiflett and I’m a senior at Georgia State University in downtown Atlanta. With a program focus on journalism and public relations, I’ve had many opportunities to work with various clients and organizations across the city of Atlanta. From restaurants to non-profit organizations, Georgia State has provided me the ability to work closely with each client and create something unique based on the needs of the organization. From press kits to news packages, research to post production, I’ve loved every part of working alongside my classmates to gain real-life, hands-on experiences in such a large and diverse city.
I was born and raised 30 miles south of Atlanta in Fayette County, where I lived until I graduated high school in 2009. While attending GSU, I also spent time working for the Center for Civil and Human Rights as their public relations intern. This opportunity allowed me to work closely with the organizations key public relations and marketing directors, where I gained a great experiences throughout my time there.
I also spent five years working for Flip Burger Boutique, a casual fine-dining restaurant started by Atlanta native Barry Mills and Top Chef Richard Blais. I worked alongside owners and restaurant consulting firm, Concentrics, to help open news stores and development training and promotional material for the concept. I left the company in 2016 to pursue the completion of my bachelor’s degree.