Rubye Egley, VT

Rubye Egley, VT

Summary

I am very passionate about Virginia politics and hope that my partnership with Elections onAir will give me experience informing the public about local politics as well as creating dynamic political content.

Emailerubye1@vt.edu
Location: Blacksburg, VA

Curating: US House District 6
US Congressman – Morgan Griffith

About

Currently a junior Public Relations major at Virginia Tech, I spent my childhood and adolescence on a military base in Stuttgart, Germany. There, I was given the opportunity to travel all over Europe and some of Asia, where I learned about different cultures. I now spend my summers in Reston, Virginia and the rest of my time in Blacksburg during the school year. I currently serve as the Vice President of Public Relations for my co-ed marketing and sales fraternity, Pi Sigma Epsilon, at Virginia Tech. PSE allowed me to gain valuable skills posting and marketing on various social media sites, including snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, and twitter. My experience also includes working as a part-time fellow for the Chris Hurst for Delegate campaign in Fall 2017. There I became versed in the “in’s and out’s” of the local election scene, including canvassing and attending political events and speeches.

Education

Virginia Tech (2016-)

Major: Public Relations
Minor: Business Leadership

Experience

Buffalo Wing Factory, Reston, Virginia (May 2017-present)
Server, Host
My first job in the US allowed me to gain valuable people skills through greeting and serving customers as well as answering the phone and keeping a friendly demeanor during stressful work.

Chris Hurst for Delegate Campaign (September 2017-November 2017)
Part-time Fellow
I traveled door to door canvassing throughout my candidate’s district while informing potential voters about his policies. I showed up to events around the county in support of my candidate.

Hethwood Market, Blacksburg Virginia (August 2017- January 2018)
Bookkeeper, Cashier, Cook
Sometimes the only employee in the store, I handled weekly bookkeeping of recipes, invoices, catering orders, and expenses.

Campus and Community Service

Business Horizons Volunteer (September 2016)
Volunteered at Virginia Tech’s largest business fair, met recruiters along the way and greeted people

The Big Event (April 2017)
Mulched, raked, and worked with others to help a community member in need

Activities

Pi Sigma Epsilon (September 2016-present)
Regionals Board Member (2017)
Vice President of Public Relations (2018)
A coed marketing and sales fraternity, PSE, allowed me to serve as the board member for the Regionals Committee as well as Vice President of PR on the executive board. I helped the fraternity maintain a good public image and ran recruitment/marketing campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram during my time as VP of PR.

Virginia Tech Young Democrats (September 2016-April 2017)
VAYD Convention Attendee
Phonebanked for Ralph Northam in the Governor’s race, attended the statewide convention, and gained contacts in the local political scene

Accounting Society (September 2016-May 2017)
Met and listened to recruiters from small and large accounting firms

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