About Me

My favorite thing to do: talk about myself.

My name is Riley Jay. I’m a current student at the University of Kansas studying strategic communications. I’m also working towards a minor in business and have studied French for six years.

I hope to fuze my field of study with my love for music and pop culture in order to find a place for myself within the music industry.

Through my coursework and outside inspiration from social media, I have crafted my online presence and ability to write compelling, persuasive and creative content. Being a student in the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications has exposed me to Adobe Creative Suite, Google Analytics and Adwords, WordPress, TweetDeck and various social media analytic sites, Facebook Business Manager, and the basics of HTML and CSS coding.

I also interned abroad in the summer of 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa, for the digital marketing agency ReachDigital. In just three month’s time, Reach gave me real working experience in creating, scheduling, and managing content across all social media platforms and allowed me to work alongside companies like SKYY Vodka, Speedo, Columbia, and Stellenbosch Vineyards. Not to mention I got to explore the amazing country of South Africa and meet over a hundred fellow interns in the process.

My personal interests include trying to boost my social media platforms, finding new music, following pop culture religiously, losing braincells to The Kardashians, aspiring to be a Kardashian, laughing at memes, trying new foods, pretending to be an interior designer, shopping with money that I don’t have, etc.

Currently located in Lawrence, Kansas, but plan to relocate to Texas, New York, or California following graduation. Actively searching for internships in New York City, LA, Dallas and Nashville.