◆ Emma Frieze Biography ◆
Photo by Cory Keller
Hello, my name is Emma Frieze, and I am a strategic communications and marketing student at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. I am currently exploring various career paths in communications, and two areas I am particularly interested in are advertising and public relations. Outside of class, I am currently a member of The Agency, a student-run advertising agency in the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications. I also enjoy being involved in the School of Business’s Undergraduate Business Council, and I find joy in creative writing. To prepare for my future career, I am trying to expand my skills by learning technology skills such as how to make webpages using WordPress. This is the first semester that I am taking a coding class, and I am using this page to showcase sample CSS/HTML work from JOUR 215.
◆ A Favorite Topic: My Arts Experiences ◆
In my spare time, I love engaging with the performing arts:
Before coming to college, I was a dancer for sixteen years, and I still enjoy supporting arts events. Photo by Cory Keller
I am currently working towards the KU Arts Engagement Certificate.
Personal Photo of Starlight
I had a PR/Communications internship this past summer at Starlight Theatre, which presents Broadway shows and concerts in Kansas City, MO.
◆ My Favorite Quote ◆
As a final introduction to who I am, here is my favorite quote:
“Yesterday is history; tomorrow is a mystery; today is a gift. That’s why they call it the present.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
About My Portfolio
To access my separate WordPress page that features my full professional portfolio, please click the button below, or see the below navigation bar.
About My Classes
I am taking seven classes this semester at the University of Kansas. As a business student, I am required to take calculus (MATH 115) and economics (ECON 143). As a journalism student, I am required to take a research class (JOUR 302) and “tech tools” such as this coding class (JOUR 215). I am also enrolled in a business leadership seminar (BUS 200), Spanish to complete the foreign language requirement (SPAN 111), and a theatre design course for my Arts Engagement Certificate (THR 215).
About My Exploratory Work
In general, I focus on subjects such as writing and marketing strategy. However, I love exploring new topics related to communications. Below is a music video sample from my journalism coursework:
Personal Video Created for JOUR 210
About My Coding Experience
◆ Slideshow: Photos I Have Taken of Places That Are Meaningful to Me ◆
Photo 1: Disney’s Boardwalk, Orlando, FL. This is a place I have visited with my family. It means something to me because it reminds me of a wonderful vacation. I was proud of this photo because I like that I was able to capture eeriness in the scene.
Photo 2: View From a Car Window, Somewhere in KS. This photo is meaningful to me because I have lived my entire life in Kansas, and I have spent a lot of time driving unfamiliar country roads. I like this photo also because it is abstract, and I like how the car window alters the image.
Photo 3: Mountains, Vail, CO. Vail, Colorado is perhaps my favorite place that I have ever been. Looking at this image of the mountains gives me indescribable peace, and I was happy that I was able to capture a good photo of one of my favorite places in the world.
Photo 4: Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C. This photo is meaningful to me because I have really enjoyed my visits to Washington, D.C. This image is specifically meaningful to me because I once went to a journalism conference there that solidified my interest in communications as a career.