Makayla Moore is a 21 year old Louisville, KY native. She is currently a senior at the University of Louisville and is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Communications. Her goal is to continue her education by earning her Master’s of Education in Counseling and College Student Personnel Services. She plans to do several internships while finishing up her senior year and after graduation in order to gain more experience in media and campus relations.
While at the Univeristy of Louisville, Makayla began her undergraduate career by joining the Association of Black Students and the UofL Spanish Club. Blooming into a prosperous student, Makayla took on many leadership roles including being elected the Chair of Public Relations and Communications for the University of Louisville Black Diamond Choir for two consecutive years and serving as the Recruitment Chair for a highly recognized student organization on the University of Louisville’s campus known as Empowering Ladies Together (ELT). She also served time being the secretary for the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) UofL Chapter, a contributing writer for The Lousiville Cardinal, and the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research PR Intern. Volunteer work has been done through her membership within the following organizations on campus: Project Sunshine (visiting Kosair Children’s Hospital to do activities with patients) and Habitat For Humanity (UofL Chapter, aiding as a volunteer-builder for a family in need).
Makayla is currently the Vice-President of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) chapter at the university. She takes pride in her positions and is passionate about excelling. While in SPJ, Makayla has the responsibility of bringing in a media professional from the Louisville Community and beyond. This guest is a part of our speaker series, attending our monthly chapter meetings in order to address collegiate experience, career paths, and potential opportunities. Guests have included: The Courier-Journal’s Andy Wolfson, Insider Louisville’s Terry Boyd, WFPL’s Ashlie Stevens, WDRB’s Marcus Green, Former LEO Weekly’s April Corbin, and Louisville Magazine’s Anne Marshall. Makayla is also the Social Media and Marketing Intern for the University of Louisville Office of Student Involvement, where she works with the department to enhance student lifestyle and activities. She is focused on bettering the social media experience for the entire student body, implementing programs that enhance the five new domains (Experience Leadership, Experience Community, Experience Service, Experience Tradition, and Experience Belonging), and getting more students to come into the office in order for them to get to know the faculty members that live up to the motto “Experience More”.
Outside of the Univeristy of Louisville, Makayla has worked as the website coordinator and media intern for Radio Personality, Keisha Nicole from WGZB-FM B96.5. She paired with another intern and worked they as team familiar with social networking, blog tagging, personal blogging, and linking for website views via wordpress. Wordpress posts were updated according to Keisha Nicole’s schedule and local events which aided in the positive reflection of Keisha Nicole through images and information shared. During the time of the Kentucky Derby, Makayla worked under WHAS 11’s The 411 and VIPP Communications Owner, Sherlene Shanklin. She helped coordinate the Grand Gala Derby Event, recuiting college media students to work as volunteers that guided A-List celebrity visitors, and interviewed and took pictures for the social media accounts under VIPP Communications.
Makayla has studied abroad twice with the International Service Learning Program offered at the University of Louisville. She traveled first to Belize City, Belize in March of 2013 and she traveled second to Cebu, Philippines in December of 2013.
Knowing the importance of networking and gaining experience, Makayla looks forward to working with various clients that are focused on creating a positive image for themselves and their current projects. Makayla is passionate about broadcasting, advertising, public relations, journalism, and marketing. She focuses on getting the job done and she ensures that those needing her assistance will be happy with their outcome after working with her.
Currently her work can be followed through this domain name and viewed in the on-campus independent newspaper, The Louisville Cardinal. She will also be featured in an on-campus independent publication geared toward African-American students, NABJ’s The Black Hawk.
This website serves an anchor for Makayla Moore as she continues to work towards her career goals. From entertainment, lifestyle, and personal entries, feel free to read what you like. Being an active member on the University of Louisville’s Belknap campus and within her community, Makayla Moore strives for success and will one day be on a televsion or radio station near you.
That’s if she can get away from her love of producing material behind the scenes! Remember the name.