Zeta Spotlight: Jaclyn Galvin
Name: Jaclyn Galvin / @jaclyngalvin
Major: Public Relations
Minor: Sports Communication
Pledge class: Fall 2019
Position in Zeta: Public Relations Chair
What made you decide to join Zeta?
I wanted to join zeta because I saw so many incredible people who were in the org during orientation and working over the summer at the Visitor's Center. They made the org seem like such a supportive and welcoming community (which it is!) and I wanted to be part of it!
What are you involved in on campus besides Zeta?
President of the Public Relations Student Society of America, PR Chair for FSL Council, Orientation Core Staff, SAMBA at the Visitor's Center, Emerson Urban Dance Theatre, Emerson Independent Video.
How has Zeta helped you professionally and personally?
Zeta has curated a group of like-minded individuals that I can go to with any questions both professionally or personally. Through Zeta, I recognized the importance of relying on others for support. I have seen the importance of leading with compassion and kindness. Personally, this chapter created such a sense of belonging on campus for me. Our family is so supportive of one another. Everyone is always open to listen if you are having a tough day. Whenever I walk around on campus, seeing a zeta instantly makes my day better.
What are three professional goals/aspirations you have?
1. My current large goal is to work for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics in their Public Relations Department
2. Work for a professional sports league and help to revamp and modernize the way sports are consumed and perceived in the public eye.
3. Help create more opportunities for women who want to go into the sports industry.
What is a piece of advice you would give to your freshman self? It is okay for things not to work out as you expect them to. You learn from every professional and personal decision that you make.
What is an organization you'd like to highlight and bring attention to or a cause you're passionate about?
Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP60) is a leading national in-school health and wellness program launched by the National Football League (NFL) and National Dairy Council (NDC), which was founded by America's dairy farmers, in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Fuel Up to Play 60's primary focus is to help schools meet their wellness goals and encourage youth to consume nutrient-rich foods (low-fat and fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables and whole grains and lean protein foods and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day. This program helped form me into the leader I am today, and also makes a difference in school nutrition across the entire country. It has helped over 14 million students to eat healthier and 18 million students to be more active.