Nice to meet you.

Emma Frieze

Marketing and strategic communications student at the University of Kansas, class of 2024

I am a junior at the University of Kansas studying marketing and strategic communications. I live for communicating with others and enjoy approaching creative and analytical projects with a strategic mindset.

I am Creative. Driven. Inspired.

Creative. I have always been a communicator and a creator. From scribbling poems and songs in notebooks to now producing ad copy and press releases, I have always felt compelled to write. I also grew up as a performer in theatre and dance, which has fine-tuned my artistic skills that I now apply in areas such as graphic design and social media.

Driven. I plan to graduate in December 2024 from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science in business (major: marketing) and a Bachelor of Science in journalism and mass communications (major: strategic communications/digital marketing communications/advertising/public relations), with an arts engagement certificate.

I am also a University Honors Program student, a National Merit Scholar/Chancellors Club Scholar, a student/executive board member of the KU Business Leadership Program and a student in the Jack Dicus Business Honors Program. In addition to my studies, I have served the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Task Force of the KU Undergraduate Business Council, and I am a member of KU’s student advertising initiative The Agency. This year, I am also the PR coordinator for Rock Chalk Revue. One could say I am a “busy bee!”

Inspired. What inspires me to create and strategize is the powerful human insight that comes from effective communication. I love learning about many topics, but I especially love learning about people, psychology, communication and art. I am always curious to learn more about the world around me and eager to apply new insights to my work.

Top Passions

Professional Writing

Consumer & Industry Research

Brand, Marketing & PR Strategy

Nonprofits & Education

Developing Skills

Graphic Design

Social Media

Web Design & Coding

Data & Analytics


Professional Education

Job Shadowing and Educational Programs:

WpromoteWpromote Academy educational program participant/scholardigital marketing (June – August 2022) Virtual/Remote

MB Piland Advertising + MarketingMB Piland/Banktastic Job Shadow Day participant (March 2022) Topeka, Kansas

Washington Journalism and Media ConferenceNational youth correspondent
(July 2019) Fairfax, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

International Experience

Study Abroad:

Accent Global LearningCreativity and Culture in Rome (May – June 2022) Rome, Italy


Experience Highlights:

The AgencyResearch/insights lead and PR/Executive Team member (August 2022 – present); PR Team strategist and content creator (October 2021 – July 2022); junior strategist and copywriter & project co-lead (September 2020 – October 2021) Lawrence, Kansas

Rock Chalk RevuePR coordinator (August 2022 – present) Lawrence, Kansas

University of Kansas – Teaching assistant – strategic communications (advertising) (January – May 2022) Lawrence, Kansas

Starlight TheatrePR/communications intern
(May – August 2021) Kansas City, Missouri

University of Kansas Undergraduate Business CouncilDirector of media for the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Committee
(September 2020 – May 2021) Lawrence, Kansas

Irish Ink Design and Printing – Graphic designer
(August 2018 – May 2020) Chapman, Kansas

Dickinson County News-Times – Contributing student writer
(September 2018 – July 2019) Chapman, Kansas

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