IMG_4851 (1)Metro Drug Coalition is pleased to introduce our summer media relations intern, Shelby Locke. Shelby will be a senior at the University of Tennessee pursuing a degree in public relations this upcoming fall. In addition to her internship with us, Shelby is spending her summer as a Style Guru with College Fashionista, writing for her personal fashion and lifestyle blog (check it out here!) and preparing for PRSSA as the newly elected public relations coordinator. Outside of her academic and professional career, Shelby enjoys spending time with her family in Nashville and enjoying the Tennessee summer heat. On her days off, you will probably find Shelby by the pool reading the latest thriller novel.

Shelby has recently interned for a Nashville mayoral campaign and Farragut Town Hall. Her experiences have developed her passion with working with local governments and their communities through different communication outlets. Within her different roles, Shelby has gained valuable experience in writing and social media management.

While working with MDC, Shelby hopes to gain more experience in communications while advocating for community awareness of drug abuse. While furthering her experience in writing and social media, she also hopes to grow her skills in media relations. Overall, Shelby would like to gain a better understanding for the drug addiction epidemic in East Tennessee.

Welcome to the team Shelby! We look forward to working with you this summer.