My name is Ariel Shaleigh West, and I am a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s of arts in Strategic Communication with a focus in public relations.
I am a communication specialist for Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business with a focus in the School of Entrepreneurship. I write press releases, create website content, draft feature stories for a bi-annual magazine, conduct interviews with faculty and staff, and compile research articles into a format to present to the public. I also handle several social media accounts and work with graphic designers to create newsletters, email blasts and graphics for various media. I excel at streamlining communication among many parties and keeping conversations focused. I have an ability to communicate clearly and effectively to diverse audiences while internalizing comments and critiques for future improvement.
I also am a volunteer writer for OKgamers.com, an organization that connects gamers of all kinds to news and events across the state of Oklahoma. I mainly focus on League of Legends content, a multiplayer online battle arena video game for the PC, writing feature stories and informative articles. I also volunteer as support staff at gaming events statewide.
I enjoy reading, writing and watching sports, specifically football and hockey. I am a driven, independent individual with strong critical thinking skills. I am not afraid to take creative risks and step outside of the box. I am technology-forward and thrive in creative environments where I can work with a team and bounce ideas off of others. I take pride in my work and strive to be the best at what I do while gracefully accepting criticism.