I love words. Let’s see what mine can do.
View my LinkedIn profile at http://www.linkedin.com/in/SammieDavis. Feel free to view my resume by clicking here!
Every day presents the opportunity of a new story to tell. Here’s my story:
- I am currently pursuing my MA in mass communication at the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication at the University of Houston. I am minoring in public relations.
- I hold a BA in English (my minor was creative writing) from Sam Houston State University.
- I currently work for Champions Printing and Publishing, Inc.
- I volunteer at Friends for Life, a no-kill animal shelter in Houston.
- I am a hands-on learner. I jump right in and learn best by doing.
- I’m curious to my core. I ask questions. I do research. I find answers.
- I am passionate about humanizing humanity. One of my favorite projects is Humans of New York (HONY). Everyone has a story to tell and a different perspective. I encourage the sharing and discussion of these perspectives through my Question of the Day exercise.
- I love organizing! I have binders and lists for everything.
- I believe in the power of good education to create a better, more efficient, and kinder world.
- I’m a horror nerd. I love the mysteries it poses and how the viewer/reader must attempt to figure out the answers. The horror genre operates off of this idea from HP Lovecraft: “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” The only way to battle fear is through knowledge. Despite the bad rap this genre often gets, it actually has some great messages. Take for example Night of the Living Dead (1968), which cast an African American man as the lead. For its time, it was extremely progressive. Almost all horror films have a political or social commentary of some sort, though it may be hidden within deeply metaphorical storylines.
- I dabble in photography and graphic design from time to time.
- After years in and out of a wheelchair, I have been walking since September 2011 thanks to an incredible operation done by Dr. Ioannis Skaribas. To learn about my condition, check out RSDS.org. To hear more about my story, watch the KHOU segment by clicking here.
“Though she be but little, she is fierce.” – William Shakespeare