Hello! My name is Sydney Hamilton. I’m originally from Omaha, NE, but I moved to Des Moines, IA to pursue my undergraduate degree at Drake University. In May 2023, I graduated with a B.A.J.M.C in Public Relations and Multimedia Journalism with an LGBTQ+ studies concentration.

After graduation, I started working full-time as a Digital Coordinator for Strategic Elements. In my role, I develop social media content for our company and various clients as well as assist with advertising campaigns and reports. Each month, I compile reports that analyze company competitors, social metrics, and platform trends and updates. Additionally, I assist the Digital team and other departments with research projects and other assignments as needed.

My love for journalism began in high school when I joined my high school newspaper staff and worked my way up to Editor-in-Chief my senior year.

At Drake, I found a love for public relations and the importance of social media in developing a strong brand identity.

Social media is an integral part of how journalism is adapting to today’s society, and I hope to continue to be a part of a team that uses social media to build community.

At Drake, I was involved in student organizations like the Student Alumni Association (SAA) and the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). I also interned at Delta Dental of Iowa and Strategic Elements.

In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, reading, crocheting and playing card/board games with my friends. Most recently I read Normal People by Sally Rooney and I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy.

I have a calico cat named Callie who keeps me sane yet drives me crazy. Despite the unnecessary amount of toys I buy for her, her favorite items to play with are hair ties and plastic bags.

Thank you so much for viewing my website!