Member Profile: Emily Tompkins

Emily Tompkins
Health Communications Coordinator
Division of Student Affairs
Virginia Commonwealth University

Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your current position?

I’m Health Communications Coordinator for VCU Division of Student Affairs. My job is to communicate health and well-being info to students through print and digital media. I write copy, create graphic designs and illustrations, and assign work to our team of student artists.

Where are you from? Where did you go to school?

I’m from NoVA but came here to VCU for college in 2011 and never left (neither the city nor the college!)

How long have you been in PR?

I graduated VCU with a Communication Arts degree in 2015. I’ve been at this job since 2016, but just started full-time in January 2022.

Can you share why you decided to join PRSA Richmond?

My supervisor, Connie Kottmann, said it was a great way to get connected in the community.

When you’re not working, what are some of your hobbies or things you are passionate about?

I like to create my own personal artwork and writing. I love to sing and play music, and I’m pretty into Minecraft too. Also I’m learning bookbinding!

What’s your favorite local restaurant or hangout spot?

I live in the Fan and I love to walk to that cute little row of shops on Strawberry St.

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