NY Area Spartan of the Week: Kelly Lundquist

Posted by admin | February 28, 2011

Kelly Lundquist 

While Kelly does not live in NY today she counts many Spartan friends here from her time in NYC on a internship. Kelly became quite involved in everything Michigan State while in NYC and after she graduates in May she hopes to come back.

A few Spartan questions for Kelly Lundquist:

Q: What was your major at MSU and what year did you graduate?
A: I will be graduating in May with a dual degree in Communications and Comparative Cultures and Politics and a specialization in Public Relations.

Q: What are you doing now for work?
A: While living in New York for eight months, I interned for several exciting companies including a boutique public relations agency, an upstart fashion magazine, and an international luxury home goods company. My experience as an assistant account executive at Danielides Communications gave me a terrific opportunity to handle many of my own accounts, write and pitch press releases, and obtain real media placements in print, radio, and television. It was a great work experience, developing my professional skills and introducing me to the exciting environment of New York, and I cannot wait to figure out what’s next.

I recently returned to East Lansing to complete my undergraduate degrees. I am really looking to move back to New York and landing a job in the communications field. While areas like strategic, social media, and advocacy communications and public relations are of initial appeal, I am looking for any opportunity that could benefit from young, energetic talent and that would allow me to contribute to a team. For more information about me and my job and internship experience in New York, visit my website, or email me.

Q: Where do you live?
A: When I first moved to New York, I lived on the Upper East Side and then moved to Tribeca. Currently, I am living in East Lansing and looking forward to moving back to the big city.

Q: Favorite NYC restaurant?
A: The Stanton Social.

Q: What is best part of living in the NY area?
A: Brunch on Sunday afternoons, picnics at Hudson River Park, taking city strolls, and all the delicious food.

Q: What is best part of being a Spartan in New York?
A: I was struck by the Spartan hospitality I received when I came to New York last year. I didn’t know a single person when I arrived. So, I went to cheer on the Spartans at Mercury Bar East and I instantly had a room full of friends.

Q: If you could invite 3 people from any time who were associated with Michigan State to dinner who would they be?
A: Aside from the obvious Mr. Tom Izzo, I would invite NBC Correspondent Chris HansenJonas Zoninsein, my favorite professor who passed away last year, who had a knack for relating abstract Madison reading to metaphors for everyday life; and Bubba Smith to learn of a bygone era of cheering in the football student section: “kill Bubba kill.”