Hello everyone! My name is Samantha Swank and I am super excited to be apart of CollegeFashionista this fall semester, and writing for the STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK column. I am a senior at East Stroudsburg University majoring in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. I am the social media director on the executive board for the East Stroudsburg University Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter. I have also achieved my Associates in Fashion Design.
Since I was a child, I loved fashion and I loved expressing myself through style. I love how others express themselves through their clothing. Typically I do not say that I have a specific type of style because I am constantly changing it with how I feel that day. I love being a chameleon of fashion, as I like to call it. While I was in school for Fashion Design, I realized that I loved the Public Relations and Production side of the industry. It was my internships where I helped with the fashion shows, press and social media that started to excite me. So, after graduation, I decided to further my education by getting a Bachelors in Public Relations. Although I love Public Relations, I also still love designing and have never stopped from creating my collections. My favorite accomplishment was winning the Facebook Tennis Dress contest with FILA. My tennis dress design was created and worn by pro tennis player, Jelena Jankovic, at the Sony Open in Miami.
I am very excited to start sharing my advice with fashion that I have been sharing with my friends and family for years. I’m also thrilled to show off the style that East Stroudsburg University has to offer through out the cool fall season that we have in the Pocono Mountains.