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Kathleen Shannon

West Chester '21

Hello! My name's Katie Shannon. I am the founder and president of the West Chester University chapter of Her Campus! I am an incoming senior with an expected B.S. degree in Business Marketing. Outside of Her Campus, I am the Public Relations Director for Marketing Muscle, LLC., Vice President of Operations at WESCON at WCU, an Advancement Assistant for Chester County Community Foundation, and a Marketing & Acquisition Intern for GenZ Publishing.

Starting a Her Campus chapter at my university has been an experience of a lifetime. At HC WCU, we focus on empowering women and celebrating each other throughout all the different parts of our lives. I wanted to create a “home away from home” that women can confide in and feel a warm and welcoming sense of community. This is a club where everyone’s voices are to be heard and listened to. Many times it’s easy to feel meshed into the crowd and not feel as important as the person next to you.

Her Campus is far from that. It’s where women have an outlet to speak out in what they believe in and talk about topics they want to discuss, not what they are told to discuss. Not only do we discuss, but we also set it in motion. Her Campus carries out events led by women where we work along with other organizations and bring people together, on and off-campus. We are not here to compete. We are here to root each other on, pushing ourselves and others to be the best version that there is to offer. That’s what Her Campus is all about.