Member Monday: Madeline Leesman

Name: Madeline Leesman

Year: Junior

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

Major/Minor: Double major in public relations and journalism

Role at HC Belmont: Writer

Why did you choose Belmont?

I chose Belmont for many reasons. Nashville is a big, beautiful city with loads of opportunities in the journalism and public relations fields. I love the campus and the journalism and public relations programs.

What’re your career goals?

In my career, I want to do something that involves writing and reporting. I would like to work for a publication or a public relations firm, but being a blogger or a freelance writer appeals to me as well. 

Favorite place to go in Nashville?

I like going to concerts since we’re in “Music City.”

Do you have any hobbies?

I enjoy reading, writing, photography, working out, and shopping. 

What’s your favorite class you’ve taken at Belmont?

This past summer, I took a Fashion in Paris class during my study abroad. It’s my favorite class I’ve taken at Belmont.

Top 3 favorite bands?

I don’t listen to any specific bands religiously, but my favorite artists are Lana Del Rey, Marina and the Diamonds, and Harry Styles.

Favorite Movie?

Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Favorite quote?  

“I believe in the person I want to become.” - Lana Del Rey

Favorite Food?

Chocolate mousse.

What would you say to someone considering joining the HC team?

If you are an aspiring journalist, Her Campus is a great way to get published and find your voice. I’ve grown as a writer since joining the organization and met some wonderful like-minded people. 

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