Name: Madeline Leesman
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.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
“I believe in the person I want to become.” - Lana Del Rey
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.