Meghan Potter is joining us as a Social Media Intern this summer from Columbia, South Carolina. She recently graduated from the University of South Carolina with her degree in public relations and a minor in sport and entertainment management. Her favorite classes during her time at South Carolina were Crisis Communications and Sport Media & Society. Meghan held various public relations and sport industry internships throughout her undergraduate career and is excited to add her Jett Foundation experience to that list. During her last semester of college, Meghan assisted in coordinating community outreach opportunities for student-athletes at the University of South Carolina while working in the athletic department’s academic enrichment center. In her free time, you can likely find Meghan at the closest Dunkin’ Donuts picking up her morning (or afternoon) coffee before heading out on her latest adventure with her friends.
On weekends or time off, Meghan can rarely be found in one place. She loves to travel to new places, even if it’s just a day trip or for one night. When at home in Massachusetts, she enjoys traveling to Maine for a weekend at the lake and when in South Carolina, her favorite day trips are to Charleston beaches or visiting friends in Asheville, North Carolina for a weekend. Meghan loves exploring new places any chance she can and loves to find the local spots to go when she’s visiting.
Meghan’s dream job is to do community relations for a professional sports team. Being from Massachusetts, Meghan grew up surrounded by teams and athletes who are deeply connected to their communities and has always been able to see the efforts that New England teams put into staying involved in their communities. Going to school at the University of South Carolina, Meghan saw this attitude continued within the South Carolina community and how involved the student-athletes at the University of South Carolina are. In 2016, Meghan had a community relations internship with the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod Baseball League. The efforts that she made during her time there and the influence she saw there opened her eyes to the fact that making that kind of impact is what she wanted to do with her life. Meghan believes that sports are one of the greatest unifiers that the world has to offer and that teams and athletes should use that to their advantage and use their platform to better the world around them.
Meghan’s career goals and the nonprofit sector go almost hand in hand, which is part of what drew her to Jett Foundation for the summer. Meghan and her family have been close friends of the McSherry family for most of her life. They have always been big supporters of Jett Foundation and have celebrated even the smallest of victories while doing so. Her family was there from the very beginning of Jett Foundation and have watched it grow into the huge success that it is today. Meghan is very excited for the opportunity to give back to an organization that she has always held so close to her heart and to help spread the mission and successes of Jett Foundation via social media.