Hello! My name is Ashley Bagby. I am a rising senior at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, and will be graduating in May of 2023 with a degree in Parks and Recreation Management. I am a former student of Jenn’s (I took her Meeting and Event Planning and Management course in the fall of 2021). I enjoyed this class so much that I decided to reach out to Jenn to complete my summer practicum (mini internship) with her company, Knot Your Average Events.

A little bit about me…

I was born in Baltimore Maryland but moved to Alamance County, North Carolina when I was three years old. I grew up with my mother who has always been a cook, planner, and organizer. My mother actually began starting her own business, Glorious Unions, back in 2016 but due to her health and rising family issues she has since stopped. I believe that this was my first experience in event planning/managing, and I was intrigued but I didn’t think too much into it. By the time I was a senior in high school and I decided that I would attend The University of North Carolina Greensboro, I had not yet narrowed down what I wanted to study (there are a lot of majors offered at UNCG!). I spent my first two years in college completing general education courses, until the spring of 2021, when I finally declared my major as Parks and Recreation Management with a concentration in Community and Recreation Event Planning. After completing most of the courses for my major, I still have not decided what I want to do upon graduation, but while I have the opportunity, I want to explore every possible route.

I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with such a positive, caring, hardworking team. I believe this experience will provide me with the insight into the event planning industry that I am looking for. I hope to learn and take in as much as I can throughout the next 7 weeks. This practicum will be a chance for me to grow professionally and personally, and I can’t wait to see what comes next!