A native Texan, Maret is a member of our Dallas team, supporting clients across all time zones, including Mendocino Farms, Chick-fil-A and Texas Monthly. We first met her when she cold-called in search of an internship (which she landed even though we didn’t have a job posted). Over the course of that summer, we discovered public relations, specifically media relations and influencers relations, is her bread and butter.
Case in point: Maret doubles as a food blogger (@sishoodofthetravelingfork), cultivating her Instagram and TikTok presence outside of the working world, and when she’s not busy taking a bite out of the Big D, you can find her grabbing a cup of coffee with a reporter. Any budding influencer like Maret knows a picture can be worth a thousand words, and she just so happens to wear the same number of hats on her client teams. Maret isn’t afraid to bring creativity to the table – or think outside the box – as a natural storyteller who enjoys a challenge.
Before arriving at JS, Maret earned a degree in communications at The University of Alabama where she landed a 4.0 while rising the ranks in Bama’s Capstone Agency, ultimately serving as director of the student-run PR firm where she led 135 members who produced billable work for nine real-world clients. While at UA, Maret plowed all this practical experience into a national competition, winning PR Week’s Outstanding Student Award for a campaign she created to attract millennial travelers to Delaware. She went on to be named the only student Female Trailblazer among the likes of Harper Lee and PR’s very own first lady as part of the University’s 125 Years of Women celebration. A relationship that’s come full circle since her student agency days when they were her client, Maret now serves as the chair of The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations’ Emerging Leaders Committee.
With a Texas upbringing, she knew she had to put down roots in a city that understood the difference between cheese dip and queso. Dallas checked that box and more with close family nearby. When she’s not sampling from menus around town or trying the latest Trader Joe’s find, you might catch this self-described people person making a new friend out of the nearest stranger.