Tara Hines was born and raised in the hills of West Virginia, where she still resides today. Hines did her undergraduate work at West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech) where she majored in Business Management and Marketing. Upon graduation she went directly into working for the non-profit sector. Hines spent seven years working as the development and public relations coordinator for the American Red Cross West Virginia Region. Hines now works at her alma mater as the alumni relations coordinator.

Hines is enrolled in her final semester in the Integrated Marketing and Communications (IMC) graduate program at West Virginia University. It is through that program that this blog has been born. Emerging media is a topic of great importance in the field of IMC. This blog is dedicated to speaking about upcoming trends that we should be on the lookout for and how they will impact our jobs in this ever-changing and expanding profession.

When she is not working and studying, Hines spends her time raising and caring for her 8-year old son, Evan and 2-year old son, Eli. Her other hobbies include traveling, reading, attending concerts, and like any other properly raised West Virginian, cheering on the Mountaineers.


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