Meet the Team
Emma Hawes is an associate account executive for Postmates, but has a heart for education. The Sikeston, MO native relocated to Nashville, TN in August 2017 while finishing her M.S. in communication from Purdue University. In December 2014, she obtained her B.A. in communication with concentrations in journalism, broadcasting, and public relations from Mississippi State University.
Hawes occasionally works freelance broadcasting technician where her tasks vary from stage manager, utility, production runner, and parabolic microphone operator for ESPN games. Hawes manages her blog “Literature in a Hurry” where she writes about music and book launches. In her spare time, She loves reading, shooting photography, doing pilates, and attending concerts.
Mariah Barksdale is a social media community leader at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was born and raised in Texas, and though not all of her exes reside there, her favorite BBQ place (Salt Lick BBQ) does. A lover of travel, when she’s not at home hate-watching The Bachelor in Durham, N.C., she’s usually immersing herself in different perspectives and culture (and let’s be real, food) around the world. As a social media marketer, she has a passion for using her digital skillset to uplift diverse voices and make connections with the world around her. Whether it’s an Instagram Story or a meme, Mariah loves crafting vibrant stories to engage with online communities and help them grow.