Intern Spotlight: Claire Halpin

Name: Claire Halpin

Department: Public Relations

Hometown: Coppell, Texas

School & Year: Abilene Christian University, Senior

Major: Advertising and Public Relations, Minor in Business Administration

Favorite dog breed: All of the above.

What’s your dream job?

Move to Africa to be a public relations specialist, advocating for endangered wildlife.

What’s your bizarre talent?

Some people refer to me as a dog whisperer.

Who would play you in a movie about your life?

Melissa McCarthy. I would kill for her humor.

What’s your go-to karaoke song?

“Crank That” by Soulja Boy. Moves are definitely included.

What do you wish to learn more about?

How to be a racecar driver.

What do your friends consider ‘so you’?/ What are you notorious for?

Early 2000’s rap jams on repeat.

Currently watching on Netflix?

“World’s Toughest Prisons”…I’m not into sappy television.

What’s next on your bucket list?


What inspires you?

Listening to people’s stories, testimonies, and beliefs. I love staying up late and having deep conversations with people, especially about controversial issues. I think it’s important not to be one-sided about topics, but to be courageous enough to open your heart to other viewpoints on life.

Describe your most embarrassing yet iconic moment.

Falling off of a razor scooter, tearing my ACL and landing a rad scar. Luckily, the entire incident was on camera. This was nine months ago. I’m 21…

What does your custom business card tell us about your personality?

On the side, I want to open my own non-kill animal shelter that doesn’t give you major prison vibes.   

What are you expecting from your internship at PAVLOV?

To learn- I geek out when it comes to learning. I want to learn about anything and everything public relations and social media. But I also want to learn about people. I want to hear people’s stories and celebrate life with them. I want to know how they got to where they are today, what they are most proud of, and how their life journey shows in their work.

Other facts about Claire:

  • Claire is training for her first marathon to raise money for SPCA of Texas.
  • Claire recently rescued her dog, Baby Francis, off of a Fort Worth highway.
  • Claire’s grandfather invented SunChips.