In our Meet the Team series, we’re excited to shine a spotlight on the dedicated AKCG team members serving our valued clients. This week, meet Aly Cosio, an associate working on the crisis communications team. Aly is a bright and strategic professional who works with our crisis communications and issues management practice as we help organizations navigate challenging waters. Learn more about Aly below.
What inspired you to seek out a career in communications?
Before college, I didn’t really know how to define communications. It was too broad for me to wrap my head around. By graduation, I knew I wanted to work in the communications field. This was because over time, I recognized how impactful and fundamental communications careers are to bettering interpersonal relationships and understanding yourself and your community. I’ve realized our most important conversations and relationships are dependent upon efficient and clear communication, and I wanted to be a part of that.
What influenced your decision to join the AKCG team?
As an intern at AKCG, I was exposed to real-life experiences related to my major for the first time – which was daunting at first. However, working with AKCG allowed me to hone my skills and build confidence in my capabilities. The AKCG team had a lot to do with that; they made me feel heard and more than capable as I was introduced to the professional workforce.
What does a typical day at AKCG look like for you?
A typical day at AKCG usually consists of developing items that will help our clients be prepared in the event of a crisis and assisting in providing counsel as an issue emerges. As an associate, I support our crisis communication team by helping write drafts of deliverables as needed and work alongside others on the team to ensure these materials are client ready.
And for fun…If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I would go to Japan with my family. Before I was born, my parents visited a temple there and prayed for a child after having difficulties. Soon after, I came around! I can see how pictures of this place spark fond memories for my parents, and they’re very adamant about returning. I’d love to visit the same temple with them and see where it all began.