With any successful organization, there has to be a founder—someone hard-working with the ambition and passion to make their dream come alive. Luckily for all of the members of the College Lifestyles™ team, we have the lovely Shelly Marie Redmond.
We got to sit down with editor in chief for a brief Q&A about where she pulls inspiration, her favorite recipes and life at CL.
Name: Shelly Marie Redmond
College Lifestyles™ position: Editor-in-Chief/CEO
Hometown: Houma, Louisiana
School: Nicholls State University
Major(s)/Minor(s)/Concentration(s): B.S., Nutrition; M.S., Nutrition and Dietetics
Organizational involvement: In school, I was a member of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority and an RA. I dabbled in student government and programming as well. Now, as a professional, I take a HUGE role in being involved in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. I don’t hold an office, but I try to attend meetings, conferences and conventions so I can learn about the latest information on nutrition.
My absolute favorite thing about summer is: Well, where I live it reaches 100 degrees, so going to the pool is not on my top list! I do enjoy the idea of grilling, but it is typically done at night.
My dream vacation would be to: Can I have three? Moscow, India or Hong Kong. My family is planning for our next international trip to be Moscow, so we will see.
My number one recipe for this summer is: I have to give my own! I am HUGE on any of my shrimp on the grill recipes! Shrimp are incredibly easy to grill and sauté as well as an amazing source of protein.
My number one DIY project for this summer is: It’s more than a DIY, but organizing my necklaces—so Target may get a few visits from me!
My favorite movies are: “Office Space,” “Say Anything,” “Legally Blonde,” “Grandma’s Boy…” I really like offbeat humor.
My celebrity dream date is: John Cusack
I get my inspiration from: It’s really different for each topic! If I am writing a general article or segment, I look to see what the trends are. I will go to the bookstore and “people watch [to see which] books and magazines folks are reading. I then look to see the magazine covers—does anything pop? If I am cooking a Louisiana based dish, I dig into the food history of the land. Sounds odd, but for me, it is inspiring.
My friends would describe me as: Creative, an awesome cook (!) and funny
My favorite College Lifestyles™ article was: Debra’s philanthropy article!
My definition of a classy co-ed is: Any who can handle ANY situation with class.
I am excited to be a College Lifestyles™ team member because: Well…I run the show! But it is always rewarding for me to see the excitement of our team.
While Redmond is busy creating “skinny” recipes and playing with babies, she still has a strong presence within the CL team. Make sure to follow CL on Twitter and Instagram @collegelifestyl and “like” us on Facebook to keep up to date with everything classy, confident and chic.
Get to know more of the CL team:
CL Welcomes Back Editor Jacquelyn Brooks, a Recent West Virginia University Graduate
Say Hello to Claire Galvin, Dating/Relationships/Entertainment Writer, Summer 2015
Top photo courtesy of Jacquelyn Brooks.
Photos courtesy of Shelly Marie Redmond.