My favorite projects are my Capstone campaign and my last research paper; TTOC Anti-doping Campaign and A Content Analysis of the Portrayal of Female Athletes in Newspapers During the 2012 Summer Olympics.
I do social media management, track the company’s media coverage, liaise with elite athletes for updates, interviews, meetings, public appearances etc., help plan and execute athlete celebrations, athlete airport welcomes, athlete awards, communication research and PR writing.
Cooking and field hockey.
Avion Ashton is a communications professional with over five years experience in the public sector and American collegiate system. She is a member of the Trinidad and Tobago senior women’s field hockey team and an avid sports fan. Avion graduated from the Utica College in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in public relations (sports communication) before moving back to Trinidad to join the Sports Company of Trinidad and Tobago as a communications assistant. After years of communication with local and international athletes, community groups and sport administrators, Avion decided to attend the University of Florida where she obtained a Master’s in Mass Communication (specialization in global strategic communication). Avion is the author of many research papers, including “A Content Analysis of the Portrayal of Female Athletes in Newspapers During the 2010 Winter Olympics”, which was awarded the Top Paper at the Rochester Institute of Technology Undergraduate Research in Communication Conference in 2011. Avion continues to conduct research and promote youth and women’s participation in sport through her interaction with Paragon Hockey Club and her association in the soon-to-be launched Caribbean Women’s Sports and Education Foundation.
My main highlights were graduating with honors (magna cum laude), making new friends from around the world, sharing Trinidad and Tobago’s culture and creating a great Capstone campaign. My anti-doping campaign was viewed by both the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee and the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs, the campaign is expected to begin later this year or in 2017 if budget and time permits.
Communications Assistant, The Sports Company of Trinidad & Tobago
Run a race at the Olympics.