Hannah Sotropa, bringing a voice to the voiceless

“My goal as an animal advocate has also been to position myself in a way where I can make the greatest impact on animals in other words, how I can bring a voice to the voiceless.” Hannah Sotropa.

Hannah Sotropa is a public relations specialist in the communications department with the Toronto Humane Society. Sotropa’s education was unrelated to public relations, she draws from past experiences — both personally and professionally — and uses her interpersonal skills and communication tactics often in her role with the Humane Society.

“I have worked with the Toronto Humane Society for 2 years now and have a fiery passion for animals and their welfare,” Sotropa wrote via email.

“I began work with the Toronto Humane Society as a pet support agent, which is an individual who gathers the adoption paperwork to finalize the administrative side of things in our internal database when sending animals home. I moved into the role of an adoption agent for both cats and dogs where I conducted the meet & greets and engaged with the families of prospective adopters. I again moved again from there to become the adoptions supervisor, where I oversaw the adoption department as a whole. And in just under 2 years I believe, made my way into the role which I am currently in, the Public Relations Specialist in the communications department.”

I asked Sotropa about day-to-day life in her job. “There are no two days that are alike in this position! There is always something new and exciting going on. You will have the day-to-day responsibilities which include a large amount of email correspondence, conference calls and creative thinking.”

Sotropa has this advice for anyone interested in the same line of work: “Advice for someone starting out would be to keep organized! In order to be successful in a role like PR, it is so important to keep your ducks in a line and juggle multiple things at one thing. I think it would be valuable for someone to read up on a couple of articles on how to keep one’s documents/contacts and email messages as clean as possible. The less clutter, the easier it is to manage one’s time.”

Mackenna Smith
About Mackenna Smith 5 Articles
Mackenna Smith is a journalism student with a keen interest in animal rights. In her spare time, she can be found reading, taking care of her plants or spending time with her foster cats.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.