Get to Know -- Meredith McCanless

Our Diamond of the Week


Hometown: Florence, AL
Major: Public Relations
Pledge Class '15

I have known Meredith since we were kids and she is always the bright spot in the room! She is a great friend who is always willing to help. She is our “mom” who keeps us organized and always encourages us!
— Eloise Tomlinson

1.    What’s your favorite trip you’ve ever been on?

This is a hard one! I have been on a lot of cool trips and visited some neat places. There is still so much that I want to see! Any trip with family or good friends is hard to beat…but… if I had to choose one…it would be Spring Break 2008 in Miami. It was the best weather, amazing shopping, and out of this world Easter brunch-truly something out of a movie! 

2.    What’s your dream job?

Hands down, my dream job would be to become a professional organizer/decorator. I’m super OCD, and love to clean and organize just about anything I can get my hands on (I even organize the shelves in stores while I’m shopping). An organized space brings me so much peace and clarity-so being able to help someone else achieve that would be the most ideal job. (Highly recommend following “The Home Edit” on Instagram-their work is insane.) 

3.    What are you doing this summer?

Right now, I’m crossing my fingers and saying my prayers for what all my plans entail for this summer. I just finished doing a few interviews for PR internships and I’m just waiting to hear back from them. If all else fails, I will be equally as happy at home, spending time with my family and friends! I’m a major homebody! 

4.    Who in your life do you look up to the most? 

 I get a little teary-eyed thinking about how lucky I am to be surrounded by so many people that I admire. I look up to my parents and my sister more than I can put into words. They stand beside me in all that I do, and offer me more grace and love than I am deserving. They put others before themselves, and work hard at everything they do. I couldn’t make it through a single day without them! 

5. If you could swap lives with a celebrity for a day, who would it be? Why? 

I am so out of the loop when it comes to celebrities! However, I recently watched Demi Lovato’s ‘Simply Complicated’ documentary…obsessed is an understatement. She is so raw, powerful, and inspiring, and I would love to be able to experience what it is like to be a true star and talented leader for people across the world.