Staff Spotlight: Bailey Payne

Bailey Payne, a bald, bearded white man in his mid-20s wearing a navy suit jacket, smiles in front of an off-white wall.

Name, job title, and department: 

Bailey Payne, Communications and Marketing Coordinator in Library Administration.

What do you do—in one sentence.

I oversee internal and external communications for the main campus libraries, including organizing our newsletter and even interviewing myself for the sake of content.

Where are you from?

College Station, Texas.

Why Georgetown/D.C.?

I wanted to continue working in marketing and communications for higher education and couldn’t resist the opportunity to support a prominent university library! Washington, D.C., also feels like a good fit for me, as I simply love reading plaques.

What are your hobbies? 

Listening to and attempting to make music, going to concerts, watching really good or really bad movies, visiting museums, and playing Overwatch with friends.

Favorite book?

“Lonesome Dove” by Larry McMurtry. “Cat’s Cradle” by Kurt Vonnegut is a very close second.

If you could be present for any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be?

I would travel back to April 11, 1993, so I could be there when Fugazi inexplicably played a show in my hometown.

What's your superpower/hidden talent? 

I can remember the full titles to every Fast and Furious movie and major plot points from most of them.

If you didn’t work in your current field, what would you be doing?

For a while I saw myself becoming a filmmaker in the vein of Richard Linklater. Had I followed that path, I’d probably be a production assistant on the “Frasier” reboot right about now.

You are building your dream house. What is one room or feature you would want to include? 

A soundproof music studio/listening room with an obscenely expensive stereo system and a soda gun.