Alex Barca is a senior with a major in public relations and a minor in English. She has had social media experience through her work at The Children’s Museum of Easton, MA, where she managed their social media accounts. She also managed her sorority’s Twitter and Facebook accounts from January 2012-December 2012. On campus she is the PR Chair and THON Chair for Delta Zeta and the P.S. Magazine Editor for The Daily Collegian.
Kaylee Berger is a senior with a major in telecommunications and a minor in international studies. She has social media experience with Councilman Steve Levin. She worked on his Facebook, Twitter, blogs, Tumblr, and website this past summer. She is the President and Lead Sales Executive of The Odyssey, where she manages posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. On campus she is a member of Kappa Delta and has been THON chair for them. She will be dancing for them in THON 2014.
Erin Brooks is a junior with a major in public relations and minors in theatre and labor/employment relations. She has social media experience managing accounts for a jewelry store near her hometown and through her internship at Nickerson PR. She contributed to Business Journal’s Social Media Madness campaign and advanced to the final round. She also developed a social media strategy for the THON 2013 Merchandise Committee. On campus she is a THON Communications Captain, the Family Relations THON Chair for Club Swim, and the Penn State Thespians Children’s Show Chair.
Dr. DiStaso is an Assistant Professor of Public Relations in the College of Communications at Penn State. She has been conducting research and working as a social media consultant since 2006. Her primary focus is on banks, but she has worked with many Fortune 100 companies. Dr. DiStaso is also a Research Editor for the Institute for Public Relations Social Science of Social Media Research Center, Senior Research Fellow of the Arthur W. Page Center, and extremely involved with the Public Relations Society of America.
Rebecca Dvorin is a senior with a major in public relations and a minor in sociology. She has had social media experience with a wedding planner at Down the Aisle, LLC. She currently is a social media intern at Coventuremedia, where she manages Labradors.com. On campus she is the PR liaison on her Special Events committee for THON and is in Delta Gamma.
Lauren Fox is a senior with a major in public relations and minors in business and international studies. She has social media experience from an internship at Bloomingdale’s in their Executive Development Program, where she Instagramed pictures for various Bloomingdale’s campaigns and used the platform to introduce new campaigns to the public. She also has experience with Penn State Career Services, creating blog posts and managing the Facebook and Twitter accounts via Hootsuite. On campus she is an Account Associate for Happy Valley Communications, a brother of Phi Chi Theta, a PRSSA member, and a Financial Public Relations Intern at Gregory FCA.
Alyssa Kaplan is a junior with a major in advertising with a minor in business and the liberal arts. She has social media experience by being an Account Associate at Happy Valley Communications, Penn State’s student-run public relations firm. Alyssa was formerly an intern at Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, where she worked on a project utilizing Google Adwords, and the Alzheimer’s Association-Delaware Valley Chapter, where she was a public relations intern. On campus Alyssa is involved in THON, Penn State Homecoming, and Happy Valley Communications.