Executive Board

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President: Cara Graeff
Cara is a senior majoring in Strategic Communication with a concentration in Public Relations and minoring in General Business studies. This is her fourth year as a member of PRSSA and her third year on the executive board, having previously served as the Director of Internal Affairs and the Vice President of Public Relations. Cara is also a member of Phi Sigma Pi National Honors Fraternity. She has interned at PR agencies Skai Blue Media, Sacunus Integrated Communications and Brian Communications. This September, Cara will begin interning at the Gift of Life Donor Program. She is most interested in lifestyle and non-profit PR.  Talk to her about her about blogging, perfecting a pitch and studying abroad! 

Tyler_PRSSAVice President: Tyler Cameron
Tyler is a senior majoring in Strategic Communication with a concentration in Public Relations and minoring in General Business studies. He has been a member of PRSSA for over two years and has previously served on the executive board as the Director of Social Media. Tyler is also a staff member of PRowl Public Relations as a well as member of the National Society for Collegiate Scholars. He has interned at FlixFling and is currently interning at Slice Communications Group. Tyler is most interested in the government and political sides of public relations, as well as the agency aspect. Talk to him about resume building, LinkedIn development, social media, taking up a business minor and all things Philadelphia food and drink!

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Vice President of Public Relations: Rachel Draghi
 Rachel is senior majoring in Strategic Communication with a concentration in Public Relations and double minoring in Art History and Psychology. She has been a member of PRSSA for over two years and has previously served on the executive board as the Director Mentorship. Rachel is also an Account Executive for PRowl Public Relations and has interned at Cashman & Associates Public Relations & Special Events. She begins interning at the Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia in September 2014. Rachel is most interested in living and working in New York City. Talk to her about resume construction, interview tips, classic/current movies and all things HBO! 

Alissa_PRSSAVice President of Fundraising: Alissa Steele
Alissa is a junior majoring in Strategic Communication with a concentration in Public Relations. This is her second year as a member of Temple PRSSA and has previously served on the executive board as Temple Student Government Representative for the Spring 2014 semester. Alissa is also an Account Executive for PRowl Public Relations, a radio show host for the Weewo show at Temple University’s radio station WHIP, a member of the Cherry Crusade and a member of Phi Sigma Pi National Honors Fraternity. She is currently studying abroad in Rome this summer and looks forward to being a Mosaic’s teaching assistant through the Diamond Peer Teacher Program this fall. Alissa has interned at Philly Bass’d Entertainment and is currently interning with the Santa Fe Group. Alissa is most interested in entertainment and sports public relations and hopes to work for either a sports team or a children’s hospital in their PR department. Talk to her about event planning, how to have the best interview, overcoming school-related stress, traveling the world and dogs!

Kelly_PRSSASecretary: Kelly Dougherty
Kelly is a senior majoring in Strategic Communication with a concentration in Public Relations and minoring in General Business studies. This is her third year as a member of PRSSA and her second year serving on the executive board. Kelly is also a Staff Member of PRowl Public Relations, an Owl Ambassador for Temple University admissions, as well as member of Phi Sigma Pi National Honors Fraternity. She has interned with wired 96.5 and 92.5 XTU and KYW Newsradio 1060 and is currently interning at SSPR. Kelly hopes to pursue a career in the entertainment industry someday. Talk to her about networking, social media and music!

Jameeda_PRSSA Treasurer: Jameeda Rucker
Jameeda is a junior majoring in Strategic Communication with a concentration in Public Relations and double minoring in African American Studies and Spanish. She recently completed a semester-long Spanish immersion program where she intensively studied Latin American culture, history and language and then traveled to Costa Rica for three weeks. She has been a member of PRSSA for over a year and this is her first year serving on the executive board. Jameeda is also the Director of Communications for Alpha Omega Campus Ministry. She has interned at WCPO Channel 9 News in Cincinnati, OH, Dumblebee Inc. and the National Constitution Center. Jameeda is an enthusiastic sports fan of professional basketball and is really interested in working in sports public relations. Talk to her about gaining internship experience, networking, increasing your involvement in Temple PRSSA, self-education techniques for public relations students who haven’t started core classes and sports!

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Director of Community Service: Caitlin Kummeth
Caitlin is a senior majoring in Strategic Communication with a concentration in Public Relations and minoring in Sociology. She has been a member of Temple PRSSA for three years and has previously served on the executive board as the Director of Mentorship. Before studying abroad in Australia for the Spring 2014 semester, Caitlin held the position of the Director of Community Service, which she will be picking up again in the fall. She is also a Staff Member of PRowl Public Relations and is also a member of Habitat for Humanity and the Temple Outdoors Club. She has interned as a public relations intern for Skai Blue Media, Variety-the Children’s Charity of Philadelphia and Kisses for Kyle. Caitlin has also interned for the Philadelphia Flyers in their Community Relations department. Talk to her about volunteering, internships and traveling!

Jaime_PRSSADirector of Mentorship: Jaime Martorana
Jaime is a senior majoring in Strategic Communication with a concentration in Public Relations and minoring in General Business studies. She has been a member of PRSSA for over a year and has previously served on the executive board as the Co-Conference Conference. Jaime is also an Assistant Firm Director for Public Relations, previously serving as an Account Executive. She has interned in the public relations department at Philadelphia’s Office of the City Representative and at at Brownstein Group. Jaime is currently interning at the Greater Philadelphia Film Office. She has many interests within public relations, but currently her favorite types of PR are lifestyle and sports.  Talk to her about resume building, interview help, study abroad and traveling!

Megan_PRSSA Director of Social Media: Megan Healy
Megan is a junior majoring in Strategic Communication with a concentration in public relations and minoring in Spanish. This is her second year as a member of Temple PRSSA and first year serving on the executive board. Megan is also a Staff Member of PRowl Public Relations. She is currently the Content and Social Media Specialist for an entertainment and event planning company, Ambience Artistry. Megan hopes to be part of the Los Angeles Study Away Internship Program next summer. Talk to her about entertainment public relations, social media, classes and food!

Gabby_PRSSA Conference Coordinator: Gabrielle Lacherza
Gabrielle is a junior majoring in Strategic Communication with a concentration in Public Relations. This is her second year as a member of Temple PRSSA and her first year serving on the executive board. Gabriella is also a Staff Member of PRowl Public Relations. She has interned with the Philadelphia 76ers and with the Philadelphia Soul. Talk to her about interview and press release advice, Beyoncé and exploring the streets of Philadelphia! 

 

Nicole_PRSSA Temple Student Government Representative: Nicole Beck
Nicole is a senior majoring in Strategic Communication with a concentration in Public Relations. This is her second year as a member of Temple PRSSA and her first year serving on the executive board. Nicole is also a Staff Member of PRowl Public Relations. She is passionate about public relations, interior design, outdoor activities and photography. In the future, Nicole would like to pursue a career in the event planning and social media aspects of the public relations. Talk to her about interview advice, resume pointers, volunteer opportunities, cross-fit, hiking and the beach!

Amber_PRSSA PRowl Public Relations Firm Director: Amber Burns
Amber is a senior majoring in Strategic Communication with a concentration in Public Relations and minoring in Spanish. This is her fourth year as a member of PRSSA and she has previously served on the executive board  as the Director of Social Media and then Vice President. In addition to being the Firm Director of PRowl Public Relations, Amber is also a member of Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority. She has been a public relations intern at Skai Blue Media, Independence Seaport Museum and the National Constitution Center. Amber has also been a social media intern for Womego Publishing Company and has worked as a press/media volunteer for Philadelphia’s Office of the City Representative. Her favorite areas of public relations are are lifestyle and non-profit. Talk to her about starting your own blog/blogging in general, resume improvement and the best cafes and lattes in Philadelphia! 

Faculty Advisor: Professor Gregg Feistman
Associate Professor, Strategic Communication
greggf@temple.edu
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