Executive Board

 

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Temple PRSSA Executive Board 2016 – 2017

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President: Kim Leung

Kim is a senior majoring in strategic communication with a focus in public relations and minoring in general business studies. Kim has been a member of PRSSA for three years and previously served as Conference Coordinator on the executive board. Aside from school, she has interned with Femme & Fortune and Spoonful Magazine. Kim is most interested in communication and marketing in the areas of lifestyle, cooperate, and healthcare. Members can feel free to chat with her about anything! Especially traveling, organizational tips, health and fitness, food, and stress management.

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Vice President: Mina LezenbyMina

Mina is a senior majoring in strategic communication with a concentration in public relations and a minor in sociology. Mina has been a member of PRSSA and PRowl Public Relations since her sophomore year. Previously, she has served an active role in supporting the community service committee of PRSSA. Aside from PRSSA and PRowl, Mina is a member of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority and holds a student job in Paley Library. She has previous interned with the Anti Defamation League and Red Tettemer O’Connell + Partners. Mina hopes to peruse a career in agency work or social media marketing after college. Talk to Mina about going abroad, finding an internship or getting involved on campus!
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jeanieVice President of Public Relations: Jeanie Davey

Jeanie is a senior majoring in Strategic Communications with a focus in public relations. This will be Jeanie’s third year as a PRSSA member, but her first serving on the executive board. She is involved with the marketing and business for The Temple News, social media for Temple’s School of Media and Communication, and the special events for Campus Recreation. In the past she has interned with Breslow Partners and Slice Communications. On the side she enjoys handling the advertising for Acting Naturally, a non-profit theater company. You can find Jeanie drinking iced coffee, petting a dog, singing on her YouTube channel, running around the city, or attending networking events. Feel free to talk to Jeanie about internships, resumes, networking, and social media!
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Vice President of Fundraising: Marissa Piffermarissa

Marissa is a junior majoring in strategic communication with a focus in public relations.  This is Marissa’s second year being a member of PRSSA and her first year serving on the executive board.  Aside from PRSSA, Marissa is an account associate for PRowl Public Relations as well as the Co-Chair for The DREAM Program Temple University.  In the past, Marissa has interned at the American Heart Association in the Social Media & Marketing department.  Marissa enjoys exploring all areas of PR and hopes expand her knowledge in other fields of public relations such as lifestyle, health/beauty, and entertainment.  Feel free to talk with Marissa about internship and resume advice, the best coffee spots around the city, and all things Harry Potter.

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Secretary: Marissa RealeProfessional Pic_1

Marissa is a junior Strategic Communications major with a concentration in public relations. Marissa has been a PRSSA member since the fall semester of 2015 and is now the current Secretary. She is also an Account Executive in PRowl and an involved member of Hillel. Marissa completed her first internship at iHeart Media in Bala Cynwyd. Most recently Marissa interned for Janssen Biotech., a pharmaceutical in the family of companies of Johnson & Johnson in the Immunology and Oncology businesses. Specifically, Marissa is most interested in PR in the healthcare, technology and broadcast news fields. Outside of school, Marissa loves networking, shopping and cooking. Marissa encourages an open and welcoming dialogue with students interested in PRSSA and current members who want to discuss any subjects.

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Treasurer: Devan AllenPicture1

Hi PRSSA! My name is Devan Allen, and I will be serving as your treasurer this year on the executive board. I am going to be a senior in the fall, and I look forward to meeting a bunch of amazing people when I come back to Philly! This summer I spent most of my time working, unfortunately. I hope to take a year off after I graduate to travel with my friends. Music is one of my passions, and I am one of the most approachable and genuine people you will ever meet. Don’t ever hesitate to say hi or ask me any questions. If you want to find out a little more about Devan, follow him on Instagram @devanbevanallen. 
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Director of Recruitment: Maria Evangelou

Maria is a sophomore majoring in strategic communication with a concentration in public relations and a minor in political science.  This is her second year in PRSSA and is fulfilling the position of Director of Recruitment.  Maria is interested in a wide range of areas of the PR field, and her hobbies and interests extend into nutrition and fitness. Can often be found ordering a smoothie at the SAC or petting any and every dog on campus.

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erinDirector of Community Service: Erin Quiles

Erin is a senior majoring in strategic communication with a focus in public relations. She transferred to Temple University last year and has been involved in PRSSA for one year as a general body member, and has now transitioned to the Director of Community Service. Erin is interested in nonprofit work, event planning and recently interned at the American Heart Association. Erin is a great resource for transfer students, nonprofit information, event planning and questions about getting involved in community service events. 
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Director of Mentorship: Clarissa Fordclarissa.png

Clarissa is a junior majoring in strategic communication with a concentration in public relations. She has a double minor in sports management and adult and organizational development. While this will be Clarissa’s first year on the executive board, she has been involved with the chapter since her freshman year. She will also be serving as the Assistant Firm Director for PRowl Public Relations, Temple’s student-run public relations firm. In her spare time, she runs her own sports blog, She Knows The Rules. Members can feel free to chat with her about anything! Especially sports, blogging, industry trends, internship advice, and social media.
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PRSSA HeadshotDirector of Social Media: Helena Wilcox

Helena is a senior studying strategic communication with a concentration in pubic relations. This will be Helena’s second year with PRSSA and her second time serving on the executive board. Helena is also an Assistant for Director for Prowl Public Relations. She has interned with the Star Group, Philadelphia publicist Sara Ann Kelly and Spoonful Mag. She is most interested in the fashion, beauty and tourism industries but would like to work with companies that place an emphasis on social responsibility. Members can feel free to talk to her about internships, time management, social media and blogging.
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Conference Coordinator: Chris VazquezChris

Chris Vazquez is a senior majoring in Strategic Communications with a minor in Adult Organization. Chris has been a member of Temple PRSSA for over a year. Besides being involved in Temple PRSSA, he is also a member of PRowl Public Relations. He spent this past summer working at Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board where he served as the Communication and Public Relations Intern. Outside the classroom Chris can be seen hanging out with his roommates and exploring the city. He has aspirations to work in the communication and marketing fields and hopes to become a professor at the end of his career.
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Temple Student Government Representative: Morgan Green

Morgan is a senior Journalism major and Public relations minor from Baltimore, Maryland. Morgan has been involved in PRSSA for two years and is now serving on the executive board as the Student Government Representative for PRSSA. Morgan is also the publicist for Temple Student Government. Outside of school, Morgan has interned for online publication College Fashionista and The American Heart Association. Morgan is most interested in crisis management and politics. Feel free to contact her at morgan.green@temple.edu if you have any questions!
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PRowl Public Relations Firm Director: Maggie Wurst

maggie headshotMaggie is a senior majoring in Strategic Communication with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in Sociology. She is also a student in Temple University’s Master of Journalism 4+1 program, and began her graduate career in Fall 2015. With a love for storytelling and public speaking, she found herself drawn to Temple’s PRSSA chapter and currently serves as the Firm Director of PRowl Public Relations, Temple University’s student-run PR firm. Her professional interest lies in healthcare communications, and she hopes to work in the field upon graduation! Learn more about Maggie’s professional endeavors on her website, maggiewurst.strikingly.com.
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Advisor: Professor Gregg Feistman

Associate Professor, Strategic Communication
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