Executive Board

eboard5President: Alissa Steele

Alissa is a senior majoring in strategic communication with a concentration in public relations, and minoring in sociology. Alissa has been a member of PRSSA for three years and has previously served as the Vice President of Fundraising and the Temple Student Government Representative. Alissa is an active member of PRowl Public Relations, a radio show host for WHIP radio, and the Head of Philanthropy for the honors fraternity Phi Sigma Pi. Alissa enjoys every area of PR and hopes to experience every area of the field. Feel free to chat with Alissa about traveling, internship tips, community involvement and her little turtle Squirt.
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eboard15Vice President: Gabrielle Lacherza

Gabrielle is a senior studying strategic communication with a focus in public relations. This is her third year in PRSSA and her second year serving on the executive board. Previously, she served as the conference coordinator. Aside from PRSSA, Gabrielle is the Director of Finance for PRowl Public Relations. She has interned in the past with the Philadelphia 76ers and the Philadelphia Soul. She is most interested in sports, agency or corporate PR, but above all wants to remain in Philadelphia after graduation. Feel free to talk to Gabrielle about fun spots in Philadelphia, networking tips or anything Beyoncé.
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eboard9Vice President of Public Relations: Jameeda Rucker

Jameeda is a senior majoring in strategic communication with a concentration in public relations and minoring in Spanish. This is Jameeda’s fourth year as a member of PRSSA and her second year on the executive board. Jameeda previously served as the treasurer. Jameeda is a staff writer for Black APhillyated and an undergraduate assistant at Temple University’s Department of Athletic Communications. Jameeda has interned at WCPO Channel 9 News in Cincinnati, OH, Dumblebee Inc., the National Constitution Center, Back on My Feet Philadelphia, and Slice Communications. Jameeda is interested in entertainment and music PR, and she wants to work in an agency setting. Feel free to engage her about professional development, interning, music and fitness!
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eboard12Vice President of Fundraising: Kaitlin Milano

Kaitlin is a senior majoring in advertising and minoring in public relations. She has been a member of PRSSA for over two years, serving as an active member of the Community Service/Fundraising committee. Kaitlin is also a member of the National Honor Student Society.  She has previously interned at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Kaitlin is most interested in non-profit PR. She hopes to move to New York and become an event planner for non-profit organizations. Talk to her about event planning, volunteering, school and life-related stress, and her love for The Vampire Diaries.
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eboard7Secretary: Melanie Klinefelter

Melanie is a senior majoring in public relations and minoring in psychology. This year will be her second year as a member of PRSSA and her first year serving on the executive board. Melanie is an Owl Ambassador and a staff member at PRowl Public Relations. She recently completed her first internship in London, England as a marketing intern for a startup company. Although Melanie isn’t entirely sure which career path she wants to follow, she wants to work her work to involve one of the three things she is most passionate about: sports, music, or helping out the less fortunate. Talk to Melanie about presentation skills, going abroad, and all things football—especially the Eagles! 
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                   eboard10Treasurer: Devan Randolph

Devan Randolph is a junior majoring in advertising. She has been a member of Temple PRSSA for one year and is serving on the executive board for the first time this year. Devan’s interests include fashion, beauty, and interior design. She most interested in fashion PR, entertainment PR and event planning. Members can feel free to talk to her about resume advice, advertising/graphic design, and make up!
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eboard13Director of Community Service: Kaitlin Osborn

Kaitlin is a junior majoring in media studies and production with a minor in public relations. She has been a member of Temple PRSSA for two years and is serving on the executive board for the first time this year. Kaitlin has interned for the American Heart Association and is currently a Marketing Intern for Live Nation Entertainment. She is most interested in entertainment public relations. In the future, Kaitlin hopes to be part of the Los Angeles Study Away Program. You can talk to her about internships, volunteering, social media, and resume building!
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eboard11Director of Mentorship: Su Rei Khoo

Su Rei is a senior majoring in strategic communication with a concentration in public relations. This is her second year as a member of PRSSA and her first year serving on the executive board. Su Rei is also a staff member of PRowl Public Relations and the Vice President of the National Association of Asian American Professionals- Temple Collegiate Chapter. She has interned at Edelman Malaysia. Su Rei’s favorite areas of public relations are agency and corporate communications. Talk to her about networking, interview skills, traveling, gaming and being an international student!
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eboard8Director of Social Media: Michelle Davies

Michelle is a senior double majoring in film and media arts and strategic communications with a concentration in public relations. Michelle has also completed the writing certificate through the College of Liberal Arts. Michelle has been a member of PRSSA for two years and she is serving on the executive board for the first time this year. Michelle writes for Her Campus Temple, leads activities in her hometown’s community theatre productions, and teaches music for young children in her community. Michelle has interned at The American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter, Margot & Camille Designer Eyewear Boutique and Crosby-Volmer International Communications in Washington DC. Michelle is most interested in agency PR, non-profit PR, and PR for startups. Members can feel free to talk to Michelle about writing, social media, branding (both personal and for a company), and balancing school with activities as a commuter!
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eboard14Conference Coordinator: Kimberly Leung

Kim is a junior minoring is strategic communication with a concentration in public relations and minoring in general business studies. This is her second year as a member of Temple PRSSA and her first year serving on the executive board. Aside from PRSSA, she is also an account associate for PRowl Public Relations. Kim has previous interned for Femme & Fortune, and she’s currently a social media intern for Spoonful Magazine. She is most interested in the healthcare, corporate or lifestyle areas of public relations and marketing. Feel free to talk to her about organizational tips, health and fitness, and the restaurants in Philadelphia!
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Temple Student Goverment Representative: Helena Wilcox

Helena is a junior studying strategic communication with a concentration in public relations. This will be Helena’s second semester with PRSSA and her first time serving on the executive board. Helena is also the Director of Public Relations for PRowl Public Relations. She has interned with the Star Group and Philadelphia publicist Sara Ann Kelly. She is most interested in the fashion and beauty 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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PRowl Public Relations Firm Director: Alyssa Guckin

Alyssa 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 since her first semester at Temple during Fall 2012. Alyssa joined PRowl as a staff member, and served as Account Executive and Assistant Firm Director before taking on the role of Firm Director this year. She has interned in marketing and PR with Trinity Insight, The Wilma Theater, First Person Arts, and Braithwaite Communications. Alyssa enjoys exploring the city of Philadelphia for good eats, places to read, and naturally, for a good cup of coffee. Talk to her about management and leadership, writing press releases, and the latest in cinema!
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Advisor: Professor Gregg Feistman
Associate Professor, Strategic Communication
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