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Editor Biographies, Fall 2018

Brooke Bailey; photo by JD Armstrong

Brooke Bailey — Daphne, Alabama
Design Director

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Graphic Design and Computing Technology & Applications

Academic Achievements: Susan Colvin Prize Recipient (2018); Mortar Board; President’s List (2016, 2017, 2018); Kappa Tau Alpha; C&IS Academic Achievement Award (2017, 2018); Student Employee of the Year Nominee (2018)

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: President — C&IS Ambassadors (Current), Art Director — Capstone Agency (Current), Events Manager — The Ferguson Center (Current), Graphic Design Intern — UA Student Life (Summer 2018), Publicity Director — Black Warrior Film Festival (2017-2018), Intern — JJPR (Summer 2017), Intern — Creative Campus (2016–2017)

Community Service: Fuse Project Annual Dragon Boat Festival, Ronald McDonald House of Mobile

Organization Membership: UA Honors College, PRSSA, Kappa Tau Alpha, Mortar Board, C&IS Student Executive Council

Allie Binford, photo by Erica Cooke

Allie Binford — Collierville, Tennessee
Marketing Director

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Psychology

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List, President’s List

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Editor-in-Chief — Alice Magazine (2017–2018), Barista — Monarch Espresso Bar (February 2017–Present), Social Media Intern — Monarch Espresso Bar (Spring 2017), Digital Strategist — Capstone Agency (Fall 2017–Present), Marketing Director — Chi Omega (Fall 2017–Present), Marketing Director — Student Alumni Association (January–December 2017)

Community Service: Make-A-Wish Alabama, Boys & Girls Club of West Alabama

Organization Membership: UA Honors College, Student Alumni Association, Capstone Agency, PRSSA, Chi Omega

Trenton Brasfield, photo by Allie Binford

Trenton Brasfield — Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Sociology

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Student Assistant — Tisch Student Services & External Relations; Transfer Student Outreach/ Administrative Support Student Coordinator  — First Year Experience & Retention Initiatives

Community Service: A+PR L.E.A.P. Counselor (Summer 2018)

Organization Membership: PRSSA, PRCA, CMA Edu, C&IS Student Executive Board, A+PR Student Initiative Board



Ali Carden, photo by Allie Binford

Ali Carden — Decatur, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Dance

Academic Achievements: President’s List (Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017), Dean’s List (Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Spring 2018)

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Vice President of Recruitment — Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity (Current), STYLE Advertising Public Relations Intern (Summer 2018), UA PRSSA Social Media Committee (Fall 2017–Spring 2018), Red Sage Marketing Intern (December 2017), Philanthropy Chair Assistant — Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity (2015–2016)

Community Service: Fifth Quarter Initiative, Oakdale Elementary

Organization Membership: UA PRSSA, PRCA, Dance Alabama!, Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Nu Delta Alpha Honor Society, RUF Alabama

Gillian Castro, photo by Allie Binford

Gillian Castro — Norwalk, Connecticut

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Computer Technology & Applications and Psychology

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Rent The Runway Marketing Intern (Current), Alice Magazine Online Editor and Writer (Current), UA PRSSA Social Media Committee (Current), PRCA VP Communications (Current), UA College of Engineering Communications Team Writer and Web Curator (Current), The Impression Magazine Public Relations Intern (Fall 2017–Spring 2018)

Community Service: Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind, Pine Valley Retirement Facility

Organization Membership: UA PRSSA, UA PRCA Executive Board, Alice Magazine Editorial Board, Delta Gamma Fraternity, CMAEDU

Reagin Edwards, photo by Allie Binford

Reagin Edwards — Madison, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/English

Academic Achievements: Madison City Seal of Excellence (Spring 2015)

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Crimson Tide Hospitality Internship (Current), VP of Marketing — Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity (Current), Project Management Intern — 22Squared Advertising Agency (Summer 2018), Social Media Chair — Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity (September 2017–May 2018), Pledge Educator — Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity (September 2016–May 2017), Column Writer — Society19 (Fall 2015–Spring 2016)

Community Service: The Hogan Family YMCA of Madison, Alabama, Open Hands Atlanta, The University of Alabama RHM Department, Habitat for Humanity

Organization Membership: Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, UA PRSSA

Savanna Guitard, photo by Allie Binford

Savanna Guitard — Jefferson City, Missouri

Major/Minor: English/Public Relations and Italian

Academic Achievements: Deans List (Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018)

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Aquatics Supervisor (Current), Honors Year One Mentor (Fall 2016–Spring 2017), Crimson Tide Sports Marketing Intern (Fall 2015–Spring 2017), Jim’N’Nicks Server/Hostess (Fall 2016–Fall 2017), Shelton State Community College Graphic Design Intern (Fall 2017), Velocity Agency Intern (Summer 2018), Old New Blue Event Planing Intern (Summer 2018), Bus2alps Campus Ambassador (Present)

Community Service: Boys and Girls Club in Tuscaloosa, Al’s Pals, Animal Rescue of New Orleans, Make-a-Wish

Organization Membership: Student Alumni Association, Italian Club, UA PRCA, UA PRSSA, Chi Omega

Emily Hillhouse, photo by Allie Binford

Emily Hillhouse — Brandon, Mississippi

Major/Minor: Public Relations and International Studies/Italian

Academic Achievements: President’s List, Dean’s List, C&IS Academic Achievement Award (2018)

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: New Heartland Group — Copywriter (Current); Capstone Agency — Senior Media Coordinator (Current), Copywriting Intern (Summer 2018), Senior Digital Strategist (Fall 2017–Spring 2018), Public Relations Strategist (Fall 2016–Spring 2017); Public Relations Student Society of America — Vice President of Promotions (Present), Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion (Fall 2017-Spring 2018), Vice President of Chapter Communications (Fall 2016–Spring 2017); UA CMA EDU — Vice President of Communications (Fall 2017–Spring 2018), Social Media Coordinator (Fall 2016–Spring 2017); Alabama International Relations Club — Communications Director (Fall 2016–Spring 2017)

Community Service: ALMUN, Rise Center

Organization Membership: Capstone Agency, Public Relations Student Society of America, UA CMA EDU, Alabama International Relations Club

Anna Jones, photo by Allie Binford

Anna Jones — Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Communication Studies

Academic Achievements: The Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation Scholarship and Internship Award Recipient (May 2018), Dean’s List (2015–2018), “Most Outstanding QEP Team Member”(December 2017)

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Senior Media Coordinator — Capstone Agency (Current), VP of Publications — UA PRSSA (Current), Sales Associate — Tide Pride Ticket Office (Current), Public Relations Intern — Freshwater Land Trust (May 2018-July 2018), Social Media Committee Member — UA PRSSA (September 2017–May 2018), Publications Committee Member — UA PRSSA (January 2018–May 2018), Promotions Committee Member — UA PRSSA (January 2018–May 2018), Media Relations Associate – Capstone Agency (September 2017–May 2018), Contributing Writer — Spoon University (August 2017–December 2017), Contributing Writer — The Crimson White (December 2016–May 2017), Contributing Writer — Analog: An Anthology of The University of Alabama First-Year Writing Program (August 2016)

Community Service: Al’s Pals, Beat Auburn Beat Hunger, Church of the Highlands

Organization Membership: Capstone Agency, PRSSA, PRCA

Bri Roselius, photo by Allie Binford

Bri Roselius — Houston, Texas

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Computing Technology

Academic Achievements: 2x President’s List (4.0 GPA); 4x Dean’s List (3.5+ GPA); “Most Outstanding EcoCAR Member”

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Media Director — Capstone Agency (Current), EcoCAR Senior Media Coordinator — Capstone Agency (Current), NV Media Inc. Intern (Current), Three Box Strategic Intern (Summer 2018), Editorial Director — Capstone Agency (January 2018–May 2018), Editor in Chief — The Grit (January 2018–August 2018), Content Editor — The Grit (August 2017–January 2018), Wickerwood Intern (Summer 2017)

Organization Membership: Capstone Agency, The Grit, PRSSA, UA Honor’s College, Pi Beta Phi Fraternity

Halle Russo, photo by Allie Binford

Halle Russo — Cincinnati, Ohio
Editorial Director

Major/Minors: Public Relations/Political Science and General Business

Academic Achievements: President’s List (Spring 2016, Fall 2016), Dean’s List (Fall 2015, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018)

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Account Executive — The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations (Current), 5-Year Plan Committee Leader — Capstone Agency (Current), VP of Chapter Communications — UA PRSSA (Current), Promotions Coordinator — Office of Student Media (Current), US Football Product Marketing Intern — Adidas (Summer 2018), PRSA Liaison — UA PRSSA (Spring 2017–Spring 2018), Public Relations Senior Strategist — Capstone Agency (Spring 2018), Assistant Account Executive — The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations (Spring 2018), Marketing Intern — LSI Industries (Summer 2017), Sales Associate — Madewell (Summer 2017–Fall 2017), Vice President of Programming — Delta Gamma Fraternity (2016-2017), Public Relations Strategist — Capstone Agency (Spring 2017–Fall 2017), Public Relations Associate — Capstone Agency (Fall 2016), Director of Public Relations — Delta Gamma Fraternity (Spring 2016–Fall 2016)

Community Service: Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind, Pine Valley Retirement Facility

Organization Membership: UA PRSSA, Capstone Agency, Delta Gamma Fraternity, The National Society of Leadership and Success, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society

McClelland Schilling, photo by Allie Binford

McClelland Schilling — Dayton, Ohio

Major/Minor: Public Relations/World Business and Communication Studies

Academic Achievements: President’s List (Spring 2017, Spring 2018), Dean’s List (Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2018)

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: President — Public Relations Council of Alabama (Current), Communications Direction — Student Government Association (Current), Leasing Agent — College Station Properties (Current), Public Relations Intern — Intermark Group (Summer 2018), Director of Implementation — Student Government Association (August 2017–May 2018), VP of Programs — Public Relations Council of Alabama (May 2016–May 2017), Intern for Sen. Richard Shelby Re-Election (Spring 2016)

Community Service: Turning Point Alabama, Big Oak Ranch

Organization Membership: UA PRCA, Student Executive Council, Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity

Elizabeth Summers, photo by Allie Binford

Elizabeth Summers — Birmingham, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/General Business

Academic Achievements: President’s List, Dean’s List

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Vice President of Marketing — Office of Student Media (Current), Social Media Intern — JNJ Apparel (Current), Media Coordinator — Capstone Agency (Current), Vice President of Membership and Finance — Public Relations Student Society of America (Current), Intern — KC Projects PR (Summer 2018), Vice President of Public Relations — Kappa Delta Sorority (2016–2017), Digital Strategist — Capstone Agency (December 2017–April 2018)

Community Service: Crossing Points Organization Volunteer, Veterans Affairs Medical Center Volunteer

Organization Membership: UA Honors College, Kappa Delta Sorority, Order of Omega, Capstone Agency, Office of Student Media, PRSSA

Anna Claire Toxey, photo by Allie Binford

Anna Claire Toxey — Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/General Business

Academic Achievements: The Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation Scholarship and Internship Award Recipient (2018), C&IS Academic Achievement Award (2017, 2018), President’s List (Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018), Dean’s List (Fall 2015)

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Media Coordinator — Capstone Agency (April 2018–Present), Vice President — UA PRSSA (April 2018–Present), Chief Justice — C&IS Academic Honor Council (April 2018–Present), Chapter Development Assistant — UA National Alumni Association (May 2017–Present), Public Relations Intern — Black Warrior Riverkeeper (May 2018–July 2018), Insights Associate — Capstone Agency (January 2018–April 2018), VP of Chapter Communications — UA PRSSA (April 2017–April 2018), Marketing Committee — UA PRSSA (January 2017– April 2017)

Community Service: Al’s Pals, Alabama Action, Culverhouse LIFT Program

Organization Membership: C&IS Academic Honor Council, C&IS Student Executive Council, C&IS Ambassadors, UA PRSSA, Student Alumni Association, Capstone Agency, The Oakley Society, Kappa Tau Alpha, Cardinal Key Honor Society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, International Dean’s List Society, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Golden Key International Honour Society, UA Honors College

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