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Editor Biographies, Spring 2020

Charlotte Arnold


Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky

Major/Minor: Public Relations and Marketing

Academic Achievements: President’s List, Cardinal Key Honor Society, Kappa Tau Alpha Honor Society, Accelerated Masters Program, Oakley Society

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Promotions and Marketing Intern — LM Communications (Summer 2019), Assistant Event Coordinator — Henry Clay Estate/Yappy Hour (July 2019), Community and Patient Relations Manager — Arnold Dental (Summer 2018), Marketing Team — Alice Magazine (September 2018- May 2019), Lead Researcher-Fearful Girl — UA Lab of Public Opinion (January-May 2019), Vice President of Programs — PRCA (April 2019-Present), Semi Finalist — Holle Excellence in Public Speaking Competition (April 2018), Team Leader — Student Community Engagement Center (August 2019-Present)

Community Service: Turning Point Domestic Violence Shelter, Big Oak Ranch, The Alabama Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Organization Membership: UA PRCA, Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity, Oakley Society

Jordan Axel


Hometown: Kendallville, Indiana

Major/Minor: Public Relations/General Business

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List (Fall 2017-Fall 2018, Fall 2019); UA Presidential Scholar (Fall 2017-Presemt)

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Student Marketing Assistant—UA Recreation (Current); Temporary Media Staff — CMA (Fall 2018, 2019); Marketing Intern— AMI Investment Management (Summer 2018, 2019); Director of Social Media — Frutta Bowls Tuscaloosa (Sept. 2018-April 2019)

Community Service: Redemption House, Delight Ministries, Church of the Highlands Dream Team

Organization Membership: Alpha Chi Omega, PRSSA, CMA Edu

Emma Bannen

Editorial Director

Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Psychology & Communication Studies

Academic Achievements: President’s List & Dean’s List (Fall 2016–Fall 2019); UA Presidential Scholar (Fall 2016–Present)

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Editorial Director — Capstone Agency (Current), Senior Media Coordinator — Capstone Agency (Current), Five-Year Plan Committee Member — Capstone Agency (Current), Brand Coordinator — UA Office of Student Media (Aug. 2019-Jan. 2019), Product Innovation PR Intern — The Home Depot (May 2019-Aug. 2019), AP Olympics Award — Capstone Agency (April 2019), Alabama Power “Starfish” Award — Capstone Agency (April 2019), Events Coordinator — UA Office of Student Media (Aug. 2018-May 2019), CreateAthon Team Lead — Capstone Agency (Jan. 2019), AP Olympics Award — Capstone Agency (Dec. 2018), Media Coordinator — Capstone Agency (May—Dec. 2018), Photography Committee Leader — Delta Gamma (Jan. 2019–Nov. 2018); Director of Public Relations — Delta Gamma (Nov. 2017–Nov. 2018), Foundation Intern — Davey O’Brien Foundation (May 2018–July 2018), Public Relations “Starfish” Award — Capstone Agency (April 2018), Hospitality Team Lead — Calvary Baptist Church (April 2017–May 2018), Public Relations Strategist — Capstone Agency (Jan. 2018–May 2018), Public Relations Associate — Capstone Agency (Jan. 2017—Dec. 2017)

Community Service: CreateAthon (UCPWA, Alabama Reach), Pine Valley & Crimson Village Retirement Communities, Calvary Baptist Church, Al’s Pals

Organization Membership: Order of Omega, Omicron Delta Kappa, Capstone Agency, PRSSA, PRCA, Delta Gamma, UA Honors College, The Well UA

Ashby Brown

Design Director

Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee

Majors: Public Relations and Spanish

Academic Achievements: President’s List, Presidential Scholar, Delta Sigma Pi – National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, Lambda Sigma Honors Society

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Digital Marketing Intern – New York Life Investments (Summer 2019), Media Director – Capstone Agency (Current), Digital Director – Alice Magazine (Current), President – College of Communication and Information Sciences Ambassadors (Current), Assistant Media Director — Capstone Agency (Fall 2018-Spring 2019), Content Intern – Big Communications (Spring 2018-Summer 2018), Social Media Director – Alice Magazine (Spring 2018-Spring 2019), College of Communication and Information Sciences Ambassador (Spring 2017-current), Student Alumni Association Member (Fall 2016-Spring 2017)

Community Service: The Boys and Girls Club of West Alabama, The Make-A-Wish Foundation

Organization Membership: Capstone Agency, Alice Magazine, College of Communication and Information Sciences Ambassadors, The Oakley Society, PRSSA, PRCA, UA Honors College, Chi Omega Fraternity

Olivia Carroll


Hometown: Madison, Alabama

Majors: Public Relations and English

Academic Achievements: UA President’s and Dean’s list (Fall 2017-Fall 2019), Presidential Scholar

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Global Marketing Internship – Motorola Solutions (Summer 2019)

Community Service: Church of the Highlands volunteering

Organization Membership: UA Honors College

Janie Creighton


Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Computing Technology & Applications

Academic Achievements: President’s List, Dean’s List, International Dean’s List Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society, Golden Key National Honors Society, Lambda Sigma Honors Society, Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society, Sigma Alpha Lambda Honors Society

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Seaside Sales Associate (Summer 2018), BloGo Blow Dry Bar & Salon Marketing Internship (Fall 2018-Current), JH Ranch Summer Crew (Summer 2019), Kappa Kappa Gamma Chaplain (Fall 2019-Current), Kappa Kappa Gamma Homecoming Coordinator (Fall 2019), Kappa Kappa Gamma Event Coordinator (December 2019-Current)

Community Service: Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Alabama, JH Ranch, JH Outback University, JH Outback Tuscaloosa, Reading is Fundamental

Organization Membership: UA Honors College, Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity

Hannah Fogus


Hometown: Frisco, Texas

Major/Minor: Public Relations/ Psychology

Academic Achievements: National Society of Leadership and Success, Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society, Dean’s List, Capstone Scholar, National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Coastal Outfitters (current), Apartment Consultant at Ion Tuscaloosa (Summer 2019), Leadership Development Intern with RippleMatch (current)

Organization Membership: Delta Delta Delta (2017-2019), PRSSA, PRCA

Emily Greco


Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Political Science

Academic Achievements: President’s List, Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Public Relations Intern — Nevins & Associates (Summer 2019- Winter 2020), Social Media/Marketing Intern — Exit Preferred Realty (Summer 2019), Communications Intern — Harford Community Action Agency (Summers 2016-2018), Pi Beta Phi — Fundraising Events Chair (2018)

Community Service: West Alabama Humane Society, Arts’n Autism

Organization Membership: PRCA, Pi Beta Phi Fraternity, Kappa Tau Alpha

Macy Krauthamer


Hometown: Mission Viejo, California

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Communication Studies

Academic Achievements: President’s List (Fall 2018), Dean’s List (Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019) Phi Sigma Pi Honor Society (Fall 2018 – Fall 2019), UA Scholar (Fall 2017 – Present)

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: PR & Social Media Intern — Beyond Fifteen Communications (Summer 2018), Student Recruitment Team — UA Football & Admissions (March 2018 – Dec. 2018), Copywriter — Capstone Agency (Aug. 2018 – Aug. 2019), Social Media Director — CMA EDU (Feb. 2019 – Present), Public Relations Intern — Pineapple Public Relations (Summer 2019), Field Marketing Manager — The Black Sheep (Fall 2019 – Present), Consultant — UA Speaking Studio (Fall 2019 – Present), Agent and Operations Intern — Turnipblood Entertainment (Fall 2019 – Present)

Community Service: Pine Valley & Crimson Village Retirement Communities

Organization Membership: UA Honors College, Capstone Agency, UA Student Recruitment Team, Delta Gamma, CMA EDU, PRSSA, PRCA

Dylan Lanas


Hometown: Hendersonville, Tennessee

Majors/Minor: Public Relations & Political Science/International Studies

Academic Achievements: President’s List & Dean’s List (Fall 2016–Fall 2017, Fall 2018–Fall 2019); UA Presidential Scholar (Fall 2016–Present)

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Promotions Intern — WVUA 23 (Current); Digital Marketing Intern — UA Athletics (Current); Graphic Design Intern — Adobe (December 2019); Fundraising Campaign — Secret Meals For Hungry Children (August–December 2019); Public Relations Intern — Direct Communications (May–August 2019); Graphic Designer — UA Astronomical Society (April 2019); Graphic Designer — University Oral & Facial Surgery, P.C. (August 2018)

Organization Membership: PRCA, PRSSA, UA Honors College

Katie Poedtke


Hometown: Naperville, Illinois

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Psychology

Academic Achievements: UA Presidential Scholar (2017-present); Dean’s List (Fall 2017); President’s List (2018-present); Jonathon W. and Karen A. Walsh-Hoch Endowed Scholar (Fall 2019-present); Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society; National Honors Society for First-Year Students; Golden Key International Honor Society

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Chief Administrative Officer — Kappa Alpha Theta (November 2018-January 2019); Intern — Church of the Highlands (Spring 2019)

Community Service: Max Lacewell Foundation, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Church of the Highlands, New City Church, Al’s Pals, Feed My Starving Children, Loaves and Fishes, mission trip to Nicaragua

Organization Membership: UA PRSSA, UA Honors College, Kappa Alpha Theta

Allie Rose


Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Communication Studies, Master’s candidate for Advertising and Public Relations

Academic Achievements: President’s list August 2016-current

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Sales associate — Lucca Boutique (July 2019 – current), Sales associate — Steel City Pops (February 2016 – December 2019), Marketing intern — Steel City Pops (Summer 2018), Public Relations intern — Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (Summer 2018 – Spring 2019), College ministry intern — The Well Tuscaloosa (August 2019 – current)

Community Service: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Kids Club at McKenzie Court, Brown House, UA First Friends, Dance for Downs, PRCA community engagement center — S.D. Allen and DCH Foundation, Turning Point Domestic Violence Shelter

Organization Membership: PRCA, Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity, UA Honors College

Faith Saucier


Hometown: Mandeville, Louisiana

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Communication Studies

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List (2017-2018) and President’s List (2018-2019)

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Promotions Intern — WVUA-23 (Current), Communications Associate — Gambel Communications (May 2019–August 2019), Sales/Marketing Intern — Premier Kia of Kenner (May 2018–August 2018), Sales/Marketing Intern — Inside Northside Magazine (August 2016–May 2017), Ambassador — College of Communication and Information Sciences (August 2019–Current), Social Media Manager — Alabama Program in Sports Communication and the A+PR Graduate School (August 2019–Current)

Community Service: Volunteer at Pine Valley Retirement Community, Crimson Village Retirement Home, and the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind

Organization Membership: C&IS Ambassadors, Alabama Program in Sports Communication, Alice Magazine, CMA EDU, Capstone Communication Student Society, Delta Gamma Fraternity

Kennedy Schwefler

Marketing Director

Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Business

Academic Achievements: Dean’s List

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Account Executive — Capstone Agency (Current), Public Relations Student Assistant for Employer Development — Career Center at Culverhouse College of Business (Current), Account Services Intern — Intermark Group (Summer 2019), Communications Intern — Alabama Power (Summer 2018), Assistant Account Executive — Capstone Agency (2018), Communications Intern — Sawyerville Day Camp (Summer 2016)

Community Service: The Boys and Girls Club of West Alabama, Capstone Agency CreateAthon, The Make-A-Wish Foundation, Sawyerville Day Camp

Organization Membership: UA PRSSA, UA PRCA, Chi Omega Fraternity

Hannah Taylor


Hometown: Shreveport, Louisiana

Major/Minor: Public Relations/Entertainment Management

Academic Achievements: President’s List, Presidential Scholar, Kappa Tau Alpha Honor Society, College of Communication and Information Sciences Academic Achievement Award, Honors College

Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Assistant Media Director — Capstone Agency (Current), Vice President of Social Media — UA PRSSA (Current), Senior Media Coordinator — Capstone Agency (Current), Oakley Society — C&IS (Current), CreateAthon Assistant Director of Public Relations and Marketing — Capstone Agency (October 2018-February 2019), Five-Year Plan Committee — Capstone Agency (2018-2019), Social Media and Production Intern — Young Hollywood (Summer 2019), Media Department Starfish Award — Capstone Agency (Fall 2018), Plank Center Client Team Starfish Award — Capstone Agency (Fall 2019), Beauty Writer — Alice Magazine (2018, 2019), Public Relations Committee — Alabama Panhellenic Association (February – April 2019), Freshman Forum — University of Alabama (2017-2018)

Community Service: Turning Point Domestic Violence Shelter, Capstone Agency CreateAthon, Big Oak Ranch

Organization Membership: UA PRSSA, UA PRCA, Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity, Alice Magazine, Oakley Society

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