Introducing Kaitlyn Sutton, 2013-2014 PRowl Firm Director!

SuttonKaitlyn is a senior studying Strategic Communication and General Business Studies. Kaitlyn served as Assistant Firm Director for PRowl last year. (Learn more about PRowl or visit their blog!)

Want to know more about Kaitlyn? Read on?

Hometown: Atlantic City, NJ

Favorite part of PRSSA: The networking opportunities available to meet PR students and PR pros.

3 words to describe yourself? Ambitious, Fun-loving, Excitable

Hobbies: PR all day, every day – just kidding! Singing, surfing, shopping.

Your favorite spot in Philadelphia? The Piazza in Northern Liberties

Favorite social media platform? Instagram

In the movie made about your life, who would play you? Marilyn Monroe (I wish)

Weirdest food you’ve ever tried? Fried alligator

Dream Job? To be the creator of a new social media platform that would be as popular as Instagram and Twitter. Realistically, to work in corporate communications for a company I adore.

What’s something you can’t live without? The ocean

Introducing Rachel Draghi, 2013-2014 Director of Mentorship!

R.Draghi photo  (1)Rachel is a junior at TU studying Strategic Communication with concentrations in Public Relations and Leadership.  This will be Rachel’s first year on the executive board and she’s looking forward to managing the Mentorship Program, which helps create mutually beneficial relationships between older and younger chapter members. (Read more about the Mentorship Program here!)

Some fun facts about Rachel:

Hometown: Londonderry, New Hampshire (40 minutes outside of Boston, for reference)

Favorite part of PRSSA: Hearing the wide variety of guest speakers speak about public relations in each of their different respective fields, learning skills such as resume building, networking and have an appropriate social media presence and meeting and interacting with other members of PRSSA.

3 words to describe yourself? Adventurous, passionate, loyal.

Hobbies: Reading both books and fashion blogs, watching classic and modern movies, exploring the city, trying new restaurants, as well as cooking.

Your favorite spot in Philadelphia? The Museums District/Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Favorite social media platform? Twitter, hands down.

In the movie made about your life, who would play you? Kate Winslet.

What’s something you can’t live without? Strong friendships.

Say hello to Amanda White, 2013-2014 Co-Director of Regional Conference!

AmandaAmanda is a junior Strategic Communication with a Public Relations concentration major at TU. This is Amanda’s first year on the executive board, having served as an active member of the fundraising committee last year.

Learn a bit more about Amanda below!

Hometown: Garnet Valley, PA

Favorite part of PRSSA: Meeting awesome connections!

3 words to describe yourself? Happy, Optimistic, Determined

Hobbies: Figure skating, running, tanning

Your favorite spot in Philadelphia? Love Park

Favorite social media platform? Twitter

In the movie made about your life, who would play you? Reese Witherspoon

What’s something you can’t live without? My family (including my dog, Lucy)

Give a warm welcome to Jaime Martorana, 2013-2014 Director of Regional Conference!

DSC_0375Jaime is a junior Strategic Communication with a Public Relations concentration major and General Business studies minor at TU. Jaime served on last year’s executive board as the Temple Student Government Representative.

Want to know more about Jaime? Read on!

Hometown: Drexel Hill, Pa (DelCo!)

Favorite part of PRSSA: Meeting new and wonderful people!

3 words to describe yourself? Driven, friendly, organized

Hobbies: Photography

Your favorite spot in Philadelphia? The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Favorite social media platform? Twitter

In the movie made about your life, who would play you? Jennifer Lawrence (my girl crush)

What’s something you can’t live without? Burt’s Bees lip balm and the Phillies (I couldn’t choose just one!)

Get to know Caitlin Kummeth, 2013-2014 Director of Community Service!

CaitlynCaitlin is a junior majoring in Strategic Communication with a Public Relations concentration and minoring is Sociology and Communication Sciences and Disorders.  This will be Caitlin’s second year on PRSSA executive board, having served as last year’s Director of Mentorship.

Keep reading to learn more about Caitlin!

Hometown: Broomall, PA

Favorite part of PRSSA: The passion of every member and staff

3 words to describe yourself? Ambitious, eclectic, thoughtful

Hobbies:  Volunteering, baking and running

Your favorite spot in Philadelphia? The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Favorite social media platform? Instagram!

In the movie made about your life, who would play you? Jennifer Lawrence AND Tracy Morgan

What’s something you can’t live without? Jeffrey & Andrew (my cousins/best friends)

Introducing Tyler Cameron, 2013-2014 Director of Social Media!

TylerTyler is a junior at TU studying Strategic Communication with a Public Relations concentration and General Business Studies.  This is his first year on the executive board and Tyler is excited to manage and create content for all of Temple PRSSA’s social media platforms. (Which can all be accessed here!)

Read on to learn a bit more about Tyler:

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Favorite part of PRSSA: I love the endless opportunities provided to members of PRSSA. There’s constantly meetings, events, networking opportunities, and social gatherings that allow members to constantly interact and do what they do best: PR.

3 words to describe yourself? Creative, personable, and motivated.

Hobbies: Although I don’t have any particular hobbies that stand out, in what little free time I have, I try to relax with friends, go to the gym, try new restaurants in the city, and make the best of my collegiate career.

Your favorite spot in Philadelphia? My favorite spot in Philadelphia is Washington Square. They’ve got the best restaurants, including one of my favorites, Zinc.

Favorite social media platform? Twitter is by far my favorite.

Weirdest food you’ve ever tried? Either alligator bites or escargot. Both delicious though.

What’s something you can’t live without? I absolutely cannot live without music. In some way, I’m constantly listening to music and my iPod is basically attached to my hip.

Say hello to Allie Antenucci, 2013-2014 VP of Programming!

allieAllie is currently a junior majoring in Strategic Commmunication with a Public Relations concentration and minoring in General Business Studies.  This is Allie’s second year on the executive board, having served as last year’s Director of Special Events.

Some fun facts about Allie:

Hometown: Langhorne, PA

Favorite part of PRSSA: Meeting past members from Temple’s chapter! I have met so many people in the industry by connecting about our shared experiences in PRSSA.

3 words to describe me: Enthusiastic, Self-Motivated, & a little Crazy!

Hobbies: I love crafting, shopping, exploring the city and eating frozen yogurt.

Favorite spot in Philadelphia: Reading Terminal Market! Best place to go for lunch on the weekends!

Favorite Social Media platform: From a PR standpoint, I think Twitter is amazing for brands to take advantage of. Personally, I’m addicted to Pinterest!

Weirdest food I’ve ever tried: That would probably be a tie between alligator and ostrich. I will always try anything once.

Dream Job: I wish I knew! I really like fashion and lifestyle, but I’m not sure if that’s where I’ll end up. I know for sure that I want to be able to travel a lot though!

Meet Cara Graeff, 2013-2014 VP of Public Relations!

prssa eboard picCara is a junior at TU studying Strategic Communication with a Public Relations concentration and General Business Studies.  This is her second year on the executive board, having taken the financial and secretarial duties last year as the Director of Internal Affairs.

Here’s a bit more about Cara!

Hometown: Harrisburg, PA

Favorite part of PRSSA: The opportunities it provides to its members. PRSSA has helped me land internships, broaden my professional network and become more knowledgeable and comfortable in my career aspirations.

3 words to describe yourself? Personable, curious and open-minded.

Hobbies: Traveling, going to concerts, reading, thrifting and watching more Netflix than I’d like to admit!

Your favorite spot in Philadelphia? I love an afternoon in Rittenhouse Square. I think it’s one of the prettiest spots in the city and surrounded by some of the best restaurants I’ve been to.

Favorite social media platform? Instagram. I don’t think I’ll ever be a famous photographer but I can always pretend I am on Instagram!

In the movie made about your life, who would play you? A hybrid of Aubrey Plaza and Jennifer Lawrence. I can only dream of actually being as naturally funny as those two!

What’s something you can’t live without? I’m hopelessly attached to my iPhone. Whether I’m checking the latest news, updating social media platforms or chatting with friends- it’s never too far away.

Give a warm welcome to Darwin Paz, 2013-2014 VP of Fundraising!

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Darwin is a senior studying Strategic Communication with a Public Relations concentration and Political Science.  This is Darwin’s second year on PRSSA executive board, having taken a dual role as Director of Development and the Temple Student Government Representative last year.

Some fun facts about Darwin:

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Favorite part of PRSSA: Working with others of a similar career interest.

3 words to describe yourself? Ask. An. Acquaintance.

Hobbies: Running, exploring good eats around the city and cycling rail-trails.

Your favorite spot in Philadelphia? My new favorite spot is the PHS pop up garden on Broad Street. Everything you need for a great summer afternoon out doors.

Favorite social media platform? Twitter

In the movie made about your life, who would play you? Morgan Freeman

Weirdest food you’ve ever tried? Guinea Pig: cultural delicacy.

Get to know Christiana Barile, 2013-2014 Treasurer!

CaptureChristiana is a junior at Temple University who studies Strategic Communication with a Public Relations concentration and Public Health: Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation.  Here’s a bit more about Christiana!

Hometown: Westchester, New York.

Favorite part of PRSSA: Getting to hear all of the other PR stories and experiences from other members in PRSSA.

3 words to describe yourself? Friendly, Outspoken, Helpful

Hobbies: Skiing, going to concerts, hanging out with my friends and family, meeting new people, trying new restaurants/eateries

Your favorite spot in Philadelphia? Cavanaugh’s River Deck

Favorite social media platform? Instagram

Dream Job? Jay Z’s personal assistant/publicist

What’s something you can’t live without? Strawberries and Nutella