Alumni from the Communication Studies department have gone on to have fulfilling, successful careers. Below is a list of some of our alumni, which can help prospective and current Communication Studies students visualize possible future careers.
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Joseph Passantino ’16
Joseph is a Technology Fellow at Hill+Knowlton Strategies.
Mallory Korz ’16
Mallory is an Assistant Negotiator of national media activation at Orion Worldwide.
Folake Ayiloge ’16
Folake is a Production Assistant at Syfy.
Rebecca Celestina ’16
Rebecca is an Assistant in Digital Activation at Vizeum.
Alex Lightcap ’16
Alex is an account executive at Fieldlens.
Stephanie Orfanakos ’16
Stephanie is the Digital Marketing Coordinator at Kraus Marketing.
Sara Lambert ’16
Sara is an assistant editor and production assistant at ProMedia.
Kathryn Horiates ’16
Kathryn is a production intern at The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.
Kyle Bauer ’15
After graduating in May 2015 with a specialization in Public & Mass Communication, Kyle now works as an Associate Strategic Planner for McCann Echo.
Michelle Nitti ’15
Michelle is a communications coordinator for Fidelity Investments.
Marc Menickella ’15
Marc is an Associate Global Product Manager at WHEATON Industries.
Krysti Peitz ’15
Krysti is a Marketing Coordinator for Herbert I Ellis.
Stephanie Van Heest ’15
Stephanie is a social media coordinator at Secor Farms.
Stephanie Agresti ’15
Stephanie is an Assistant Account Executive at R&J Strategic Communications.
Rachel Leva ’15
Rachel is a Content Distribution Marketing Coordinator at NBC Universal.
Christopher Minitelli ’15
Christopher works as a Client Service Representative for VH1 Networks, where he works with a number of different groups to manage multimillion-dollar accounts as they move through the post-sale process.
James Etheridge ’15
James is currently a Master’s Student at Columbia University.
Shirley Guzman ’15
Shirley is a Log Editor for Univision Communications Inc., where she creates radio traffic logs to maximize inventory.
Tyler Miller ’15
Tyler is a facilitator at Carver & Associates, where he conducts programs to help people reach their full potential.
Lauren Meyers ’15
Lauren is a Project Assistant at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Companies.
Erica Rodriguez ’15
Erica is a Programs and Outreach Coordinator at Rising Tide Capital.
Jaqueline Ilkowitz ’15
Jaqueline works as a Production Coordinator at Comedy Central.
Isabelle Tan ’15
Isabelle works as a Program Information and Communications Associate at Princeton in Africa.
Rachel Chlebowski ’14
Rachel works as an Editorial Assistant at Random House Children’s Books.
Angelica Anas ’14
Angelica is a PR specialist at Rutgers University.
Regina Yorkgitis ’14
Regina is currently a 7th grade science teacher at Ridge Road Middle School near Charlotte, North Carolina.
Kylie Moore ’14
Kylie is a Live Events Coordinator for NJ 101.5 where she coordinates logistics for live events and manages event budgets.
Noelle Paredes ’14
Noelle is an Editorial Assistant for HGTV Magazine.
Shaylyn O’Sullivan ’14
Shaylyn is an Associate Program Manager at BioPharm Communications.
Joshua Fidler ’14
Joshua is a Desk Assistant at Fox News.
Tara Criscuolo ’14
Tara works as the Marketing Coordinator for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s national office. AFSP’s goal is to reduce the annual suicide rate in the U.S. 20 percent by 2025.
Kate Allen ’14
Kate is a Senior Associate for The Herald Group.
William Anari, Jr ’14
William works in the Business Development department at WheyClean LLC.
Amanda Meling ’14
Amanda is an account executive at FCB Health.
Natalie Schiavi ’14
Natalie is a liability claims adjuster for Allstate Insurance.
Joanna Jia ’14
Joanna works as an Inside Account Manager at SHI International Corp. where she is in charge of directing end-users through their company’s internal procurement process.
Jason Chalmers ’14
Jason works at AOL Platforms as a Growth Analyst.
Leah DePalo ’14
Leah is a marketing associate specialist at Canon USA, where she develops outbound marketing materials to promote products and services and assists in the development of email and Web promotional campaigns.
Alexis Ganz ’14
Alexis is an Account Executive at Bliss Integrated Communication, where she creates and executes strategic media relations and marketing campaigns for several of the firm’s professional and financial services clients.
Stefanie Urso ’14
Stefanie is an Executive Communications Specialist at Voya Financial.
Sarah McDougall ’14
Sarah is an English teacher at the Bunyawat Witthayalai School in Thailand.
Lauryn Resotka ’13
Lauryn is an account manager and graphic designer at WW Hospitality Marketing, where she manages four hospitality properties and designs advertising materials.
Carly Koziol ’13
Carly is a J.D. candidate and a court-certified mediator at the Rutgers School of Law.
Michelle Futerfas ’13
Michelle is an associate project manager at Red Nucleus and an instructor and graduate fellow at the University of Maryland.
Vincent Wase ’13
Vincent is a Customer Service Manager at CBRE.
Brianna O’Connor ’13
Brianna is an Integrated Marketing & Associate Upfront Producer at Independent Film Channel.
Jessica Hernandez ’13
Jessica is a Client Service Coordinator at the Banfield Pet Hospital where she assists clients and managers finances.
Thomas Riley ’13
Thomas is a financial adviser for McAdam Financial Group.
Eric Moran ’13
Eric is a Sales Associate for Quinlan & Associates.
Amy Wilson ’13
Amy is a Marketing Associate for Duff & Phelps.
Rebecca Nurbin ’13
Rebecca is a business-to-business Sales Consultant for Staples Business Advantage.
Julianne Grandal ’13
Julianne is a Project Coordinator of Design Services for Major League Baseball.
Gabrielle Messinger ’13
Gabrielle is an Inside Sales Representative at ACDC Solar, LLC.
Tyler Fugazzie ’13
Tyler is the Marketing and Communications manager at Virtual Enterprises International, Inc.
Jane Howell ’13
Jane is a Client Acquisition Specialist at iCIMS, where she helps develop relationships with potential new customers. She also maintains accurate and current records of customer interactions and transactions.
Caroline English ’13
Caroline is currently a research assistant for Freakonomics.
Natalie Steele ’13
Natalie is an Enterprise Business Development Representative at Salesforce.
Meghan Busch ’13
Meghan is an account executive for Rubenstein Public Relations.
Victoria Covert ’13
Victoria is the Director of Client Services at ExecuJobs.
Lisa McKeegan ’13
Lisa works as an account manager at Twist Mktg, a W2O company.
Melissa Radzimski ’13
Melissa is a social media editor at The Huffington Post.
U-Jin Lee ’13
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U-Jin is a correspondent and digital reporter for TheStreet.com, where she is an anchor and producer on the daily shows “What to Watch on Wall Street” and “Analysts’ Actions”.
Audrey Hix ’12
Audrey is an Outreach Coordinator at Vermont Natural Coatings where she coordinates outreach events and helps build and support partner relationships.
Caroline Aponte ’12
Caroline is an Account Executive at Coyne PR.
Roberto Ferrantelli ’12
Roberto is a Project Coordinator for Dialog Direct.
Angela Pineiro ’12
Angela is a Strategic Account Coordinator at Microsoft.
Caitlyn Preciado ’12
Caitlyn is a Music Coordinator at Sirius XM Radio.
John Zoppina ’12
John is a Service and Support Administrator at Apple.
Emily Mankowski ’12
Emily is a Technical Strategic Sourcer for athenahealth, where she works with recruiters and hiring managers to find talent.
Kaitlin Connor ’12
Kaitlin is a Community Manager at Social Edge Consulting, LLC. where she assists businesses with the implementation of social collaboration communities.
Jillian Irizarry ’12
Jillian is a manager of Integrated Investment at UM Worldwide.
Domenick Wissel ’12
Domenick is a Social Media Marketing Manager at Strategic Products and Services.
Kimberly Boden ’12
Kimberly is a group manager at Talener.
Eboni Wingo ’12
Eboni is an Account Executive at TogoRun where she coordinates the public relations tactics for the FDA approval of oncology drugs.
Ellina Sukharenko ’12
Ellina works as a Claims Supervisor for Progressive Insurance where she manages a team of representatives and also helps train new representatives.
Robert Tronolone, Jr. ’12
Robert is a Data Analyst for SHI International Corp.
Kevin Jourdain ’12
Kevin is the Store Manager for Barnes & Noble College at Westminster Choir College.
Kathleen Ward ’12
Kathleen works at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine as a Senior Research Program Coordinator, where she manages day-to-day operations and develops and runs a peer mentor training and evaluation program.
Salvatore Paternostro ’12
Salvatore is an Office Manager at SiteCompli, an industry-leading compliance-monitoring technology, keeping buildings safe and compliant with local laws by analyzing data and turning it into actionable insights for real estate professionals that lower operating cost and risk.
Ryan Yorke ’11
Ryan is a Training Associate of Inside Sales for Global Knowledge.
Danielle Diglio ’11
Danielle is a 5th and 6th grade teacher at the St. Matthias School in Somerset, NJ.
Jillian Shaw ’11
Jillian is a Strategy Supervisor for PHD Worldwide.
Marquita Harris ’11
Marquita is a case manager for Women of Hope, where she provides services to chronically homeless women with mental health diagnoses.
Colleen Cawley ’11
Colleen is a computer operations analyst working in Quality Control for the University of Pennsylvania.
Amanda Coe ’11
Amanda is an E-Marketing Specialist at Olympus.
Hannah Pagan ’11, JD ’14
Hannah works as a corporate counselor for Obsidian Analysis, Inc. and is a member of the Maryland Bar.
Ashley Platt ’11
Ashley is the coordinator of Marketing Communications at iCIMS, where she develops marketing campaigns to contribute to departmental goals.
Rebecca Vogt ’11
Rebecca is currently a reporter and fill-in anchor with Time Warner Cable News in Buffalo, New York. Prior to working at TWC News, she spent two years out west as a one-man-band reporter for KCFW, an NBC station in Kalispell, Montana. Rebecca also spent some time after graduation reporting for WGHT-AM, a local radio station in Pompton Lakes.
Michelle Yzaguirre ’11
Michelle us an Assistant Editor and Production Assistant at SPIKE.
Elizabeth Fella ’11
Elizabeth is an Account Manager at Yesmail where she oversees day-to-day with clients.
Tara Shanahan ’11
Tara is a Senior Publicist at Penguin Random House, the world’s largest trade book publisher.
Suha Gur ’11
Suha is a video engineer at Sony Music Entertainment. Previously, he worked as a mixing and mastering engineer at Universal Music Group, where he was nominated for a Grammy award several times.
Lauren Lorenzo ’10
Lauren is a public relations professional with agency experience working with brands in the consumer products and technology industry. She currently works as a Toy & Consumer Tech at Coyne PR.
Maren Morsch ’10
Maren is an Environmental Educator for the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation.
Truc-Lan Vu ’10, M.A ’12
Truc-Lan is a 3rd-grade teacher in Summit, NJ.
Raquel Fleig ’10
Raquel is a Content Strategy Associate at iCIMS.
Jessica Clarke ’10
Jessica is a Promotions/Marketing Manager at CBS Radio.
Dan Verello ’10
Dan is an Assignment Editor for CBS 3 – Philadelphia.
Ashley Minervini ’10
Ashley works for Carat USA, where she works as a social media manager for Macy’s.
Renee D’Amore ’10
Renee is an Assistant Vice President and a Learning and Development Associate at Bessemer Trust.
Jaime Riccio ’10
Jaime is an instructor at LaGuardia Community College.
Michael O’Donnell ’10
Michael is a Senior Marketing Specialist at Comcast Business, where he oversees all marketing-related activities in the Freedom Region (Metro Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware).
Robin Deehan ’10
Robin is a reporter and multimedia journalist at KLBK, a station in Lubbock, Texas.
Allison DiMeglio ’09
Allison is a Human Resources Associate at Moody’s Corporation.
Matthew Uhrich ’09
Matthew is currently a Media Production Supervisor at Therapeutic Research Center in Stockton, California and also works in the control room for the Sacramento River Cats, the AAA affiliate of the Oakland Athletics.
Cindy Sura ’09
Cindy is an Associate Manager of Store Communications at Aeropostale.
Maria Montroni Currais ’09
Maria is an ESL teacher at Somerdale Park School.
Janna Raudenbush ’09
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Janna works as a Public Affairs Specialist for the Department of Agriculture. Her duties include creating communication strategies and fostering relationships with stakeholders.
Meghan Biango ’09
Meghan is the Manager of Corporate Communications for the Vitamin Shoppe.
Erin Dillon ’09
Erin is the Coordinator of Health Promotion and Marketing for the Cambridge, Massachusetts Public Health Department.
Jessica Omland ’09
Jessica is a sales recruiting specialist for Weichert, Realtors.
Kristen Kiernicki ’09
Kristen is a senior copywriter at Precision for Value and an Adjunct Professor for TCNJ’s Communication Studies department.
Danielle Yannotti ’09
Danielle is a human resources coordinator for Viacom.
Kevin Gilligan ’09
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Kevin works at NASA Headquarters in the office of the Chief Financial Officer, where he helps formulate and develop NASA’s annual budget proposal.
Teegan Conti ’08
Teegan is the Associate Director of Accounts at Strategic Group, where she manages day-to-day communication and contract negotiations.
Stephanie Berzinski ’08
Stephanie is an anchor and reporter for WPBF 25 News in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Melissa Wygand ’08
Melissa is the Manager of International Publishing at Nickelodeon.
Jenny Smith ’08
Jenny is an office manager at bader rutter.
Rachel Harrison ’08
Rachel is a Public Affairs Officer at NYU.
Andrew Pearson ’08
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Andrew works as a senior video producer at M Booth and also owns A.D. Pictures LLC, which produces high-quality video content for clients.
Tracy Pogue ’07
Tracy works as a Senior Account Director at R2Integrated where she helps increase efficiency and streamline product delivery.
Kevin O’Connor Jr. ’07
Kevin is an SEO Associate for Transamerica, where he manages site accessibility and search engine potential.
Tom Hipper ’07
Tom Hipper is the Program Manager of the Center for Public Health Readiness and Communication (CPHRC) at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health.
Kimberly Bernardo ’07
Kimberly is an Administrative Assistant at NBC Universal.
Lindsey Borda Mitros ’07
Lindsey is an Outreach Specialist at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where she works with researchers to translate research into resoureces for communities.
Justin Grazioli ’07
Justin is a senior Writer/Producer/Editor at Syfy in the marketing and on-air promotions department, and is responsible for creating promos, trailers, bonus content, and other campaign assets for various shows and movies.
Annelise Catanzaro ’06
Annelise is a manager at Barnabas Health where she helps recruit top physicians and coordinates an initiative to help prepare residents to launch their medical careers.
Anna Brodetsky-Lubischer ’06
Anna is the Director of Public Relations and Marketing at Burn-n-Blast Training and also works as a freelancer in public relations and marketing.
Jose Zuniga ’06
Jose is a social media and content strategist for MakeSpace.
Kate McCormick ’06
Kate is an Account Supervisor at SS+K.
Stefanie Gratale ’06
Stefanie is currently a graduate Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania.
Meghan Becker ’06
Meghan is a senior account manager of the Government department at John Wiley and Sons.
Amy Kester ’06
Amy works for Hewlett Packard Enterprise Financial Services where she helps create strategic marketing campaigns.
Mike O’Brien ’06
Mike is a Senior Manager of Global Consumer Insights for Verizon Consumer Insights.
Kendall Anderson ’06
Kendall is the US Health Project Director at Hall & Partners.
Brigid Mara-Sedlak ’06
Brigid is a Copy Supervisor for the CDM Group.
Shaheen Mamawala ’06
Shaheen is currently an associate at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Carly Reichert Blake ’05
Carly is a Producer at the Optimum Community TV network, where she supervises field producers and also oversees the entire master schedule for the network.
Vincent Petrillo ’05
Vincent is a Sales Manager for Trustpilot.
Alex Rotsettis ’05
Alex is the national Director of Onsite Strategic Accounts at Concentra,
Lauren Castellano ’05
Lauren is the Director of Marketing & Communications at USI Insurance Services.
Nicole Bullock ’05
Nicole is the Associate Director of Development & Marketing at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Mercer County.
Katelyn Leondi ’05
Katelyn is the head of Communications at ProSight Specialty Insurance, where she is responsible for the development and implementation of global communications programs.
Sean O’Grady ’04
Sean is a Communications Strategist at Oxford Communications. Sean is an award-winning journalist, entrepreneur, and management consultant who has been featured on CNN, Fox Business, Yahoo!, USA TODAY, NBC News, ABC News and various local affiliates nationwide.
Keith Campbell ’04
Keith is a Public Relations and Social Media Manager at ICF International.
Michael Savas ’04
Michael is a Vice President of Partnerships and Dainty Consolidated Entertainment.
Rebecca Whitehead Davidson ’04
Rebecca is the Principal at Rebecca Whitehead Consulting, where she works with digital advertising clients.
Jessica Shaheen ’04
Jessica is a teacher and communications support specialist at Immaculate Heart Academy.
Natalie Engravido ’03
Natalie is an International Brand Manager for Carrera Eyewear.
Elizabeth Hopkins ’02
Elizabeth is a morning anchor and host at FOX Boston WFXT.
Ralph Citarella Jr. ’02
Ralph is an entomologist and the vice president of Bayonne Exterminating Company.
Amie Ryno ’02
Amie is the Sr. Manager of University Relations at Comcast.
Brian McCrone ’02
Brian is a news writer, editor, and producer for Philly.com.
Joshua Kocses ’01
Joshua is a supervisor at the Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
Jeff Fogliano ’00
Jeff is a Managing Director at Wilson RMS and gearDigital.
Andrew Feldman ’00
Andrew is a Brand Manager of eCommerce and Digital Marketing at RB.
Mike Shemesh ’99
Mike is a Regional Sales Director for SC Magazine.
Kyle Lake ’99
Kyle is the CEO of Prosper Media Group, a video production corporation. He also runs the nonprofit kNOwMORE project which has developed into a statewide educational television series, airing on PBS affiliate KET.
Jessalynn Moro ’98
Jessalynn is a Managing Director at Fitch Ratings, where she is the Head of US Public Finance.
Jonathan Peck ’96
Jonathan is an Assistant US Attorney at the US Attorney’s office.
Nichol Gee ’95
Nichol is an independent consultant for The Pampered Chef, a a high-quality kitchen product vendor, and is also an office manager at the New Jersey Public Broadcasting Authority.
Meghan Kinsey ’93
Meghan is the owner and lead instructor at Motivate Barre & Cardio.
Mike Maney ’91
Mike is currently the vice president of Brand and Communications at Cloud Foundry Foundation. Previously he was a President at Mobile Monday Mid-Atlantic and a Director of corporate communications at Alcatel-Lucent.
Victoria is an Associate Editor for Watching America, a website that translates foreign news about America.
Lauren Wanko is an anchor for NJTV.
Laura de Zutter
Laura is a Vice President at MCS Healthcare Public Relations.
Marissa is the Media Director at Capital Brands, LLC. where she specializes in client/vendor management, radio promotion, and TV/Radio production.
Melissa is a Director at Edmentum, where she is responsible for all sales and account management in the Adult & Higher Education department in the northeast.
Maria is the Director of Operations at Vimeo on Demand, a division of Vimeo.
In May 2015 the Communication Studies Department hosted an Alumni Reunion Weekend.