Graduation Year: 2010
Major: Public Relations
Occupation, Company: Public Affairs, Citizens Bank
Describe your current occupation and if applicable, how was Temple the launchpad for your current position?
I currently work in Corporate Affairs for Citizens Bank in Philadelphia. Citizens is the 13th largest bank in the U.S. and I work across the bank’s eleven-state footprint to promote our work in the community and the great things our colleagues are doing everyday on behalf of the communities in which they live and work. I’ve been in my current role for the past 3.5 years.
Why do you support Temple University and serve on the Klein Alumni Association Board?
I support Temple University and serve on the Klein Alumni Association Board because of my desire to give back to a community that gave so much to me when I was a student. From the professors working in the field and providing relevancy to the lessons they’re teaching to the support and guidance offered at every step of my journey through Temple, I wanted to get involved and find ways to share my experience with current Klein students.
What excites you about the Lew Klein College of Media and Communication?
The work that was being done when I graduated to make the educational experience relevant has expanded even further and, under the leadership of Dean Boardman and others, has continued to position the communications program at Temple as one of the best in the region, if not nationally.
What advice could you give someone looking to become more engaged with Klein College?
Take the first step and reach out. For me, it was the confidence that comes from having a few years of work experience under your belt and wanting to share some of that experience with others.
What was your favorite memory while a student at Temple?
My favorite memory was learning about and attending PPRA’s Careers 101 event and securing my first internship. That internship transitioned into a paid position and was the jumping off point for my career going forward.
Describe KLN students in one word