Graduation Year: 2010
Major: Public Relations
Occupation, Company: Associate Director, News & Media Relations, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Describe your current occupation and if applicable, how was Temple the launch pad for your current position?
I currently work in media relations for Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. In my role with PCOM, I work with students, faculty and staff across three campuses (Philadelphia, PA, Suwanee, GA, and Moultrie, GA) to help tell the college’s story. I also work with our larger marketing/communications team on large-scale projects, strategic messaging and crisis communications. I’ve been with PCOM since April 2020.
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. As a transfer student to Klein, I was impressed by the welcoming atmosphere of my professors and classmates and knew from the beginning it was the right fit for me. The opportunities for hands-on learning as well as access to professionals working in the field is unmatched, and the Klein network is truly global. My experience as a student has driven in me a desire to share, in some small way, my expertise and knowledge as a professional with the current crop of talented 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 Klein as one of the best communications programs 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 with having some experience under your belt, but we want anyone who’s willing to help share the Klein story and be an ambassador for all of the great things happening at Temple.
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