Student Interns - Communications

Adrienne Bechtel

photo of Adrienne BechtelEnglish:Professional Writing; Interactive Media Studies co-major, 2021

What I love about my majors: My majors give me the freedom to express myself and the ability to connect with people in many ways.

A role I play outside the classroom: Writer for UP Magazine, member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority, and a writing consultant for Howe Writing Center

My favorite place on campus: King Library

My dream job: writing for National Geographic and working with scientists and photographers on climate change projects

A little-known fact about me: I have been to the hospital in 4 different countries.


Phoebe Campbell

photo of Phoebe CampbellEnglish:Professional Writing, 2021

What I love about my major: I love how broad of a field Professional Writing is and the many career paths that are made possible with a degree in the major.

A role I play outside the classroom: I am a member of the Miami University College Democrats.

My favorite place on campus: My favorite place on campus is the Wertz Art & Architecture Library; I've found that it is the place to study due to its calm atmosphere and lack of crowding.

My dream job: My dream career is in the field of law; however, I am undecided about the specifics.

A little-known fact about me: Few people at Miami know this, but I was a cheerleader for ten years before coming to college, and I'm still able to do some flips and acrobatic tricks!


Emily Cashen

photo of Emily CashenStrategic Communication; Psychology, 2021

What I love about my majors: I enjoy getting to learn about healthy and effective communication between all kinds of people.

A role I play outside the classroom: Teaching Assistant for STC 262 and also a member of Chi Omega sorority

My favorite place on campus: My favorite place to study on campus is in the psych building because there is a lot of natural light and open space.

My dream job: Chief Communications Officer for a nonprofit

A little-known fact about me: I am an avid consumer of true crime shows like Criminal Minds, as well as true crime podcasts.


Allison Haeger

photo of Allison HaegerEnglish:Creative Writing; Media and Culture, 2021

What I love about my majors: I love my majors because they allow me to interpret why people say and do different things, and I enjoy writing about this.

A role I play outside the classroom: Staff Writer for the Miami Quarterly

My favorite place on campus: I enjoy working in Armstrong. I am usually pretty productive in one of the cozy chairs.

My dream job: I would like to be an editor, but am interested in anything involving books, television, and film.

A little-known fact about me: All my friends tell me I give great advice. I think I would probably be a counselor or therapist if I was not into my current majors.


Caroline Igo

photo of Caroline IgoEnglish:Creative Writing, 2021

What I love about my major: reading my fellow writers' work!

A role I play outside the classroom: I am the Fiction/Poetry editor for Happy Captive Magazine. I am also involved in Phi Sigma Pi, the National Honors Fraternity.

My favorite place on campus: King Library's Cafe

My dream job: nonfiction writer/author

A little-known fact about me: I once ran into Miami graduate, Paul Ryan while I was on a family vacation in Wisconsin.


Kelly Marsella

photo of Kelly MarsellaJournalism; Sports Leadership and Management, 2021

What I love about my majors: I love working in the ever-changing world of news and technology!

A role I play outside the classroom: Co-Social Director for Zeta Tau Alpha sorority

My favorite place on campus: my sorority suite!

My dream job: working in the communications department for an NFL team

A little-known fact about me: I studied abroad in Rome last summer!


Mady Neal

photo of Mady NealEnglish:Literature; French, 2021

What I love about my majors: I love my majors because I think literature and culture are the basis of any human experience, and it is important to learn how to analyze and interpret what makes us who we are!

A role I play outside the classroom: I am currently in the process of forming a literary magazine on campus devoted to creative nonfiction!

My favorite place on campus: I really like visiting the formal gardens by the Marcum Center, and though it's not on-campus, I think Books and Brews will be my new study spot!

My dream job: I want to work in publishing or as a literature professor.

A little-known fact about me: I've been speaking French since I was three years old, and I've visited over 10 countries! Next on my travel bucket list is Singapore!


Dania Puente

photo of Dania PuenteStrategic Communication; East Asian Languages & Cultures, 2020

What I love about my majors: I truly enjoy learning Chinese and Chinese culture. I love public relations and communications, and I think that implementing my Chinese knowledge will give me a lot of opportunities, so I think it's the perfect combination.

A role I play outside the classroom: Besides being a communications intern I am also a marketing assistant for the Rec Center. This year I will also be joining PR Visions.

My favorite place on campus: I love every part of campus, but I like the most spending time by Western Campus reading or relaxing.

My dream job: I feel that this might change with time but as of now, my dream job is to be a public relations director for Tesla.

A little-known fact about me: I was born and raised in Mexico City, moved to China for three years in 2012, and I have now been in the US for almost four years. I love travelling, and I've been to 23 countries and speak four languages. After graduation my goal is to go back to China.


Bethany Sersion

photo of Bethany SersionStrategic Communication; Psychology, 2021

What I love about my majors: Expression through written word has always been my favorite form of communication. Strategic communication encompasses all forms of communication, including written communication.

A role I play outside the classroom: I am a member of PR Visions.

My dream job: I want to work in PR — whether it be a firm or a sector of a company.


Bella Zarlengo

photo of Bella ZarlengoJournalism; English:Creative Writing, 2021

What I love about my majors: I love being able to express myself through creative writing and being able to tell other people's stories using my journalism skills.

A role I play outside the classroom: Kappa Kappa Gamma and The Miami Student

My favorite place on campus: Chestnut Field house/the Rec Center

My dream job: I'd love to be able to be an author of fiction novels full time.

A little-known fact about me: On my dad's side of the family I have 42 first cousins and 44 second cousins.


Rachel Zurilla

photo of Rachel ZurillaStrategic Communication; Political Science, 2020

What I love about my majors: the chance to be creative and strategic

A role I play outside the classroom: President of Phi Sigma Sigma

My favorite place on campus: the second floor of the library in CPA

My dream job: Chief Marketing Officer of an agency

A little-known fact about me: I'm really into theater and I like to sing!