About CMM Student Staff

CarrollLauren Carroll (CMM contributor, August 2014– ) is a junior communications major at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. She was born and raised in Malvern, Pa., where this past summer she completed a marketing and social media internship. 

Fun Fact: She was in the front row of the audience during a taping of “Maury.”

Viral VideoLook at This Car!!

Contributions

ACP Story of the Year Finalist Spotlight Series: Wyatt Stayner & Elora Overbey, Flux Magazine

Students offer advice to 16-year-old selves: ‘Be nice to your mom,’ ‘Stop buying Juicy Couture’

Students Share 9/11 Memories: ‘My Dad Told Us Bad People Crashed Planes Into Twin Towers’

Ghosts, Needles & Death: Students Share Their Greatest Fears

1Tina Cifferello (CMM contributor, August 2014– ) is a senior communications major and philosophy minor at Saint Joseph’s University. A West Chester, Pa., native, she interned in summer 2014 at iRadioPhilly, a local radio station where she wrote articles, recorded voice promos and helped expand the station’s online presence through social media.

Fun Fact: She skipped a grade — well, kindergarten.

Favorite Viral Video: Stalking Cat

Contributions

ACP Story of the Year Finalist Spotlight Series: Julia Nagy, The State News, Michigan State

Students offer advice to 16-year-old selves: ‘Be nice to your mom,’ ‘Stop buying Juicy Couture’

Students Share 9/11 Memories: ‘My Dad Told Us Bad People Crashed Planes Into Twin Towers’

Ghosts, Needles & Death: Students Share Their Greatest Fears

ComererKatie Comerer (CMM contributor, August 2014– ) is a senior, from Glenolden, Pennsylvania who is a Communications major, and Interdisciplinary Health Services minor at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. She is on the Women’s Rowing team at SJU, and has an internship with XTU radio station.

Fun Fact: She paints her nails every Thursday.

Favorite Viral Video: Baby Talk, Bla Bla Bla!!!!

Contributions

ACP Story of the Year Finalist Spotlight Series: Orlea L. Miller & Juliet Spies-Gans

Students offer advice to 16-year-old selves: ‘Be nice to your mom,’ ‘Stop buying Juicy Couture’

Ghosts, Needles & Death: Students Share Their Greatest Fears

DeCarloKristin DeCarlo (CMM contributor, August 2014– ) is a junior communications major at Saint Joseph’s University. She is from Pennington, N.J. DeCarlo interned at New York Life and published news stories on their Internet and Intranet sites.

Fun Fact: She appeared in one of Selena Gomez’s Instagram photos.

Favorite Viral VideoGrape Lady Falls!

Contributions

ACP Story of the Year Finalist Spotlight Series: Wyatt Stayner & Elora Overbey, Flux Magazine

Students offer advice to 16-year-old selves: ‘Be nice to your mom,’ ‘Stop buying Juicy Couture’

Students Share 9/11 Memories: ‘My Dad Told Us Bad People Crashed Planes Into Twin Towers’

Ghosts, Needles & Death: Students Share Their Greatest Fears

DockrayCrista Dockray (CMM contributor, August 2014– ) is a senior communications major and Spanish and Linguistics minor at Saint Joseph’s University. A native of Malvern, Pa., she lived in summer 2014 in North Carolina, helping modernize a family-owned RV Park in Carolina Beach.

Fun Fact: She just found out what the other half of her heritage was in April. She is 25% German and 25% Swedish and she is now afraid of being related to a Nazi.

Favorite Viral VideoTelekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise

Contributions

Students offer advice to 16-year-old selves: ‘Be nice to your mom,’ ‘Stop buying Juicy Couture’

1 Million Story Ideas Submission: A Certain Body Image

Ghosts, Needles & Death: Students Share Their Greatest Fears

1Karen Funaro (CMM contributor, June 2014– ) is an English and communications double major at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, where she also serves as features editor of The Hawk student newspaper. A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., she is also a member of the club swim team and a sister of the sorority Alpha Phi.

Fun Fact: She has seen 20 Broadway musicals — and intends to see at least one a year for the rest of her life.

Favorite Viral Video: Please Don’t Watch This

Contributions

ACP Story of the Year Finalist Spotlight Series: Erin Edinger-Turoff, Temple News

Students offer advice to 16-year-old selves: ‘Be nice to your mom,’ ‘Stop buying Juicy Couture’

Daily Iowan Columnist: Snapchat-Era Students May One Day List ‘Talking’ as a Résumé Skill

Students Share 9/11 Memories: ‘My Dad Told Us Bad People Crashed Planes Into Twin Towers’

1 Million Story Ideas Submission: #IAmNotYourStereotype

1 Million Story Ideas Submission: Eat Clean, Train Dirty

College Media Geeks: Sarah Kirkpatrick, Outgoing Daily Free Press Editor-in-Chief at BU

1 Million Story Ideas Submission: Before & After Beauty

1 Million Story Ideas Submission: “The Truth About EDM Culture”

1 Million Story Ideas Submission: Room Charges

Ghosts, Needles & Death: Students Share Their Greatest Fears

GibbonsMary Kate Gibbons (CMM contributor, August 2014– ) is a communications major at Saint Joseph’s University. A native of Plymouth Meeting, Pa., she is a coxswain on the women’s rowing team and interned with Agency-M Advertising in summer 2014.

Fun Fact: One of her arms is significantly shorter than the other.

Favorite Viral VideoHow to Stop a Baby From Crying by Katy Perry

Contributions

ACP Story of the Year Finalist Spotlight Series: Orlea L. Miller & Juliet Spies-Gans

Students offer advice to 16-year-old selves: ‘Be nice to your mom,’ ‘Stop buying Juicy Couture’

Students Share 9/11 Memories: ‘My Dad Told Us Bad People Crashed Planes Into Twin Towers’

HaubensteinMatthew Haubenstein (CMM contributor, August 2014– ) is a senior communications major and film and journalism minor at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pa., where he was born and raised. Haubenstein is a photographer and hopes to one day be a photojournalist.

Fun Fact: He drives an awesome car.

Favorite Viral Video: Taylor Swift’s Trouble, with Goats

Contributions

ACP Story of the Year Finalist Spotlight Series: Wyatt Stayner & Elora Overbey, Flux Magazine

Students Share 9/11 Memories: ‘My Dad Told Us Bad People Crashed Planes Into Twin Towers’

Ghosts, Needles & Death: Students Share Their Greatest Fears

HeitzmanEmily Heitzman (CMM contributor, August 2014– ) is a senior communications major. Compared to her hometown, Kennett Square, Pa., the mushroom capital of the world, she prefers the smells of Philadelphia. She attends Saint Joseph’s University where she previously worked as an editorial writer for HerCampus SJU. She is completing a digital media internship in fall 2014 with Philadelphia Magazine. 

Fun Fact: Heitzman and her brother are Irish twins. 

Favorite Viral VideoHigh Five for First Kiss

Contributions

ACP Story of the Year Finalist Spotlight Series: Julia Nagy, The State News, Michigan State

Students offer advice to 16-year-old selves: ‘Be nice to your mom,’ ‘Stop buying Juicy Couture’

Ghosts, Needles & Death: Students Share Their Greatest Fears

1Andrew Koloup (CMM contributor, August 2014– ) is a freshman English major at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pa., where he works for The Hawk student newspaper. He hails from Baltimore, Md., and plans to become a war correspondent.

Fun Fact: He knows First Sergeant Matt Eversmann, the decorated war hero immortalized in the film “Black Hawk Down.”

Favorite Viral Video: The Snail

Contributions

Students offer advice to 16-year-old selves: ‘Be nice to your mom,’ ‘Stop buying Juicy Couture’

1 Million Story Ideas Submission: A Certain Body Image

AnneSara LaMachia (CMM contributor, August 2014– ) is a communications major and journalism minor at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. She is from Bordentown, N.J., and works for the SJU Department of Communication Studies and Athletic Department’s communications team.  She is interning with the Philadelphia Flyers during fall 2014. 

Fun Facts: She has two fake teeth and is destined to be a cat lady in the future. 

Favorite Viral VideoLook At This Car!!

Contributions

Sports Reporting Advice: 6 Tips for Nailing the Post-Game Interview

ACP Story of the Year Finalist Spotlight Series: Emily Donovan, The University Daily Kansan

Students offer advice to 16-year-old selves: ‘Be nice to your mom,’ ‘Stop buying Juicy Couture’

Baylor Student Journalist: Forget Facebook & Emoji Mania; ‘I Believe in Writing Letters’

Students Share 9/11 Memories: ‘My Dad Told Us Bad People Crashed Planes Into Twin Towers’

Ghosts, Needles & Death: Students Share Their Greatest Fears

OliviaOlivia McEachern (CMM contributor, August 2014– ) is a junior English major here at Saint Joseph’s University. Her hometown, Sicklerville, N.J., isn’t far from the beach and the city — her two favorite places. She has high hopes for a future in travel journalism. 

Fun Fact: She only recently learned how to work a dishwasher.

Favorite Viral VideoCat Gets Caught Barking By a Human, Resumes Meowing

Contributions

Wyoming Student Writer Reflects on 9/11, Patriotism & Death Threats Over an Op-Ed

Students Share 9/11 Memories: ‘My Dad Told Us Bad People Crashed Planes Into Twin Towers’

Ghosts, Needles & Death: Students Share Their Greatest Fears

MurrayAlli Murray (CMM contributor, August 2014– ) is a communications major at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, where she also writes for Her Campus and works in the Office of the Dean. She hails from the lovely Mount Laurel, NJ.

Fun Facts: She has hyperextended elbows and loves food more than people.

Favorite Viral Video: You Forgot Blueberries!

Contributions

ACP Story of the Year Finalist Spotlight Series: Emily Donovan, The University Daily Kansan

Baylor Student Journalist: Forget Facebook & Emoji Mania; ‘I Believe in Writing Letters’

Students Share 9/11 Memories: ‘My Dad Told Us Bad People Crashed Planes Into Twin Towers’

Ghosts, Needles & Death: Students Share Their Greatest Fears

PattersonKelly Patterson (CMM contributor, August 2014– ) is a senior marketing major with a minor in communications and English at Saint Joseph’s University. After growing up in Point Pleasant, a small New Jersey beach town, Patterson is now taking on city life — studying popular Philadelphia news outlets for her public relations internship at The Door. 

Fun Fact: She never takes a picture twice in the same outfit. 

Favorite Viral Video: Burning My Hair Off

Contributions

ACP Story of the Year Finalist Spotlight Series: Julia Nagy, The State News, Michigan State

Students offer advice to 16-year-old selves: ‘Be nice to your mom,’ ‘Stop buying Juicy Couture’

Students Share 9/11 Memories: ‘My Dad Told Us Bad People Crashed Planes Into Twin Towers’

Ghosts, Needles & Death: Students Share Their Greatest Fears

PuleoSamantha Puleo (CMM contributor, August 2014– ) is a junior criminal justice major and English minor at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pa., where she has previously written for The Hawk student newspaper. A native of Blackwood, N.J., she is also a member of the school’s NSCS chapter and works for the university’s sociology and criminal justice departments.

Fun Fact: Among several other sketchy incidents, she witnessed a robbery at gunpoint in 2014 — in her home.

Favorite Viral VideoRaver Kid Reacts to Bin Laden’s Death

Contributions

ACP Story of the Year Finalist Spotlight Series: ‘After the Fall’ Team, Indiana Daily Student

1 Million Story Ideas Submission: Trans-Friendly Perceptions & Policies

Students Share 9/11 Memories: ‘My Dad Told Us Bad People Crashed Planes Into Twin Towers’

Ghosts, Needles & Death: Students Share Their Greatest Fears

RadermacherBrian Radermacher (CMM contributor, August 2014– ) is a junior international relations major and Chinese language minor at Saint Joseph’s University. Hailing from Pittsburgh, Pa., he hopes to focus his studies on international journalism.

Fun Fact: He is captain of the Saint Joseph’s club ultimate Frisbee team.

Favorite Viral Video: The Sneezing Baby Panda

Contributions

Students offer advice to 16-year-old selves: ‘Be nice to your mom,’ ‘Stop buying Juicy Couture’

1 Million Story Ideas Submission: A Certain Body Image

Students Share 9/11 Memories: ‘My Dad Told Us Bad People Crashed Planes Into Twin Towers’

Ghosts, Needles & Death: Students Share Their Greatest Fears

ReynoldsMalia Reynolds (CMM contributor, August 2014– ) is a junior communications major with a marketing minor at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. A native of Short Hills, N.J., she has worked for more than two years on the online and social media team of the clothing company Free People.

Fun Fact: She is a godmother and an aunt of two boys.

Favorite Viral VideoYou Forgot Blueberries!

Contributions

ACP Story of the Year Finalist Spotlight Series: Emily Donovan, The University Daily Kansan

Students offer advice to 16-year-old selves: ‘Be nice to your mom,’ ‘Stop buying Juicy Couture’

Baylor Student Journalist: Forget Facebook & Emoji Mania; ‘I Believe in Writing Letters’

Students Share 9/11 Memories: ‘My Dad Told Us Bad People Crashed Planes Into Twin Towers’

Ghosts, Needles & Death: Students Share Their Greatest Fears

SciasciDenise Sciasci (CMM contributor, August 2014– ) is a senior English major and a Spanish/linguistics double minor at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, where she is also a staff member for The Hawk student newspaper. A native of Delaware County, Pa., Sciasci is also a leader for the 2015 Appalachian Experience Trip, a volunteer immersion program. 

Fun Fact: Denise has 8 wisdom teeth instead of the usual 4.

Viral Video: Sweet Baby Experiences Rain for the Very First Time

Contributions

Students offer advice to 16-year-old selves: ‘Be nice to your mom,’ ‘Stop buying Juicy Couture’

Students Share 9/11 Memories: ‘My Dad Told Us Bad People Crashed Planes Into Twin Towers’

Ghosts, Needles & Death: Students Share Their Greatest Fears

ScullyCaroline Scully (CMM contributor, August 2014– ) is a junior communications major and entertainment marketing minor who is extremely passionate about coffee. She wrote for a fashion blog in 2013 and spent this past summer serving endless amounts of frozen yogurt to screaming children. She loves creating things, with a focus on Photoshop and video editing. 

Fun Fact: She can recite every word of “Grease” and is not ashamed of it.

Viral Video: Little Girl Hit By Her Closet Door

Contributions

ACP Story of the Year Finalist Spotlight Series: Michael Rosen, Daily Californian, UC Berkeley

Students offer advice to 16-year-old selves: ‘Be nice to your mom,’ ‘Stop buying Juicy Couture’

Ghosts, Needles & Death: Students Share Their Greatest Fears

SodersKayla Soders (CMM contributor, August 2014– ) is a senior communications major and marketing minor at Saint Joseph’s University. During a summer 2014 internship in her hometown of Lancaster, Pa., Soders took part in writing press releases, blog posts, social media posts and ghost writing for a start-up venture company and its portfolio companies.

Fun Fact: She received and still holds the middle school record for the discus in her school district.

Favorite Viral VideoApparently Kid

Contributions

Students offer advice to 16-year-old selves: ‘Be nice to your mom,’ ‘Stop buying Juicy Couture’

Wyoming Student Writer Reflects on 9/11, Patriotism & Death Threats Over an Op-Ed

Students Share 9/11 Memories: ‘My Dad Told Us Bad People Crashed Planes Into Twin Towers’

SweeneyJess Sweeney (CMM contributor, August 2014– ) is a senior English major at Saint Joseph’s University, where she is a copy editor for the literary magazine The Crimson and Gray. At a production company located in Malvern, Pa., her hometown, she interned in summer 2014 as a social media content producer.

Fun Fact: She is learning how to crochet. 

Favorite Viral Video: How to Stop a Baby From Crying by Katy Perry

Contributions

Students offer advice to 16-year-old selves: ‘Be nice to your mom,’ ‘Stop buying Juicy Couture’

Students Share 9/11 Memories: ‘My Dad Told Us Bad People Crashed Planes Into Twin Towers’

Ghosts, Needles & Death: Students Share Their Greatest Fears

TiffanyLeigh Anne Tiffany (CMM contributor, August 2014– ) is a senior biology major at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, where she serves as founder and president of Hawks for Heroes and animal husbandry coordinator of the Biodiversity Laboratories. A native of Blue Bell, Pa., she completed an internship with NBC10 Philadelphia’s Digital News Team in summer 2014 and currently serves as a freelance science reporter for WHYY’s The Pulse.

Fun Fact: She has attended more than 100 weddings.

Viral Video: Lovely Owl

Contributions

1 Million Story Ideas Submission: Reporting Lab

ACP Story of the Year Finalist Spotlight Series: Erin Edinger-Turoff, Temple News

Daily Iowan Columnist: Snapchat-Era Students May One Day List ‘Talking’ as a Résumé Skill

Nebraska Student Columnist: News Media Ignoring Christian Genocide in Middle East

1 Million Story Ideas Submission: How to Properly Address Professors

Students Share 9/11 Memories: ‘My Dad Told Us Bad People Crashed Planes Into Twin Towers’

Ghosts, Needles & Death: Students Share Their Greatest Fears

ViggianoMary Kate Viggiano (CMM contributor, August 2014– ) is a junior communications major at Saint Joseph’s University. She was born and raised in Havertown, Pa., and works at the water ice shop Rita’s, including helping run the store’s social media accounts. 

Fun Fact: She once met Anne Hathaway and took a picture with her in front of a display of Prada shoes.

Viral Video: The Reveal to Grandpa

Contributions

ACP Story of the Year Finalist Spotlight Series: ‘After the Fall’ Team, Indiana Daily Student

Students offer advice to 16-year-old selves: ‘Be nice to your mom,’ ‘Stop buying Juicy Couture’

1 Million Story Ideas Submission: Trans-Friendly Perceptions & Policies

Students Share 9/11 Memories: ‘My Dad Told Us Bad People Crashed Planes Into Twin Towers’

Ghosts, Needles & Death: Students Share Their Greatest Fears

WadykaJay Wadyka (CMM contributor, August 2014– ) is a junior English major at Saint Joseph’s University. A native of Washington D.C., he hopes to work as a sports journalist upon graduation.

Fun FactHe enjoys playing soccer and basketball in his free time and is a huge D.C. sports and Alabama football fan.

Favorite Viral Video: Alabama Hype Video 2014 Season

Contributions

Ghosts, Needles & Death: Students Share Their Greatest Fears

ZerpaAlex Zerpa (CMM contributor, August 2014– ) is a senior English major and Spanish minor at Saint Joseph’s University, where he also works in the Pharmaceutical Marketing department. He has also been published in The Hawk student newspaper. He lives in Allentown, Pa.

Fun Fact: He is really good at the video arcade game Dance Dance Revolution and has even contemplated entering related tournaments. 

Viral VideoDrive Thru Headless Prank

Contributions

Students Share 9/11 Memories: ‘My Dad Told Us Bad People Crashed Planes Into Twin Towers’

Ghosts, Needles & Death: Students Share Their Greatest Fears

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