Leadership

Maggie Wurst: Firm Director

maggie-headshotMaggie is a senior majoring in Strategic Communication with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in Sociology. She is also a student in Temple University’s Master of Journalism 4+1 program, and began her graduate career in Fall 2015. With a love for storytelling and public speaking, she found herself drawn to Temple’s PRSSA chapter and currently serves as the Firm Director of PRowl Public Relations, Temple University’s student-run PR firm. Her professional interest lies in healthcare communications, and she hopes to work in the field upon graduation!

Learn more about Maggie’s professional endeavors on her website.

 

Helena Wilcox: Assistant Firm Director

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Helena is a senior studying strategic communication with a concentration in pubic relations. As a member of both PRowl Public Relations’ and Temple University’s PRSSA chapter’s executive boards, she enjoys working to provide fellow students with opportunities for their own professional development. She has interned with the Star Group, Philadelphia publicist Sara Ann Kelly and Spoonful Mag. She is most interested in the lifestyle and tourism industries but would like to work with companies that place an emphasis on social responsibility. You can find Helena on Twitter @helenapwilcox or email her at helena.wilcox@temple.edu

 

 

Clarissa Ford: Assistant Firm Director

clarissa-ford-headshot                                                                                                              Clarissa Ford is junior studying Strategic Communication with a concentration in Public Relations. With a minor in Sports Management, she hopes to one day combine her passion for communication and sports into a career. Clarissa runs her own sports blog, She Knows The Rules. At Temple, she also serves as the Director of Mentorship for PRSSA. She enjoys learning about the social media revolution that is changing the dynamics of the public relations industry. Feel free to reach out to her on Twitter @ceford16 or via email for advice on internships, blogging, and professional development.

 

Kristen VanLeer: Assistant Firm Director

img_1895Kristen is a senior studying Media Studies and Production with a minor in Public Relations. Interested in all forms of art, she hopes to work in marketing and programming at a non-profit venue in Philadelphia. On campus, she works in the School of Media and Communication Career Center where she mentors students about career development. In addition, she is a marketing intern at FringeArts. In January, she will begin as a marketing intern at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. When she isn’t working, Kristen loves finding new restaurants in Philadelphia and watching HGTV. Feel free to connect with her on LinkedIn and follow her on Twitter.

 

Jenna Faccenda: Director of Public Relations

aaeaaqaaaaaaaaubaaaajdgwmjkxzjiwlwm1ymetnduxzs1imji3lwe0nme1ognmmdhiza                                                                                            Jenna Faccenda is a senior majoring in Journalism with a minor in Public Relations. Her goals for after graduation is to pursue a career in publicity for a publishing house. Jenna enjoys writing, reading books, and helping others. On her free time, she runs her own business at http://www.writelyme.com. Writely Me is a resource for aspiring writers to learn and perfect their craft. Aside from PRowl, Jenna is involved in volunteering at Mighty Writers and is a member of Hyphen. You can follow her on Instagram @writely_me or on Twitter @faccenda_jenna.

 

Kelly Armstrong: Director of Finance

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Kelly Armstrong is a senior strategic communications major with a concentration in public relations. Combined with her minor in English, Kelly hopes to write for major companies as a content coordinator in the future, particularly in travel and tourism. Kelly loves to travel, and catalogs many of her travels on her Instagram and Twitter. You can follow her on both @kellywordstrong . Other than her passion for new places, Kelly is also an active member of Temple’s PRSSA chapter and loves to read, bake and knit in her spare time.

 

Jillian Curcio: Secretary

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Jill is a rising senior at Temple studying Strategic Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. You can probably find her on campus with a cup of coffee in hand. She is an active member of Temple’s PRSSA chapter. She currently interns with the Philadelphia Flyers as a Marketing Intern. Jill is originally from New York City and now loves being able to experience another city, Philadelphia. After graduation, Jill hopes to work with a crisis management firm. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @Jill_curcio!