Meet our team

PRESIDENT

Mattelyn Garza

Major: Public Relations & Psychology

Minor: Communication

Year: Senior

 

Mattie currently works as the PR communications associate for Cybercrime Support Network. She joined PRSSA to grow professionally by networking with industry leaders, attaining resume and interview advice, and learning about the careers that a PR degree can lead to.

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VP OF MEMBER RELATIONS

Sequoia West

Major: Public Relations

Minor: Marketing & Art

Year: Senior

Sequoia is a senior at Eastern majoring in PR with a minor in marketing and art. She recently completed an internship with The Detroit Zoological Society. Sequoia joined PRSSA to learn from professionals about their experiences and what employers are seeking. 

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VP OF SPECIAL EVENTS

Kaley Plaxton

Major: Public Relations &      Communication

Year: Junior

 

Kaley is a junior at Eastern double majoring in PR and communications. She spent this summer completing TWO internships in marketing and communication. She joined PRSSA to connect with like-minded peers, and to explore the different opportunities and careers available in the communication world

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VP OF

SOCIAL MEDIA

Dean Albarkat

Major: Public Relations

Minor: Marketing 

Year: Junior

Dean is a junior at Eastern majoring in PR with a minor in marketing. He recently accepted an internship at Glow Social Media and has aspirations of working in PR in the sports or music real. For fun, he loves to golf with friends and enjoys playing the guitar and singing. He joined PRSSA to network with industry professionals, and to connect with fellow communication peers. 

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VP OF PR AND MARKETING

Kira Kliczinski

Major: Public Relations 

Year: Senior

Kira is a senior at Eastern majoring in public relations. She is currently a Business Development and Marketing Intern at CyberForce IQ. Kira joined PRSSA to build relationships with her peers and professionals, gain career opportunities, build her resume, and enhance her industry knowledge! She also enjoys making homemade soap.

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Owen Tague

Major: Public Relations

Minor: Communication

Year: Senior

Owen is a senior majoring in PR with a minor in communication. He joined PRSSA to create more connections with his peers, especially those also majoring in PR and communications! 

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