Staff

Spring 2017 Student Workers

Erin Zaranec

Gabrielle Reyes, Junior Public Relations Major

Gabrielle Reyes is a junior public relations major from Akron, Ohio. This is her second semester as an intern for Flash Communications. She currently serves as one of Flash Communications’ assistant coordinators and as the social media director for Her Campus at Kent State. While at Flash Communications, Gabrielle hopes to hone her skills as a future public relations professional and build on to her portfolio. Last summer, Gabrielle was the communications and marketing intern for the Akron Zoo. After graduation, Gabrielle hopes to work in-house PR for a beauty or fashion company and move to the west coast.


Erin Zaranec
Erin Zaranec, Senior Public Relations Major

Erin Zaranec is a senior public relations major from Brunswick, Ohio. This is Erin’s second semester at Flash Communications, serving as one of Flash Communication’s Assistant Coordinators. Erin currently serves as the Social Media Director for KentWired and the Chapter President of Kent State’s Public Relations Student Society of America. Last summer, she interned at Prosper for Purpose, a public relations agency in Tremont, Ohio. She has also previously worked as a digital marketing intern at MTD Products in Valley City, Ohio. While at Flash Communications, Erin plans to gain more writing experience and refine her interviewing skills.


Holly DischHolly Disch, Junior Public Relations Major

Holly Disch is a junior public relations major from Avon, Ohio. This is Holly’s second semester at Flash Communications, and she is excited to build her portfolio while strengthening her writing and interviewing skills. She is currently a member of PRSSA Kent Chapter, Her Campus publicity team and the PRSSA National Bateman Competition. Last summer, she interned with the minor league baseball team Lake Erie Crushers writing the newsletter, running social media accounts and designing. She was also the visual arts reporter for The Kent Stater during her spring semester sophomore year. During her sophomore year, she was the Kent State University 5- hour ENERGY marketing intern. After graduation, Holly hopes to get a PR job with the Cleveland Metro Parks or an agency.


Latisha Ellison
Latisha Ellison, Junior Public Relations Major

Latisha Ellison is a junior public relations major from Butler, Pa. This is Latisha’s first semester at Flash Communications and she is excited to hone her writing and interviewing skills while building her portfolio. In the Fall, Latisha had the opportunity to study abroad with the College of Communication and Information at the Kent Campus in Florence, Italy. This semester she serves as the YouToo Social Media Conference Chairperson for PRSSA Kent. Latisha is still thinking about post-graduation plans, but  hopes that her time at Flash Communications will help guide her in the right direction.


Ellie Enselein
Ellie Enselein, Senior Public Relations Major

Ellie Enselein is a senior public relations major and electronic media minor from Chicago, Illinois. Over the summer, she interned for the Joliet Slammers, a professional baseball team in the Frontier League, as the public relations and social media intern. She had the opportunity to study abroad in the past spring semester with the College of Communication and Information at the Kent State campus in Florence, Italy. While working at Flash Communications, Ellie hopes to add to her portfolio and learn more about working in an agency setting. After graduation, Ellie hopes to work for a team in the National Hockey League or move abroad.


Carly Evans
Carly Evans, Junior Public Relations Major

Carly Evans is a junior public relations major with a political science minor from Akron, Ohio. This is her first semester as an intern for Flash Communications. She is currently the Undergraduate Student Trustee for the Kent State University Board of Trustees and has been a sports reporter for The Kent Stater. Carly also works for Kent Student Center Programming, planning and hosting events for the Center for Student Involvement. While at Flash Communications she hopes to improve her writing and interviewing skills. After graduation, Carly hopes to work in sports public relations.


Hannah Wagner
Hannah Wagner, Sophomore Public Relations Major

Hannah Wagner is a sophomore public relations major with a minor in marketing from Wickliffe, Ohio. This is Hannah’s first semester at Flash Communications, and she is excited to improve her writing skills and expand her portfolio. She currently holds the position of promotions director for the Burr Magazine, and on-campus publication. She also is a member of PRSSA and previously held the position of editor. This past summer, Hannah was a communications and development intern at the Rose-Mary Center in Euclid, Ohio, where she managed donor databases, helped coordinate fundraising events and wrote stories for the newsletter. After college, Hannah plans to pursue a career in entertainment or tourism public relations.


Abigail Winternitz
Abigail Winternitz, Sophomore Public Relations Major

Abigail Winternitz is a sophomore public relations major with minors in business and public health. This is Abigail’s first semester working at Flash Communications. She is currently the Interim President and Programming Director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Student Voice Team, an organization that focus on increasing diversity within the school. Abigail is also a College of Communication Student Ambassador, representing the college at university events and to prospective students, and the Social Media Manager for Fusion Magazine. She is from Cincinnati, Ohio.