Marisa Santillo '23
"As someone who has a variety of interests, I’m thankful to have found a supportive community in Communication Studies and CCI!”
Marisa Santillo is a Communication Studies major who is using what she’s learning in the classroom to take on leadership and various communication roles across campus.
As a Victoria’s Secret PINK Campus Representative, she helps raise brand awareness for PINK by creating social media content, hosting events, and collaborating with local businesses and student organizations. She is an Executive Board member for her sorority, which gives her the opportunity to practice public speaking and interact with Panhellenic leadership. As a Communications Specialist in the College of Communication and Information Dean’s Office, she helps develop web, social media and video content. And over the summer she was a Flashguide for New Student Orientation, where she helped new students get acquainted with Kent State, spoke on panels and participated in social media campaigns.
After graduation, she hopes to use all of these experiences to work in social media marketing. This goes along with her favorite hobby of creating college and lifestyle YouTube videos.
“My favorite thing about Communication Studies is how I have so many different options for career paths after graduation and how all the material I’m learning in my classes is relevant to my everyday life. As someone who has a variety of interests, I’m thankful to have found a supportive community in Communication Studies and CCI!”