Meet the Team
UCM Social Media Staff
Nicole joined Kent State in 2014 after working as the Digital Media & Communications Manager of Hospice of the Western Reserve, where she managed the agency's social media strategy, blog, website and email marketing efforts. She is a Baldwin Wallace University alumna with a degree in public relations and a double minor in marketing and management. She enjoys playing golf, all things Disney, and her golden pup, Mickey!
Deanna joined Kent State in 2019 after working as a digital content editor at the Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com, where she aided the development and implementation of digital strategy for the newspaper. A legacy and alumna of Kent State, she's been cheering on the Flashes for decades. When she's not online Deanna loves to spend time with her family and friends, exercise and bake.
Meet the Students
Allie Buszinski - Social Media Assistant
Allie is a senior marketing major with a minor in economics here at Kent State. Prior to working at University Communications and Marketing, she was the Chapter President and Vice President of Marketing for her sorority, Alpha Phi. Allie enjoys traveling to new places with friends and working on DIY projects in her free time. After graduation in May 2020, Allie hopes to pursue a career in social media marketing for a retail company.
Erica Fowler - Social Media Assistant
Erica is a senior public relations major with a marketing minor. She previously worked at University Communications and Marketing as a public relations intern for Flash Communications. In her free time, Erica enjoys running, watching documentaries and spending time with family and friends. After graduation, Erica hopes to work in corporate communications or in the healthcare industry.
Jacob Majka - Social Media Assistant
Jacob is a senior public relations major with a marketing minor here at Kent State. He has worked at UCM for a year and has also been involved in Student Media organizations such as Black Squirrel Radio and the Kent Stater. Jake is a huge NBA fan and cheers on his hometown Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bills of the NHL and NFL respectively. Jake will graduate in May 2020 and is looking to pursue a career in public relations or marketing in sports or entertainment. Jake’s dream career is to work in the marketing department for the NBA.
Olivia Potunas - Social Media Assistant
Olivia is a sophomore Fashion Merchandising major with a double minor in Fashion Media and Marketing. She actively serves on the executive board for her sorority, Alpha Phi and loves to raise money for women's heart health. In her free time she enjoys working out, getting coffee, and spending time with friends. Olivia's dream job would be to manage the social media presence for any of her favorite fashion brands.
Join the team
University Communications and Marketing works with students across disciplines who have an interest in social media and marketing. If you’re interested in becoming a student assistant, contact us.