Flash Communications Staff
Fall 2023 Flash Communications Team
Tanner Poe, Junior Public Relations Major, Assistant Coordinator of Flash Communications
Tanner Poe is a junior public relations major from Mechanicsville, Virginia. This is her second semester at Flash Communications, and she hopes to continue to improve her writing skills while learning more about all the things Kent State University has to offer. In her free time, Tanner enjoys reading, hiking, and visiting the coffee shops in downtown Kent. After graduation, she hopes to work in the non-profit sector of public relations.
Paul Burlinghaus, Sophomore Public Relations Major
Paul Burlinghaus is a sophomore public relations major from Strongsville, Ohio. This is his first semester at Flash Communications. Paul is excited to become connected to the Kent State community, improve his writing skills and learn more about public relations. In his free time, Paul loves to play Roblox, listen to music, watch Dance Moms and scroll on Twitter. After graduation, Paul plans to work in a public relations career in the entertainment industry.
Maddie Goerl, Senior Public Relations Major
Maddie Goerl is a senior public relations major from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This is her first semester at Flash Communications, and she is excited to share compelling stories with the Kent State community. In addition to Flash Communications, Maddie serves as the President of PRSSA Kent. In her free time, Maddie enjoys cooking, reading and exploring local hiking spots. After graduation, she plans to work in philanthropy or healthcare communications.
Cassidy Grentz, Junior Public Relations Major
Cassidy Grentz is a junior public relations major and marketing minor from Pittsburgh, Pa. This is her second semester at Flash Communications. Cassidy is excited to gain hands-on experience and build her portfolio. Outside of Flash Communications, Cassidy is the VP of Fundraising and Community Outreach for PRSSA Kent. In her free time, Cassidy loves traveling, cooking and coffee. After graduation, she hopes to work in non-profit or the agency sector of public relations.
Francesca Malinky, Junior Public Relations Major
Francesca Malinky is a junior public relations major with a minor in media advocacy from Wheeling, WV. This is her first semester at Flash Communications where she hopes to improve her writing skills and gain more professional experience. When she is not doing homework or working, Francesca loves to hang out with friends and binge watch TV shows. After graduation, she hopes to take her public relations and advocacy skills into foster care advocacy.
Macy Rosen, Junior Communication Studies and Public Relations Major
Macy Rosen is a junior public relations major and journalism minor from East Palestine, Ohio. This is her first semester at Flash Communications, and she is looking forward to keeping her writing skills sharp. She hopes to build her connection to Kent State through storytelling. Aside from this, Macy is the VP of Professional Relations of PRSSA Kent and an undergraduate assistant for the Ohio Scholastic Media Association. In her free time, Macy enjoys taking care of plants, reading, going home to see her dog and doing Pilates. After graduation, Macy hopes to pursue a public relations-related career in the airline industry.
Luke Trupo, Senior Public Relations Major
Luke Trupo is a senior public relations major with a minor in LGBTQ+ studies from Cleveland, Ohio. This is his first semester at Flash Communications. Luke is excited to improve his writing skills, meet new people, and expand his writing skills by writing about Kent State achievements. In his free time, Luke enjoys listening to music, collecting vinyls, biking and swimming. After graduation, he hopes to pursue a public relations career in the music industry.