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Spring 2019 Flash Communications Team


Samantha Abraham

Samantha Abraham, Senior Broadcast Journalism Major, Co-Assistant Coordinator of Flash Communications

Samantha Abraham is a senior broadcast journalism student with a minor in sports administration and public relations from Pittsburgh. This is Samantha’s second semester at Flash Communications, and she is excited to be an Assistant Coordinator. She previously produced for the student run news station, TV2, and was on the executive board of her sorority, Phi Mu. This past summer, Samantha was the creative services intern at WPXI in Pittsburgh. After graduation, Samantha hopes to work in entertainment production or sports PR.


Erica Fowler

Erica Fowler, Junior Public Relations Major, Co-Assistant Coordinator of Flash Communications

Erica Fowler is a junior public relations major with a marketing minor from Canton, Ohio. This is Erica’s second semester at Flash Communications and she is excited to continue writing for Kent State publications and be an Assistant Coordinator. Last semester, Erica wrote for the Kent Stater and KentWired as the EHHS reporter. Previously, she was the communications intern at Aultman Orrville Hospital. Erica is also the co-founder of the Kent State Ukulele Club and is part of the Kent State Running Club. Upon graduation, Erica aims to work in corporate communications or the healthcare industry.


Francesca Barrett

Francesca Barrett, Junior Public Relations Major

Francesca is a junior public relations major from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This is Francesca’s second semester at Flash Communications and is eager to continue working on alumni stories for the spring. Francesca learned a lot about writing and developing stories from the fall semester and is excited to expand her knowledge even more. This spring, Francesca will be participating in PRSA’s 2019 Bateman Competition with Kent State’s Bateman Blue team. Francesca was also elected to serve on the executive board as the Risk Manager for her sorority, Delta Zeta. In the future, Francesca would like to be a part of a public relations agency or corporation with a focus on internal communications.


Olivia Boris

Olivia Boris, Senior Public Relations Major

Olivia Boris is a junior public relations major from Stow, Ohio. This is her first semester working at Flash Communications and she is extremely excited. Olivia is eager to learn more about developing stories, work on improving her writing skills and build real-world relationships throughout her time in this position. Olivia has previously worked for Student Media on the safety beat. Olivia has also served on her executive board for her sorority, Alpha Xi Delta. In the future, Olivia hopes to one day work with media relations for a company.


Natalie Eusebio

Natalie Eusebio, Junior Public Relations Major

Natalie Eusebio is a junior public relations major from Canfield, Ohio. This is Natalie’s first semester working with Flash Communications. She is looking forward to telling the Kent State story alongside her talented peers. In the past, Natalie has interned for the Women’s Center here at Kent State and served on the executive board of her sorority, Chi Omega. Natalie will be competing in PRSA’s 2019 Bateman Competition with Kent State’s Bateman Gold team. In the future, Natalie hopes to work with a PR agency with an emphasis on strengthening community relations.


Vanessa Gresley

Vanessa Gresley, Junior Public Relations Major

Vanessa Gresley is a junior public relations major with a fashion media minor from Girard, Ohio. This is Vanessa’s first semester at Flash Communications and she is looking forward to building relationships and strengthening her skills in writing. Vanessa is currently the Intercampus Liaison for PRSSA Kent and is advising NODAC, a national organ donation awareness competition, through PRSSA. Vanessa will be competing in the 2019 PRSA Bateman Competition on the Bateman Gold team. Vanessa spent the last summer interning in New York where she was a PR intern at Agentry PR, a boutique fashion agency. Vanessa has previously worked for Student Media on the housing beat. In the future, Vanessa would like to move West and work in social media for a fashion brand.


Alexa Marco

Alexa Marco, Junior Public Relations Major

Alexa is a junior public relations major with a marketing minor from Youngstown, Ohio. This is Alexa’s second semester at Flash Communications and she enjoys the experiences and real-world relationships she builds through her position. Alexa is the Social Media Director and Campus Correspondent for Her Campus Kent State, Assigning Editor for the Kent Stater and an office worker in Student Media. Last semester, Alexa wrote for the Kent Stater and KentWired as the health reporter. Alexa enjoys being active around campus and is always looking for opportunities to further her career goals. Alexa would like to work for a magazine or large company as a spokesperson.