Kayla is a Senior Associate on the Integrated Marketing team. Before making her way to Boston she worked in Beauty and Fashion PR in New York City where she focused on influencer and social media strategy. Kayla grew up in Kansas where she attended Kansas State University and graduated with a PR degree. Kayla is passionate about cooking and has recently been honing her Thai cooking skills! Outside of work you can find her checking out new restaurants, training for her next half marathon, hosting game nights with friends, and exploring her new city!
Sammi is a recent graduate of Siena College, where she received her degree in Biology and acted as a writer, Social Media Manager and Senior Editor of Her Campus at Siena. She was also a Senior Chapter Advisor and Contributing Writer to the After College section prior to joining the national team. When she's not trying on new lipsticks, wishing for a Chick-fil-a to come to Boston or singing along to Taylor Swift, you'll probably find her smashing the patriarchy or taking a Netflix nap.
Cara oversees the expansion and management of Her Campus's global network of 360+ campus chapters, spearheads Her Conference® programming - having recruited high-profile speakers like Actresses Aja Naomi King and Troian Bellisario, Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power and Olympic Champion Nastia Liukin - and collaborates with client services strategize and execute campus marketing solutions for clients like Primark, Ulta Beauty, HBO and more. A proud New Yorker and Floridian, Cara loves all things warm weather, entertainment and travel. Cara studied journalism, women’s studies and leadership at the University of Florida and currently resides in Tampa.
Follow Cara on Instagram and Twitter @thecararose.
Megan is a graphic designer and an active feminist. She graduated from Champlain College in 2018 with a BFA in Graphic Design along with a specialization in Motion Design and a minor in Marketing. She has a passion for creating and absolutely loves illustration. Megan is an active member of AIGA and is always looking to learn new skills. In her free time, you can find her painting, volunteering at a local animal shelter, or reading.
Gina is the Associate Editor for Her Campus. She graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2017, where she studied English and Theater. As an undergrad with Her Campus, Gina was a national contributing writer, first ever national viral editor, editorial intern, and editor-in-chief of her chapter at Cal Poly. In her spare time, Gina enjoys cuddling her friends and family, petting other peoples' dogs, and eating donuts. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @ginasescandon.
Megan Fahy is an Associate on the Integrated Marketing team at Her Campus Media. Megan first worked with Her Campus as a sales and marketing intern while studying at Boston College, and has rejoined the team after gaining valuable experience in the marketing and public relations industries in Boston.
Megan has significant experience in event management, sponsorship sales and media relations. She previously spearheaded business development initiatives for a multifaceted events and marketing agency headquartered in Boston. While there, Megan cultivated new and strengthened existing client relationships and negotiated sponsorship agreements with multiple corporate partners for renowned events such as the Fourth of July Fireworks Celebrations along the Charles River Esplanade. Megan also worked with Melwood Global, a strategic communications and public relations firm on Beacon Hill, developing media campaigns and strategy for some of Boston's most renowned organizations in the political, non-profit and higher education sectors.
Megan graduated from Boston College in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a minor in Hispanic Studies. In her free time, Megan can be found working out along the Esplanade, checking out the hottest brunch spots in the city, or listening to country music with her friends.
In her role as Senior Marketing Manager of Marketing & PR, Elaina oversees Her Campus’s social media and email strategy, cross-promotional partnerships and new product launches. Prior to joining the HC team, Elaina led multi-channel national marketing campaigns for The Princeton Review. She has also lent her marketing expertise to a number of startups in the non-profit and sports industries, leveraging partnerships with brands including Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Live Nation, Team Impact and CrossFit. Elaina is an avid reader and runner, a lover of film and live music and super-mom to her toddler, Charlie.
Giana Grimaldi is an Associate on the Integrated Marketing team at Her Campus Media. Giana previously worked on the Integrated Marketing team as an intern during her final semester at Boston University. As an undergrad, she was also a Campus Correspondent for Her Campus at BU, managing the chapter's social media and editorial content. Prior to joining Her Campus Media full-time, Giana assisted with the development and implementation of several client campaigns in the energy, financial services and nonprofit sectors as an Account Coordinator on the Public Relations team at Rasky Partners.
Giana loves all things music, social media, food, and reality TV. When she's not at work, you can find her roaming the streets with her gold Beats on, trying out new restaurants for her food blog (@foodbos), or binge-watching any series of The Real Housewives.
Giana has a bachelor’s degree in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations from Boston University.
Jamie Hawk is the Senior Business Development Manager for the Southeast. A proud graduate of The University of Alabama, Jamie began her career as a campus ambassador for Sports Illustrated. From there she spent years working in sales and marketing for powerhouse Time Inc. brands such as Southern Living, Coastal Living, and Real Simple. She is both starstruck and over the moon to represent the Her Campus brand. A New Yorker turned Atlantan, she's obsessed with warm weather, Beyonce, inspirational quotes, and celebrating everything. The best part of her day is spending time with her husband, cousin/nanny, and smiley baby boy!
As a senior designer with experience in brand management, Melissa conceptualizes and executes designs for Her Campus. Before coming to work at Her Campus, Melissa spent six years helping Boston-based organizations leverage print and digital design to communicate their impact to diverse audiences. In her free time, she bakes sheet cakes, reads contemporary fiction, and continues to invest in her design education.
Danielle is the Business Development Manager for Her Campus Media. Before making her way to Boston, Danielle grew up in Fort Lauderdale and then graduated from the University of South Florida with a BA in Public Relations and minor in Leadership Studies. She is also a proud member of Alpha Omicron Pi. At USF, Danielle served as a features writer and the sorority liaison for Her Campus USF. In addition to being involved with Her Campus, Danielle was a member of her University’s Ambassador Program and spent her senior year as the marketing assistant for her University’s Wellness Department. Other work includes a summer internship with GolinHarris New York. In her spare time, you can find Danielle sharing life lessons on her personal blog or being a total #foodie on Instagram.
Stephanie has grown Her Campus to a reach of over 85MM+ monthly multi-platform content views, with chapters at 360+ colleges worldwide. Stephanie also spearheads Her Campus's additional user-facing initiatives, including 22 Under 22, the InfluenceHer Collective and High School Ambassador Program, oversaw Her Campus's first book, The Her Campus Guide to College Life which was a back-to-school bestseller at Barnes & Noble, and led Her Campus's acquisition of HerUni Media Limited. Stephanie has spoken at Harvard University, Stanford University, S.H.E. Summit, University of Southern California, and more and she is a 2016 EY Entrepreneurial Winning Woman. Stephanie is a 2010 graduate of Harvard University where she was a member of Delta Gamma.
Rachel is the Social Media Editor of Her Campus. She graduated from Elon University in 2015 where she wrote for Her Campus's Elon chapter as well as the national LGBTQ+ section, and has since held editorial positions at Hello Giggles and Brit + Co along with running social media for Feather Magazine and Religion News Service. She is located in North Carolina, where she lives with her partner and their much-photographed tortie kitten. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @RachelCharleneL.
Ridah Mannan is a Senior Business Development Manager for Her Campus in New York City. In the last several years, Ridah has had the pleasure of working with some of the world’s largest marketers to create and implement digital media strategies to gain the trust and loyalty of their consumers. Tasked with finding solutions for clients with varying objectives, she excels at developing unique brand strategies that address business challenges including building awareness, driving sales as well as acquiring new customers. In each role and with each client, she worked with various teams to achieve that perfect combination of “right person, right message, right time” to reach the brand’s goals. She’s developed a passion for digital, social and content marketing and enjoys seeing projects come to life from ideation to execution. In her free time, Ridah loves trying new makeup trends, experimenting in the kitchen, and going on spontaneous weekend trips. Follow her adventures on Instagram: @ridsies!
Katrina leads the national business development and sales team to establish meaningful and innovative brand sponsorships, while developing the careers of her team. Previously, Katrina was a sales leader at a branded content media platform where she generated global brand partnerships and advised clients on best practices to capture audience engagement. She is also the co-founder of Women’s iLab, a social enterprise accelerating female leaders through its website, events and proprietary networking technology. Katrina’s work has been recognized by the Digiday Content Marketing Awards, Advertising Age Viral Video Awards, Fast Company, The Boston Chamber of Commerce Innovation Spotlight and the City of Boston’s ONEin3 Award. Katrina has been a part of the Her Campus family for a long time being on the founding team of Her Campus UNH. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire and went on to get her Masters from Northeastern University where she studied business, marketing and accounting. An avid foodie, traveler and fitness enthusiast, Katrina’s favorite things include live music, her loving family, boyfriend and best girlfriends, brunching, barre, spinning, all things Boston, Cape Cod summers, Italy, and staying on the pulse of new startups and media trends!
Christy is the Business Development Manager, responsible for collaborating with her brand partners to create individual and effective marketing solutions. Christy comes to Her Campus with over 10 years of media sales experience. She began her career in NYC at her childhood dream job, and all-time favorite magazine, Bon Appetit. She continued onto became Men's Journal's #1 Salesperson, initiating business with high level brands such as Visa and Citibank, in the print space. She relocated to Boston in 2008, after taking a year to travel the world with her now husband and next worked with the brands Nat Geo Adventure, FamilyFun Magazine and Ciclismo Classico to grow their revenue and client relationships. A graduate of Boston College, she is thrilled to re-engage with the college audience back in her college town, with Her Campus. Christy lives in Arlington, MA with her husband and two year old daughter, Josie.
Katie graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2015, where she studied poetry, psychology and women’s studies. Prior to joining HC’s full-time staff, Katie was a national contributing writer and health editor. In addition, Katie interned at Cleveland, EMILY’s List, and the National Partnership for Women & Families. Katie is also an alumna of Kappa Alpha Theta. In her spare time, Katie enjoys writing poetry, hanging out with cats, eating vegan cupcakes and advocating for women’s rights.
Joanna is responsible for developing creative sales and marketing packages and strategic pricing for all of Her Campus Media’s dynamic offerings. Previously, Joanna spent nine years at Time Inc. as an integral member of the sales planning and strategy team at People.com. Joanna graduated from Pace University where she studied communications and media arts. She and her husband live in New York with their two young children and love spending the weekends with their large Italian families!
Priscilla is the Entertainment Editor for Her Campus. She graduated from Hofstra University ('09) where she studied journalism and founded the Ed2010 on Campus Hofstra Chapter. Before her days with Her Campus Media, Priscilla worked at Latina, Teen.com, InStyle, and J-14, just to name a few. On her downtime, she is usually found curling up with a new book, listening to a podcast, or Netflix and chilling. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter: @priscilrodrig
Stephanie is a Business Development Associate at Her Campus Media. A graduate of Suffolk University, Stephanie held the position of secretary at the HC Suffolk chapter and lived the real life "Pitch Perfect" as business manager of her a cappella group the Suffolk Ramifications. Before joining the Her Campus team, Stephanie held positions in experiential marketing and public relations. In her free time you can find her with family & friends, sitting with a good book, getting stressed out over football & hockey or hunting down the best gluten free food Boston has to offer.
A graduate of Boston University’s College of Communication with a concentration in Public Relations and a proud alumna of Kappa Alpha Theta, Maggie works with client services. She is iced coffee obsessed, an avid Pinterest user and lover of all things fitness and fashion. When she’s not at Her Campus, you can find her trying new restaurants or re-watching The O.C.
Emily is the Vice President of Brand Partnerships at Her Campus Media. In this role, she leads the sales team and develops custom marketing programs for brand partners. Emily is responsible for bringing on new clients including P&G, TRESemmé, Garnier, 7 For All Mankind, FRYE, UGG Australia, Chobani, boohoo.com, European Wax Center, and Uber. Previously, Emily worked on the corporate sales & marketing team at Hearst Corporation in New York where she managed advertiser marketing programs and events across the 20+ iconic brands in the Hearst Magazine portfolio (e.g., Cosmopolitan, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Oprah, Seventeen). While in New York, Emily served on the Programming and Events Committee for the Alliance for Women in Media where she produced unique networking experiences for industry leaders. Emily graduated in 2009 from Bucknell University where she studied management and psychology. She is a Platform Tennis Junior National Finalist and is passionate about travel, pop culture, technology and media, country music, fitness, coffee, wine, and frozen yogurt!
Lexi graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in May 2016 where she studied journalism and communication. Prior to joining the national team, Lexi was a contributor and social media editor for HC UMass Amherst. Her digital marketing internship at ELLE inspired her to pursue a marketing career in the publishing industry. In her free time Lexi enjoys catching up on her favorite fashion blogs, running, reading and planning her next adventure.
Megan works to grow and maintain networks of 2700+ Influencers and 700+ High School Ambassadors. She conceptualizes and executes new programming initiatives for network members, assists the Integrated Marketing team on paid client campaigns for bloggers and ambassadors and serves as the public face of both the InfluenceHer Collective and the High School Ambassador Program. After attending Emerson College, where she spent semesters in Boston, London, and Los Angeles, Megan has settled in New York City. Before Her Campus - where Megan started as an editorial intern - she held various positions in public relations, education and entertainment marketing. When she’s not at the office, you can find her jet-setting with a good book, binge-watching Friends (again) or hunting down some French macarons.
Katherine Speller (or Katie) is the News Editor at Her Campus and is deeply passionate about telling compelling, empathy-inspiring stories and uplifting the diverse voices and experiences of college women. She first fell in love with journalism while attending SUNY New Paltz ('14) and has since worked on the staffs at MTV News and Bustle writing about politics, intersectional social issues and more. She's also a regular panelist/hand-wringer on the Daily Dot's "We're All Gonna Die" politics podcast.
She enjoys Reagan-era horror movies, procedural crime dramas and half-ironically believing in astrology (It's fake but it's real.) She lives in a (probably) haunted house in the Hudson Valley with three cats, a snake and a turtle —and is only a little bothered by it.
Cara has been with Her Campus (originally as a contributing writer) since its launch in September 2009 and has been Managing Editor since November 2009. She graduated from Cornell University in 2010 where she majored in American Studies with a concentration in cultural studies. In her free time, Cara loves to go boxing, travel, attempt to learn to cook and read.
Maty recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC), and she couldn’t be more excited to return to the Her Campus family as a member of the Community Team.
Maty’s passion for writing has guided her through most of her adult life, and it eventually brought her to to the Her Campus Chapter Network as a Style Blogger for Her Campus WVWC. Maty would go on to become Campus Correspondent of her chapter, as well as an intern for Her Campus National and a Chapter Advisor. Through her different roles at HC, Maty quickly fell in love with the mission and purpose of the Her Campus Chapter Network—and in her new role, Maty has the rare and coveted opportunity to do what she loves on a daily basis by working with a growing network of 360+ college chapters.
When Maty isn’t at the office, she’s usually out exploring, cooking some random recipe she found on Pinterest, or cuddling with her adorable corgi, Winnie.
Lia is a Senior Business Development Manager at Her Campus, responsible for building the Her Campus customer base on the East Coast. Lia started her career at Thomson Reuters Corporation where she was a consistent top performer on the Corporate sales team, and won the 2012 President's Club award for the top performing sales person globally. Lia went on to cover corporate accounts at Nasdaq, Inc. and was most recently VP of Strategic Initiatives at Dow Jones/The Wall Street Journal. While at Dow Jones, Lia was focused on expanding the footprint of the Corporate and Media business within the largest global accounts. Highlights of her time at Dow Jones include having a front row seat to the debate around fake news and traveling to Davos and Cannes to represent The Wall Street Journal at events and customer meetings. A passionate believer in the Make A Wish mission, Lia has participated in fundraising for this fabulous organization, and is currently focused on raising money and awareness for the EB Research Partnership. Lia is a proud mom to three young children and, when she can find a spare minute, enjoys playing tennis, skiing, traveling and reading.
Marissa is a California native and a graduate of Boston University, where she majored in Sociology and Advertising. She has international experience in marketing and product management. When she's not working for Her Campus, she enjoys travel, Netflix, art history, long hikes, yoga, junk food, and exploring the beautiful city of Boston.
Annie drives innovation across all of Her Campus’s multimedia initiatives, leading creative and technical strategy to build the products and experiences that make Her Campus the most beloved, authentic, and recognizable brand for college women everywhere. Under her guidance, the HerCampus.com CMS has flourished, serving a community of thousands of contributors and millions of readers around the world. Annie also leads the design arm of the company’s marketing agency practice, and oversees management of Her Campus Media' e-commerce destination, hcxo.shop. In 2017, Annie graduated from Harvard University with high honors in Visual and Environmental Studies after taking a leave of absence to work on Her Campus full time since 2010.
Bridget leads the Integrated Marketing team in developing and executing marketing campaigns for national brands, retailers and media companies. Prior to joining the HC team, Bridget spent 5+ years working within multiple advertising agencies, the most recent being MullenLowe in Boston. There she was in account services, managing robust social campaigns for her client, Royal Caribbean. During her time at other agencies, Bridget worked on marketing campaigns for brands such as Maui Jim, UPS, ZonePerfect and Nationwide Insurance.
Before jumping into the agency world, Bridget worked in PR and event management, and frequently contributed to local publications. She's also passionate about community involvement, serving on the board of multiple non-profits and volunteering in her spare time.
Originally from Philadelphia, Bridget attended Penn State University where she studied journalism, international studies and French. She's an avid runner (one of her greatest accomplishments is completing a 50-mile trail race in the VT mountains), and loves sailing with her family, buying too many plants, listening to true crime podcasts and binge-reading a good book (particularly anything by Stephen King). She lives in Charlestown with her husband and their slightly robust orange tabby, Ollie.
Follow her on Instagram @bee.weiler
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Windsor leads business development, marketing, and sales and has been responsible for bringing on clients including TRESemmé, bareMinerals, H&M, Merck, ASOS, Vera Bradley, Microsoft, Tidal, and Intel. Windsor was responsible for creating and bringing to life Her Campus's signature experiential programs including College Fashion Week®, Her Campus Tour, and Her Conference®. She has spoken at Cannes Lions, The GirlUp Leadership Summit at the White House, Cosmopolitan's Fun Fearless Life Conference, and many more. Windsor is a 2010 honors graduate of Harvard University where she majored in the History of Science with a citation in French.
Jane is a Senior Manager of Business Development based in New York City, where she has lived and worked since graduating from Cornell University in 2011. Jane comes to Her Campus with a diverse background in sales and marketing for emerging digital lifestyle publishers. Her relationships with key stakeholders at media agencies and large consumer brands combined with her skill in pairing untapped revenue streams with go-to-market solutions has led to successful partnerships in categories ranging from CPG, Travel, Spirits, Retail and Fashion. Jane loves podcasts, pasta, dogs in raincoats, skiing out west and summers in Maine.