A Business major with an emphasis in Finance, Liz is also an accomplished writer whose work appeared in the Peninsula Gateway, the Puyallup Herald, Tacoma Weekly,Scene magazine, and other publications. Liz also served as MediaLab’s Business Strategy Committee, a group of students and faculty charged with steering the organization’s growth.
A Communication major, Melissa served as senior producer on “Illicit Exchanges: Canada, the U.S. & Crime,” an original MediaLab documentary that won a 2009 College Division Emmy Award. In 2008, Melissa was the recipient of a National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Northwest Chapter scholarship award. Melissa also worked as a Summer 2009 intern at KDRV–TV, an Emmy Award winning ABC–TV affiliate station in Southern Oregon.
Ashley, a Communication major with an emphasis in Journalism, served as MediaLab’s team leader in that area for nearly two years. Ashley won a prestigious Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Scholarship/Internship, which consisted of a paid, full–time internship at the Peninsula Gateway during the summer of 2008. She also served as a news editor and sports editor for PLU’s student newspaper, The Mast.
Andriana, a Communication major, joined MediaLab in Fall 2008. Andriana has won multiple awards for her video work, including international Accolade Awards of Excellence for her roles as senior producer on the MediaLab documentaries “New American Family” (2010) and “Point of Entry” (2009). Andriana has also received awards from the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the National Broadcasting Society, the Broadcast Educators Association Festival of Media Arts, among others.
Chad, a Communication major who also earned minors in Studio Art and French, joined MediaLab in Fall 2008. Chad was lead designer on the “A Hard Trade,” “Point of Entry,” and “New American Family” documentaries. Chad was also a member of PLU’s crew team.
Hilary joined MediaLab in Fall 2008 and immediately became involved in a broad range of activities. Hilary’s duties included helping in the day–to–day operations of MediaLab, recruiting new students, and assisting in the production of “Point of Entry,” a Canada/U.S immigration comparison documentary. Hilary also worked during the Summer of 2009 as a Public Relations and Marketing intern for YMCA of Tacoma–Pierce County.
Kelsey double majored in Communication and Global Studies, and minored in Spanish. A three–year member of MediaLab, Kelsey’s writings appeared in several local media outlets, including South Sound and 425 magazines, the Puyallup Herald, and Scene magazine. Kelsey also shot video for The News Tribune and Seattle Post–Intelligencer websites, was a key planner of the 2007 “ALCAN Building Connections” documentary premiere, and a member of the award–winning “Point of Entry” project, which premiered in Fall 2009.
Abby majored in Communication with an emphasis in public relations and advertising, and minored in Psychology. During her MediaLab career, Abby worked with several non–profit organizations such as The Helping Hand House in Puyallup, the YWCA, and the D.A.S.H. Center for the Performing Arts, both located in Tacoma, Abby’s expertise is in media relations and public relations campaign development. Abby‘s portfolio also includes service as coordinator of PLU’s 2010 Annual SOAC Week, which celebrates the School of Arts and Communication at Pacific Lutheran University.
Stephen joined MediaLab in Spring 2008. A Communication major with a minor in French, Stephen’s work has been published in the Peninsula Gateway and the Puyallup Herald. Stephen also helped produce videos for the Seattle Post–Intelligencer website. Stephen was also a four–year member of PLU’s men’s varsity soccer team.
A Communication major with an emphasis in Journalism, Tyler joined MediaLab in Fall 2009. Tyler worked for three years as a reporter and columnist for PLU’s student newspaper, The Mast, and also served as a Sports Information assistant for the PLU Athletic Department since 2007. Tyler did play–by–play radio for PLU’s baseball and softball teams, and hosted a sports television show on KCNS, PLU’s student television station. Tyler also spent two years as a Sports Department assistant for The News Tribune, and had his work published in the Tacoma Weekly.
Kendra, who served as MediaLab’s GM during Spring 2010, earned a degree in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations and Advertising, as well as a degree in Religious Studies. Prior to joining MediaLab in the Fall of 2009, Kendra worked during Summer 2009 as a communication intern at the Kenai Convention & Visitors Bureau in Alaska. In Spring 2009, Kendra was selected as a member of the first class of inductees to PLU’s chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the official honorary of the National Communication Association.
Leigh–Ann joined MediaLab in Summer 2010. A Communication major with a minor in Business, Leigh–Ann worked primarily with MediaLab’’ Public Relations Team, but also assisted in other areas such as research, video and journalism.