Linnea, a Communication major with a minor in Computer Science, joined MediaLab in Spring 2011 and served as a member of the video team. She participated on many projects during the 2011–2012 academic year, including assisting with the award–winning documentary “Overexposed: The Cost of Compassion.” Linnea was chief editor of “Sidetracked: Redefining Rail,” and produced several commercials and public service announcements for the Korean Women’s Association, Cascade Regional Blood Services, and MultiCare.
Meghan is a double major in Art and Communication, with respective concentrations in Graphic Design and Public Relations/Advertising. After joining MediaLab in Spring 2010, Meghan served as a designer for two MediaLab films: “Oil Literacy” and “Overexposed: The Cost of Compassion.” She also worked on multiple design projects for the Korean Women’s Association. In addition, Meghan has worked on video projects for KWA and Pi Kappa Delta. Meghan has served as vice–president of PLU’s student chapter of AIGA, a professional organization for designers. Meghan was also a graphic design intern at Earth Economics, helping create report layouts and brand a new web tool called SERVES.
Erica, a Communication major whose concentration was Public Relations and Advertising, became a member of MediaLab in Fall 2011. Prior to joining, she spent Summer 2011 as an intern in Seattle with MWW Group, one of the nation’s top five independent public relations firms. During Spring 2011, Erica studied abroad in Palmerston North, New Zealand.
A Business major with a concentration in Marketing, Annika’s interests included market research, studying target demographics, exploring how well marketing efforts have reached target demographics, and how to better reach markets. She was accepted into MediaLab Fall 2010. Prior to MediaLab, Annika worked as a marketing intern at the Williams’ Group, a small marketing and public relations firm in Olympia, Wash. During Summer 2011, Annika interned as a PR associate at the Puyallup Fair. In addition, she also served as Internal marketing communications coordinator at MultiCare Health Systems in Tacoma during Winter 2012. As a second–semester senior, Annika worked as online marketing coordinator at the Tacoma Regional Convention and Visitor Bureau.
An Anthropology major, Ted was accepted into MediaLab in Fall 2009. A gifted photographer, Ted’s work has appeared in numerous professional publications, including The News Tribune, Norwegian American Weekly, the Burlington Argus, The Washington Newspaper, and the Skagit Valley Herald. Ted also did photo work for the MediaLab documentary, “Sidetracked: Redefining Rail.” A former president of PLU’s award–winning student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, Ted also served as a MediaLab Assistant General Manager during the 2011–2012 academic year.
Prior to joining MediaLab in Fall 2010, Melanie held a marketing internship at Farrelli’s Wood Fire Pizza. Melanie also served as the ASPLU Programming Director and was responsible for coordination of student programming on the PLU campus. An Elementary Education major, Melanie led MediaLab from January until August 2011.
Elizabeth, who joined MediaLab as a first–year student in Spring 2009, majored in English Writing. Elizabeth served as lead videographer, chief editor, and senior researcher for two award winning documentary projects: “Oil Literacy” (2010) and “Overexposed: The Cost of Compassion” (2011). One of Elizabeth’s final projects as a MediaLab member was a Public Service Announcement (PSA) video for the Pierce County Elections Office.
A History minor and Communication major with an emphasis in Journalism, Hailey was accepted into MediaLab in Spring 2010. Prior to joining MediaLab, Hailey served as sports intern and arts and entertainment reporter for PLU’s student newspaper, The Mooring Mast. After that, Hailey was a reporting intern at two weekly newspapers: The Liberty Lake Splash, a small paper in the Spokane area, and the Puyallup Herald in the South Puget Sound region. Hailey has also done work for Scene, PLU’s alumni magazine. From Fall 2010 until Summer 2011, Hailey worked as an associate researcher and producer on the award–winning documentary “Overexposed.” In Spring 2012, Hailey worked as a digital media intern at KING–5 TV in Seattle. Hailey also studied abroad in Seoul, South Korea during Fall 2011, which strengthened her interest in global communication.