A communication major with a concentration in public relations and advertising, Kj joined MediaLab in May of 2012. Kj, serving as a member of MediaLab’s public relations team, has worked with the Korean Women’s Association, produced a promotional video for “Find an Hour,” a local tutoring program, and will be overseeing the premiere of MediaLab’s newest documentary premiere in April 2013. In addition to academics, she is also balancing an internship at the Tacoma–Pierce County Chamber of Commerce as a membership outreach and marketing intern where her main focus is working on events. In her free time, Kj’s interests include artwork, photography and cheering for a semi–professional football team in the Seattle–Tacoma area. Upon graduation, Kj plans to continue working in some form of art and event planning.
Birgitte is a communication major with a minor in business marketing. Her interests include public relations, advertising, marketing and fashion. Through MediaLab, Birgitte has composed testimonial pieces for the Korean Women’s Association’s 40th anniversary event, as well as assist in the production of a promotional video for Cascade Regional Blood Services. A native Norwegian, Birgitte came to Washington state in 2009 to attend school.
Heather, a communication major with an emphasis in journalism and a business minor, joined MediaLab fall 2012. She served as co–director and senior producer on MediaLab’s 2013 “Beyond Bombers and Burkas” documentary and as team leader of the MediaLab partnership with The News Tribune. Heather has interned in the photo department at The News Tribune; as a reporter and photographer for The Peninsula Gateway and The Puyallup Herald after earning a 2012 Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Scholarship Award; as the communication intern at Rainier View Christian Church; and with Women of Vision, a ministry of World Vision. On campus, Heather was a three–year member of the Mooring Mast, serving as editor–in–chief from 2011–2012; president of the PLU Society of Professional Journalists chapter when it won regional campus chapter of the year from 2011-2012; president of photography club from 2012-2013; and worked for the athletic department as a photographer.
A double major in Political Science and Global Studies, JuliAnne brings her global awareness to a wide range of MediaLab activities. Invited to join MediaLab in Spring 2011, JuliAnne serves as senior producer and researcher for the upcoming documentary “Sidetracked: Redefining Rail” and is a lead member of a research team producing a documentary on Islamophobia in the United States, a film that will premiere in Fall 2012. Suring the Summer of 2011, JuliAnne interned in the Media Relations Department of World Vision, the global relief organization headquartered in Federal Way, Wash. JuliAnne has also written articles and taken photos that have appeared in Tacoma Weekly and Scene magazine.
Katie, who joined MediaLab as a first–year student in Spring 2010, is a Communication major whose emphasis is Journalism. Katie was a senior researcher and producer on MediaLab’s award–winning documentary film “Overexposed,“ which premiered in Fall 2011. In addition, Katie has served as coordinator of the monthly ITVS (PBS documentary) screenings, produced articles that appeared in Scene, PLU’s alumni magazine, written news stories for the Puyallup Herald and other South Sound newspapers, and interned at the Kitsap Sun, a Scripps Co. daily newspaper in Bremerton. Katie will return to the Kitsap Sun during Summer 2012 for a 10–week reporting internship. Katie became MediaLab’s General Manager in August 2011.
Ashley, a Communication major with an emphasis in Public Relations/Advertising and a Business minor, joined MediaLab in August 2013. Ashley’s main fields of interest are public relations, graphic design, advertising and marketing. She is a former blogger for YGLadies, the largest international fan forum dedicated to the South Korean music group 2NE1. In addition, Ashley worked as an intern at Pacific Prime Law Group during summer 2013, which helped her apply her public relations and advertising skills in a legal environment. After graduation, Ashley plans to utilize the skills she developed during her time at PLU and apply them to the real world of business.