2017-2018 Executive Board
Ann Klinck, President
Ann is a senior majoring in public relations, with intended minors in Spanish and political science. She joined PRSSA her freshman year as a member of the Strategic Planning Committee, and sophomore year became part of the Communications/Digital Strategy Committee. Junior year she was the Director of Chapter Development, and loved how involved she was able to get while planning the regional conference. Ann has always enjoyed PRSSA, but her passion for it grew within the past year, and she is hopeful for what this year has in-store. Ann’s favorite thing about PRSSA is helping her board members and general membership find their passion in PR, and giving them the tools to do it.
Along with her involvement with PRSSA, Ann is a PR intern for Residential Dining Services, and works part-time on campus. Ann’s interested in nonprofit work, and hopes to be in the D.C. area post-graduation.
In her free time, Ann enjoys kayaking at her lake in New Jersey, and loves anything to do with the shore. She has an unhealthy love for stationary, and can usually be found in the HUB, most likely brainstorming ideas for PRSSA.
Meghan Reinhardt, Vice President
Meghan is a senior this year at Penn State. She has been a member of PRSSA since her freshman year and is excited to make an impact on the chapter as the Vice President. She is majoring in public relations and has three minors — International Cultures, Digital Media Trends & Analytics and Psychology.
This past summer, she interned at Johns Hopkins University & Johns Hopkins Medicine within their development department where she completed alumni tracking and video production projects. At school, Meghan is also the Editor-in-Chief of Valley Magazine and a member of Delta Gamma Fraternity. She is sad this is her last year in Happy Valley and can’t wait to spend her free time at Penn State football games and hanging out with friends downtown.
Holly Rubin, Director of Public Relations, Fall
Holly is a junior majoring in public relations with minors in business, international studies and digital media trends & analytics. Holly joined PRSSA her freshman year and was the Strategic Planning Chair last year. Over the summer she was a public relations intern at Devries Global in New York City.
In addition to being involved with PRSSA, Holly is a member of the College of Communications Student Council and an inductee of both the Phi Eta Sigma honor society and the Golden Key Honor Society. She is also a sister of Alpha Omicron Pi, where she serves on the communications committee. Next semester Holly will be studying abroad in Prague, Czech Republic at Charles University.
Tayah Price, Director of Public Relations, Spring
Tayah is a senior majoring in public relations, with a minor in digital media trends and analytics. Tayah joined Penn State’s PRSSA her junior year, where she was a member of the Event Planning Committee. Tayah also served as the Strategic Planning Chair during the Fall 2017 semester. In addition to her involvement in PRSSA, Tayah is also a part of the student-run media site, The Underground, where she serves as their public relations manager and Project Vive’s Strategic Communications intern.
This past summer, Tayah interned at Vizion Group PR firm as the public relations intern for the non-profit agency. During her internship, Tayah had the opportunity to work closely with Purina who hosts the National Dog show and the American Century Golf Tournament aired by NBC Sports. An article she had compiled and edited featuring Charles Barkley was published and featured on ACESgolf.com, which is Northern California’s Premier Lifestyle Magazine.
In her free time, Tayah enjoys playing volleyball, watching reruns of Gossip Girl and Gilmore Girls and spending time with her family and friends. Tayah hopes to pursue a career in either corporate public relations, digital public relations or social media upon graduation.
Maddie Woodrow, Director of Creative Production
Maddie is a senior majoring in public relations with minors in Spanish and digital media trends and analytics. Maddie has been a member of PRSSA since her freshman year on the Strategic Planning and Communications/Digital Strategy committees. Outside of PRSSA, Maddie has served as the social media manager for Penn State’s student government, UPUA and is the PR chair for the Penn State Animal Volunteers. This past summer, Maddie was a digital analytics intern at BIGEYE in Orlando.
In her free time, Maddie enjoys relaxing with her dog, Bennie, cooking or watching The Office. Maddie hopes to pursue a career in digital public relations or SEO/SEM Marketing upon graduation.
Sara Salter, Director of Membership
Sara Salter is a senior pursuing a major public relations with minors in digital media trends and analytics as well as environmental inquiry. She joined PRSSA’s event planning and communications and digital strategy committee in the fall of 2016.Thereafter, she quickly became co-chair of the communications and digital strategy committee in the spring of 2017. She is honored and excited to take the role of director of membership this year!
In addition to PRSSA, Sara is also the director of Consulting for Happy Valley Communications, a student run communications firm on campus, where her and her team work to benefit local businesses.
This past summer, she interned at Stream Companies, an integrated advertising agency, as their social media intern where she worked on varying client accounts. She also interned at the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor as a marketing and development intern where she focused on outreach and research.
In her free time, Sara can be found sipping bubble tea, doing yoga, playing video games, taking care of her four pet ducks, or watching vlogs on YouTube. She is also hopelessly addicted to traveling and wants to continue her endless quest to travel the world. Passion for environmental conservation drives her desires to someday work in the realm of “green” PR.
Elissa Hill, Director of Chapter Development
Elissa is a junior majoring in public relations with minors in business and digital media trends/analytics. She joined Penn State’s PRSSA her freshman year as a member of the communications and digital strategy committees.
In addition to her involvement with PRSSA, Elissa is the editor of Onward State and the president of Penn State Performing Arts Council. Elissa interned with VisitPITTSBURGH this past summer working on destination marketing and digital communications and is currently a communications intern with Schreyer Honors College.
In her free time, Elissa can be found drinking iced green tea, writing hot takes about Penn State news, or obsessing over the HUB lawn.
Mackenzie Stagnito, Director of Chapter Development, Fall
Mackenzie is a junior majoring in public relations with minors in international studies and business. She joined PRSSA her sophomore year as part of the Strategic Planning committee. Outside of her involvement with PRSSA, Mackenzie has interned with Penn State Athletics and worked as a management research consultant for the Downtown State College Improvement District. She has also held positions within both Greek life and Movin’ On, Penn State’s annual music festival. This spring semester, Mackenzie will study abroad in Prague, Czech Republic.
In her spare time, Mackenzie enjoys listening to music of all kinds, spending time outdoors hiking and boating, and traveling the world.
Maria Evangelou, Director of Chapter Development, Spring
Maria is a junior majoring in Media Studies at Penn State. In addition to being Director of Chapter of Development for PRSSA, Maria is also involved on the executive boards of Penn State Sports Business Conference and ADPR Club.
Maria currently is an intern with Penn State Athletics’s communications department, where she covers sports on GoPsuSports.com. She previously held internships at Fox Chase Cancer Center as well as the Philadelphia Bar Association, both in the communications and PR departments.
Outside of her academics and extracurriculars, Maria’s hobbies include spending time outdoors, and health and fitness. She also enjoys trying new foods and exploring new places with friends. Maria hopes to pursue a career in public relations in the healthcare or sports industries.
Morisa Young, Director of Finance
Morisa is a senior majoring in public relations and double minoring in psychology and women’s studies. She’s been an active member of PRSSA since her freshman year, where she was a member of the Strategic Planning Committee. Since then, she’s also become a member of the Communications Committee and the THON/Philanthropy Committee. She’s excited to be this year’s Director of Finance and returning as one of four THON chairs. This semester, Morisa will be interning with Penn State Athletics in the Customer Relations Center.
In her spare time, Morisa enjoys watching Netflix, baking, or planning her next dream vacation. More often than not, you will find her with a cup of coffee in hand. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in the non-profit or travel industry in New York City. If all else fails, she wants to spend her time traveling.
Kayla Ramans, National Committee Liaison
Kayla is a senior majoring in public relations and double minoring in international studies and recreation, parks, tourism and management. This past summer, she interned at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee. She’s been an active member os PRSSA since her freshman year serving on the Strategic Planning Committee. She’s excited to now serve on the executive board as the National Committee Liaison and looks forward to attending the National Conference in Boston in October.
In her free time, Kayla is either traveling to a new place or finding the nearest hiking spot. She has a deep love for all things Elvis Presley, coffee and sunflowers.