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Executive Board
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President

Yadira Cabrera (she/hers COM’24) is a rising junior studying Public Relations with a minor in Journalism. She grew up in Uptown Manhattan, NYC and has been a proud member of BU PRSSA since Fall’21. She will be interning at A+E Networks this upcoming summer and is passionate about entertainment and sports PR. Outside of BU PRSSA, Yadira is involved in BU SOCA, BU ALPFA, BU Productions, and BU AdClub. She loves watching romantic comedies, criminal minds, and taking naps.

 

Reach out to Yadira anytime at cabreray@bu.edu

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Vice President

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Gaby Torres (she/her, COM'25) is a sophomore studying Public Relations with a minor in Business Administration. She grew up in Wellesley, MA, and has been a member of BU PRSSA since the Fall 2021 semester. She has previously served as financial coordinator and member of the Digital Media & Blog Team and the PR Advanced Conference Committee. She is also currently an account manager for PR Unleashed and an ambassador for The Women's Network at BU. Gaby hopes to gain communication experience in various industries ranging from hospitality to nonprofit. She loves playing soccer, traveling, trying new restaurants with friends, and watching investigative documentaries.

Reach out to Gaby anytime at gtorres3@bu.edu

Programming Coordinator

Caroline Lee (she/her, COM'24) is a junior studying Public Relations. She grew up in northern New Jersey, outside of NYC, and has been involved in PRSSA since the beginning of this Fall 2021 semester. Along with PRSSA, she is in involved in COM DIRECT, a student organization on campus that works to promote and encourage diversity, inclusion, and equity. She loves getting to know new people, listening to music, and finding new TV shows to binge!

 

Reach out anytime at ccslee@bu.edu!!

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Financial Coordinator

Todd Leporatti (he/him, COM '23) is a senior studying Public Relations with a minor in Political Science. He grew up on the Jersey Shore and has been involved with BU PRSSA since his sophomore year. He has previously interned at Ed Markey for U.S. Senate in Boston, Republic in New York City, Feref in London, and Robinhood in the San Fransisco Bay Area. Todd is passionate about ESG and DEI initiatives, politics, and health and fitness. Outside of BU PRSSA, Todd is involved in BU College Democrats, Active Minds, Pride in Business, and BU Barbell Club. He loves traveling and learning about new cultures.

Don't be afraid to reach out to Todd anytime at tlep@bu.edu.

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Public Relations Coordinator

Giana Carrozza (COM '24) is a junior studying Public Relations from Norton, Massachusetts, about 45 minutes south of Boston. She has been involved with BU PRSSA since her sophomore year and she has loved every second of it. She has previously interned at the PR Department at BU and the Center for Career Development at BU. She's interested in pursuing a career in beauty PR. Outside of BU PRSSA, Giana loves to travel, try new restaurants, and pet all the dogs in Boston.

Contact her at gianac@bu.edu.

Conference Coordinator

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Sue Kim (she/her, COM '25) is a sophomore at Boston University with a Public Relations major and Innovation & Entrepreneurship minor. This is her second year on the BU PRSSA E-Board. Having grown up in the Silicon Valley, she is passionate about integrating design and media with culture and technology. Outside academics, Sue enjoys reading Asian-American literature, watching coming-of-age films and journaling at local cafés! You can also find her admiring Impressionist art in museums.

Agency Director

Alexander Gertler (COM '24) is a Junior majoring in Public Relations and minoring in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Alexander has been a part of PRSSA and Unleashed since his freshman year and is thrilled to take on the position of Agency Director. He is especially intrigued by the intersection between entrepreneurship and innovation and public relations

and hopes to become an innovator in the communications field. Alexander has experience working in an agency as a Business Development Intern and is knowledgeable in media relations, crisis communications, and

corporate strategy. Originally from Los Angeles, Alexander enjoys playing soccer, skateboarding, and photography.

 

Reach out to Alexander at gertlera@bu.edu.

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Member Services Coordinator

Audrey Tumbarello (she/her, COM’24) is a junior studying Journalism with a minor in Public Relations. She grew up in Southern California and has been a proud member of BU PRSSA since her sophomore year. She has previously been the director of the blog writing team for BU PRSSA, as well as, a member for Unleashed PR. She is passionate about corporate communications, writing, and DEI. Outside of BU PRSSA, she is the Associate Lifestyle Editor for The Daily Free Press at BU, and is the Social Media/Business Manager for BU's Creative Writing Club. She loves to travel with her family and friends, and play with her two dogs back in California.

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Faculty Advisor

Professor Stephen Quigley, APR, is an Associate Professor in COM where he has taught public relations and communications courses for 16 years. In 2011 Professor Quigley was presented with the Outstanding

Educator Award by the Public Relations Society of America. He is a former member of the National Commission on Public Relations Education, past president of the Boston Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), and a past delegate to the National PRSA Assembly. He was the recipient of the 2010 Diane Davis Beacon Award for Lifetime Achievement, the 2009 Boston University Outstanding Student Advisor Award, the 2006 Publicity Club of New England Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2004 Lyndon Baines Johnson Student Advisor of the Year Award, and the 2004 COMSA Faculty Advisor of the Year Award. He’s the lucky husband of a beautiful wife and the proud father of three amazing children (including two BU grads!).

You can email him at squigley@bu.edu; follow him on Twitter @stevequigley.