Featured Alumni

"Besides BU PRSSA vice president, I was a Dean’s Host within COM. Since graduating in 1995, I moved from the public relations agency world into corporate, leading global digital product PR for Eastman Kodak Company and serving as the global vice president of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs for Bausch & Lomb. I then returned to consulting in 2011, founding and growing my eponymous firm, which now has a core team of employees specializing in reputation and issues management, strategic planning and outreach for a range of clients. I like photography and it's an important part of my life."

Mike McDougall

APR, Fellow PRSA President

McDougall Communications

"When I was at BU, I joined in PRSSA, PR Advanced, COM Ambassadors, Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, COMlife. During my senior year at BU, I interned on the marketing team at Boston Common magazine and after graduating in 2014, join the team at Hamptons magazineas an Event Marketing Coordinator. Then I moved to New York and started a job as an Assistant Account Executive at RODE, a creative branding firm that focused on real estate in NYC. After three years there, I joined King & Partners as an Account Manager, working on real estate and hospitality branding and digital projects. I recently joined K. Hovnanian Homes, one of the largest homebuilders in America as the Account Director for their marketing team, handling marketing strategy, creative project management, and media buying and buying."

Kate Scott

Marketing Account Director

K. Hovnanian Homes

"I was a former PRSA liaison for BUPRSSA and a runner on the NCAA Division 1 women’s track team. I'm a regular guest lecturer for CM331 and Media Relations. Additionally, I speak with students at the BU PRSSA chapter meetings fequently. I help facilitate student agency tours of Weber Shandwick Boston and NYC and refer recent BU grads for job opportunities. I interned at several local agencies and CFA before moving to NYC. I started my career at a small investor relations firm, but I ended up at my current position in healthcare communications with Weber Shandwick. I started with Weber Shandwick New York in 2010 and transferred to Weber Shandwick Boston in 2016.”

Monique Kelley Gigliotti 

Senior Vice President

Weber Shandwick

Ana Carolina Senior

PR Lead

John Hancock Public Relations

"I was VP of BUPRSSA, BU PRSSA Regional Conference Coordinator, PRSSA National Conference Communications Coordinator, COM Ambassador. After I graduated from COM in May 2018 and continued an internship at Dell EMC, I started as a marketing project coordinator with Bose Professional. I’m interested in running – not super fun, but I just registered for my fourth marathon!"

Rachel McLean

Project Coordinator

Bose Professional

"In addition to PRSSA, I was also an active member of Alpha Epsilon Phi, Scarlet Squad, and International Student Volunteers. I also studied abroad in Madrid through the BU Internship Program. I began my career in NYC at a B2B PR agency, Brainerd Communicators, where I worked with clients in various industries. I then moved back to Boston to join Cone Communications, working with clients such as Timberland, Frito-Lay, PwC and the Pan-Mass Challenge, among others. In early 2018 I made the move in-house to John Hancock, where I lead public relations for the overall brand and consumer products and services. Self-care is super important to me I’ve tried every spin studio in Boston. I also got married to a fellow Terrier alum in 2018."