About

Meet Laura

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Research Assistant

Contact: quinonlx@dukes.jmu.edu

I’m Laura Quinones. I am a junior at Madison University. I am a double major in Public Relations and Media Arts and Design, with a minor in Business Spanish. I currently work as an intern at Madison Events where I focus on event planning and social media engagement. In the past, I have interned at the Latino Student Fund, a nonprofit in Washington DC.

Meet India

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Technology

Contact: hagengie@dukes.jmu.edu

My name is India Hagen-Gates. I am a Junior at James Madison University. I am a double major in Communications and Media, Arts, & Design, concentrating in Public Relations and Creative Advertising. I worked as an intern for an environmental nonprofit, focusing on website presentation and social media engagement. I also had the opportunity to take two communication classes abroad in Ireland.

Meet Ashley

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Creative Director

Contact: shielsam@dukes.jmu.edu

My name is Ashley Shiels.  I am Junior at James Madison University double majoring in the School of Media Arts and Design as well as in Communication Studies, with a concentration in Cultural Communications. In addition to the classes that have aided me in my technological, creative, and disciplinary skills, I interned with SUNRNR of Virginia Inc., as a social media and marketing analyst where I helped them re-vamp and update their website and social media pages. In the past, my projects have included creation of advertisements for a non-profit organization, Adobe Photoshop fantasy landscapes, as well as generation of Adobe InDesign infographics. All of the header images above the blogs were created and designed by me. 

Meet Amanda

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Copy Editor

Contact: lewis4an@dukes.jmu.edu

I’m Amanda Lewis, a junior at James Madison University. Currently, I am working towards a Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts and Design with a concentration in Integrated Advertising and Corporate Communication and minoring in Creative Writing.  In the past, I have been a social media intern for a pharmaceutical non-profit, AGXPE.

Meet Catherine

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Project Manager

Contact: piercemc@dukes.jmu.eduu

I’m Catherine Pierce. I am a sophomore Media Arts and Design with a concentration in Creative Advertising and an Independent Scholar major with a concentration in Design and Society. I am also minoring in Studio Art, Creative Writing, and Political Communication at James Madison University. I wrote about new technology and I created all the graphics in my blog post through Canva and Photoshop. I work as a communication consultant for the learning center at JMU. I help students with all things communication and I run the center’s social media. I also run the social media for Doghouse, Madison Honors Leadership Council, Madipolooza, and Shenandoah CAB.