The COMmunicator is the official student-run website of Boston University’s Department of Mass Communication, Advertising and Public Relations under the leadership of Professor Dorothy Clark. Through news pieces, insider stories, personal blogs and more, we bring the COMmunity to you. We also feature faculty news and awards, interviews with alumni, and published work from students both here and studying abroad. Whether you are from Boston University or you are visiting our site for the first time, welcome!

If you would like to contribute or learn more about opportunities with The COMmunicator, please contact Professor Dorothy Clark at dclark@bu.edu.

The COMmunicator’s Executive Board for Spring 2022

Savannah Tindall, Editor in Chief

Tampa native Savannah Tindall is an Advertising graduate student who is still adjusting to the cold weather in Boston. She graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Editing, Writing, and Media and she plans to pursue a career in copywriting at an advertising agency after graduating from Boston University. She is excited to be a Terrier and to be Editor in Chief of the COMmunicator for the 2021-22 school year.

Elizabeth Gleason, Managing Editor

Elizabeth is a second-semester graduate student in the M.S. in media science program. Originally from Ashland, MA, she earned her B.A. in history and political science from Providence College in Providence, RI. During her junior year of undergrad, Elizabeth studied abroad in London through BU’s London Internship Program and interned in the public affairs division of an international public relations firm called Grayling. It was there that she discovered her passion for political communications and campaigning. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys baking, watching documentaries, and making cheese boards.

Nishtha Jadav, Senior Editor

Nishtha is a first-year advertising graduate student at Boston University’s College of Communication. She has a bachelor’s in business and has previously worked in public relations, social media, and content writing. Passionate about storytelling, Nishtha loves metaphors and poetry. When she is not working, she is probably maxing out her pinning time for the day on Pinterest or journaling in her diary.

Audrey Ritchie, Senior Editor

Audrey Ritchie is a second-semester graduate student earning her Master of Science in public relations at BU. Audrey graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in public relations and a minor in business in 2021. A life-long writer, she is excited to join the COMmunicator this semester.  In her free time, she loves reading, exploring Boston, and playing with her dog, Bear.

Lily Roeller, Senior Editor

Lily Roeller is a second-semester graduate student earning her Master of Science in public relations here at BU. Prior to BU, Lily graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2020 with a bachelor’s in communication and sociology. She currently is an account supervisor at PRLab, managing two client teams. In her free time, Lily loves hiking with her dog and watching bad movies.

Gabriella Sproba, Multimedia Director

Gabriella Sproba is an Art and Architectural History major and dual minor sophomore in the College of Communication and Questrom School of Business. Her lifelong adoration of art has manifested into passions surrounding photography, illustration, poetry, music history, fashion and graphic design. As the  Multimedia Director and photographer for this year’s edition of the COMmunicator, she is thrilled to  explore and share the dynamic qualities of narrative through her creative work.

Shruti Mungi, Newsletter Director

Shruti is a second-semester graduate student in the Advertising program. She graduated from Knox College with a B.A. in Creative Writing. At Knox, she was also a communications writer, marketing assistant, and fiction editor. In her free time, Shruti likes baking, reading, and exploring the city. She is currently also a Writing Fellow at the COM Writing Center.

Duna Ramos, Co-Social Media Director

Born and raised in Wellesley, Massachusetts, Duna is an undergraduate senior studying advertising in the College of Communication at Boston University. Apart from being the Co-Social Media Director for the COMmunicator, she is the Vice President of Project Management for BU’s AdLab as well as a marketing assistant for Off The Cuff Magazine. Duna has a passion for both advertising and marketing and aspires to do both. Upon graduating, Duna hopes to achieve an advertising career in an agency setting in New York City. Outside of the COMmunicator, Duna loves to travel to and within Spain, where her extended family resides. She also loves to cook and bake all kinds of recipes from the New York Times Cookbook.

Santiago Ferrer, Co-Social Media Director

Born and raised in Maracaibo, Venezuela, Santiago Ferrer is a junior undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Advertising at BU’s College of Communication. This is his fourth semester working for the BU COMmunicator and is thrilled to work with such an amazing team. This is his third semester as the COMmunicator’s Social Media Director, now Co-Social Media Director alongside Duna Ramos, and he cannot wait to show you the new content they will bring this semester. You can find him singing and dancing to his favorite tunes, watching movies & TV shows, eating in any restaurant in Boston, and spending time with his loved ones. He is currently studying abroad in London for the Spring semester, but he is glad to be continuing his work in the COMmunicator from afar.

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