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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The COMmunicator’s Executive Board for Fall 2021
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.
Lenna Iskenderian, Managing Editor
Originally from the suburbs of Boston, Lenna is a third-semester graduate student in the M.S. in public relations program at BU. Prior to BU, Lenna spent four years (chasing the warm weather!) in North Carolina, earning her B.A. in strategic communications from Elon University. It was there that she honed her passion for writing and creativity, culminating in her decision to pursue PR at the graduate level. In her free time, Lenna enjoys hiking, discovering new music, and having meaningful conversations with friends.
Anna Cayco, Senior Editor
Anna is a first-year Media Science graduate student at the College of Communication. She graduated from Ateneo de Manila University with a B.A. in Communication, specializing in journalism. She has written articles for The Manila Times, CNN Philippines LIFE, and more. With her relocation to Los Angeles, she had mentored a group of elementary students in producing their first student-run publication. She currently is a Writing Fellow at the COM Writing Center and a Communications Assistant at the Wheelock Educational Policy Center.
Ally Corlett, Senior Editor
Ally Corlett is a second-year Boston University graduate student studying public relations. Originally from Virginia, Ally grew up abroad, having lived on every continent except Antarctica. Prior to BU, Ally received her bachelor’s degrees in communication and psychology from Florida State University. It was there that she ignited her passion for writing and storytelling. In her free time, Ally loves to travel and explore with friends, take pictures, listen to music, and watch funny shows.
Julia Monz, Senior Editor
Julia Monz is a graduate student studying public relations at Boston University’s College of Communication. Originally from Hingham, Massachusetts, she moved to London to earn her bachelor’s in English from University College London. An avid writer, Julia had a bi-weekly column in her town newspaper in high school and now runs a gluten-free cooking blog. In her free time, Julia enjoys reading nonfiction and exploring new cities.
Gabriella Sproba, Multimedia Director
Gabriella Sproba is a dual degree sophomore in the College of Communication and Questrom School of Business studying Media Science and Marketing. 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.
Shaye Spector, Marketing Director/Faculty & Alumni Liaison
Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Shaye Spector is a second-year Master’s student studying Public Relations at the College of Communication at Boston University. Prior to BU, Shaye completed her undergraduate degree at McGill University where she developed a passion for communication and marketing and decided to make it her future career. She is a huge Toronto sports fan, loves to travel, and has a huge sweet tooth. After holding the position of Editor-in-Chief for the 2020-2021 academic year, Shaye is very excited to be returning to The COMmunicator as Marketing Director/Faculty and Alumni Liaison!
Shruti Mungi, Newsletter Director
Shruti is a first-semester graduate student in the Advertising program at BU. 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.
Santiago Ferrer, 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 third semester working for The COMmunicator and he is thrilled to work with such an amazing team. This is his second semester as The COMmunicator’s Social Media Director, and he cannot wait to show the new content he will bring. You can find him singing and dancing to his favorite tunes, watching movies & TV shows, eating at any restaurant in Boston, and spending time with his loved ones.