Meet PRLab’s Executive Board

Jali Griesbach | President of Operations

Public Relations and Political Science Dual Degree | Class of May 2022

Originally from Wisconsin, Jali came to Boston University to be in a bustling city and to learn from the best at COM. She works with clients from technology, trade association and healthcare sectors as a public affairs and crisis intern at BCW Global. Previously, she worked as an intern for a U.S. Congressman and as a membership representative at WBUR.  Jali is passionate about understanding an organization’s mission and building community relationships. After graduation, she plans on pursuing a career in public affairs or issue advocacy. In her free time, Jali enjoys taking yoga classes and trying new Boston restaurants with friends.

 

Isabelle Fama | President of Client Service

B.S. in Communication | Public Relations Emphasis | French Minor | Class of May 2022

Isabelle Fama is a senior pursuing a B.S. in Communication with a focus in Public Relations and a minor in French. Isabelle is passionate about branding, writing, and social media marketing. She has worked as a copywriting intern, a social media manager, and an Account Supervisor at PRLab. Most recently, Isabelle worked as a public relations intern at 360PR+. Following her May 2022 graduation, Isabelle aims to work in an agency setting and focus on amplifying the voices of organizations that she believes in. Outside of work, Isabelle can be found performing with the Boston University Dance Team and watching reality TV with her friends.

 

Directors

Miya Denison | Director of Diversity and Inclusion

M.S. in Public Relations | Class of December 2022

Miya Denison is a graduate student studying public relations. Originally from Newport News,
Virginia, Miya came to Boston University for undergrad. During her time at BU, she was a
member of the field hockey team and was also a captain for two seasons. In addition to playing
field hockey, she was a member of the Bloom Family Leadership Academy and was an account
executive for Partners for Youth with Disabilities for PRLab in spring 2021. In her free time,
Miya can be found trying new restaurants around Boston and exploring the city on the Charles
River esplanade.

 

Sonali Koul | Director of External Affairs

M.S. in Public Relations | Class of May 2023

Born and raised in India, Sonali comes from a culture deep-rooted in storytelling. With over three years of work experience in the Indian PR industry, she chose Boston University to streamline into the strategic side and further her career in communications marketing. She specializes in media relations, communication strategy, industry intelligence, and account management for consumer and corporate clients. She loves music and culture and highly values her experience of working for bold storytellers like Spotify, Levi’s, and Nike in India. Apart from her work, Sonali is passionate about dance and is keen to pursue different forms of the art form throughout her life. 

 

Kylee Nguyen | Director of Social Media

B.S. in Communications | Public Relations Emphasis | Class of May 2023

Originally from Vietnam, Kylee decided to come to BU to pursue a degree in PR with a minor in Journalism. She has previous PR experience in technology, entertainment, as well as food & culinary. Last semester, Kylee was an Account Executive for PRLab and is excited to continue working to nurture the beneficial relationships between clients and their audience. She is currently the President of the College of Communication Student Government and a social media intern at the Hariri Institute at BU. In the future, Kylee hopes to further her career in brand or corporation communications at an agency. 

 

Anushree Sahay | Director of Development

M.S. in Public Relations | Class of December 2022

Anushree is a first-year grad student majoring in Public Relations and home for her is New Delhi, India. Initiating her career at MSL India, a Publicis Groupe agency, Anushree has three years of professional experience in PR and Public Affairs domain, where she learned that real education lies beyond the classroom. At MSL, she had the opportunity of servicing companies across industries such as Airbnb, Dubai Tourism, Royal Enfield, Fujifilm, and Haier, among others. Being in the middle of leading global giants essentially made her realize her love for brands and the stories that are driven to market them. Speaking like a true spokesperson, she talks brands, she breathes brands and she thinks brands. Moving on from the brands, a little more about her would be that she enjoys writing, is an obsessive neat freak, sunset lover, binge-watcher, foodie, and a newly self-proclaimed cook. At BU, she’s currently the Communications Assistant at BU’s Clinical Translational Science Institute where she is responsible for branding and marketing their community engagement program. At PR Lab, Anushree intends to bring her passion for storytelling to the classroom.

 

Account Supervisors

Madison Imoto | Account Supervisor

B.S. in Communications | Public Relations Emphasis | Class of May 2022
Born and raised in Kāne‘ohe, Hawai‘i, Madison Imoto is a senior in the College of Communication studying Media Science with a minor in French. She works with companies all across the world as a marketing communications intern on the Global Partner Marketing team at SAP. While studying abroad in Paris last semester, she worked as a public relations and marketing intern for Connecting Food, a French blockchain company. After graduation, Madison plans on staying in Boston to continue her public relations career in the technology sector. Outside of school and work, she enjoys baking, traveling, and dancing

Matt Cramer | Account Supervisor

B.S. in Communication | Public Relations Emphasis | Class of May 2023

Matt Cramer is a junior at Boston University pursuing a B.S. in Public Relations. Previously, Matt worked as an intern for a Silicon Valley-based medical device company. Leading their marketing efforts, he designed an original rebranding campaign and presented it to the company’s executive board. He has served as Senior Editor of a local newspaper and is a published author and award-winning writer. Additionally, Matt is passionate about social service and building strong communities. He spearheaded several community service programs and led fundraising efforts for the Alzheimer’s Organization. Matt also has a passion for languages, history, and art. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and reading about the latest industry trends. 

 

Lily Roeller | Account Supervisor

M.S. in Public Relations | Class of December 2022

Originally from New Haven, Connecticut, Lily came to BU after earning her B.A. in Communication and Sociology from the University of Connecticut. Prior to starting graduate school, she worked as a digital marketing assistant at SCS Direct Inc., a niche marketing company for consumer products. There, she managed a portfolio of international Amazon Ads and implemented social media ad campaigns for new product launches. This semester, Lily is also serving as a Senior Editor on The COMmunicator. After graduation, she plans on pursuing a career in brand or consumer communications. In her free time, Lily enjoys hiking with her dog and watching movies. 

 

 

Violet Nowak | Account Supervisor

M.S. in Public Relations | Class of December 2022

Violet Nowak is an account supervisor and master’s student studying public relations. Prior to
attending Boston University, she earned bachelor of arts degrees in psychology and journalism
concentrated in public relations at the University of North Texas. She is passionate about the
sports and nonprofit industries. Her previous work includes positions at the Dallas Area Rape
Crisis Center, the Texas Collegiate Hockey Conference, UNT Ice Hockey, and Revolution Thrift.
She also has an interest in research and has contributed to multiple media-focused academic
papers examining topics such as female athletes’ perception of how media covers their sport
and how local governments communicate information about COVID-19 on their websites. In her
free time, Violet enjoys watching hockey and playing guitar.

 

Martin Perez| Account Supervisor

B.S. in Communication | Public Relations Emphasis | Class of May 2023

Originally from Orange County, California, Martin chose to move across the country and attend Boston University for its prestigious communications programs and the bustling city atmosphere Boston provides. Most recently, he has worked as the marketing assistant for Leaf Brands, LLC, where he managed client relations for various company brands. Martin has also previously served as an account executive for PRLab as well as the outreach coordinator and marketing director at the Aliso Niguel Theatre Company. Upon graduation, Martin hopes to combine his professional and personal interests in both public relations and theatre by pursuing a career as a PR practitioner in the entertainment/media industry. Outside of class, he can be found performing in Boston University On Broadway’s theatrical productions and exploring the city with friends.

 

Kayleigh Ventrone | Account Supervisor

M.S. in Public Relations | Class of December 2022

Kayleigh is from Pittsburgh, PA. She earned her B.A. in Communication with a minor in
French from Seton Hill University in 2021. During her time at Seton Hill, she discovered
her enthusiasm for Public Relations and decided to pursue her M.S. in PR to gain
specialized knowledge of the field. Currently, she is the marketing graduate assistant at
FitRec, where she runs the student marketing team. Last semester, she created and
implemented FitRec’s reopening campaign, FitRec101. Previously, Kayleigh had the
opportunity to work for a small women-run, woman-owned business, where she found
her passion for working for purpose-driven organizations. Whether she is planning a
new campaign or executing corporate communications, Kayleigh is passionate about
using her PR skills to craft impactful messages and inspire action. In her free time, she
can be found exploring a museum or curled up with her cat and watching New Girl.

 

Alexa Andanar | Account Supervisor

Public Relations and International Relations Dual Degree | Class of May 2022

Originally from Manila, Philippines, Alexa came to Boston to study Public Relations and International Relations. Over the summer, she interned for Macias PR, a boutique agency where she worked on media outreach, media placements, and content creation for clients. She was an account executive for Rose & Dove, a Boston-based boutique, where she helped execute PR strategies to increase brand awareness during the pandemic. In the future, Alexa hopes to carry her PR knowledge in areas such as politics and non-profit. Outside PR, she loves to explore new cities, try different restaurants and cafes, and hang out with her friends. 

 

Samoa Arbulu | Account Supervisor

B.S. in Communication | Minor in Business | Class of May 2022

Originally from South Florida, Samoa chose Boston University to earn her degree in Public Relations and gain knowledge on the ever-evolving world of media and PR. She has previously interned for a few PR agencies, Grove Communications and TransMedia Group, where she was introduced to luxury brands through media outreach and influencer gifting. Samoa is passionate about the fashion and luxury goods industry, which led her to intern for a swimwear brand, Poemä Swim, and the Miami Swim Week production company Paraiso Miami Swim Week. Within media and communications, Samoa specifically enjoys content creation and social media, influencer relations, and the integration of PR and marketing. After graduation, Samoa hopes to do marketing or digital work for a major fashion house. Samoa loves to travel and appreciates all things fashion, art, pop culture, and TikTok.

 

Kaori (Christine) Yoh | Account Supervisor

B.S. in Communication | Public Relations Emphasis | Class of May 2024

Coming from Singapore, Christine is a sophomore at Boston University studying Public
Relations with additional interests in Psychology and Speech Pathology. In the past, she has
worked as a PR assistant for RNWY Magazine and as a digital marketing/communications
intern for organizations within the start-up and non-profit sectors. At BU, she currently serves as
a social media content creator for StuGov’s mental health committee and is also part of the
creative and digital team under BU PRSSA’s Unleashed PR agency. This past fall, she further
participated as a volunteer for PR Lab’s ProBono event. In her free time, you can find her
laughing at relatable TikToks, traveling, editing videos, singing with her guitar, and spending time
with friends. She is excited for the new experience of becoming an account supervisor and can’t
wait to learn and grow!

Rico Qiang | Account Supervisor

Public Relations and Film & Television Double Major | Class of May 2023

From Hangzhou, China, Rico is a junior student double majoring in Public Relations and Film & TV. At Boston University,  she was an Account Executive for Aaron’s Presents at PRLab. She and her teammates successfully increased AP’s social media engagement, built effective connections with reporters, and held a dance workshop at the BU campus. Rico also volunteered in the Chinese Students and Scholars Association as the Vice President of the Public Affairs Department for two years. She was in charge of event planning and publicity. Outside of academics, Rico is enthusiastic about films. She can watch more than 130 films a year and produce microfilms by herself. Rico is also a hard-core superhero fan and wholeheartedly believes that “with great power comes great responsibility.”

 


Hannah Payne | Account Supervisor

B.S. in Communication | Public Relations Emphasis | Class of May 2022

Hannah is a senior at Boston University studying public relations and German. She grew up in Hancock, New Hampshire and hopes to move to Europe after graduation. She was an account executive for PRLab during the fall 2021 semester, where she helped Entegra and Architectural Health create a new merged brand identity as E+AH. As a local architectural consultantcy, they needed a unique identity to stand out.
Hannah hopes to work in public affairs, international relations, or crisis communications after graduating.

 

Maggie Onder | Account Supervisor

B.S. in Communication | Public Relations Emphasis | Minor in Business | Class of May 2023

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Maggie is a junior at Boston University majoring in Public Relations and minoring in Business Administration. She has previously worked at a political consulting agency based out of New York and has worked with Boston University’s Guerrilla Marketing society to create materials for organizations across the Boston community. She is currently recruitment chair for Phi Alpha Delta, a pre-law organization. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and exploring the Boston Area.