Website Creation Team
Fall 2021 / Spring 2022
This website was created by students in Cabrini University's Media for Social Justice capstone course for Seniors in the Communication Department.
They are eager to share their research and reporting so that you will join them in supporting the human dignity of all family caregivers.
Evans Baker is a senior Communication major at Cabrini University with minors in Theater and Music. Evans will graduate with his bachelor’s degree in May of 2022. Evans has received many awards and honors at Cabrini, such as the Philip M. Cook One Act Scholarship award. He has also earned Dean’s and President's List based on his academic achievements. Evans is a member of the National Theater Honor Society and the Disability Resource Center Honor Society. Evans possesses skills in filmmaking, script writing, photography, video editing in Adobe Premiere, and social media planning. On this website, Evans wanted to help further the explanation of dementia based on his relationship with his great aunt who was diagnosed with it. Even more importantly, he wanted to help people get a better understanding of how a person living with dementia functions and why family caregivers need more help when taking care of the ones they love. To find out more about Evans and to contact him, visit his website and his Linkedin profile.
Ryan Berry will graduate in December 2023 from Cabrini University with a bachelor’s degree in Communication. He has always been interested in telling stories through film. At Cabrini, he took courses in Video Production, Video Editing, Photography, Visual Journalism and Multimedia Story Creation. Ryan also has a huge interest in music. At Cabrini, he took courses in Hip-Hop Songwriting, Hip-Hop: Words in Action, Dance of Life, Dance Around the World and Guitar & Bass. Outside of the university, Ryan is very involved in his parish community. There he is an actor, a musician, and a speaker. He has edited the video footage for his parish’s stage production of “Living Stations of the Cross” using Final Cut Pro. During his free time outside of the parish, Ryan is a dancer and a music producer. He has produced and submitted his work on SoundCloud. He also had the opportunity to share one of his beats to a known artist in the Philadelphia area, who then used it in his own music posted on social media. Ryan has aspirations to produce on-hold music for a worldwide company. To learn more about Ryan, visit his LinkedIn profile.
Victoria Boland will graduate in May 2022 with a bachelor of arts from Cabrini University in Digital Communication and Social Media, as well as a minor in Graphic Design. At Cabrini, Victoria has served as an Assistant Editor for the award-winning student newspaper, The Loquitur. She also has produced content for Loquitur Media’s YouTube page (click the dropdown arrows to view her top two pieces). One of Victoria’s greatest accomplishments has been being on the President’s List and Dean’s List for four consecutive years at Cabrini. Outside the classroom Victoria has been inducted into multiple honor societies, including Alpha Lambda Delta, Delta-Epsilon-Sigma and The Society for Collegiate Journalists (SCJ). She is the Vice President for SCJ where she oversees the interactions with various audiences at Cabrini. Victoria has worked hard to earn scholarships including the Peter S. and Catherine G. Mozino Scholarship and the Comcast Communications Scholarship. She also was a peer-note taker for the Accessibility Resource Center at Cabrini and helped raise money for the 2020 Cav-a-thon. Persistence and passion has aided her to develop skills in writing, editing, video, and graphic design. On this website Victoria created the site logo, and also, focused specifically on out-of-pocket costs for people living with dementia and their family caregivers. She was drawn to this issue because she wanted to explore solutions to end the financial hardship of dementia for caregivers and people suffering from the disease. To learn more about Victoria, visit her Linkedin profile or WordPress portfolio.
Ryan Byars will graduate in December 2022 from Cabrini University with a bachelor’s degree in Communication. He has always been interested in editing videos and telling stories through film. At Cabrini, he took courses in Video Production, Video editing, Journalism and Multimedia Story Creation. Ryan also has a huge interest in sports. He was named captain of the Cabrini Men’s Basketball team where he averaged 10 points and 8 rebounds in the 2021-22 season. He also earned Defensive Player of the Week and Player of the Week honors this season as well. During the Senior Night game,When he’s not on the court, Ryan produces media where he talks about sports-related topics. Ryan has taken courses in Sports Communication, Sports, Media, and Society, Sports Psychology, and Live Sports Production. Ryan has also taken some of the skills he learned at Cabrini and started a YouTube channel which has over 3,000 subscribers and is monetized. During his free time, Ryan creates videos for his YouTube channel, editing videos for people’s wedding anniversaries, birthdays and social media pages. Ryan aspires to produce his own movie one day based on true stories that have happened in his life. To learn more about Ryan, visit his Linkedin profile.
Joana Cainglet will graduate in May 2022 from Cabrini University with a bachelor’s degree in Digital Communication and Social Media. Throughout her time at Cabrini, Joana served as an Assistant News Editor for the student-run newspaper, The Loquitur, a Radio Host for Cabrini’s radio station, 89.1 FM WYBF Cavalier Radio, as well as a Classroom Coach for courses in multimedia storytelling. Joana also dedicated her time as a Peer Minister for Cabrini’s Campus Ministry. Landing on either Dean’s or President’s List each semester, she became an active honor society member of Delta Epsilon Sigma, Society of Collegiate Journalists, and Omicron Delta Kappa. Outside of the classroom, Joana continues to strengthen her skills in video, photography, and editing. On this website, she focused on the stigma surrounding dementia and its impact on people living with dementia, as well as their family caregivers. As someone who advocates in treating others the way they’d like to be treated, Joana was passionate in seeking this same justice for people living with dementia and their caregivers. After graduation, Joana plans on continuing to work for an email marketing company, Nomadd Marketing, where she served as an intern but was recently hired as a full-time employee. To learn more about Joana, visit her LinkedIn profile.
Gabrielle Cellucci is a Digital Communication and Social Media major at Cabrini University with a minor in Criminology. She is expected to graduate from the university in May of 2022. During her time at Cabrini, Gabrielle has been a reporter and news editor for the university’s student-run newspaper, the Loquitur, a radio show host at 89.1 FM WYBF Cavalier Radio and a member of the Communication Department’s Society for Collegiate Journalists (SCJ). Aside from being a member of SCJ, Gabrielle is also a member of various honor societies on campus such as Alpha Lambda Delta , Omnicron Delta Kappa and Chi Alpha Sigma. Gabrielle has won the Emerging Student Leader award on campus. She has even won awards for her Loquitur articles such as the Student Keystone Media second place award for diversity, Black@Cabrini: BIPOC community shares their experiences of racial bias on campus. Outside of her studies, Gabrielle is also very active in multiple campus programs. She has been an orientation leader since her sophomore year at Cabrini University as well as a peer minister for Campus Ministry since her spring semester as a senior. She is also a member of the women’s rowing team at Cabrini University since the 2020 Fall semester. She has successfully made either Dean’s List or President’s List every semester at Cabrini University. Gabrielle has also interned with Brooke Voris Weddings as a social media manager, photographer, video editor and wedding coordinator for the past two summers. Her vast experiences have led her to develop skills in writing, photography, videography, audio, editing, social media and leadership. Gabrielle aspires to become a journalist and photographer after she graduates. She currently plans to work as a wedding coordinator in a full-time position after graduation. Gabrielle’s focus on the stigma of people living with dementia comes from her passion to tell accurate stories through the media. To learn more and contact Gabrielle, visit her LinkedIn profile.
Natalie Ciociola is a senior Communication major at Cabrini University. She is expected to graduate in May 2022 with her bachelor’s degree in the program. During her time at Cabrini, she has developed an array of skills from writing, photography, video editing, and more. She has had several articles featured in Cabrini’s award-winning, student-run newspaper, “The Loquitur.” Though she has received recognition for her writing skills, her real passion lies in social justice matters as well as documentary video production. Her dream is to combine these two elements by pursuing a career in creating social justice content to educate others and raise awareness on these issues. Her work on this website focuses on two major aspects of social justice: oppression of minority groups and care of dementia patients and care partners. This subject is yet another aspect of social justice that she has grown passionate about. She hopes to inspire and educate others through her work and in turn, have others do the same. To learn more about Natalie, connect with her on LinkedIn.
Richard Coleman will graduate in May 2022 from Cabrini University with a bachelor’s degree in Communication. At Cabrini, Richard was a staff writer for the award-winning, student-run newspaper the Loquitur. Richard also has worked on numerous video production projects using his creative mindset and editing skills. He is a proficient video editor in Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro. Richard also has skills in photography. After graduation, Richard would like to pursue a career in video editing or become a multimedia coordinator. On this website, Richard developed infographics that help spread knowledge about dementia and the stigma around it. To learn more about Richard, visit him on Linkedin.
Ty Daubert is a senior at Cabrini University and is expected to graduate in May 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in Communication. He currently works as a sports journalist, specifically as a minor-league baseball reporter for Phillies Nation and a basketball writer for City of Basketball Love. He has also served as sports editor for Cabrini’s award-winning student media publication, The Loquitur. Ty has also been a radio host for 89.1 WYBF Cavalier Radio and a sports correspondent for the Republican-Herald newspaper in Pottsville, Pa. Ty focuses most on feature writing and multimedia reporting, having experience in print media, video editing, podcasting and social media. On this website, Ty used his skills as a writer to produce the written story about the financial losses that family caregivers often face. Highlighting this financial burden that affects caregivers, along with their other significant challenges and tasks, was the most important aspect of this project to him. Upon graduating, Ty intends to cover sports full-time. He can be reached on LinkedIn.
Megan Fee will graduate from Cabrini University in the Spring of 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in Digital Communication and Social Media. At Cabrini, Megan served as the Assistant Lifestyles Editor, and later as the Writing Managing Editor, for the award-winning, student-run newspaper, The Loquitur. During this time, Megan wrote over 30 articles, managed the story deadlines of over 50 students, provided writing assistance to students, became proficient in the storytelling process, and won a 2021 Keystone Media Award for her editorial in the category of stories related to diversity. Additionally, Megan served as the Secretary for the Society for Collegiate Journalists National Honor Society, where she was responsible for documenting information, providing tutoring assistance, and writing and editing articles for the communication department newsletter. Some of Megan’s other accomplishments are that she is also part of the National Lambda Delta First-Year Honor Society, and was awarded the Daniel J. and Mary D. Bergen Communication Scholarship. Megan has also earned a spot on the President’s List and Dean’s List for every semester that she has attended Cabrini. Throughout this project, Megan was able to use her knowledge and skills in Final Cut Pro, along with her research and writing, teamwork, and time management skills in order to help share the stories of dementia caregivers and their experiences with significant out-of-pocket costs. After graduation, Megan hopes to have a career in copywriting or social media marketing. To learn more about Megan and view more of her work, visit her LinkedIn profile and WordPress portfolio.
Mark Finley will graduate from Cabrini University in May 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in Digital Communication and Social Media. At Cabrini, Mark has served as the Perspectives Editor for the award-winning student newspaper, The Loquitur. In this position, he expanded his writing and editing skills and managed other writers on the staff. Mark also served as the Production Manager for the student-run FM radio station, 89.1 WYBF Cavalier Radio. In this role, he managed on-air talent, uploaded assets on the radio and responded to any problem on the station which included if the power went out or if the stream stopped working. Outside of the classroom, Mark interned in the Sports Communication department at Saint Joseph's University. There he was able to update the website, research the history of St. Joe’s, and use his skills in Adobe Photoshop to create photos, and in Premiere to produce videos, for their social media accounts. While in this role, Mark also updated stats and photos of the players and created content for the program. On this website, Mark produced the audio asset that tells the story of the mental health impacts of a dementia diagnosis in families of color. After graduation Mark hopes to pursue a career in the media or in sports communication. To learn more about Mark, visit him on LinkedIn.
Michael Firuta will graduate from Cabrini University in May 2022 with a bachelor's degree in Digital Communication and Social Media. Michael is the current Operations Manager for Cabrini’s student-operated FM radio station, 89.1 WYBF Cavalier Radio. He is also an active member of the Cabrini Theater Arts department. Throughout his academic career at Cabrini, Michael has worked as a Student Ambassador for the university’s Admissions Department, Production Manager for Cavalier Radio, Sports Announcer for Cabrini Athletics, and Field Trip Director for Cabrini’s Activity and Programming Board. Outside of school, Michael has successfully interned as a Social Media Coordinator for the Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, and as an Area Manager for Amazon in Tampa, Fla. Michael’s skills include public speaking and presentation, as well as live broadcasting. He is also proficient in Microsoft Office & Adobe Creative Cloud Software (Premiere Pro and Audition). Michael’s interpersonal skills include: leadership, problem solving, communication and time management. For this website, Michael was the director of all audio assets pertaining to why there is a severe lack in roadmaps for dementia caregiving. Michael was most interested in telling this story because he wanted to show how preparation and persistence helps caregivers prepare to care for a person struggling with dementia. Upon graduation Michael plans to pursue careers in management, social media coordination, radio broadcasting, and audio production. More information on Michael can be found on LinkedIn or his WordPress website.
Brendon Fisher will graduate in May 2022 from Cabrini University with a bachelor’s degree in Digital Communications and Social Media. While at Cabrini, Brendon was the Sports Director and Operations Manager for 89.1 WYBF Cavalier Radio, as well as a member of the Cabrini Men’s Basketball team. Outside of Cabrini, Brendon finds himself learning and perfecting his skills in networking and software security. During Brendon’s tenure at Cabrini, he developed a variety of skills to help him succeed in and out of the classroom. Specifically, he has become proficient in time management, video and audio editing and public speaking. On this website, Brendon was drawn to the topic of dementia caregivers’ loss of income. He wanted to bring knowledge and awareness to the financial distress caregivers go through and give them a platform to share their stories. After graduation, Brendon plans on pursuing a career in radio, while also continuing to teach himself more about the IT field of networking security. To find out more about Brendon, connect with him on LinkedIn.
Seyi Fisher will graduate from Cabrini University in December 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in Digital Communication and Social Media. Transferring from Lancaster Bible College, Seyi began attending Cabrini in the fall of 2019, but with Covid restrictions later that academic year, his time on-campus has been limited. Seyi intends to get a summer 2022 internship in either real estate or marketing to get real-world experience that will position him well for his career after graduation. Seyi currently works at Fine Design Inc where he has spent the last three years engaged in face-to-face customer sales. This employer has also given him opportunities to grow his knowledge and skills in public relations, as well as merchandise marketing and sales. Post-college, Seyi wants to get into real estate sales and pursue a career in this field. Seyi possesses many different skills ranging from the creation of online advertising, development of marketing campaigns, evaluation of online data analytics, and other digital communication competencies. On this website, Seyi produced infographics telling the story of dementia caregiving cost, and sources that could be helpful to potential caregivers. He wanted to tell this story because not many people know how serious dementia is. To learn more about Seyi, visit him on LinkedIn.
Grace Fox will graduate from Cabrini University in May 2022 with a bachelor's degree in Digital Communication and Social Media. Outside of the classroom, she has been working with the Villanova Athletics Department where she serves as a graphic design social media intern. In her position, she works with a group of social media assistants to figure out a way to make the organization’s social media better. Grace’s passion for social media, marketing and graphic design has helped her get into her role today. As can be seen in this website, Grace chose to focus on the loss of income for dementia caregivers. Grace was moved to report on this topic after talking to caregivers and hearing about their lost wages because they have to care for their loved one with dementia. Grace hopes that people will use this site as a resource and get further information that can help them in their caregiving journey. To find out more about Grace, visit her Linkedin profile and her WordPress page.
Natalie Fritz will graduate in May 2022 from Cabrini University with a bachelor’s degree in Digital Communication and Social Media. At Cabrini, Natalie is currently the Social Media Manager for Cavalier Radio, a student-run radio station. She has also written for The Loquitur, an award winning, student-run, university newspaper. Natalie is a very sociable person and always open to any opportunity that comes her way. She is currently looking to get into the sports communication field and has developed the skills needed to do so throughout her four years at Cabrini University. On this website, Natalie was in charge of all audio aspects of the Out-of-Pocket-Costs section. She wanted to incorporate information she got from interviews she did as well as the emotional connection by using real life stories. After graduation Natalie plans to pursue her career in the sports-focused social media world. To learn more about Natalie, visit her on LinkedIn.
Angelina Halas will graduate from Cabrini University in May 2022 with a bachelor's degree in Digital Communication and Social Media. During her time at Cabrini, Angelina has served as a staff writer for the award-winning student newspaper, The Loquitur. Outside of the classroom, she has been working with Reign Management where she serves as a virtual social media assistant. In her position, she helps social media influencers distribute their content and manages their follower interactions. Angelina has received Dean’s List or President’s List honors every semester at Cabrini. Angelina’s passion for social media, pop culture and written communication has helped her get into her role today. As can be seen in this website, Angelina chose to focus on the lack of a dementia caregiving roadmap. When walking into a doctor’s office, there are always pamphlets out about certain diseases and certain steps that should be taken if diagnosed with that disease. There isn’t something like that for dementia and dementia caregiving, which is what drew Angelina to this topic. She hopes that people will use this site as a resource and get further information that can help them in their caregiving journey. To find out more about Angelina, visit her LinkedIn profile and her WordPress page.
Hanna Hyland will graduate in May 2022 with a bachelor's degree in Digital Communication and Social Media from Cabrini University. While at Cabrini, Hanna spent time as an Assistant Lifestyles Editor for the student-run newspaper, The Loquitur. Hanna currently works as a Social Media Content Creator on Instagram, Youtube and Tiktok. With a combined 24,000 followers across platforms, Hanna has worked with brands including HULU, Forever21, Grubhub and Albertsons. She works to deliver compelling and engaging content that revolutionizes a company's image, strategizes social media project plans and follows current trends. Hanna has developed skills in various editing software, including Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere and DaVinci Resolve, as well as photography and videography based on her hands-on project experiences. She is proficient in creative thinking, social media analytics, content development and brand marketing. Hanna is heavily involved in the Communication Department where she produced a short film on social media beauty standards titled, “Beauty Behind the Screen.” She is currently working on a documentary focusing on the emotional challenges of online dating while fitting the status quo of online image. On this website, Hanna concentrated on the benefits of pre-planning for a person living with dementia and the importance of being proactive instead of reactive. She created a video documentary interviewing those affected including paid and family caregivers, while also sharing expert guidance from elder care attorneys and care advisors. After graduation, Hanna plans to continue her passion of creating content and working with brands on social media. She would love to also help brands run their social media accounts, which would include scheduling content, influencer marketing and finding the best trends to grow their business. To learn more about Hanna, view her LinkedIn profile.
Amir Ings will graduate from Cabrini University in December 2022 with a bachelor's degree in Digital Communications and Social Media. During his sophomore year, Amir became an active member of the Communication Department’s Film Club. The club welcomes students who are interested in filmmaking and eager to share their ideas and thoughts on the current state of the film industry. This experience sparked Amir’s interest in the entertainment industry. Amir cultivated this interest through an internship in June 2021 at USLI where he worked as part of the video production team creating curated content for the company. During that same summer, Amir also began to study acting. In his Senior year, Amir enrolled in a Short Narrative Film course at Cabrini where he also took up his first-ever acting role while also directing the film as well. Through this experience, he was able to broaden his acting skills, as well as build his skills in scriptwriting, storyboarding, directing, editing, and producing. Amir challenged himself during that time by using Davinci Resolve as his main editing software for the creation of the film. During his Senior year, Amir also joined the school's social media agency, Social Nexus. Here, he has helped suggest and curate content for not only Social Nexus but also the agency’s clientele as well. Amir is currently working on his next film, which is a documentary. It is about representation within comic book media and how people of color should be properly seen in the medium. During the production of this documentary, Amir is using many of the skills he learned from producing his short narrative film. He is also becoming proficient in using industry-standard Black Magic cameras. Furthermore, Amir has become a Leadership & Success Scholar, Hamilton Scholar, and a Newcombe Scholar all within his Senior year. The issue of tackling dementia caregiving and how the health of the caregiver matters was something that hit close to home for Amir because his Aunt/Legal Guardian is currently experiencing this struggle. Amir was drawn to this story because of what his Aunt goes through between trying to put him through college and taking care of her sister. After graduation, Amir intends to pursue a career in entertainment whether that be in the form of directing, producing, or possibly even acting. To learn more about Amir follow him on LinkedIn.
Juliet Jacob is a senior at Cabrini University who will be graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Digital Communication and Social Media in May 2022. Her interests lie with producing, writing, and multimedia storytelling, which have always been her passion. Through her studies at Cabrini, Juliet was able to work on various multimedia series with her classmates. Before attending Cabrini, she never thought of herself as a leader. However, here the professors have helped her expand her leadership skills. Juliet has also always worked well with a team, yet her experiences as a multimedia storyteller have grown that skill as well. During Juliet’s sophomore year she was a writer for Cabrini’s award-winning, student-run news media agency, the Loquitur. She wrote for multiple sections including, news, lifestyles, sports, and perspectives, along with producing some multimedia stories for it. Juliet hopes to work in creative marketing roles after graduation. For more information about Juliet, please visit her on LinkedIn.
Joseph Jowett will graduate from Cabrini University in December 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in Communication. During his time at Cabrini, Joseph has participated in, and completed many, outstanding projects, including the curation of various print and web-based articles, podcasts and videos. Joseph has even conducted a large-scale photography project where he thoroughly researched the filming locations of various film and television shows that took place within the Philadelphia region. His end product in photography has continued to leave a lasting impression within the university's Communication Department. Outside of the classroom, Joseph has created content for social media campaigns at the request of several restaurants in the Philadelphia area. Joseph has also collaborated with various Youtube and Twitch creators and personalities to help curate and organize their video content. Within this website, Joseph used his communication abilities to interview various sources after thoroughly researching the subject of dementia healthcare. He then worked with his team to develop a multimedia story package on why there is a significant lack of trained healthcare workers to help treat dementia. To learn more about Joseph, visit his LinkedIn profile.
Kelly Kane is a Digital Communication and Social Media major at Cabrini University. Kelly will be graduating from Cabrini in May of 2023. During her time at Cabrini, Kelly was a member of the Women’s Soccer team for four years. She was the Women’s Soccer team SAAC Representative, where she was in charge of communication between Cabrini’s Athletics Department and the NCAA. She was also the Social Media Manager and Content Creator for the Cabrini Women’s Soccer team, where she was responsible for designing and creating game graphics as well as taking media day photos and creating TikTok videos to grow their brand. Kelly also creates videos for the Women’s Soccer Team to show recruits what it is like to be a part of the university’s team. After graduation Kelly hopes to pursue a career in content creation and social media or in film. On this website project, Kelly found herself drawn to the topic of dementia caregiving because she has had first-hand experience of being a family caregiver to her grandmother who had dementia.
Lauren Kelley will graduate from Cabrini University with a bachelor’s degree in Digital Communication and Social Media in May 2022. During her time at Cabrini, Lauren was a staff writer and Perspectives editor for the award-winning, student-run newspaper, The Loquitur. Lauren was also vice president of the university's chapter of The Society of Collegiate Journalists. Lauren is a skilled writer and is proficient in all things social media. She has been the manager of a small local business in southern Delaware, Dewey Beach Surf Shop, for five years and counting. More recently at Dewey Beach Surf Shop, Lauren became the Buying Manager. It was here that she discovered her love of social media marketing, public relations and digital communication. Lauren shoots and edits photos and videos for the surf shop and has helped to boost audience engagement online during her time with the business. On this website, Lauren told the story of how people living with dementia should plan for their future. She was drawn to this story because she realized there was a general lack of education surrounding caregiving and people living with dementia. Early planning is so important with dementia caregiving, and she wanted to help highlight the need to plan proactively and not reactively. After graduation, Lauren can be found working at Dewey Beach Surf Shop during the summer of 2022. Check out Lauren’s portfolio on her website or reach out to her via LinkedIn to see what she is up to after graduation.
Angelica Lara-Rosas is a double major at Cabrini University in both Communication and Music Industry. She will graduate with these two bachelor’s degrees in May 2023. At Cabrini, Angelica served as the Treasurer for the XMusica Society. XMusica Society is dedicated to the creation and performance of new music. In this position she was in charge of managing the organization’s finances and helping to plan and hold performance showcase events. Over the past four years, Angelica has developed her skills in writing, as well as Adobe Premiere and Photoshop. After graduation Angelica hopes to pursue a career in video editing or music production. On the website Angelica worked on the video asset that tells the story of how families of color are mentally impacted when one of them receives a dementia diagnosis. She created a video that shares stories from families who are affected alongside experts from US Against Alzheimer's. To learn more about Angelica, visit her on Linkedin.
Maria Lattanze will be graduating from Cabrini University in May 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in Digital Communication and Social Media and a minor in Writing. Throughout her four years at Cabrini, she was highly involved on campus as well as off campus. On campus, Maria was a full-time student studying social media strategies and campaigns, videography, and photography. She was the Editor-in-Chief of the university’s award-winning, student-run newspaper, The Loquitur. As EIC, Maria led a team of student reporters and a team of fellow editors to complete written and multimedia stories for each print and digital edition of the newspaper. Additionally, Maria was a blogger, documenting her experiences on campus in written and multimedia pieces. She also was a classroom coach throughout her four years in the Communication Department, assisting the professor in leading classes and holding workshops for those who needed extra assistance. Maria was also the social media intern for the Childhood Cancer Society where she worked with a team to create social media campaigns and posts for the company’s Instagram and Facebook pages. In her spare time, Maria was a karate instructor and content creator for DeStolfo’s Premier Martial Arts, posting on the business’ Instagram and Facebook pages to promote the school and engage with the audience. Similarly, she takes time out of her schedule to attend events in her community, taking pictures and creating short videos, and posts them on the Facebook page. To learn more about Maria, visit her on LinkedIn and you can find her work on her online portfolio.
Kevin McLaughlin will graduate from Cabrini University in May of 2022 with a degree in Digital Communication and Social Media. Throughout Kevin’s tenure within the university, he served as the Sports Editor for the school’s award-winning, student-run newspaper, the Loquitur, as well as the treasurer of the Society for Collegiate Journalists honor society. Kevin is a Student Keystone Media award-winning journalist as well. The article that won him this award was focused on systematic racism in our current society. While balancing this, Kevin also wrote for a sports blog, Stranded Sports. He also achieved Dean’s List honors on three separate occasions while maintaining a cumulative GPA of over 3.3. On this website, Kevin wrote a solution based article discussing the physical toll that dementia caregiving takes on family caregivers of PLWD. In this article, Kevin shares insights from source interviewees and statistics from his research to show what unfolds throughout this caregiving process. Outside of Cabrini, Kevin has worked as both a delivery driver and busser for a local diner to help him learn budgeting skills and support his education. Kevin intends to pursue a career in public relations or the entertainment industry after graduation. To learn more about Kevin, visit his LinkedIn profile and his WordPress page.
Giovanna Marrollo will graduate in May 2022 from Cabrini University with a bachelor’s degree in Digital Communication & Social Media. At Cabrini, Giovanna wrote for the Loquitur, the university’s award-winning, student-run newspaper. She also earned an Academic Achievement award, and was on the Dean's List. Outside the classroom, Giovanna works at Elite Hair Designs as their social media manager producing videos and taking and editing photos for their Instagram. On this website, Giovanna focused on dementia caregivers' mental health. Throughout this project, Giovanna was able to show her creativity and passion in writing about dementia caregivers’ mental health. This stood out to Giovanna because mental health plays an integral part in Giovanna's life, and she wants others to understand it as well. After graduation, Giovanna plans to become a content creator for local businesses. Reach out to Giovanna on Linkedin and WordPress.
Leo Melancon is a Communication major and Music minor who will be graduating in May 2022. During his sophomore year at Cabrini, Leo worked on The Loquitur, the university’s award-winning, student-run newspaper. He served as an assistant editor for the paper in the Spring 2020 semester. In 2021, Leo was inducted into the Society of Collegiate Journalists for his honors-level work and leadership in journalism. Leo is skilled in videography, photography and audio, and proficient in Adobe Premiere and Audition. For this website, Leo drew focus to the impacts on the mental well-being of caregivers. He has a grandmother suffering from dementia, and his grandfather is the active caregiver for her and is under immense stress. This, among other connections with unpaid caregivers, inspired Leo to focus on finding a response to the depression and isolation these caregivers deal with. To find out more about Leo, visit his LinkedIn profile.
Tariq Mines Jr. will graduate in May 2022 from Cabrini University with a bachelor’s degree in Digital Communication and Social Media, primarily focusing on video production. At Cabrini, Tariq served as a classroom coach for Multimedia Story Creation. He also started the first Film Club on Cabrini’s campus. Tariq became an advocate for social justice throughout his college career. In this capacity, he served as an Ambassador for Cabrini’s Catholic Relief Services (CRS) chapter. The experience had a huge impact on him. As an Ambassador, Tariq participated in call-to-action campaigns speaking out about Human Trafficking, Climate Change, Hunger and Immigration. Outside the classroom, Tariq has fed people experiencing homeless in his community. Tariq also won the Aspen Challenge by recovering food waste in a scalable way. While balancing work and outside commitments, one of Tariq’s phenomenal accomplishments was to be voted a runner-up in the university’s Mr. Cabrini competition. Tariq is diligent about always mastering new skills, most especially in videography with editing and filming. Tariq is adept at using Final Cut Pro X, and also, Adobe Premiere Pro. Tariq’s strongest asset is his creativity. He serves as a marketing manager for a black-owned trading website called Blackout Society. Tariq has also been a content creator for SportsHost by running their Tik Tok. After graduation, Tariq plans to pursue a career in video production. Reach out to Tariq on Linkedin to see his work.
David Pacholick is an alumnus of Valley Forge Military Academy and a Digital Communication and Social Media major at Cabrini University. He will graduate with his bachelor’s degree in May 2022. Throughout his educational career, David has taken on many leadership roles with teams involving project planning and media. In order to refine his audio and video skills, David has taken a number of communication courses at Cabrini where he worked on the production of several different media projects. Many of them highlighted social injustices on a personal level. Beyond audio and video projects, David has written and constructed different advertising campaigns and plans for companies such as PSECU and Hatfield. Toward the end of his college career, David interned at Handmade-Audio LLC running all their social media and advertising channels for a three-month period. David continues to apply his ambitious mindset to diverse projects that he comes across in the social media sphere and advertising world while applying new skills such as photography and videography. To learn more about David, visit him on LinkedIn or his online portfolio.
Faith Pitsikoulis will graduate in May 2022 with a degree in Digital Communication and Social Media from Cabrini University. While at Cabrini, Faith was a student-athlete on the women’s softball team and spent two years writing for the award-winning, student-run newspaper, The Loquitur. She spent one year as the Visual Editing Manager where she was responsible for all digital content and social media posts. In her senior year, Faith served as a student ambassador for Catholic Relief Services and was inducted into the Society for Collegiate Journalists National Honor Society. Over the summer, Faith helped create digital marketing content for VIISTA, a program at Villanova University that helps undocumented immigrants lacking legal representation navigate the justice system. Her biggest accomplishments were winning a Student Keystone Media Award and a Columbia Scholastic Press Award while writing for The Loquitur. Faith was also an NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete and has earned spots on the Dean’s List and President’s List. Over the past four years, Faith has developed skills in writing, video production, social media, and editing. On this website, Faith concentrated on how family dynamics often lead to miscommunication while caregiving, which can negatively affect long-term relationships between family members. As a result of her own experience with grief due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she was drawn to this topic and how common it is for individual family members to have to suffer in silence. To learn more about Faith, visit her LinkedIn profile.
Alex Quercetti will graduate in December 2021 from Cabrini University with a bachelor’s degree in Communication. During his time at Cabrini, he focused on learning about music from a business management perspective. As he advanced through his communication coursework, he collaborated on a hip-hop project with music professionals in a recording studio. With a strong interest in music creation and composition, Alex is proficient in design and editing using both Fruity Loops Studio for creating and Pro-tools for editing, mixing, and finalizing. These skills allowed him to produce 22 out of 25 tracks for Philadelphia-based rap artist Ryan Banks’ album, The Blood. In addition, Alex worked with premier founder and CEO of Ruffhouse Records, Chris Schwartz. Ruffhouse is one of the biggest hip-hop record companies in the world. Their roster includes The Fugees, Lauren Hill, and Nas and many more hip-hop pioneers. Through consistent effort and a desire to learn, Alex has cultivated skills in both composition and production. He has always loved music; he started at a young age playing guitar and gravitated toward hip-hop, beat making and audio production over time. For this website, Alex focused on the struggles that come from caregiving, specifically from a daughter to a parent. Coincidentally, Alex has experienced the challenges of caregiving by watching his mother take care of his grandfather who succumbed to dementia. There were several stories that were shared this semester that resonated with Alex, specifically the story of Rosanne and her mother Rose and what she had endured throughout the difficult process of dementia caregiving. After graduation Alex would like to work in a studio making music. He aspires to work on new projects and continue making music every day. Reach out to Alex through his LinkedIn profile.
Nicholas Schlotterer will graduate from Cabrini University in December 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in Digital Communication and Social Media and a minor in Event Management. During his time at Cabrini, Nicholas has written for the award-winning, student-run newspaper, The Loquitur. In his freshman year he started working for Cabrini’s Public Safety department, developing policies, strategizing, and creating content for the department's social media accounts. At the start of the COVID pandemic, Nicholas began an internship as a digital marketing specialist for a local PA and NJ in-home healthcare franchise Home Helpers Home Care. Since the internship role, he has started working as a freelancer, continuing with the in-home healthcare business and adding a client in the mobile audiologist business in NJ. Through his various freelance positions, Nicholas creates content for clients’ digital business accounts and social media accounts. He also creates and manages digital advertising campaigns on search engines and social media platforms. Nicholas is focusing in the area of search engine optimization through website optimizations and ranking to increase paid traffic, as well as organic traffic. Out of the classroom Nicholas has developed a proficiency in using Google Ads, Google Analytics, Google Business, Google Console for CRM, Salesforce, Hootsuite, Facebook Ads/Business, and LinkedIn Ads. He has also developed mastery of Adobe Creative Cloud for the creation of flyers, brochures, signage, video advertisements and testimonials. On this website, Nicholas wrote an article focusing on the financial benefits of early planning for living with dementia. He came to view planning for living with dementia with the utmost importance from working in the in-home healthcare sector, as well as attending networking events within the senior care companies in NJ and PA like care advisors and elder care attorneys. After graduation, Nicholas hopes to continue his passion of digital marketing in any and all varieties for a company with a purposeful mission and an impactful voice, servicing their community. To learn more about Nicholas, view his LinkedIn profile.
Anna Schmader will graduate in December 2021 with a bachelor of arts in Communication and a minor in Marketing. She’s been an active member of the Cabrini community. She reported and wrote for the Loquitur, Cabrini's award-winning, student-run newspaper, as an Assistant News Editor then later became Co-News Editor and coached students through the editing process. After discovering a passion for the proofreading, editing and writing process, she landed a job as a freelance proofreader where she worked alongside a professor from Temple University. Anna’s experience landed her a position with Cabrini’s Admissions Office as a student blogger. She wrote weekly blogs for prospective students and parents providing an inside perspective of the institution for them. After successfully tackling all these positions, she interned in public relations with Cashman & Associates. Here, she learned more about the industry on a micro-level providing a target portfolio for clients. Anna also interned with the Cabrini Athletic Department as a sports photographer, attending games to capture action shots and tell the story of the event. Throughout Anna’s time at Cabrini, she’s been involved with the campus community and keeping others active within the community as well. On this website, Anna focused specifically on the financial loss of income for dementia caregivers. Anna was especially intrigued by this issue because she wanted to dissect solutions-oriented responses for employees to receive more paid time off. To learn more about Anna, visit her LinkedIn profile or WordPress portfolio.
Tyler Seabrook will graduate in December 2021 from Cabrini University with a bachelor’s degree in Communication, alongside a minor in Sports Management. Within the Communication department, Tyler has been a reporter and editor for the award-winning, student-run newspaper, The Loquitur, where he wrote around 25 stories that were included in the online version and physical copies of the newspapers. On campus, Tyler held positions as a tutor within the Math Resource Center (MRC), as well as Game Day Staff / Operations for Cabrini’s Athletic Department. Tyler also was a member of Cav- A-Thon. Tyler was inducted into two honor societies during his time at Cabrini. They were Delta Alpha Pi, where he was Co- Vice President, and Omicron Delta Kappa. Thanks to Tyler’s diligent work ethic, he was able to achieve Dean’s List three times and obtain President’s List recognition twice. Tyler has taken courses at Cabrini within the Communication and Business departments to further his knowledge base in grasping the essential skills needed to pursue his career goal as working for an analytic department of a sports franchise. With Tyler’s skills of being attentive to details, strong work ethic, strong written and oral communication, and time management, he views himself as being a qualified candidate for any business or establishment looking for colleagues of his caliber. For this site, Tyler focused on producing the infographics for the lack of trained professionals section of the site. This allowed Tyler to focus on the precise details and placement of information to help people understand which type of care they can access if they are diagnosed with a form of dementia. Upon Tyler’s graduation, he will continue to search for career options to work for either youth, collegiate or professional sports organizations in the Philadelphia area, or even remote options that fascinate him. To learn more about Tyler and how to reach him, you can check out his LinkedIn profile.
Cierra Southard will graduate from Cabrini University in May 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in Digital Communication and Social Media. During her time at Cabrini, she has spent two years writing for the award-winning, student-run newspaper, The Loquitur . During her junior year, she was an Assistant Sports Editor, and then held the position of News Editor her senior year. In these leadership roles, she expanded upon her writing and editing skills, managed other staff writers and built relationships with the editorial staff. She has earned a spot on both the Dean’s and President’s List consistently throughout her college career. Senior year, Cierra was inducted into the Communication Department’s Society for Collegiate Journalists National Honor Society. Outside of the classroom, she also had the pleasure of interning for Bad Rhino Digital Marketing Agency in West Chester, PA where she wrote their blogs, created and scheduled content using Canva and ContentCal. This is where she discovered her passion for social media marketing. Through her internship experience, Cierra learned more about all social media platforms, the features that they each have, and the way they all come together for a digital marketing strategy. On this website, Cierra created three infographics related to the deterioration of the physical health of the caregiver. She was drawn to this issue because, while the health of the PLWD is crucial, the family caregiver’s declining health is often invisible. They must make themselves a priority, too. After graduation, Cierra hopes to pursue a career in content creation and social media marketing all while traveling the world and experiencing what life has to offer. To learn more about Cierra and view more of her work, visit her LinkedIn profile and WordPress portfolio.
Layal Srour will graduate in May 2022 from Cabrini University with a bachelor’s degree in Digital Communication and Social Media and a minor in Event Management, primarily focusing on food journalism. During her time at Cabrini, Layal served as a staff writer, assistant editor and Lifestyles Editor of The Loquitur, the award-winning, student-run newspaper. Using her skills from The Loquitur, she secured an internship with Modern Luxury Media as an editorial intern and started her own club chapter for Spoon University, a college-run food blog. With a passion to help others, Layal served as a classroom coach and peer student for five semesters of her time at Cabrini. She also served as the President of Catholic Relief Services Ambassadors for the Cabrini Chapter, which focused on advocating and bringing awareness to a variety of social justice issues. Between balancing her off-campus and on-campus involvement, Layal was recognized on the Dean’s List and President’s List for four consecutive years, was awarded the Mastronardi Scholarship for her dedication in leadership and service to the Cabrini community, and was President of the Society for Collegiate Journalists among several other honors societies. She possesses skills in leadership, time management, writing and editing and has shown that through her work on this website focusing on the social injustice of the broken dementia caregiving system. She was drawn to this topic because she had a family member who passed from dementia and wanted to bring awareness to the issue and how to better the system for dementia patients and their caregivers. To learn more about Layal, visit her LinkedIn profile.
William Warren will graduate from Cabrini University in May 2022 with a bachelor's degree in Digital Communication and Social Media and minor in Sports Communication. Throughout William’s four years at Cabrini, he has been very involved in his major and in the Cabrini Athletics program. William was a part of the university’s award-winning, student-run newspaper, The Loquitur. On the paper, WIlliam pitched story ideas to his editors, interviewed sources, took pictures and wrote more than 10 articles. William is currently part of the Executive Staff for 89.1-FM Cavalier Radio. In his role as Music Producer for the station, William has helped evolve the position from a person who just downloads songs to a leader on the staff who creates new playlists and grows the station's brand. Outside of the Communication Department, William is also a part of the Cabrini Men's Basketball team where he finished 7th all time in Cabrini history for blocked shots. When not on the court, William has helped announce games, produce and host a pre-game show, as well as shoot, edit and develop a video documentary. On this website, William worked on the audio story describing the physical effects dementia caregivers face when taking care of their loved ones. Off campus, William has interned with WJMS radio as a Production Intern, helping the company make voice overs, PSA’s, intros, outros and liners. Some of his additional duties were to edit shows together to make sure they were ready to be uploaded and aired on the station. While at WJMS, William had a chance to make two podcasts and have them played on air. For the first podcast, he used his interview skills as he sat down with a D1 Basketball player, a D3 basketball player and a former D2 basketball player. The three were able to discuss the similarities and differences of each division. For his second podcast he spoke on a topic he is very passionate about and that is anxiety. Warren shared his experience and journey that he faced while struggling with it. WIlliam is looking to pursue a career in radio or as a sports analyst after graduation and hopes that he can continue to spread positivity everywhere he goes. To learn more about William, follow him on LinkedIn.
Tristan Weatherly will graduate in May 2022 from Cabrini University with a bachelor’s degree in Digital Communication and Social Media. In his time at Cabrini, Tristan co-founded the Cabrini Film Club, worked as a producer on a short film, and worked with a team to create a simulation showing the impacts of modern day slavery and fair trade. Tristan was also a Catholic Relief Services Student Ambassador for almost all four years at Cabrini. He worked in various roles during that time, including Recruitment Leader and Secretary. Tristan works on his video editing and producing skills outside of the classroom. On this website, he focused on family caregivers and the conflicts that can arise among other family members when caring for the person living with dementia. After learning about the importance of caregivers' mental health, Tristan thought about what it must be like to have the added stress from tensions between the caregiver and family. After he graduates Tristan will pursue a career where his skills with video will be the centerpiece of his work responsibilities. To learn more about Tristan, take a look at his Linkedin profile.
Jeffery Williams will graduate in May 2022 from Cabrini University with a bachelor’s in Digital Communication and Social Media. Jeffery has served as a staff writer for Cabrini’s award-winning student newspaper, the Loquitur, and a radio host for Cabrini’s student-run radio station 89.1 WYBF Cavalier Radio. Jeffery has been involved in many activities and organizations on Cabrini’s campus. He has served as the Treasurer for Cabrini’s Black Student Union and the Vice President of Social Media for Cabrini’s Campus Activities Programing (CAP) Board. Jeffery has earned a spot on the Dean’s List for two semesters. Outside the classroom, Jeffery interns with a local event photographer who captures parties, weddings and modeling events. This internship has resulted in Jeffery developing a passion for photography, video, audio and editing. For this website, Jeffery focused on the stigma surrounding dementia, especially on people living with dementia and their family caregivers. He is passionate about this topic because his grandmother suffers from dementia and he would like to spread awareness to show that it deserves to be recognized. After graduation, Jeffery will continue working in the vass media field and will continue to further his education. To learn more about Jeffery, visit him on Linkedin.