Student Communications Assistants

Maria Almeida

Journalism; Public Health, 2025

What I love about my majors: Both of my majors can accurately represent what I stand for and care about the most. I hope to someday report on health issues in my community and make an impact on others.

A role I play outside the classroom: I am president of my residence Community Leadership Team, staff writer of the Miami Student newspaper, and part of the UNIDOS organization and Latinx co-ed fraternity on campus

My favorite place on campus: My favorite place on campus is definitely uptown park especially during the fall when there are several welcome home events and festivals for our community to engage and have fun learning and meeting others.

My dream job: Working for NPR or any news organization and sharing health-related news and stories.

A little-known fact about me: I was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and moved to the United States in 2011.


Ryann Beaschler

Media and CommunicationJournalism (co-major), 2024

What I love about my majors: I like Journalism and Media and Communication because of how they allow me to learn so many different ways of telling stories.

My favorite place on campus: My favorite place on campus is the library for studying. I like to get a coffee from King Cafe and study in the basement.

My dream job: My dream would be a director of documentary films or work anywhere in media.

A little-known fact about me: I collect records, enjoy writing and reading, and dabble in photography.


Finn Behnfeldt

English: Creative WritingInteractive Media Studies, 2024

What I love about my majors: Writing is my focus, so I like that I can apply that skill to other creative and technological fields.

A role I play outside the classroom: I actually play on Miami's club dodgeball team and participate in tournaments.

My favorite place on campus: Peffer Park is a great place to walk through on a nice day, especially with other people.

My dream job: My goal is to be either a screenwriter or creative director in the film industry.

A little-known fact about me: I was a sprinter and cross country runner all throughout high school, and my favorite physical activity is snowboarding.


Caroline Cruise

photo of Caroline CruiseEnglish: Professional Writing; Vocal Performance, 2022

What I love about my majors: My majors are very different, but they both allow me to be creative and express myself. Writing and singing has also improved my communication skills.

A role I play outside the classroom: I'm the Historian and Alumni Liasion for Sigma Tau Delta, an English honor society.

My favorite place on campus: My go-to study spot is the Amos Music Library. It's never crowded, and it's in the same building as most of my music classes.

My dream job: I would love to work in PR for an arts organization.

A little-known fact about me: I was a competitive swimmer for 10 years before college.


 Abby Gerold

Public Health; Strategic Communication, 2023

What I love about my majors:  I love that they can be put together to combine my passions. I am extremely interested in the healthcare industry but I enjoy the creative freedom in communications.

A role I play outside the classroom:  I am the VP of Community Relations for Miami's Chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America.

My favorite place on campus:  I love hammocking in the woods by Western Campus! It's a great place to unwind and read a book.

My dream job:  Working in Healthcare PR in Chicago

A little-known fact about me: In 2007, I toured the White House and met George Bush's dogs -- Barney and Miss Beazley!


Magdalen Hester

English: Professional Writing; Public Writing and Rhetoric, 2023

What I love about my majors:  Learning the elements that go into effective writing and communication.

My favorite place on campus:  Under the Upham arch.

My dream job:  Writing speeches or publications for a nonprofit organization

A little-known fact about me: I've flown a plane and jumped out of one - not the same one, though.


Julia Holzl

a photo of Julia HolzlStrategic Communication; English: Professional Writing, 2024

What I love about my majors: I love my majors because they allow me to be creative in my classes while also improving my writing and communication skills.

A role I play outside the classroom: I am a member of the social sorority Chi Omega, the Miami University Scholarship Foundation, and I am a staff reader for the Happy Captive Magazine

My favorite place on campus: I enjoy studying in the basement of King Library, right next to King Cafe!

My dream job: I'd love to be a writer at a non-profit or a creative company.

A little-known fact about me: I played piano for 10 years!


 Bailey Miller

English: Professional Writing; Psychology, 2023

What I love about my majors:  I love the variety I get between and within my majors! They allow me to combine my passions of mental health, creativity, and communication in extremely fulfilling ways.

A role I play outside the classroom:  I am the president of TrebleMakers Acappella, the Director of Career & Personal Development in the social sorority Chi Omega, and a radio show host for Redhawk Radio.

My favorite place on campus:  The second floor of the Psychology building at the tables next to the windows. The perfect study spot!

My dream job:  I would love to be a writer and editor for a publication or non-profit organization.

A little-known fact about me:  I have 6 dogs at home in Denver and miss them so much when I'm here on campus!


Adrianna Parker

Strategic CommunicationEmerging Technology in Business + Design, 2023

What I love about my majors: I like that I have multiple career paths because of my two majors. I've worked in corporate communications, social media marketing, and content strategy thanks to both of my majors. They both make me a well-rounded candidate when it comes to job searching.

A role I play outside the classroom: Chapter Secretary for the Zeta Mu Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

My favorite place on campus: My favorite place on campus is Western Campus near Clawson Hall. Walking around and learning about Western Campus history is really peaceful.

My dream job: I do not have a dream job but I could definitely see myself working as a content strategist or creative director in music or entertainment.

A little-known fact about me: I've traveled to 9 countries outside of the US (soon to be 10) but I've never been on an international trip with my own family.


Kate Reed

English: Literature; Strategic Communication, 2024

What I love about my majors:  I love that my majors challenge me to think critically and consider the broader implications of what we see and say every day. English shows me why words matter and how to use them well, and communication teaches me how to use words clearly and professionally.

A role I play outside the classroom: I am the Marketing Director of Happy Captive Magazine, which is an undergraduate lit mag here on campus. I run our Instagram and update resources like our HUB page.

My favorite place on campus: The Starbucks in the Shriver Center is my favorite place on campus. It's perfect for study sessions, meeting up with friends, and just taking a second to breathe after classes.

My dream job: After graduation, I plan to work in a corporate communications role. I'd be helping operations run a little more smoothly, whether that be for customers on company websites or internally with a newsletter.

A little-known fact about me: In my free time, I like to creative write, draw, or take photos while listening to podcasts. My hobbies help me take a break from academics and encourage me to think about the world differently.


Savanna Siegel

English: Professional Writing; Digital Marketing, 2024

What I love about my majors: I love my majors because I love writing and being able to apply it to my other interests to create something I'm proud of.

A role I play outside the classroom:  A member of The Miami University Digital Marketing Club

My favorite place on campus:  I love uptown because there are so many things to do and it is a beautiful area.

My dream job:  I would love to do digital marketing for a fashion organization.

A little-known fact about me:  I used to ride horses along with my mom and sister. It was such a nice way to relieve stress and work towards something at the same time.


Savannah Walls

Strategic Communication; English: Professional Writing, 2024

What I love about my majors: My majors allow me to explore so many different topics, career paths, and interests, while also doing what I love -- writing!

A role I play outside the classroom:  I volunteer for the Justice Education Project as a member of their graphic design team!

My favorite place on campus:  My favorite place on campus is the courtyard in Bachelor Hall. I have most of my classes there and it's a great place to get some fresh air in between classes!

My dream job:  I would love to work for a communications or PR firm and specialize in digital media strategy.

A little-known fact about me:  A fun fact I always like to share is that I grew up on a farm!