Current Ambassadors

Our JCAs always strive for excellence, innovation & professional development. Read below to learn about our amazing members and how they continually seek out new experiences to help the CJC and the students within it excel to new heights.

Parker Christian, class of 2021, JCA President. Parker is involved in AD Society and has worked for Focus Real Estate as a Marketing Coordinator.

Jolie Freedman, class of 2022. Jolie worked as an intern at the Conversationalist.

Danielle Bass, class of 2022. Danielle works for the Agency and Elevate and has served as a marketing intern for Caterpillar.

Kara Guillaume, class of 2022. Kara is involved in The Agency, GHQ and PRSSA.

Sarah Kate Dyson, class of 2022. Sarah Kate has worked for The Alligator and ESPN WRUF.

Samantha Chery, class of 2022. Samantha is involved in NABJ, Atrium, Knight Division, WUFT-TV and Dean’s Student Advisory Council. She has worked as a features/entertainment intern at the South Florida Sun Sentinel and a development intern at Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network.

Maya Naim, class of 2022. Maya is involved in WUFT and served as a Comcast Public Relations Intern.

Lily Girton, class of 2022. Lily has worked for The Independent Florida Alligator and the Agency and has served as a copyeditor at Vectorworks.

Gabriella Mercurio, class of 2022. Gabriella is involved in WUFT and The Lede.

Meleah Lyden, class of 2022. Meleah has worked for WUFT News, Fresh Take Florida and The Independent Florida Alligator.

Summerlyn Murray, class of 2022. Summerlyn is involved in The Agency and has served as an intern for NBC Sports Group — The Golf Channel.

Sofia Mingote, class of 2022, JCA Vice President. Sofia has worked for National Public Radio, WUFT-FM; WUFT; and The Lede. She also served as a Legislative Intern in the Florida House of Representatives and came in second place in the Hearst Radio Broadcast Competition.

Lexington Olsen, class of 2022. Lexington worked as a social media advertising intern at Balance180.

Julia Mitchem, class of 2022. Julia has served as the President and Editor-in-Chief of Her Campus UFL and has been involved in Atrium, NLGJA at UF, Florida Magazine Student Association, WUFT, The Independent Florida Alligator and Association for Media Professionals. She also worked as a Freelance Shopping Writer for BuzzFeed, a Marketing & Content Creation Intern for Wholy Dose, a Community Management Intern for Her Campus Media, a Social Media Intern for White Lion Literary Agency, and a Photojournalism & Editorial Intern for Tower Publications.

Victoria Baldwin, class of 2022. Victoria has worked for The Agency and Deutsch NY.

Chloe Dougherty, class of 2022. Chloe is involved in Alpha PRoductions and PRSSA and has served as a social media intern for Lone Star Gator Club.

Angelica Jones, class of 2022, JCA Treasurer. Angelica has served as the president and mentor of Association for Media Professionals. She’s worked as a member of the digital team for Gov. DeSantis, a Newsmax social media assistant, a communications and marketing intern at Media Research Center, and a social media specialist for the Donald J. Trump for President 2020 campaign.

Avery Lotz, class of 2023, JCA Director of External Affairs. Avery has served as a features editor and news writer for Her Campus UFL and has written for The Independent Florida Alligator, WUFT News and Atrium Magazine. She has worked for Brown & Brown, Inc., as a Communications, Brand & Digital Intern.

Kara Moletteire, class of 2023. Kara is involved in Alpha PRoductions.

Callie Carpinteri, class of 2023. Callie is involved in Chompics Productions and has worked as a Development and Production Intern at Artemis Pictures, Creative Engine Entertainment and Content Superba.

Hannah Rodriguez, class of 2023. Hannah is involved in Elevate! and has served as her sorority public relations chair and as a social media manager for a local restaurant.

Dayna Maloney, class of 2023. Dayna is involved in Elevate! and served as a social media intern for Autism After 21, a nonprofit helping those on the spectrum to gain independence and develop personal skills.

Emily Palazzotto, class of 2023. Emily has worked for WUFT and is involved in th National Association of Broadcast Journalists.

Kristen Johnson, class of 2023. Kristen is involved in The Ad Society and is a J-School undergraduate research assistant.

Keila Hackebeil, class of 2024. Keila is involved with Her Campus UFL and Tower Yearbook, and she works for UF’s International Center as a Marketing and Communications intern.

Ashley Hearn, class of 2024. Ashley is a Public Relations Captain for Dance Marathon.

Paloma Pinto, class of 2024. Paloma is involved with the Association for Media Professionals. She is the content lead at Pride Palace, an LGBTQ+ apparel company started in 2019. She creates, edits, and writes all blogs and articles featured in the website. She is also a UF Online Student Ambassador.

Alenis Olivera, class of 2022. Alenis is a reporter for WUFT and has worked for The Reporter out of Miami Dade College.

Sophia Marro, class of 2023. Sophia has worked as a social media recruiting assistant for Vector Marketing.

Amanda Gauthier, class of 2023. Amanda is involved in Alpha Productions and will intern with the Frank Gathering in 2022.

Emily Pease, class of 2023. Emily works with WUFT and Chompics, as well as she is the assistant director of editing and film for Gator Growl.

Cassie Malec, class of 2023. Cassie worked for a research company in Atlanta over the summer and worked specifically in their marketing sector. She also worked for the engineering department in their marketing department.

McCall Horton, class of 2025.

Lily Martin, class of 2024. Lily is a sister of Tri Delta and served as a small group leader for the Young Leaders Conference.

Jordan Kocarek, class of 2024. Jordan is involved in Chompics and served as a producing intern for 11:11 Experience and as a marketing/events intern for The Torch Relay for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Jessica Seldner, class of 2023. Jess is a UAA photographer for Gator sports and a WUFT reporter, editor and producer. She is also a WUFT production crew member.

Guamay Martell, class of 2022. Guamay is a producer for WUFT News and the executive producer of Noticias WUFT. She is also part of the Telemundo Local academy.

Taylor Fishman, class of 2023. Taylor works with Gatorvision and WUFT. She is also the associate producer of public relations for Homecoming and Gator Growl, a student videographer for the Warrington College of Business and a social media manager for the UF DEER Lab. Last semester, she worked as a television intern for Great Decisions on PBS.

Jenny Rogers, class of 2023. Jenny is a contributing writer for The Independent Florida Alligator and a marketing intern at Girls on the Run Memphis, a sector of Girls on the Run International.

Julia Bauer, class of 2023. Julia is a contributing writer for The Independent Florida Alligator and an editorial intern for Wellness360 Magazine and Giggle Magazine at Irving Publications. She is also a freelance writer and has been published on and in the Gainesville Sun.

Danielle DePaul, class of 2022.

Sam Hawkins, class of 2024. Sam is a Communications Intern at ECO Strategic Communications.

Meredith Rideout, class of 2024. Meredith is an account executive for Alpha PRoductions and on the PRSSA writers team. She is also a marketing and communications intern for the Gator Wesley Foundation and a campus representative for Kendra Scott and Riddle and Bloom Marketing.

Bradley Shimel, class of 2024. Bradley is involved with ESPN Gainesville and The Lede. He is also a social media/marketing manager and graphic designer for Techstrong Group, a tech/media company.

Calista Steffen, class of 2024. This summer, Calista will be working as an intern with Food for the Poor, and she have been working with them as a Content Creator Consultant for around 2 years.