Executive Board

 Meet Our Executive Board for the 2020-2021 school year!


Rachel Ornstein

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Position: President

Year at UD: Junior

Hometown: Chappaqua, NY

Major/Minor(s): Media Communication Major, Minors in Advertising and Journalism 

Other Activities on Campus: Social Media & Marketing Intern at the Career Center, Sister of Kappa Alpha Theta

What PRSSA Means To Me: To me, PRSSA means the opportunity to get a glimpse into the professional world to then be prepared to enter it. PRSSA has given me countless opportunities to gain connections with professionals, and learn skills that will benefit my future. This organization offers students the chance to learn from people who were once in their shoes. No matter what major a student is in, they will walk away from PRSSA meeting with a piece of knowledge, advice, or skill that they didn’t have before- and that’s powerful.  

Email: ornstein@udel.edu


Neha Shanker

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Position: Vice President of External Affairs

Year at UD: Junior

Hometown: Bear, DE

Major/Minor(s): Communications Major with Sports Management Minor

Other Activities on Campus: Sister of Pi Beta Phi, Videographer for UD Football Team

What PRSSA Means To Me: Becoming a member of PRSSA has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my college career. It has not only cultivated my knowledge of the industry and allowed me to make personal connections with experts in the field, but it has also instilled a deep passion for the PR profession and further motivates me to develop a stronger work ethic. The opportunities I have participated in allowed me to take the knowledge I gained in the classroom and apply it to real-world settings and situations. Because of this chapter, I have grown both personally and professionally, as well as acquired the necessary skills to plan a successful future. I cannot wait to work with the other incredible members on the executive board to plan a successful year! 

Email: nshanker@udel.edu


Mackenzie Meyers

Position: Vice President of Professional Development

Year at UD: Junior

Hometown: Tinton Falls, New Jersey

Major/Minor(s): Communication Major and minors in Advertising  Business Administration

Other Activities on Campus: Sister of Alpha Xi Delta, UST Peer Liaison

What PRSSA Means To Me: When I was a freshman I was undeclared and did not know what career path I was looking for and what major I felt comfortable in. When I joined PRSSA in the beginning of my sophomore year I just knew that Communication, Marketing and PR was the right fit for me because I loved everything about this organization. PRSSA means so much to me because it really helped me find who I am and what I am meant to be doing.

Email: msmeyers@udel.edu 


Becky Kazenoff

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Position: Meetings Director

Year at UD: Junior

Hometown: Princeton, NJ

Major/Minor(s): Communication Major with a concentration in PR and a double minor in Journalism and Advertising

Other activities on Campus: Sister of Alpha Delta Pi

What PRSSA Means To Me: One of my best decisions in college yet has been joining PRSSA. It’s a community filled with like-minded individuals who have motivated me to strive for success. After two years of involvement I have already grown so much personally and professionally from the opportunities PRSSA has presented to me. I am looking forward to furthering my connections and skill sets on the executive board. 

Email: rebkaz@udel.edu


Evelyn Zanowski

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Position: Public Relations Director

Year at UD: Senior

Hometown: Glen Rock, NJ

Major/Minor(s): Communication Major with minors in Advertising and Fashion Management 

Other Activities on Campus: Sister of Kappa Alpha Theta, UDress Magazine PR and Advertising Teams

What PRSSA Means To Me: PRSSA has opened my eyes to the world of PR and all it has to offer. It is an amazing place to learn what life is like in the real world, outside of the classroom and help me realize what I want to do with my future. PRSSA has given me the opportunity to network with some amazing professionals and get to know my peers with like minded interests! 

Email: zanowski@udel.edu


Stella Galli

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Position: Director of Finance and Operations

Year at UD: Sophomore

Hometown: Westerly, RI

Major/Minor(s): Communications Major with minors in Advertising, Journalism, and Italian Studies

Other Activities on Campus: Sister of Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority, American Sign Language Club 

What PRSSA Means To Me: PRSSA has opened my eyes to the career paths in public relations that I dream of, and listening to the speakers in the world of PR has inspired me to continue to work hard! 

Email: stellag@udel.edu


Danielle Raskin

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Position: Program Director

Year at UD: Sophomore

Hometown: Fort Lee, NJ

Major: Communication Major

Other Activities on Campus: Sister of Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority 

What PRSSA Means To Me: Since the day the previous PRSSA President came into my freshman year communications class to speak about the club, I knew it was something for me. After every single meeting I attended, I learned something new. I came into college saying I wanted to do public relations but had no real sense of what it was. I have not only learned about public relations in depth, but also the many other related career paths as well as lifelong professional skills. PRSSA inspires me constantly. After each guest speaker comes in, I walk out of the room saying I want to be like that person. The amazing and hard working previous executive board, who on their own ran this entire chapter, have also very much inspired me and showed me that I can do anything. I am so excited to have a leadership position of my own and work with the other executive members to plan a successful year. 

Email: draskin@udel.edu


Lia Hyman

Position: Diversity Director

Year at UD: Junior

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Major/Minor(s): Communication Major with a minor in International Business Studies

Other Activities on Campus: World Scholars, UD Hillel 

What PRSSA Means To Me: Before joining PRSSA, I was a bit lost about where I was going with my degree in Communication. PRSSA’s skill slams, trips, and panels opened my eyes to the endless careers I could pursue with my degree. I’ve met professionals who have become mentors, which has given me the courage to reach out to others in the field. Listening to the stories of executives at PRSSA meetings inspires me to work hard for my future career. I’m honored to give back to this organization by being on the executive board and finding ways to make our chapter even more welcoming!

Email: liahyman@udel.edu

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