Conference Coordinator: Alana Zamora
Alana Zamora is majoring in public relations with a concentration in digital media and minoring in leadership studies at Texas State University. She will graduate in May of 2018. Zamora joined PRSSA in 2014 at Sam Houston State University, and then joined the Texas State University chapter after transferring in 2015. She began her first semester of her junior year as chapter membership director, and has served as chapter vice president for the past three semesters. Now in her fifth year of studies, she will serve as chapter president for the 2017- 2018 school year.
Zamora has volunteered for a handful of local nonprofits and political campaigns, and currently serves as the Alumni Liaison for the Smithsonian Latino Center’s Young Ambassadors Program, a nationally recognized program for graduating high school seniors that fosters the next generation of Latino leaders in the arts, sciences, and humanities. Her experience includes coordinating networking, community outreach and mentorship opportunities nationwide, developing online and onsite continuing education programming, and developing content and managing social media platforms.
Programming Coordinator: Charlcee Cervantez
Charlcee Cervantez is a junior at Texas State University, and is majoring in public relations with a concentration in digital media, and minoring in writing. She joined PRSSA in the fall of 2017, after transferring to Texas State.
During the fall of 2016, Cervantez was inducted into the Golden Key International Honour Society, a collegiate honor society reserved exclusively to those in the top 15% of their class. That same year, she was also inducted into The National Society of Leadership and Success. This organization is a leadership honor society for students based on their academic standing and leadership potential. Prior to transferring to Texas State, Cervantez was the Special Events Coordinator for the Campus Activities Board (CAB) at Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi. CAB is a student led organization focused on providing programs and opportunities for students and the campus community. These organizations have given her valuable experience in leadership, event planning, event management, programming, recruitment and retention, promotional marketing and social media marketing.
Logistics Coordinator: Andrew Terrell
Andrew Terrell is a senior majoring in public relations with a focus on multimedia production at Texas State University. During his undergraduate career, Andrew has been active member of Phi Theta Kappa and PRSSA. Andrew is a student of life and believes in a lifetime approach to learning; His personal objectives are to continue improving his education and work experience so he can better apply his knowledge to a career in public relations.
Prior to attending Texas State University, Andrew attended The University of Texas at Austin with the hope of earning a dual degree in architecture and engineering; although his education diverged from its original focus, Andrew still maintains a fondness and interest for the subjects. Education and knowledge have always been something Andrew values very highly, and he believes proper education along with the ability to improvise, adapt, and overcome are key traits that can make any individual successful in life.
Communications Coordinator: Jacob Schatte
Jacob Schatte is majoring in public relations and mass communications with a minor in communication studies at Texas State University. He will graduate in May of 2018. Jacob joined PRSSA his junior year, whilst being involved in other outreach and orientation programs around campus, such as, being a University Ambassador, New Student Orientation Leader, and Campus Tour Guide for Undergraduate Admissions.
Schatte has extensive experience with public speaking, networking, and digital media. He has worked for KTSW 89.9, the university’s nationally award-winning radio station, managing their social media accounts and creating content to optimize engagement. Jacob also has experience managing the media accounts for a digital media production company with a total following of 70,000 followers, and 4 million YouTube views. He strives to bring creative content and high-quality communication for his clientele.