Get to Know the Ambassadors





Name: Molly Molloy

Major: Communication Studies

Minor: Marketing and History

Hometown: Glen Ellyn Il

 Favorite SOC Course: Understanding Media (Comm 100)

SOC Moments: “Working on my final project for my understanding media class and filming with the sony cameras on the national mall.”


Name: Talia Scharf

Major: Public Relations and Strategic Communication

Minor: Undecided

Hometown: Richmond, VA

Favorite SOC Course: Communication and Society (Comm 209)

Extracurricular Activities: A member of Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and serves as the communication director for the Jewish Student Association.


Name: Olivia Tinari

Major: Journalism

Minor: Business and Entertainment

Hometown: Voorhees, NJ

Favorite SOC Course: Writing for Communications (Comm 200)

SOC Moments: “Being able to work and learn from professors who are working and have worked in the field of communications.”







Name: Chase Klingensmith

Major: Public Relations and CLEG

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Favorite SOC Course: Writing for Communications (Comm200) and Communications Society ( Comm 209)

Extracurricular Activities: Former Vice President of AU Mental Health Initiative


Name: Samantha Liptak

Major: Journalism and Environmental Studies

Hometown: Killingworth, CT

Favorite SOC Course: Digital Skills (Comm 305) and Quantitative Methods in Journalism (Comm 260)

Internship Experience: Currently working at Elements D.C., an organization dedicated to getting children outside in nature by visiting local parks.


Name: Grace Newton

Major: Journalism

Minor: Art History

Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC

Favorite SOC Course: Writing for Communication (Comm 200)

Extracurricular Activities: Social Media Editor at the Eagle and News/ Social media content manager for the School of Professional and Extended Studies.








Name: Lauren Patetta

Major: Journalism

Minor: Creative Writing

Hometown: Basking Ridge, NJ

Favorite SOC Course: Journalism Ethics and Digital Skills (Comm 305)

Extracurricular Activities: Staff columnist for The Eagle and Complex Problems Program Leader.







Name: Elise Plonski

Major: Public Relations

Minor: Spanish and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies

Hometown: Waterford, VT

Favorite SOC Course: Communication and Society (Comm 209) and Writing for Communication (Comm 200)

Best SOC Moment: “Planning events with SOC Ambassadors such as a panel discussion on gender in communications.”







Name: Jessily Crispyn

Major: Journalism

Minor: Chinese

Hometown: Montville, NJ

Favorite SOC Course: Visual Literacy (Comm 105) and Writing for Communication (Comm 200)

Extracurricular Activities: Staff writer for The Eagle, historian and assistant social chair for Sigma Delta Tau, member of Phi Sigma Pi