MEET THE TEAM
SACRAMENTO, CA | SENIOR | PUBLIC RELATIONS
TEAM LEADER + RESEARCH LEAD, she/her/hers
I joined the team because I love market research and developing strategy. I’m excited to work with this team and challenge myself in the process! I am also a member of Chi Omega and currently intern for the @WSUPullman social media team.
KENT, WA | SENIOR | PUBLIC RELATIONS
ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR, she/her/hers
I joined the team because I wanted to challenge myself and to feel like I’ve expressed myself fully as a student. I got my position because I worked over the summer for the Port of Seattle at the Sea-Tac airport where I created an entire event called the Taste of the Region. I also have three dogs, two sisters and a fish.
MONROE, WA | SOPHOMORE | PUBLIC RELATIONS
CREATIVE COPY DIRECTOR, she/her/hers
I joined the team for the opportunity it gave me to create meaningful relationships with fellow students and faculty members as well as push me to grow towards becoming the professional I hope to be. I am involved in other leadership roles through my sorority as well as within the Murrow College. Outside of coursework I love spending free time hiking or enjoying the outdoors.
HONOLULU, HI | JUNIOR | PUBLIC RELATIONS
ART AND GRAPHIC DIRECTOR, he/him/his
I joined the team because I love developing creative content! I wanted to become more involved within the Murrow College, and I felt that representing WSU in the Bateman Competition was perfect for me! I also dedicate my time to volunteer work with Circle K International, I work as a marketing intern for the Carson College of Business and I do freelance design!
SPOKANE, WA | STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION
FACULTY ADVISOR, she/her/hers
Chelsea is a clinical assistant professor of strategic communication at The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication. She feels privileged to advise an incredibly high-achieving student team as they compete in the PRSSA Bateman Competition each year, and believes there are few opportunities that will prepare students for a successful career in strategic campaign planning as this competition does. Chelsea is also a Murrow College alum and a forever Coug!
JANELLE GUTHRIE, APR
FELLOW PRSA | OLYMPIA, WA | STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION
PROFESSIONAL ADVISER, she/her/hers
Janelle is the Communications Director for the Washington State Department of Corrections. She has more than 20 years of experience, working in public affairs and strategic communications leadership roles for state agencies, the Attorney General's Office, the state Legislature, Microsoft and the Washington State Grange. A graduate of The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, Janelle is honored to support this innovative and hard-working team in the PRSSA Bateman Competition.