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Her Campus Towson Staff 2012

Her Campus Towson is comprised of some of the most fascinating women from Towson University. Our staff come from a variety of majors and backgrounds who all are very pro-female empowerment. Come meet us!

Alexandra (aka Ali) Pannoni Founder, President & Editor-in-Chief @alipannoni

Hi! My name is Ali and I am the founder, president & editor-in-chief of Her Campus Towson. I started Her Campus Towson when I was a sophomore in February 2011. I absolutely LOVE Her Campus Towson! Some of my biggest accomplishments for Her Campus have been interviewing country singer Chuck Wicks and getting a shoutout from Gavin DeGraw for the publication. But above all I am most proud of the friendships I have formed and the opportunities I have seen the women of Her Campus Towson receive as a result of being apart of this organization. Since founding Her Campus Towson I have interned at Baltimore magazine and The Kane Show, a radio morning show heard locally on HOT 99.5 in DC and Z104.3 in Baltimore. Currently I am a senior majoring in mass communications with concentrations in journalism and new media. I also have a minor in theatre.

Emily Greene Vice President, Academics & Career Editor & Feature Writer

I was born and raised in Montgomery County, Maryland and graduated from Damascus High School.  I am currently a senior at Towson and am studying English on the writing tract.  After I get my degree I plan on going to law school. I’m in the Honors College and the Prelaw fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta. My heart belongs to the Philadelphia Eagles. I love being a part of Her Campus Towson and have made such valuable and lasting friendships here  If you see me on campus be sure to say hello!

Erin Smith Managing Editor & Director of Events

Hey there! My name is Erin. I am the managing editor and director of events for Her Campus Towson. I am a junior studying mass communications with a minor in family studies. Writing is my passion, print modeling and photography are hobbies. I cherish my family and friends and hope to make a difference in the fight against Breast Cancer!

Christine Long Art Director & Secretary 

My name is Christine Long and I’m a senior and third year member of Her Campus Towson. As an art education major, I am interested in all things art and I serve as Her Campus Towson’s art director and secretary. I am super excited for another awesome year with these lovely ladies and can’t wait to see how much our group will grow!!!

Leslie Isler PR & Advertising Director 

My name is Leslie Isler and I’m a senior. I’m from Upper Marlboro, Maryland in Prince George’s County. I am currently majoring in business administration with a concentration in marketing and a public relations certificate. I am also taking advantage of the sport management courses here at Towson since that’s the industry I want to be join. As far as my future aspirations they are VERY broad. I would be satisfied with sport marketing and public relations for professional sport teams or organizations. But my heart is in community relations, non-profit organizations and increasing adaptive sports opportunities (Intellectual and physical disabilities). During my down time, I love dry humor, documentaries and getting lost in beautiful places. I enjoy my time with Her Campus and a little sad this my last year but it’s gonna be a great one!

Caitlin Long Campus Cutie Editor 

My name is Caitlin Long and I am a third year member of Her Campus Towson. I am the Campus Cutie Editor. I also enjoy going to concerts on the weekend with friends. This is my final year at Towson University and I am so excited to get to spend it with my Her Campus girls! 

Brittany Smith PR & Advertising Superstar

Heyy! I’m Brittany Smith, 22-year-old senior majoring in advertising and public relations. When I’m not trying my hardest to be a straight “A” student, I’m interning for Yelp Baltimore and finding anything fun! I’m a little obsessed with Pinterest and shopping, there’s nothing better than finding a good sale! I love traveling, but the beach is where I belong, I’m a cancer sign so I love being in or around the ocean. 

Shelby Newsome Fashion & Beauty Editor & Photographer

My name is Shelby. I’m a senior at Towson double majoring in photography and advertising. I love magazines. Upon graduation, I plan on working for one and eventually one day creating my own. Writing and designing to create the perfect page or double page spread is my ultimate bliss. Besides magazines I like spending time with my family, reading, and of course, watching Gilmore Girls.

Kristen Coffey Events Editor & Feature Writer 

My name is Kristen Coffey and I am a sophomore here at Towson.  Starting this new school year as a Freshman Orientation Leader is very exciting.  I am a sister of the Theta Delta chapter of Alpha Xi Delta as well as the events editor for Her Campus Towson.   I am a member of the Towson Honors College and I am majoring in Mass Communications with concentrations in Public Relations and Advertising and minoring in Business. I hope to one day pursue a career in public relations and advertising.

Ashley Ward (aka Ashely Jenelle) Relationships & Love Editor

My name is Ashley Ward, and I will be graduating in the Fall from Towson University with a B.S in mass communication with a concentration in journalism. This summer I was able to serve as a communications intern at Georgia Family Council in Norcross, GA and that experience allowed my passion for communications to flourish. I hope to one day work with an organization or company where I can communicate effectively the issues in our society to the rest of the world. I love gummy bears, hot Cheetos and I am the biggest Trey Songz fan you will ever meet!

Kaitlyn Martinaitis Treasurer & Feature Writer

I’m Kaitlyn and I am a junior at Towson! I write articles, mostly fitness and music, and I am the treasurer for Her Campus! I am an exercise science major with a concentration in physical therapy.  I enjoy running, especially racing half marathons, working out,  going to concerts, traveling, my friends and family, and my hound dog Jesse!

Chelsea Inge Fitness Editor

Hello, ladies! I’m Chelsea and I’m currently a sophomore this year at Towson. I’m a mass communications major and a creative writing minor; I’m also the current fitness editor this year for Her Campus. I’m a certified Zumba instructor and have been very focused on getting healthy while in college, despite all the difficulties and set backs that come with living on campus. Here’s to another great year at TU!

Danielle Cornely Feature Writer & Columnist 

My name is Danielle and I’m a sophomore at Towson. I’m a pre-business administration major with a concentration in marketing. I love to knit, grandma-ish I know but it’s so relaxing! I sell what I make at Etsy.com. I also have two cats at home that I miss so much when I’m at school. I love writing for Her Campus Towson and expressing myself through my articles. I will be starting a “dorm/appartment of the month” segment of articles on our site soon, so keep a lookout for that! I absolutely love Towson and hope you do too!

Shaina Hobbs Feature Writer

I’m Shaina, and I’m a sophomore at Towson. My majors are mass communication and political science with a minor in spanish. I’m slightly obsessed with Jimmy Fallon and I’ve been on his show! This year I want to be more adventurous and try things like snowboarding and rock climbing!

Cydney Humphrey Freshmen Correspondent 

I’m Cydney Humphrey. I’m a freshman who will be majoring in mass communication with a focus on journalism and new media, and will minor in English with a focus on writing. I plan to write for The Towerlight as well. I spend my free time listening to Jason Mraz, writing stories, and reading anything people suggest to me. I’m constantly on Tumblr, Facebook, and Twitter, so I think it’s safe to say that I have social networking down-pat. I pride myself on being friendly, sarcastic, trustworthy, and a great listener to whoever needs to talk.

Chanda Kumar Contributing Writer 

My name is Chanda Kumar and I will be a freshman this year. I plan to screen in the graphic design major and minor in the journalism track of mass communications. I have a passion for design, photography, and writing so you will definitely see me as a contributing writer for Her Campus Towson now and in the future!

Jamie Lee Contributing Writer

My name is Jamie, and I am a freshman here at Towson University. I moved to Maryland from Northern Arizona in late June. My family came from Towson and Towson University, so I’ve moved back to keep up with the legacy! I am a pre-nursing major, mostly because I find the mechanics behind the human body so interesting. Writing is a calming exercise for me, so that’s why I do it!

Rachel Patek Contributing Writer 

Hi, I’m Rachel. I’m a sophomore at Towson majoring in early childhood education with a minor in French. I hope to be a kindergarten teacher and a children’s book author. I’m a Baltimore native and love finding fun things to do around the city, especially going to Baltimore Blast games. At Towson I’m involved in Her Campus and TigerTHON. Currently I’m a teacher’s assistant at a preschool and at the dance studio where I have danced for 16 years. When I’m not at school or work I enjoy being involved in theatre, writing, reading, and playing soccer.  

Melissa Patek Contributing Writer

I’m Melissa Patek, a sophomore elementary education major and a mass Communications minor. Besides Her Campus, I’m involved in TigerTHON here at Towson. I’m a homebody; I’ve lived my entire life in Baltimore, and can’t imagine living anywhere else. I’m a teacher’s assistant at a preschool and work at the dance studio where I’ve been dancing for 16 years. In addition to dancing and working with kids, I love theatre, playing soccer, reading, writing (obviously), doing puzzles, and napping when I get the chance. I’m very excited to be joining Her Campus along with my twin sister, Rachel.

If you would like to get involved with Her Campus Towson email us at hercampustowson@gmail.com 


Alexandra (Ali) Pannoni is a senior at Towson University majoring in journalism with a minor in theatre. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of Her Campus Towson. As the Campus Celebrity columnist for Her Campus Towson, Ali has interviewed Country Music Superstar Chuck Wicks and Major League Baseball Player Casper Wells. In Spring 2012 she was an editorial intern with Baltimore magazine. Currently she is an intern for the nationally syndicated radio morning show, The Kane Show, heard locally on HOT 99.5 in Washington D.C. and Z104.3 in Baltimore.  You can view some of her published work for Baltimore magazine on her website. She loves reading magazines, (attempting) to run, and hanging out with friends and family. 
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