Much of our marketing material and social media presence is managed by a team of students. Meet the team!
Wassim Gharbi (Class of 2019) is a Computer Science major. He is an international student from Tunisia, North Africa. He is a designer and web developer, speaks four languages and enjoys swimming and creating web sites in his free time. Check out his portfolio. As part of the team, he helps to maintain the web site announcements, edits our video footage, and provides graphic design support.
Taylor Kowgios (Class of 2019) is an English and Art double major. She is a Lafayette College Creative and Performing Arts (CaPA) Scholar for photography, a Teaching Assistant for Digital Photography, and an Excel Scholar for photography. On the team, she works as a photographer, taking pictures of various events and activities within Recreation Services, and as one of the Team Coordinators. She also helps with video and digital art when her services in these areas are needed. She shares her photographs on her Instagram account: TaylorLuPhotography, and her portfolio and projects can be seen on her website.
Claire Grunewald (Class of 2020) is an International Affairs and Math-Econ double major, with a minor in Spanish. She is from Bel Air, MD and is a graphic designer for the team. Claire gained much of her graphic design experience on her high school newspaper and continues to make graphics for The Lafayette as the News Editor. Currently for the team, Claire specializes in poster design, social media images, and infographics. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering through the LANDIS center at the local senior center and through APO.
David Nevins (Class of 2020) is undecided in major with interests in Computer Science and History, and he is from Port Washington, NY. Growing up in a household of computer programmers has shaped his interests around animation, graphic design, and videography/editing. After spending his summer abroad in Paris, David will be working to actively promote events around campus through graphics and other, various forms of media.
Amanda Sananikone (Class of 2019) is an Art major and Film and Media Studies Minor. Her family comes from both Laos and Thailand, but she was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She focuses on digital art and, more traditionally, watercolor. She is a Graphic Designer on the team and also works as a Research & Design Student Assistant at Skillman Library. Even if you can’t find her on campus, you can definitely see some of her creations advertising many upcoming events on campus. Check out her work.
Sydney Edelson (Class of 2019) is a Psychology Major with a minor in Philosophy from the suburbs outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She holds positions as a Reporter for Standup Lafayette Social Justice Blog, as VP of Social Action for Lafayette Hillel Society, and as Creator of her Mental Health Awareness and Advocacy Campaign, “Stop the Stigma”. She is responsible for graphic design, multimedia presentations, and organic content marketing and event advertising on Social Media. She interned as a Media and Marketing Administrative Assistant for a Keller Williams Real Estate agent where she worked with various software to create websites. She was also responsible for database management, invitation design, event planning and social media revitalization.
Caroline Mannix (Class of 2020) is a Psychology and Government & Law double major from Westchester County, New York. She uses social media as a way to connect with others, post interesting pictures, and promote her business (carolzbeadz). She enjoys going to the gym, taking Body Pump and spinning classes, and playing on the club soccer team at Lafayette. As a social media coordinator, she is able to combine her interests in social media and working out by creating and posting fun events for Recreation Services on Facebook and Instagram.
Rachna Kota (Class of 2019) is a Psychology and Film & Media Studies double major. She lives in Exton, Pa. and attended a Quaker boarding school, where she found her love for photography. There, she worked closely with her mentor to take pictures of the various sports games happening throughout the year, and also took a class on dark room film photography. Throughout high school, she did freelance photography for birthday parties. Once she started at Lafayette, she took digital photography 1 & 2 and discovered that this is something she wants to pursue. On the team, she works as a photographer, taking pictures of various events and activities within Recreation Services. [Currently Abroad]