This year’s president is Kia Vang who is studying Communications with a minor in Diversity. In her spare time, you can find her at art/cultural/music-related events, exploring hidden gems of the Pacific Northwest, and spending time with her huge family of 9.
This year, Kia is looking forward to providing more hands-on experience for students to be able to add onto their resume or portfolio through press-releases, blog content, and more.
Senior Vice President
Austin Thomson is this year's Senior Vice President. He is a senior studying Communications with a minor in Music. If he's not in class, studying, or working as the ASUW Arts and Entertainment Director , you can find him listening to live music, hiking the Pacific Northwest, and exploring Seattle's culinary scene.
He is looking forward to advancing UW PRSSA through enhanced programming, networking opportunities and mentorship.
VP of Communications
Our VP of communications is Alexandra Comnenos. Alex is a senior majoring in Communications with a focus in Public Relations. She is from Issaquah, Washington and loves food, watching TV and is a huge college football fan.
Alex's passionate about sports and PR and is excited to pursue a career working in that field. This year she looks forward to meeting other students and professionals that are passionate about public relations!
VP of Event
Megan Cuddie is our Vice President of Event. Megan is a junior from Puyallup, Washington. She is double majoring in Communications and Political Science! The show Scandal is her guilty pleasure and she aspires to be just like Olivia Pope when she grows up.
VP of Marketing/Operations
Grace Han is a senior at UW and is double majoring (maybe) in political science and communications. She loves Netflix documentaries, getting into political arguments with friends, and saying she'll go to the gym "next time". When not in school you can probably find her petting a dog somewhere.
This year she wants to focus on creating tangible experiences for members and also creating friendships!
VP of Public Relations
Audrey Klackner is our VP of Public Relations. She is a communications major with a minor in nutrition. Outside of school she spends her time interning, watching Husky football, and running around Green Lake.
She is looking forward to meeting new PRSSA members and helping them excel in the industry.
VP of Member Services
Deborah Warren is our VP of Member Services. Deborah is from Puyallup, WA and double majoring in Communications and Art History. She hopes to one day have a career that combines her love for PR and Art. In her free time, she enjoys exploring coffee shops in Seattle and thrift shopping with friends.
This year, Deborah looks forward to helping new members navigate the exciting world of PR and more!
Nina Dubinsky is our creative director. She is double majoring in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts along with Communications. Aside from drawing and painting in her spare time, you can catch her with her camera in Seattle taking photos.
This year she hopes to help find ways to use art and design professionally to help market PRSSA events.
Jacqueline Leung is our Media Coordinator. She is from Hong Kong and majoring in Communication. She plans to develop her career in PR and promotion. She loves to travel with her camera to capture precious moments with her friends and family.
This year, she hopes to helps members engage with PRSSA, connecting them with PR professionals and gain more leadership skills!
Jill Christensen is our Promotions Coordinator. Jill is from Los Gatos CA, and is double majoring in Journalism and Psychology. She hopes use her PR background to further her career in journalism! In her free time she enjoys drinking coffee, swimming and eating lots of popcorn. This year Jill hopes to gain more leadership skills through PRSSA and is looking forward to sharing her love for PR with new members!