Communication Student Profiles
Jordyn Gilliard '20
Jordyn is a first year at Chatham. She has a major in Communication and is considering picking up another major or minor in political science. She is from the Stanton Heights area in Pittsburgh. Jordyn decided to study Communication to further her writing skills and become a more effective communicator.
Jordyn does not currently write for any campus publications, but she plans to become a staff writer for the Communique, Chatham’s undergraduate student newspaper, next year. She is currently involved in a number of on-campus student organizations such as the Emerging Leaders program, choir, the Black Student Union, and the Rise program.
During her time at Chatham, she hopes to gain more experience doing political writing, and perhaps even get a job or internship with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Tabitha Weaver '19
Tabitha is a sophomore at Chatham. She has a major in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations and Political Science. She is from Windber, PA, and she chose to pursue a Communication major because she enjoys public speaking and finding creative solutions to problems.
She currently works as a Student Ambassador in the Admissions department, is a crew member for Love Your Melon (a company that provides hats to children battling cancer), is a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America, and is a Chatham Scholar. Previously, she interned at the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies where she worked with a team to award a nonprofit group focused on providing alternative activities for high schoolers a $25,000 grant.
During her time at Chatham, Tabitha hopes to gain a valuable set of skills that will enable her to perform to the best of her abilities in the work force. She dreams of being the head of a PR firm or running political campaigns in the future.
Indigo Baloch '17
Indigo is currently a senior at Chatham. She is a double major in Creative Writing and Communication with a focus in journalism. She is also pursuing three minors: graphic design, Asian studies, and women’s leadership. She is from Pittsburgh, and made the decision to study journalism after taking a journalism class her first year, which helped her discover her loves and respect for journalism.
At the moment, she writes for Maniac Magazine and Her Campus, though her list of extracurricular activities is extensive. Formerly, she served as the Editor-in-chief of the Chatham University Communiqué and the Chatham chapter of The Odyssey. She is currently a Chatham Scholar, Sigma Tau Delta Scholar, Study Abroad Ambassador, editor-in-chief of The Minor Bird (Chatham’s undergraduate literary magazine), President of the Chatham Mortar Board Honor Society, Executive President of the Chatham Residence Hall Association, President of the Chatham French Club, Secretary of the Chatham Creative Writing Club, Public Relations director of the Chatham Artist Collective, Social Media Coordinator of the Chatham Scholars Advisory Board, Treasury and Membership Officer of the Chatham AIGA, and the Secretary of Chatham’s Society for Cold Case Research.
Outside of the University, Indigo interned at Whirl Magazine, has written for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and has been an Editorial Assistant at Maniac Magazine for the past three and a half years. In the future, Indigo hopes to continue exploring many mediums for media, be a force for social justice, and successfully run her cat café, The Black Cat Market. When asked what kind of media she hoped to produce, she said, “Really just about everything I can create. I want to try it all.”
Teri Bradford '18
Teri is a junior at Chatham. She has a major in Communication with a concentration in journalism, she also minors in business. Teri is a military child, and has lived in New York, Hawaii, Washington State, Kentucky, Texas, and Kansas. She made the decision to study journalism because it aligned most closely with her dreams of someday working for a major magazine.
Currently she writes for Chatham’s chapter of the national online magazine, HerCampus, and is the owner, founder, and editor-in-chief of Concept: the Magazine, an online intersectional magazine. She created Concept last summer because, “Once I realized that I wanted to not only write but be published, I started looking for outlets. When some that I looked into didn’t seem to be what I was looking for, I decided to make my own, through Concept.” She has since compiled a staff of writers who are dedicated to the magazine’s mission of intersectionality and speaking for groups generally marginalized by the media.
In addition to her studies and various publications, Teri currently serves as the Executive President of the Chatham Student Government. Throughout her time at Chatham, she hopes to build her foundations in journalistic writing to eventually be a successful managing editor or writer for a magazine.
Nick Ramsey '18
Nick is a junior at Chatham. He is majoring in Communication with a concentration in public relations, and specializes in sports journalism. He is from Bradenton, Florida. He chose to study communication to become a more effective communicator and because he believes it is the best path to becoming a sports broadcaster.
Nick is currently the in-game announcer for Chatham’s women’s and men’s basketball, soccer, and volleyball teams. He also plays second base, catcher, and pitcher for Chatham’s baseball team. He is also a member of Lambda Pi Eta, the national communication honor society.
He loves social media, and consumed most of his sports and global news through Twitter. During his time at Chatham, he hopes to develop lots of communication connections at the university and in Pittsburgh.
Allison Albitz '17
Allison is a senior at Chatham. She has a double major in Communication with a concentration in print journalism and creative writing. She is from Dallas, Texas and made the decision to study communication because of her passion for writing and her belief in the universal need for strong writers.
Currently, she is a staff writer for the Communique, Chatham’s undergraduate student newspaper and serves as a programming coordinator in the communication department. She is also a student leader in the Chatham Christian Fellowship and the President of Chatham’s chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, a national communication honor society.
Last summer she got the chance to intern at the JCPenney headquarters in Plano, Texas in the internal communications department. She is unsure or what her dream job is, but any position that allows her to write and express her creativity is ideal. During her time at Chatham, she has built a great foundation in many different types of writing and looks forward to taking those skills out into the “real” world.
Michael Schroeder '17
Michael is a first semester senior at Chatham, graduating in December 2017. He has a major in Communication with a focus in Public Relations and Film and Digital Technology. He is from Pittsburgh, and chose to study Communication because he likes societal analysis and the program is diverse.
He is currently a student program coordinator in the Communication department, and also runs the website (which he created) for his employer. During his time at Chatham, Mike hopes to narrow down what he wants and should do with his life, and find a career path he loves. Currently, his dream job is to work in the public relations department for the Pittsburgh Penguins, or to work in communication overseas somewhere.
Mike is a film fanatic, an avid reader, and a social media consumer. In the future, he hopes to create short films, social media, and copy for various publications. Overall, he hopes that in ten years her will be in a career that he is excited to go to every day.