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Brand Ambassadors

Exclusive opportunities for students and alumni to highlight their work and promote themselves, as well as the WVU Marketing Communications Online Programs.

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Meet Our Ambassadors


Maria Amoruso Maria Amoruso

Integrated Marketing Communications 
Pittsburgh, PA
Chief Marketing Officer at NexTier Bank

Love my job. Someday I hope to “retire” and run my own marketing and event planning business.
Interests: photography, travel, reading, family

Twitter: @MariaWAmoruso
LinkedIn: Maria Amoruso 
Instagram: @amorusovita
Website: mariaamoruso.com



Nicole AndinoNicole Andino

Integrated Marketing Communications 
Orlando, FL
Visual Marketing Graduate Assistant

After college, I hope to pursue my dream of working for an international agency and traveling around the world. I have worked accounts with international clients to provide creative insight to improve their relations. One day I hope to work in an agency dedicated to partnering with clients globally. I believe this dream will diversify my skills and network in the future.
Interests: My hobbies include photography and marketing for small businesses and clients. I find happiness in providing creative insight to bring solutions to businesses and clients in need. Especially due to the COVID-19 virus, many businesses have closed. I have found enjoyment in providing assistance to improve online communication with their audience. For the 2020-2021 school year, I will be the president of the WVU Media Coalition to work with outreach for all independent and dependent student organizations under the Reed College of Media. I will continue as the Digital Media Director for WVU PRSSA, return as the Event Planning Chair for TEDxWVU, and be a part of the Media Team for the Mountaineer Maniacs.

Twitter: @nicole_andino
LinkedIn: Nicole Andino
Instagram: @nicole.andino
Facebook: Nicole Andino



Marissa Bailey

Marissa Bailey

Integrated Marketing Communications 
Clarksburg, WV
Education Graduate Assistant for WellWVU, focusing on Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention

I look forward to combining my passion for the performing arts and experience in the marketing field to work in arts marketing, communicating with patrons and generating engagement for an industry I love - and one that has been so greatly impacted by COVID-19.
Interests: Attending live or virtual shows and concerts, Singing pieces from my favorite musicals, Spending time cooking with family, Experiencing the beauty of the West Virginia hills

Twitter: @MarissaBaileyWV



Christopher CasertaChristopher Caserta

Integrated Marketing Communications
Detroit, Michigan
Vice President, Business Development at US Medical Management

I love being a healthcare strategist. The healthcare industry continues to evolve by the minute, which fuels my competitive nature. While the healthcare industry provides many challenges, I strive to always possess the profitability skills of a Magic 8-Ball to merge digital tools and value-based financial arrangements while improving the customer-clinician experience. My career goal is to be one of the best chief strategists in healthcare.

I find happiness in working on initiatives that positively affect the lives of so many. There are an endless number of companies out there, but I have tried to focus on who and how many benefit from the output of my work.

My time at West Virginia University provided many applicable business skills, for which I still use today. I would encourage everyone to study the fundamental principles and emerging trends of their chosen industry.

Interests: I enjoy boating, attending live music performances (coffee shop, amphitheater or arena, it doesn’t matter), trying to find the perfect pizza, playing guitar, visiting family in the Mountain State, and cheering on WVU athletics.

LinkedIn: Christopher Caserta



Erin FieldsErin Fields

Integrated Marketing Communications
Morgantown, WV
Program Coordinator at WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment

I look forward to continuing to work and grow in higher education, an industry that I am incredibly passionate about! While I started in marketing by doing social media, my interests have gravitated toward web development, coding, and graphic design.
Interests: Living out my faith, playing guitar, archery, tinkering with technology, cheering on WVU athletics

Twitter: @erfieldstweets
LinkedIn: Erin Fields



Jamie HuntJaime Hunt

Integrated Marketing Communications
Oxford, OH
Vice President and Chief Communications and Marketing Officer at Miami University of Ohio

I am currently in my dream job: leading a team of talented communications and marketing professionals at a terrific university. I hope that I can continue to do a job that I love using the skills I have gained over my career and from my time in the IMC program at WVU. I would love to retire early and do consulting at some point -- with flexibility to live anywhere in the country.
Interests: When I'm not at work, I prefer to be outdoors, ideally hiking or reading on the deck, or engaging in one of my creative outlets: photography, painting, sewing, and writing.

Twitter: @jaimehuntIMC
LinkedIn: Jaime Hunt



Maurice PierceMaurice Pierce

Integrated Marketing Communications
Houston, TX

I am working to inspire my generation to become what they want to become. By doing this, I am aspiring to create my own communications firm and I am currently working towards becoming an Olympic athlete.
Interests: I love sports, to exercise, and all things digital.

TikTok: @mauricepierce6
LinkedIn: Maurice Pierce 
Instagram: @dreamful_journeys
Facebook: Chris Pierce


Alexis RogersAlexis Rogers

Integrated Marketing Communications 
Pennsylvania
Social Media and Marketing Manager at Raven Fine Art Editions

I would like to continue working in digital and social media marketing. Since I have only been in the marketing field for a little over a year, I am open to different opportunities.

Twitter: @alexismrogers
LinkedIn: Alexis Rogers




Brittany ScheidemantelBrittany Scheidemantel

Integrated Marketing Communications 
Columbus, Ohio
Consultant, Communications Business Partner at Cardinal Health

I recently began a new career within an incredible company. I hope to spend a few years at Cardinal Health and grow with the company, with the goals of learning new skills and becoming a more well-rounded communicator. However, long-term I aspire to become a professor. I have a unique background including television news, public affairs, public health, and now corporate communications. I am extremely passionate about learning and education, and I would love to bring what I have learned through my experiences to help students fulfill their career goals.
Interests: Teaching fitness classes, videography, reading, skiing, and hiking with my husband and two corgis.

Twitter: @brittanylauffer
LinkedIn: Brittany Scheidemantel
Instagram: @brittanyscheidemantel


Leah Schoolcraft

Leah Schoolcraft

Integrated Marketing Communications 
Barboursville, WV

I would love to be working in social media and creative marketing role for a higher ed institution!
Interests: I'm a big nerd, so I'm usually found with a coffee in my hand and checking out the latest video games or technology! I also enjoy reading, traveling, and volunteering as much as I can.

Twitter: @leahschoolcraft
Instagram: @lexhdxwn
LinkedIn: Leah Scoolcraft


Rachel Teter

Rachel Teter

Integrated Marketing Communications 
Arlington, VA
Content Writer on the Marketing team at MetroStar Systems

It’s really exciting to create content for a brand from blogs, social media, marketing campaigns, to internal communication documents. My IMC degree really prepared me to wear a lot of different hats. For other career aspirations, I do hope to publish a nonfiction novel at some point in my life. Finger’s crossed I believe in myself long enough to sit down and write more than three chapters.
Interests: I am currently really interested in cooking, taking long walks, and reading rom-coms.

Twitter: @teter06
Instagram: @teter06


Aaron Weese

Aaron J. Weese

Integrated Marketing Communications 
Richmond, VA
Adjunct Professor of Communications/Brand Management Consultant

Interests: Hiking, traveling, SCUBA diving, kayaking, and reading

Twitter: @aaronjweese
Instagram: @aaronjweese