Valerie Andrews is a member of the extraordinary faculty in the School of Mass Communication, where she teaches public relations. She has worked extensively in public relations and advertising for industries ranging from RVs and food service to printing and educational materials. Most notably: She is the great-granddaughter of the founder of her hometown, Gonzales, La., the Jambalaya Capital of the World.
David Myers is a professor in the School of Mass Communication at Loyola University New Orleans. His teaching and research focus on digital media play—most particularly bad play.
Robert Thomas is a professor in the School of Mass Communication and director of the Center for Environmental Communication. He was the founding director of the Louisiana Nature Center. Dr. Thomas is president of the board of directors for the Louisiana Children’s Museum and has received numerous awards for conservation, museum education and communication. Twice now he has been named one of New Orleans Magazine’s “People to Watch” for elevating the status of environmental issues in public discourse. So keep an eye on him.
David Zemmels is an assistant professor of digital communication and director of digital technology. Prof. Zemmels has been teaching digital design and technology for more than 10 years. He previously worked at the University of Utah where he was the assistant dean for technology in the College of Fine Arts.
Alicia Serrano is a Mass Communication sophomore and minor in Spanish at Loyola University New Orleans. She graduated from Cabrini High School in New Orleans. She is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and moved to New Orleans in 2008. She chose to attend Loyola because it has an excellent School of Mass Communication and is a very culturally diverse liberal arts university. Alicia’s interests include soccer, traveling, photography, writing, creating videos, and being around family and friends. She works in the School of Mass Communication office at Loyola and assists professors and students with whatever they need. She loves New Orleans and enjoys being a part of the School of Mass Communication at Loyola.
Mary Kate Hutchinson
Mary Kate Hutchinson is a Mass Communication sophomore at Loyola University New Orleans. She is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and chose to move to the “Big Easy” for college. With Loyola’s award-winning School of Mass Communication and highly qualified professors, Loyola became the clear choice for Mary Kate. She is a work-study student for the School of Mass Communication, and is a recent alum of the Disney College Program after spending a semester interning for Mickey Mouse. Mary Kate loves social media, bedazzling EVERYTHING, and celebrity gossip.