Chris Amaral is a junior at Wake Forest University with a strong interest in persuasion and the ethics of rhetoric. He is studying Communication, Writing, and Spanish. He is from Harrison, NJ and has a deep passion for soccer and Wake Forest. He hopes to channel his skills in writing and communication into a career that will be rewarding and ideally have a positive impact on the wider world. He has previous experience both as a sports writer and as an intern in the Harrison, NJ local government.
Josie Ansbacher is a senior at Wake Forest University majoring in Politics & International Affairs (hold the international affairs) and minoring in Communication. Although she is from Raleigh, North Carolina, having spent two summers and one semester living and working in Washington, D.C., she hopes to relocate there after graduation. Passionate about political communications and social justice, she hopes to combine these interests in a future career.
Carlos Arguello is an Economics and Communication double major. He is a senior at Wake Forest University and has interests in sports, specifically golf and soccer, he loves travelling, and spending time with family and friends. He is an optimist, loves to smile, and start conversations with others.
Sid Banthia is an Economics major with a minor in Communication. He is a senior at Wake Forest University. He is also on the Men’s Tennis Team and aspires to be a professional tennis player. Being on the Tennis team, he has gained leadership skills and excelled in teamwork.
Cameron Basnight is a Communication major with minors in Sociology and Counseling. She will graduate from Wake Forest in 2023. She is from Ahoskie, North Carolina. She has a deep passion for sports and the way they can bring people together from all walks of life. She hopes to pursue a career in the sports public relations world after graduation.
Chandler Cadman is a Communication major and founder of the iQ Entertainment corporation. He is a rap musician, competitive gamer, and a fond lover of nature.
From Guatemala, Aynsley Capehart is a junior at Wake Forest University majoring in Communication and minoring in Psychology. She’s always been interested in multiple things and goes back and forth with the idea of law school. Her interest in law inspired her to research information about legal rhetoric, wanting to gain an understanding of what lawyers do, and who they are when they aim to persuade their audience. And, to be honest, any excuse to watch Law and Order clips as part of the research was just a fun added benefit.
Sydnie Cockerham is a sophomore at Wake Forest University majoring in Political Science and International Affairs with a Double Minor in Dance and Communication. Born and raised in Winston-Salem, NC, she loves good food, good coffee, and making memories with friends and family.
Colleen Condon is a junior at Wake Forest University with a double major in Psychology and Communication and minoring in Entrepreneurship. She is from right outside of Chicago, Illinois and was an athlete her entire young adult life. From this she is super passionate about women’s equality and racial equality especially in the sports world. She hopes to take her experience and apply it to branding and marketing within a company to be more inclusive to people from all walks of life.
Julia Covelli is a junior at Wake Forest University majoring in Communication and minoring in Spanish and Entrepreneurship. She is from Naples, FL and passionate about business, private equity, and the Spanish Language. More specifically, Julia hopes to work for the Walt Disney Company at some point in the future as well as enhance her knowledge in the Spanish Language to the point where she can become bilingual.
Peter Delaney was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to a loving mother and amazing family. After four years at the Quaker boarding school, George School, he moved to North Carolina to attend Wake Forest University where he graduated with a degree in Economics and History while minoring in African Studies and Communication. A compulsive reader and frequent debater, Peter hopes to stay in the classroom and attend law school in the near future. With a passion for traveling, Peter plans on becoming a world class pilot and flying his plane around the world.
Annabel Dewing is a junior at Wake Forest University majoring in Communication with a minor in Entrepreneurship. She grew up in Palm Beach, Florida and went to boarding school in Connecticut. She is passionate about exploring new places and experiencing new cultures. She hopes to eventually start her own non-profit organization benefiting the special needs community.
From Princeton, NJ, Natalia Drobnjak is a junior at Wake Forest University majoring in Communication and minoring in History and Entrepreneurship. She is an active entrepreneur and very passionate about sports and writing. Natalia is in pursuit of attending law school and making meaningful contributions to her community.
From Fairfield, Connecticut, Frank Gallagi is a Communication major with minors in Statistics and English. He has interests in marketing, media, and film/television. He is graduating from Wake Forest University in 2022 and hopes to pursue a career in marketing.
DeVonte Gordon is a junior at Wake Forest University, majoring in Business and Enterprise Management with a concentration in marketing, along with a minor in Communication. Gordon was born and raised in Washington, DC, where he grew up playing sports all around the city. Today, playing football at Wake Forest University, he aspires to play professionally and go on to work in the sports marketing field. Aside from that, he enjoys spending time travelling with his family and friends.
Jacob Graff is a sophomore at Wake Forest studying Political Science/International Affairs and Communication. Hailing from Cherry Hill, New Jersey, a suburb right outside of Philadelphia, he enjoys good bagels, Bojack Horseman, and the perennially disappointing 76ers and Arsenal sports teams. In the future, he hopes to combine his interests in politics with communication in the legal field.
Lindsay Hayden is a junior Business and Enterprise Management major and Communication minor at Wake Forest University.
Aleeya Hutchins is a Canadian, Student-Athlete, who has found herself experiencing many life lessons while studying and competing at Wake Forest University. She is now a junior majoring in Communication with a minor in Entrepreneurship. Aleeya is very passionate about advocating for mental health and the importance of self-care. Aleeya hopes to be a positive influence on society while she spreads awareness for the deterioration of mental health that social media causes.
Kathrine Kiersted is a freshman at Wake Forest University intending on double majoring in Communication and Psychology with a minor in Entrepreneurship. She was born and raised in Houston, TX, and her interests include dance, art, music, and spending quality time with loved ones.
From York, PA, Abraham Miller is a student majoring in Politics and International Affairs with minors in Communication and MESA. He has interests in sports, art, and politics. Abraham is graduating in 2022 and hopes to pursue a career in law.
Alex Murphey is a proud member of the class of 2022. During his time at Wake Forest, Alex double majored in Communication and Spanish. In addition to being a member of both of his majors’ honor societies, Alex played football and ran track. Alex would like to dedicate his chapter to his three grandparents who have always believed in his athletic and academic pursuits. Next year Alex will be attending the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.
Hailing from the beautiful Tampa, Florida, Sarah Kate Murphy is a Communication major minoring in Chemistry. She is studying to become a zoo veterinarian and loves to create art. When she is not studying or being creative, she is participating in the UN’s Girl Up, a campaign to promote education for young girls and women in underdeveloped countries. Though she enjoys singing in her free time, she wishes she were better so that her roommate wouldn’t yell at her. She will graduate from Wake Forest University in 2023.
Aaron Nataline is a freshman at Wake Forest who is considering majoring in Communication. He lives in Cranford, New Jersey, and enjoys watching his local sports team lose, going to the beach, and making pizza with his grandma. He hopes to pursue a career in journalism.
Arsene Ngongang is a full-time writer based out of Winston-Salem. Originally from Chicago, he moved to Baltimore at the age of 5 and has lived there since. At Wake Forest University, he majored in Communication and studied a double minor in Film and Psychology. Per his interview with the New York Times, two of his favorite courses while at Wake were Screenwriting and Rhetorical Theory. He goes on to say that taking these two classes—in the same semester, nonetheless—have been major components and building blocks for his development as a writer.
Laney Nissler is a Communication major with minors in Sociology and Global Trade & Commerce Studies at Wake Forest University. Laney hails from Chapel Hill, North Carolina and is proud to pursue her interests and create connections in her home state. Laney will graduate in 2024 and hopes to pursue a career internationally in public relations.
Ekkiosa Olumhense is a senior at Wake Forest University studying Communications, Film, and Theatre. She lives in Durham, NC, but is originally from Nigeria. There is no one with a bigger passion for dance, music, and horror than she. With two journalist parents, she grew up around storytelling and hopes to one day make African voices and culture loud enough for everyone to hear.
Shayna Smith is a current junior at Wake Forest University majoring in Business and Enterprise Management with a concentration in marketing and minoring in Communication. She is from North Potomac, Maryland and is passionate about the world of real estate and health / wellness. She hopes to take her business-related experiences and compassion for others to help make a meaningful difference in the marketing sector of real estate, and make the world a better place.
Max Spurling is a senior at Wake Forest University from small-town Spruce Pine, North Carolina. He is majoring in Communication with a minor in Journalism. Max is passionate about sports and the environment and hopes to work in one of these fields after graduation. Max wishes that his writing has an impact on not only sports fans, but anyone interested in advancing and progressing social justice efforts.
Rayne Supple is a senior at Wake Forest University from Shelburne, Vermont. He is a Communication major who is interested in pursuing a career in marketing upon graduation. He played two seasons with the Colorado Rockies before returning to finish his degree. Rayne enjoys fishing and spending time with his friends and family.
Cynthia Wang, a jack of all trades, has discovered a passion for many things. Although being a sophomore, she has already changed her majors three times. She is now a student majoring in Economics and Politics with a minor in Statistics. Although not related to communication this major anymore, she’s still interested in using communication and rhetoric as a skill in everyday life and other subjects.
Blake Whiteheart is a senior at Wake Forest University majoring in Communication and minoring in Entrepreneurship. Originally from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, he is a student athlete and a member of the Wake Forest Football team. He is passionate about fitness, nutrition, and real estate. He hopes to one day have his family’s real estate and construction businesses handed down to him for him to carry on. His main goal in life is to bring people far from God closer to him and spread the gospel.