About Students 2017

Katrina Cantwell

Hometown: Clackamas, Oregon

Major: Public Relations

Internship: TBD

Blog: http://ghana.uoregon.edu/author/kcantwell/

I am visual communicator interested in strategic planning for nonprofit organizations. As a senior set to earn my degree in fall 2017, I am eager to begin a career in communication. I hope to build professional experience in Ghana, while also using my time there as a point of reference while encouraging myself and others to peruse cultural literacy and to seek out cross-cultural interactions. My interest in African cultures was spurred by my passion for dance. I’ve been dancing my whole life and when I learned about how dance functions in many African societies I was inspired to declare an African studies minor to further immerse myself in the cultures of the underrepresented, often misrepresented, continent.

Samantha Coffaro

Hometown: Thousand Oaks, California

Major: Advertising

Internship: TBD

Blog: http://ghana.uoregon.edu/author/scoffaro/

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Maddie Gomez

Hometown: San Jose, California

Major: Advertising

Minor: Spanish

Internship: TBD

Blog: http://ghana.uoregon.edu/author/mgomez/

I am currently a junior studying advertising at the University of Oregon. Born and raised in San Jose, California, I’m a creative who loves to write and play soccer. I have always loved the art of visual storytelling and hope to have that spill off into my professional work pieces. From the experiences past participants have told me about, I cannot wait to be in Ghana and learn about the culture.

Duane Harris

Hometown: Lake Oswego, Oregon

Major: Pre-Journalism

Internship: TBD

Blog: http://ghana.uoregon.edu/author/dharris/

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Austin Hicks

Hometown: Gold River, California

Major: Journalism
Minor: Business Administration

Internship: TBD

Blog: http://ghana.uoregon.edu/author/ahicks/

 

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Drake Hills

Hometown: San Diego, California

Major: Journalism

Internship: TBD

Blog: http://ghana.uoregon.edu/author/dhills/

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Casey Kromer

Hometown: La Pine, Oregon

Major: Advertising

Internship: TBD

 

Blog: http://ghana.uoregon.edu/author/ckromer/

Next year will be my last at the University of Oregon. I have spent the last three years studying advertising in the School of Journalism and Communication. I am interested in the creative and strategic aspects of advertising and I would love to someday work in a place where I can combine my interest in advertising and my passion for social issues. The love of traveling runs in my family and I am so excited that I am able to experience a journey of my own in Ghana.
Brittany Norton

Hometown: Eugene, Oregon

Majors: Journalsim

Internship: TBD

Blog: http://ghana.uoregon.edu/author/bnorton/

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Calvin Petersen

Hometown: Seattle, Washington

Major: Advertising

Internship: TBD

Blog: http://ghana.uoregon.edu/author/cpetersen/

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Jaclyn Robinson

Hometown: Tigard, Oregon

Majors: Psychology & Public Relations

Internship: TBD

Blog: http://ghana.uoregon.edu/author/jrobinson/

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Cassidy Scott

Hometown: Clackamas, Oregon

Major: Advertising

Internship: TBD

Blog: http://ghana.uoregon.edu/author/cscott/

 

I am a junior at the University of Oregon majoring in Public Relations.  I have a love for storytelling and a passion for people and the connectivity that comes with community. My ultimate dream job would be as an in-house PR professional for a company who’s work inspires and excites me.

In my spare time I love to travel, play volleyball, and eat good food.

Sean Seigrist

Hometown: Laguna Beach, California

Majors: Advertising & Journalism

Internship: TBD

Blog: http://ghana.uoregon.edu/author/sseigrist/

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Cecilia Siauw

Hometown: Bend, Oregon

Majors: Journalism & Business Administration

Internship: TBD

Blog: http://ghana.uoregon.edu/author/csiauw/

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Helen Tonso

Hometown: Eugene, Oregon

Major: Advertising

Internship: TBD

Blog: http://ghana.uoregon.edu/author/htonso/

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Olin Vetterlein

Hometown: Portland, Oregon

Majors: Advertising & Chinese

Internship: TBD

Blog: http://ghana.uoregon.edu/author/ovetterlein/

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Nora Wheaton

Hometown: San Rafael, California

Major: Advertising

Internship: TBD

Blog: http://ghana.uoregon.edu/author/nwheaton/

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Avery Wright

Hometown: Studio City, California

Major: Advertising

Internship: TBD

Blog: http://ghana.uoregon.edu/author/awright/

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Shuo Xu

Hometown: Dalian, China

Master’s Student in Journalism and Media Studies

Internship: TBD

Blog: http://ghana.uoregon.edu/author/sxu/

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