WOW!!! I am honored to be chosen as one of the American Advertising Federation's Most Promising Multicultural Students. Thank you to Bonnie Drewniany for recommending me for this amazing opportunity. I could not be more excited to be part of such a prestigious program. Here is a link to a story that the College of Mass Communications wrote about my award.
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AAF Announces 2015 Most Promising Multicultural Students
Panel of industry judges selected 50 top-tier multicultural students to participate in the upcoming Most Promising Multicultural Students Program.
WASHINGTON, DC– October 31, 2014 – On Tuesday, October 28, eight advertising industry professionals gathered at the American Advertising Federation (AAF) headquarters in Washington, DC to select the 2015 class of Most Promising Multicultural Students (MPMS). This year’s judging panel included representation from Carmichael Lynch, The CDM Group, Deutsch, Leo Burnett, Mary Kay, McCann Worldwide, Omnicom Group and Team Ignition Pancultural Marketing.
The MPMS Program is part of AAF’s initiative to promote diversity and inclusion within the industry. Each year, students from AAF’s 200 college chapters apply for the program, and a group of advertising professionals convene to select a new class of Most Promising students. Selected students participate in a four-day industry immersion program that includes professional development workshops, agency visits and a recruiter’s expo. Most Promising students represent the top of their class and have passionately demonstrated their future success in this industry through internships, leadership activities, community service, innovation and creativity.
"We selected from a pool of some of the most talented and diverse students I've come across," said Christena J. Pyle, Diversity & Inclusion Supervisor with Omnicom Group and 2015 MPMS Judge. "When you start here, with this caliber of talent, what you end up with is a class of students that could very well change our industry. 2015 is not even ready!”
Creating an inclusive advertising industry beginning at the student level has been a priority of the AAF for nearly two decades. AAF offers a myriad of programming that promotes and advances multiculturalism within the advertising industry.