Executive Board


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Rachel Ilardi


Major: Ad/PR

Minor: Writing and Rhetoric

After graduating from International Community High School in 2016, Rachel Ilardi continued on to Lake Sumter State College to receive her AA.  By the time she first stepped into her Ad/PR intro courses, she immediately knew this was the place for her. Originally planning to pursue a career in fundraising, Intro to Public Relations opened her eyes to the possibilities that the PR field holds.  Now, Rachel is pursuing a role in traditional PR, although she has yet to find her niche. Rachel enjoys spending time with people, working with youth ministry, and traveling when she can.

You can contact Rachel at quotespresident@gmail.com

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Alyssa Harrell

Director of Events

Major: Ad/PR

Following her graduation in 2015 from Freedom High School in Tampa, Florida Alyssa started the next chapter of her life by continuing her education at UCF. At first not entirely sure of what she should major in Alyssa soon realized that a major in AD/PR would be perfect for her. Combining her creativity and knack for communication with others it seemed like an excellent fit. With a special interest in healthcare Alyssa chose to minor in Health Service Administration and hopes to one-day practice PR in a hospital environment. Now, as the Director of Events for Quotes she is extremely excited to see what her future at UCF and in the PR field will bring!
You can contact Alyssa at quotesevents@gmail.com

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Aspen Arias

Vice President of Operations

Major: Ad/PR

Aspen is a lover of all cats, a fresh pine scent enthusiast and a serial rice and bean eater. She was born and raised in Miami Dade County but eagerly relocated to Orlando to begin her college journey at UCF in 2016. The illustrious Ad/PR program quickly became the goal and after acceptance into the limited access program became her home. Aspen’s plan is to have an internship every semester until she graduates to further her growth and career development in the field. When she isn’t on her grind at work, school or her internships—she enjoys skateboarding, traveling and discovering the hidden “foodie” spots around the Orlando area.

You can contact Aspen at quotesvp@gmail.com

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Emily Garcia

Director of Communication

Major: Ad/PR

Minor: Writing and Rhetoric

Since shadowing a PR practitioner at her school, Emily knew she wanted to pursue a career in Public Relations. New to the program, Emily hopes to intern in as many different places as possible and learn about all the different aspects of PR. When she’s not studying or writing, Emily loves to visit the Farmer’s Market, experiment in the kitchen, and spend time with her family.

You can contact Emily at quotescommunication@gmail.com

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Toyin Lasisi

Vice President of Membership 

Major: Ad/PR

Minor: Political Science

Bio: Toyin is a freshman here at the University. She received her high school diploma along with her AA upon graduating from Somerset Academy High School in South Florida. Though, she is still a pending AD/PR student she is eager to enter the major and dive into more of what the PR industry has in store. She also enjoys being a part of different organizations on campus in addition to Quotes. In her free time out of school she loves to travel and try new foods.

You can contact Toyin at quotesmembership@gmail.com


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Austin Cheeley


Major: Ad/PR

Minor: Writing and Rhetoric

Though there may not be a long drive between the beaches of Safety Harbor and Orlando, Florida, Austin surely has come a long way. Now a senior studying Ad/PR, she first discovered her love for writing and design after being editor-in-chief of The Pride Yearbook at Countryside High School. Since coming to UCF as a freshman in 2015, Austin has truly discovered what it means to be a Knight. You may recognize her from other UCF orgs such as the 2017 Orientation Team, She’s the First and Her Campus UCF. When she’s out of class, you can find Austin journaling, creating designs, volunteering at the local Boy’s & Girl’s Club, or scrolling through Pinterest.

You can contact Austin at quoteswebmaster1@gmail.com

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Julia Amorim

Creative Director

Major: Ad/PR

Coming to UCF was a major change in Julia’s life. Her love for adventures brought her up to a whole new country to explore the PR industry and all it has to offer. Now, Julia hopes to learn more about the PR world and experiment different paths until finding the one that best fits her. When not at school or work, she loves to spend time with friends and travel to different places.
You can contact Julia at quotesgraphics1@gmail.com