About

Quotes, the PR Club at UCF, was founded in 1981 as one of the first student chapters of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA). As one of the largest student chapters of FPRA in the state, our main goal is to cultivate the development of future industry professionals who will lead in the field of communication. Each activity, program and event provides quality content and the maximization of opportunities through career enhancement and professional networking.

Our Mission

To cultivate the professional development of future industry professionals who will lead in the field of communication.

Our Vision

To contribute to the development of future industry professionals through engaging and interactive experiences.

Executive Board

The executive board works hard to run Quotes. Scroll down to get to know each board member.

 


Angelina Rahaman

President

Major: Advertising and Public Relations

Angelina is a passionate artist and writer with hopes of inspiring her community through the power of storytelling. She credits her passion to both Professor Hudock and Professor McCain. She enjoys serving her community, singing, and watching crime documentaries during her free time. She has interned at both Grace Medical Home and the Children’s Safety Village of Central Florida. Angelina is excited to begin her new internship at Jarel Communications.


Jeffery Ehrlich

Vice President of Operations

Major: Advertising and Public Relations 

Jeffrey is a senior studying Advertising and Public Relations. He started out as a business major, but after one class with Joan McCain, he knew Advertising and Public Relations was his calling. In his free time, Jeffrey takes care of his plants and watches movies. Jeffrey is currently a Media and Marketing Team Co-Coordinator at the UCF Arboretum as well as an intern at Wellons Communications.

Zoé Antoinette

Vice President of Special Projects

Major: Advertising and Public Relations

Zoé is a senior majoring in Advertising and Public Relations. She currently interns with 321 Agency as a Production Assistant. Her favorite thing to do is watch the sunrise at the beach and she enjoys singing in her free time. Zoé is Caribbean-American and is heavily involved in the Caribbean Students’ Association here at UCF as the Vice President.

Gina Cioffi

Director of Events

Major: Advertising and Public Relations

Gina has a passion for leadership, communication, and helping others. She has interned for multiple nonprofits doing event planning, advertising, and PR work in her hometown, Cape Coral, Florida. She loves everything about the business world and chose UCF due to its diversity and opportunities to help launch her professional career. She hopes to one day be working at an advertising firm or be CEO of a corporation. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family and dog, drink coffee, and travel. Since coming to UCF, she has started interning for MakeCents, a startup tech company, which she found through the Quotes Intern Pursuit. After being so grateful for Intern Pursuit to make connections, Gina is excited for a full circle moment to plan and execute this year’s event.

Lydia Velasquez

Director of Membership

Major: Human Communications

Lydia Velasquez is a junior majoring in Human Communications with a Professional/Business track and a minor in Mass Media. She is a Honduran first-generation college student and moved from Miami to Orlando to study at UCF. She joined the Quotes Ad/PR Club to learn more about the Advertising and Public Relations industry. Her hobbies include biking, exploring new places, and spending time with her friends and family. She has also run a reselling business for 8 years now.

Laura Herrera

Director of Communications

Major: Advertising and Public Relations

Laura is a senior majoring in Advertising and Public Relations with a minor in Digital Media. She currently interns with the Orlando Urban Film Festival, which passionately works to provide melanated filmmakers with a platform to showcase their films. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, collaging and exploring Orlando with her film camera. She hopes to gain new experiences and skills in the Ad/ PR field through Quotes and her classes at UCF. 

Kiara Almanzar

Creative Director

Major: Advertising and Public Relations, Sociology

Kiara is a part-time bookworm and full-time music enthusiast. Her passion for public relations came from reading gossip magazines growing up, and she double majored in sociology to dive into a deeper understanding of social culture. She has a passion for learning new things which is why she decided to join the graphic team at Quotes. When she’s not studying for her classes or working on Quotes graphics, Kiara loves to volunteer and watch movies.

Shannon Tomaszewski

Creative Team Member

Major: Advertising and Public Relations

Shannon Tomaszewski is a current sophomore at UCF and a Central Florida native. After enrolling in a class with Professor Hudock, Shannon quickly found out that public relations would be the career field for her and quickly joined Quotes. In her free time, Shannon enjoys nature hikes in UCF’s Arboretum, spending time with her friends and family, and going to the beach.

Ilise McAteer

Webmaster

Major: Advertising and Public Relations

Ilise is a senior majoring in Advertising and Public Relations with a minor in Marketing. She currently works as a Social Media Manager for Mermaid Spice. In her free time, she loves to go out on adventures, watch documentaries, and try out new food places.