Senior Producer, Editorial
Natalie Cioffari is a graduate student in Sacred Heart University's Master of Communication program. She graduated Sacred Heart with a bachelor's degree in Media Arts with a concentration in Journalism. She currently works as one of the graduate assistants for WSHU Public Radio, a National Public Radio affiliate. During her undergraduate career, she was the Editor-In-Chief of The Spectrum Newspaper and highly involved in with the school’s television show The Pulse & the school’s magazine, Pioneer Magazine. She's written numerous articles around campus and the community of SHU, as well as individuals during her talk show Chat With Nat. She also has interned with News 12 Connecticut, MTV News, ABC7NY, and ABC's The Chew. She's worked with celebrities and other executives to help with their day to day tasks, shows, and writing. Through her numerous internships, heavy course load, and involvement on campus, Natalie has taken her passion for multimedia journalism to an extensive level. As a Senior Producer for this years exchange, she has been tasked with creating the topics, research, and script. She hopes to someday do this for a living, and continue to grow her skills in the journalism / producing field.
Christian Carter is a graduate student in Sacred Heart University’s Master of Communications program. He graduated Sacred Heart with a bachelor’s degree in Media Arts with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism. Christian currently works as a Stephen Corman news fellow and reporter for WSHU Public Radio, a National Public Radio affiliate. As an undergraduate, Christian held many roles including: president of the PRSSA chapter, senior producer for “The Pulse,” a student-run television news magazine show and chapter president of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. He’s published articles in the student run newspaper on campus, the Spectrum and co-hosted a radio show on WHRT Radio.
Through a heavy course load, Christian interned with CT Sports Now, a sports highlight show on the Vantage Sports Network and held a public relations internship at the Kreeger Museum in Washington, DC. He also spearheaded a social norms campaign, #Justthefacts, that was sponsored by the Wellness Center on campus. He was a Division 1 Track and Field athlete and mentors youth during the school year in the local Bridgeport community.
Mandi Nowitz is a professional freelance journalist who received her BA in Politics from Fairfield University. In 2018, she will receive her Masters in Digital Media Broadcast Journalism from Sacred Heart with the post-grad ambitions of working for a big magazine while teaching a politics and media course at a local community college. Among her greatest moments in journalism was interviewing Howard Stern at a private luncheon held at the Friar’s Club; speaking with Betty White; a candid interview with Brooke Shields and being flown by USA Networks to Atlanta for a television set visit. At Sacred Heart, she was the editorial producer during her time at the Pulse Plus and can be found working on her website threeicecubes.org when not in class or writing.
Gabriella Nutile is a graduate student at Sacred Heart University. Currently, she is enrolled in the one-year Master’s in Communication (MACOMM) program, and she will be graduating in August 2018. As part of the graduate program’s curriculum, she has completed two internships; the first internship was with 3E PR in Montville, New Jersey, and presently, she interning with NBC Sports Group in Stamford, Connecticut. In addition, she has been the Graduate Assistant for Sacred Heart’s Athletic Department throughout the year. During her undergraduate years at Sacred Heart, she was on the Division I Track & Field team, but she also made sure she was involved in other extracurriculars as well. She was a part of the school’s student-run newspaper, The Spectrum, where she held the position of Co-Copy Editor and Features Editor her senior year, the school’s student-run television show, The Pulse, as well as serving as a Residential Success Assistant for sophomores. Sacred Heart has become her second home, but she is definitely ready and eager to see what her future holds.
Sarah Rodzevik is currently in the process of completing the one-year Master’s of Communication (MACOMM) program. In addition to receiving a Masters Degree in Multimedia Digital Productions, she has earned a Bachelor's Degree in Media Arts with a concentration in Television/Film Production at Sacred Heart University. During her past five years at SHU, she has completed a full year of interning for the nationally syndicated television show, ‘The Jerry Springer Show’ while performing as an NCAA Division I athlete on the Women’s Rugby Team. During her graduate term, she spent one semester interning as a post production intern at Chimpanzee Productions and another semester as a research/editing intern at BBC Studios. Currently, she is completing a second semester at BBC Studios with their World Wide Learning department. With experience as a production, post production, editing and research intern, she has found a great love and appreciation for all facets of the media industry.
Genesis Aquino is a graduate student in the Digital/ Multimedia Journalism program at Sacred Heart University. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Manhattanville College. As an undergraduate, she was able to intern for a semester abroad in Florence, Italy. As an intern, she was able to create edited and translated content for Florencetown’s first company guidebook. For the Sacred Heart Media Exchange, she work with the Editorial team as an Editorial Producer. As an Editorial Producer, she has learned that research is constantly changing and one must adapt to these circumstances in order to stay factual and up to date.
Yazmin Rodriguez received her Bachelor's in communication with a concentration in Television and Radio at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. During her undergraduate studies, she was lead anchor, as well as reporter, on their weekly news show, Hawk TV News, the student run television studio. She also served as an associate producer and reporter for their sports show, Extra Point. She was also a proud sister of Alpha Xi Delta during her time at Monmouth University. She took her passion for television and was an intern for ABC's The Chew. There, she interned under production assistants as well as the audience department. She is currently working towards her master's degree in broadcast journalism and digital media at Sacred Heart University. As a current editorial producer, she is truly understanding firsthand, just how much research and time is needed to make a perfect broadcast, an experience she enjoying very much.