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Fall 2018 Clemson College of Business Marketing Student Advisory Board

Abigayle BerendsenName: Abigayle Berendsen - Chair
Class: Senior
Bio: I am a senior Marketing student minoring in Brand Communications from Powdersville, SC. After graduation, I will be working in the wine and spirits CPG industry as a sales consultant for retail and on-premise accounts. I wanted to join the Marketing Student Advisory Board so that I could serve as a voice for underrepresented students within the marketing major who are interested in a niche industry. I have loved having the opportunity to make a difference in my time here at Clemson and am so grateful to be a Clemson College of Business student.

Wil NiesenName: Wil Niesen - Chair
Class: Junior
Bio: I am a junior Marketing major with a minor in Brand Communications from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I am hoping to work in market research within the music industry after graduation. I joined the Marketing Student Advisory Board because I wanted to take advantage of the unique opportunity to act as a liaison between students and the marketing department and to leave a lasting impact on the marketing department during my time at Clemson. I have enjoyed my time serving on the board so far, and I cannot wait to continue to see what the board will be able to accomplish this following school year.

Tala DakhlallahName: Tala Dakhlallah
Class: Senior
Bio: My name is Tala Dakhlallah and I am currently a senior at Clemson University, majoring in Marketing with a minor in Packaging Science. After graduating, I plan to go to graduate school or find a career in the field of health and nutrition. I'm really passionate about helping younger students find their interests, so being on the Student Advisory Board has allowed me to connect with other business majors.

Sarah Beth MooreName: Sarah Beth Moore
Class: Senior
Bio: My name is Sarah Beth Moore and I am a senior Marketing major with a minor in Communications from Lexington, SC. I joined this board to help advocate for other transfer students like myself. Being a transfer student is a huge part of my life, so through the Marketing Student Advisory Board, I want to continue growing the College of Business. I would love to go into fashion marketing or sales after college.

Allie MowbrayName: Allie Mowbray
Class: Senior
Bio: I am a senior Marketing major with a minor in Sports Communications from Charlotte, NC. When I graduate, I hope to put my major to use in the sports industry. Specifically, I would love to have a career in promotions or sales for an NFL or NBA team. I joined the Marketing Student Advisory Board because I am passionate about making our major the best that it can be. I think that Marketing is such a unique and fun major and we, as a student advisory board, have the opportunity to bring students from our major together, as well as raise awareness about our major. I love being able to invest in the Marketing department because they have done so much for me!

Emma ParkerName: Emma Parker
Class: Senior
Bio: My name is Emma Parker and I am a Senior Marketing major from Myrtle Beach, SC. I chose marketing because there are so many different opportunities and career paths available with marketing. I really love this major because you get to work directly with people and create an experience for them. I hope to have a career either in advertising or sales. I desired to be on the board so that I could be an advocate between professors and students, and so that I could give back to the College of Business for all of the doors they have opened for me.
Fun Fact: I have never eaten a McDonald's hamburger!

Lauren StablerName: Lauren Stabler
Class: Senior
Bio: I am a senior Marketing and Spanish major from West Chester, PA. I chose marketing because it allows for creativity and the opportunity to work in a lot of different fields following graduation. In my time at Clemson so far, the College of Business has given me opportunities to explore the world of marketing and develop my interests in marketing research and digital marketing. I joined the Marketing Student Advisory Board because I wanted to help inform others of the many opportunities available to them and work to create more.

Name: Katelyn Essey
Class: Junior
Bio: I am a Marketing major from Pittsburgh, PA with a minor in Environmental Science and Policy. I chose marketing because I enjoy having the freedom to be creative while conducting business. I hope to work for a firm that promotes, advocates or creates environmentally friendly products! I also have an interest in event planning, fundraiser coordinating and marketing research. As a member of the Marketing Student Advisory Board, I hope to make awareness and communication better between students and all the facets of the Marketing department!

Alexis HaleName: Alexis Hale
Class: Junior
Bio: My name is Alexis and I am a junior Marketing major with a minor in Sports Communication from Chattanooga, TN. I hope to one day be working in professional athletics. I wanted to be a member of the Marketing Student Advisory Board so I could make a lasting impact on the department that has made such an impact on my life. I love being able to be the voice of Marketing students so we can do everything we can to continue to grow and improve the Marketing Department. We, as Clemson College of Business students, are so lucky to have an amazing department full of wonderful professors and advisors. I am excited to see how we can improve and enhance this department this coming year!

Michelle LeahyName: Michelle Leahy
Class: Junior
Bio: I am a Marketing major from Cleveland, Ohio, focusing on Non-Profit and Human Resource Management as well. I hope to eventually work in the Services Marketing Industry, combining my two passions of people and creativity. Clemson's College of Business is helping me find a more clear path of what I hope to achieve in life by providing various opportunities and information, and I am excited to now be on the Marketing Student Advisory Board to hopefully help other students.

Makenna LeydenName: Makenna Leyden
Class: Junior
Bio: I am a Marketing major from Centennial, Colorado with a minor in Brand Communications. I am interested in working on either the market research side or the branding side for a big company like Proctor and Gamble. I wanted to be a member of the Marketing Student Advisory Board because I want to serve as a liaison between Clemson marketing students, the faculty of the business school and alumni. I want to work with my fellow peers to make the Clemson Marketing program as successful and beneficial to students as it can be.
Fun Fact: I have been skydiving in New Zealand!

Natalie MccruddenName: Natalie Mccrudden
Class: Junior
Bio: I'm a junior Marketing major from Haddonfield, NJ. I chose Marketing for my major after volunteering as the Marketing Director for the Ronald McDonald House of Southern NJ my junior year of high school. I love how diverse marketing is and how it allows for a creative side of the business. After graduation, I am hoping to work in either social media management or brand marketing. I am so excited to be a part of the board and help serve as a voice for my peers.
Fun Fact: I went skydiving in Australia.

Paige RobinsonName: Paige Robinson
Class: Senior
Bio: I am a senior Marketing and Spanish & International Trade major from St. Matthews, South Carolina. I have always held a great interest in international business, marketing and within the study of languages. Marketing allows for such a creative outlook within the complex business world, and further tying in Spanish truly allows for me to unite all of my passions into one degree, and one day into a potential career. In the future, I look forward to potentially attending law school and using my legal degree, as well as International Marketing & Spanish background, to be an advocate and voice within the business world. My professors here at Clemson have always pushed me further even when I didn't know I could take another step, and for that very reason, I have been able to make irreplaceable relationships with each one of them. I am excited to serve on the MSAB and to be able to be just one voice that helps to be a liaison between my peers and these great role-models that we are so fortunate enough to have within the College of Business.

Emily SimpsonName: Emily Simpson
Class: Junior
Bio: I am a junior from Chapin, SC. I chose to be a Marketing major because I loved the creative side of the business. I am looking to go into the fashion industry to market for designers or fashion brands. I wanted to be a part of this board to contribute to the College of Business and be a part of a team of leaders who wish to see the Marketing department reach new heights.

Brianna SpalarisName: Brianna Spalaris
Class: Junior
Bio: I decided to study marketing because I love exploring what goes into the process of connecting a consumer with a product. I am keeping my post-grad options open, but I am currently planning on pursuing a career in brand management. I enjoy being a part of the Marketing Student Advisory Board because I know Clemson's College of Business is dedicated to creating many opportunities for its students, and I wanted to play a part in creating those opportunities and sharing them with my fellow classmates.

Bailey WhetterName: Bailey Whetter
Class: Junior
Bio: My name is Bailey Whetter and I am a junior Marketing major with a financial management minor from Birmingham, Alabama! I originally chose to study marketing because of the many career options that it offers, but I now hope to pursue a career in market research after graduating from Clemson. I'm honored to have the opportunity to sit on the Marketing Student Advisory Board this year, and I hope to help other Clemson students find their passions in the marketing field!

Peggy WilliamsonName: Peggy Williamson
Class: Sophomore
Bio: I'm Peggy Williamson, a sophomore Marketing major from Long Island, New York. I'm excited to be a part of the Marketing Student Advisory Board to help improve my major and the business school as a whole.
Fun Fact: Three fun facts about me: I was born the day after Christmas, my favorite artist is the Zac Brown Band, and Clemson Football is my life. Go Tigers!

Delaney JohnsonName: Delaney Johnson
Class: Junior
Bio: My name is Delaney Johnson and I am a Marketing major from Sumter, South Carolina. I chose to pursue a career in marketing because it combines my passions for both creativity and business. I love that marketing is a gateway bringing the consumer into any industry or interest. Ultimately, I want to pursue a career in entertainment marketing focusing on the music industry. The Marketing Student Advisory Board is important to me because I see how much this school pours into its students. I want to be a resource that connects fellow students to the Marketing department's phenomenal faculty and resources.