Jordan Carlson, Vice President

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, I am a senior studying public relations with a minor in business administration. I am currently a domestic distribution intern at Discovery, Inc. I am very excited to serve as this year’s Vice President. I am looking forward to expanding our chapter here at the University of Tennessee so that we can create the best experiences possible for our members.


Loren Gilbert, President

Loren is the president of PRSSA this year and is so excited for all the opportunities coming this semester. She is also a member of the Chancellor’s Honors Program and curates her own fashion and lifestyle blog to practice her writing skills. When she’s not in class or interning at Moxley Carmichael, Loren can be found at Capybara Coffee with a good book!


Hannah James, Treasurer

Meet our treasurer! Hannah is a senior public relations major and a political science and business administration minor. On campus, Hannah is involved in Campus Events Board, Alpha Chi Omega, and Public Relations Society of America. She is obsessed with The Beatles, The Grateful Dead, and John Mayer and has traveled to over 35 different countries!


Victoria Johnson, Vice President of Membership

Victoria Johnson is a senior who loves public relations, building relationships with people and Broadway. Victoria has had three internships throughout her college career including a public relations firm in Sydney, Australia, a nonprofit in Chattanooga, Tennessee and her current corporate internship with Dollywood. She is excited to serve as the VP of Membership Development for PRSSA this year!


Katie Matthews, Public Relations Director

Katie is a senior PR major and communication intern for the College of Architecture and Design. She’s ready to make an impact in a student organization that has been so important in her PR career. Through meetings and professional development opportunities, PRSSA has provided her and others so many opportunities to build a network and to prepare students for future careers in communications. Katie is extremely excited for the opportunity to represent PRSSA and can’t wait for even more exciting opportunities coming this year.


Emma Thurston, Secretary

Hi! My name is Emma Thurston and I am the Secretary for PRSSA this upcoming school year! I am studying Public Relations in hopes to have a career in ministry! I currently am a children’s intern at Sevier Heights Baptist Church here in Knoxville! I love children and the Vols! I am so excited to see what the Lord does in this organization and in the lives of its members! GO VOLS!

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