Introducing the 2014 Aqua Squad!

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The “Aqua Squad” is the Greater Cleveland Aquarium Marketing Department’s street team. Throughout the upcoming summer, the interns will attend various
events throughout the Cleveland community to serve as the face of the aquarium, as well as take on individual marketing projects to promote the GCA. The
eight teammates of the Aqua Squad come from a variety of different backgrounds, universities and majors. Read more about them here:

Megan N.

University and Major:
Ohio University; E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. Strategic Communication Major

Marketing Project and Plans:
I am working alongside Alex in renovating and updating the aquarium’s blog: The Daily Feed. My biggest goal is to produce strong and personable
content for reader’s enjoyment and focus on featuring all of the different people and jobs that are vital to the aquarium’s success.

Most Excited About:
I am most excited about working in such a unique and exciting environment, not many people can say they touched a stingray on the first day of their
internship. I am also excited to have the opportunities to write and to interact with members of the community in my hometown city of Cleveland.

Favorite Hobbies:
Writing and traveling!

Career Goal:
After graduating from Ohio University, I hope to move to Nashville, TN to begin a career as an artist publicist or working in Public Relations at a record
label.

Alex

University and Major:
Kent State University. Public Relations Major.

Marketing Project and Plans:
I am partnering with Megan to update the GCA blog, The Daily Feed. We hope to make The Daily Feed more reader friendly and incorporate
our experiences as interns in the content. Ultimately, I hope the blog becomes an outlet for readers to get a behind-the-scenes view of the aquarium and
its employees.

Most Excited About:
I am most excited about interacting with other Cleveland organizations. I think Cleveland is an exciting area and there are a lot of hidden treasures in
the city.

Favorite Hobbies:
I’m obsessed with anything and everything related to cooking. I love to cook, bake and eat at as many new restaurants as possible.

Career Goal:
I hope to combine my passion for food and PR and work in corporate PR for a restaurant or food brand. In the future, I’d love to have the time and
opportunity to open my own coffee shop.

Meredith

University and Major:
Ohio Northern University. Marketing Major and Design Minor.

Marketing Project and Plans:
I am working on creating promotional materials through Graphic Design.

Most Excited About:
I am most excited about learning from professionals in the industry during my internship experience.

Favorite Hobbies:
I love dancing and have preformed in several productions at my university.

Career Goal:
I have high hopes to become an Account Manager at a marketing firm.

Morgan

University and Major:
Ohio University; E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. Strategic Communication Major.

Marketing Project and Plans:
This summer I am working on Instagram, Pinterest and Photography for GCA and I plan to improve on the Instagram and make it a bigger advertisement to
encourage more customers to visit and support GCA.

Most Excited About:
I am most looking forward to getting experience in social media and PR, but also getting to know all the other interns and staff at GCA.

Favorite Hobbies:
Photography, painting and soccer!

Career Goal:
My dream job would be to work for Coca-Cola on their “open happiness machine” campaign.

McKenzie

University and Major:
Kent State University. Organizational Communication Major.

Marketing Project and Plans:
I am working on creating partnerships. I plan on finding the aquarium new local partners and opportunities.

Most Excited About:
I am most looking forward to fine tuning my communication skills. I am also excited about challenging myself and helping the aquarium find new partners.

Favorite Hobbies:
I love spending time with my friends and family!

Career Goal:
In the future I would love to work in the HR department of some corporation.

Jonathan

University and Major:
Miami University. History and Strategic Communication Major.

Marketing Project and Plans:
I am working on the Shark Week event.

Most Excited About:
I am most excited about gaining workplace experience and working with people.

Favorite Hobbies:
Ultimate Frisbee, backyard sports, writing, reading and being social.

Career Goal:
Ideally, something in history.

Megan C.

University and Major:
Miami University. Marketing Major.

Marketing Project and Plans:
I am working on the Shark Week event and planning to create fun, interactive events through social media.

Most Excited About:
I’m most looking forward to getting more involved in the aquarium and the Greater Cleveland area. The aquarium is a great place to visit, and I hope people
develop the same passion as I do for this organization.

Favorite Hobbies:
My favorite hobby is baking! My favorite thing to make is cupcakes.

Career Goal:
My career goal is to ultimately own my own bakery.

Jasmin

University and Major:
Cleveland State University. Journalism and Promotional Communication Major.

Marketing Project and Plans:
I am working on researching different events in the Cleveland area and reaching out to these ongoing events to help promote the aquarium.

Most Excited About:
I am most excited about gaining experience and promoting the aquarium! And also, being around the sharks all day!

Favorite Hobby:
Going on walks through downtown Cleveland!

Career Goal:
Event management or a planner for weddings, concerts or caterers!