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Kelly King

Professor

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Jennie Balsano

Managing Director

Jennie Balsano is a senior from Indianapolis, Indiana majoring in Media Advertising with a triple specialization in Advertising Management, Media Persuasion & Behavior, and Media Psychology as well as a minor in Apparel Merchandising. Her interests include working in the advertising industry, managing advertising campaigns for brands, and analyzing consumer behavior data. With previous agency and marketing experience, she is excited to be the Managing Director of Agency 7 and lead innovative individuals to help brands succeed in original marketing objectives.

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Dylan Russo

Info & Culture Team Leader 

Dylan Russo is a senior from Los Angeles, California. He is majoring in Media Advertising and minoring in Psychology and Religious Studies. He is passionate about all things entertainment and plans to follow in his parents’ and two older brothers’ footsteps and work in the entertainment industry. He has worked with numerous entertainment companies and hopes to move back to Los Angeles after graduation and pursue a job in an agency (likely advertising or branded entertainment).

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Jared Reed

Graphic Design Team Leader

Jared is a senior at IU studying advertising. He has always had a strong interest in creating the strategies that work to change brand perceptions on a large scale. Jared has lived in Indiana all his life and in his free time enjoys writing, graphic design, and all types of creative works.

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Agia AMezcua-Bone

Web Design and Photography Team Leader

Agia Amezcua-Bone is a Junior majoring in Media Creative Advertising and minoring in Studio Art. She has always had a passion for art and design since she was young, and has found joy in the fluidity, creativity, and power that an advertising profession offers. Agia has the future goal to communicate messages through the medium of media to improve the awareness and minds of our current and emerging generations. Aside from her passion for advertising, Agia thoroughly enjoys spending her time in nature and binge watching K-Dramas on Netflix!

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Samantha Martin

Videography Team Leader

Samantha Martin is a senior from Chesterton, Indiana studying Media Advertising and Marketing. She has been creating online content since 2013 and has had the opportunity to work with brands such as Nordstorm, The ACT, and Tullip Tie Dye. Samantha is excited to be a part of Agency 7 as it gives her the opportunity to work closely with her peers, and engage in brand management and advertising. Samantha plans on continuing schooling and entering an MBA program upon graduation.

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Andrea Viduarre

Facebook & Instagram Team Leader

Andrea Vidaurre is a senior from Indianapolis, Indiana studying Media Advertising with a certificate in the Psychology of Business. Vidaurre is passionate about bringing acknowledgement and visibility to overlooked and underrepresented groups through media channels. Vidaurre aspires to find a job in the fashion industry on the West Coast after studying in LA for her last semester. In her free time, Vidaurre enjoys trying out new recipes and taking her dog for walks around campus.   

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Jacob Susina

LinkedIN Team Leader

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Julia Steinman

Blog Team Leader

Julia Steinman is a junior from Los Angeles, California, studying Media Advertising with concentrations in media psychology and creative advertising. She is passionate about advertising because she believes it is important to accurately inform the public about important social and environmental issues, and advocate for brands or businesses who are working to bring justice and awareness to such issues. Julia has a fraternal twin sister, and all three of her siblings are working in the media industry.

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Dave Schrader

PR Team Leader

Dave is a senior from Indianapolis studying advertising and marketing. He likes to ski, run occasionally, and clean his house because of his sloppy roommates 3-4 times a day. Dave’s super stoked to play a part in Agency 7 and thinks there’s some gooooood stuff comin’ from this group.

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Grace Galman

Writing Team Leader 

Grace Galman is from Orland Park, IL and is a senior majoring in media advertising. Grace is looking forward to gaining real world experience through Agency 7 and diving into her creative side. In her free time you can find Grace hanging out with her friends, eating Taste of India, or watching Tik Toks!

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Ben Rygiel

Photography, Videography, and Facebook & Instagram Team Memeber

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Jennie Moran

Blog and Writing Team Member

Jennie Moran is a senior from Chesterton, IN majoring in Media Advertising with a specialization in Creative Advertising. She is also minoring in Psychology and receiving a certificate in History of Rock. Her interests include copywriting and social media marketing. She is a social media editor for both the IU School of Public Health’s Department of Applied Health Science and the Indiana Daily Student. In her free time, she loves listening to podcasts, hanging out with friends, and baking.

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ELiza Fry

Graphic Design and Photography Team Member

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Simin Zhang

Facebook & Instagram and Writing Team Member

Simin Zhang is an international student from China. Zhang is a senior and her major is advertising, minor is marketing. Zhang is keen on communication and understanding everyone’s honest thoughts. Zhang is eager to get a job in China that suits her. In her free time, Zhang likes playing with cats, watching movies, and cooking.

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SHifang Wei

Photography, Videography, and Facebook & Instagram Team Member

Shifang Wei is a senior from China. Her major is advertising and her minor is marketing and creative technology in art and design. She is a very persistent person, very passionate, and patient with what she likes.  She likes to cook, and sometimes she spends a few hours just cooking a dish she likes.

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Layla Fogelman

PR and Facebook & Instagram Team Member 

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Payton Greeson

Writing, PR, Videography, LinkedIN, and Graphic Design Team Member

Payton Greeson is a senior at IU studying media advertising with a minor in marketing. He decided to take this class because he believes that learning about all different kinds of advertising and media is important for this industry. In his free time, Payton likes to go to bars with his friends and play video games.

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Lauren Kessler

PR and Facebook & Instagram Team Member

Lauren is a current senior majoring in Media Advertising and minoring in Marketing from Marlboro, NJ. She became interested in Advertising since she grew up surrounded by the industry from her family holding previous positions at agencies. In her free time, you can find Lauren going out with friends, watching television and working out.

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