Megan is from Toronto, Canada and studies Communication Technology Practices & Platforms and Business at USC. Megan, currently a senior, has a passion for mission-driven brand innovators, emerging technology, and marketing. She is currently working in Digital Marketing at Mira, an augmented reality company in LA. Last summer, she worked as a Performance and Programmatic Marketing intern at IBM. She has also held past roles in marketing consulting, business development, and digital marketing at R/GA, Thrive Market, Coveteur, HBO, USC Student Government, The Daily Trojan, and KIND Snacks.
Daniel is a Junior, majoring in Business Administration and minoring in Public Relations. A Bay Area native, Daniel has held a variety of positions ranging from transmedia branding, to high tech sales. At USC, Daniel is a Tour Guide in the USC Admission Center and a mentor through USC Troy Camp. This semester Daniel is a marketing intern at the media company, SoulPancake, and will head back to San Francisco this summer to join the Account Development team at MuleSoft, an integration software company.
VP OF CONSULTING
Puneet is from San Jose, CA and is a current sophomore studying Computer Science and Business Administration at USC. Puneet is especially interested in digital marketing and creative brand development strategies. She spent this last summer interning with Matterport. Here she worked on creating email campaigns, reengagement campaigns targeting the largest customer segment, and extensive data analysis to develop product utilization initiatives. Around campus, Puneet is also the Director of Technology, and a part of the communications committee, for the Marshall Business Student Government. Puneet’s enthusiasm for studying the intersection of evolving technology and traditional marketing fuels her drive to pursue a career in marketing.
DIRECTOR OF CONSULTING
Divya is from San Diego, California and is studying Business Administration with a minor in Economics at USC. Currently a sophomore, Divya spent her past summer as a digital marketing intern at a marketing agency, where she worked on optimizing social media marketing strategies, implemented new search engine optimization techniques, and worked with the intern team to create a multi-touch marketing campaign. Through this internship, Divya found her interest in marketing strategy and is pursuing client based work in this field. Around campus, Divya is also involved with Marshall Business Student Government where she strives to make a difference in the business school, and she works as a Marketing Assistant at Viterbi GAPP offices.
VP OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Sarah, a sophomore from Westchester, New York, is currently majoring in Business Administration with a minor in Public Relations. Last summer, she used her branding experience from AIM to streamline communication and marketing methods for a local psychological evaluator, focusing on strategy and implementation of both design and content. On campus, Sarah is currently the Vice President of Public Relations at Delta Delta Delta and the Volunteer Coordinator Intern at Challah for Hunger. In attempt to constantly cross over between public relations and marketing, Sarah is currently interning at Slate PR this semester. She is is fascinated by brand representations through both the public relations and marketing sides of companies or influential individuals. After loving her semester working at USC’s student-run television station Trojan Vision, she hopes to combine her passions for entertainment with her fascination of branding, marketing, and public relations.
Director of Social Development
Emma is from Hong Kong and is currently majoring in Business Administration and minoring in Public Relations. Emma, currently a sophomore, has discovered a passion for marketing, brand strategy, and brand design through interning as a Director of Marketing and Social Media at both Victorywear Apparel and Zamira Fashion Limited during her previous semesters at USC. Last summer, Emma explored visual communications, styling, image creation, fashion marketing, and ethical issues surrounding fashion at Condé Nast in London, England. On campus, Emma is part of the USC Chamber Ballet Company and a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. Emma hopes to integrate the worlds of business and fashion together through a marketing perspective.
VP of Professional Development
Josh is a Los Angeles native and is a junior majoring in Business Cinematic Arts. Josh has immersed himself within his passion for entertainment through internships at Wire Walker Studios and Lionsgate where he has developed and pitched new content to foundations, and has assisted in the marketing and publicity efforts off the films La La Land, Black Butterfly, Rock Dog, Unlocked, and more. He is also currently running the marketing efforts at Downbeat Entertainment, a student-founded production company, with clients ranging from underground artists to the creators of the popular short film “DARE”. Josh hopes to further pursue a future in marketing, entertainment, and helping creators share their stories.
Director of Communications and Finance
A San Francisco native, Winny is a junior majoring in Business Administration and minoring in Web Technologies and Applications. Winny spent her summer as a market research intern at Lieberman Research Worldwide and built a website for CCI, an electrical engineering lab at USC. She is also the director of TEDxUSC and is involved in other campus organizations as well. Ultimately speaking, Winny is passionate about creating great experiences through design and UX. Winny plans to pursue a career in marketing and other creative fields.
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VP of Social Development
A native of Portland, Oregon, Geetha Somayajula is a junior pursuing degrees in both Business Administration and Choral Music. The unique combination of her degrees merges both the creative and analytical, inspiring her interest in pursuing strategy consulting. Geetha’s expertise lies in digital marketing, with experience in digital strategy development at a fashion brand, Sseko Designs, and in financial services, at Houlihan Lokey, a leading global investment bank. In addition to AIM, Geetha serves as an Instructional Assistant in the Accounting department, sings in USC’s Concert Choir, and teaches music lessons to children in the community.
VP of Professional Development
Neil hails from Dayton, Ohio, and currently studies Computational Neuroscience and Neurocinematics at the University of Southern California, with a minor in entrepreneurship. Neil, currently a Junior, comes from a deeply scientific background, having worked in several lab settings over the years. Now involved with the USC Brain and Creativity Institute, USC World Building Media Lab, and the USC Creative Media and Behavioral Health Center, Neil aims to marry the fields of neuroscience, multimedia, and marketing. This past summer, he interned under the CEO of NCLUSIVE, a Creative Agency and Venture Studio in Hollywood, California.
Director of Communications
Born and raised in LA, Madison is a junior studying Communication and Marketing at USC. With a love for the storytelling aspect of marketing, Madison has decided to pursue a career in entertainment both in and outside of school. On campus, she has been a producer on Trojan Vision and Director of Public Relations for the business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi. Last summer, she interned in Creative Services at Sony Pictures Television and is currently exploring the digital realm of entertainment at Fullscreen Media.
Originally from Redding, Connecticut, Samantha Schwear is a junior studying Business with a concentration in Advertising & Promotion Strategy, and double minoring in Psychology and Design at the University of Southern California. Raised in a family of advertisers, Samantha has a particular interest in brand strategy and identity, drawing inspiration from her diverse studies. On campus, she also serves as the Brand Director of Spark SC, USC's entrepreneurship and innovation hub. With experience in the field of planning, she has interned at Giant Spoon and 180LA working with clients from a variety of industries including NBC, HP, Disney, Expedia, Boost Mobile, and University of Pheonix.
Alisha is a junior majoring in Business Administration, concentrating in Marketing, and with a double minor in Psychology and Communication Design. For the last three summers she has interned with Procter & Gamble at their global headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio - most recently on the Olay global brand marketing team. During the school year, she has also interned with CBS Films. On campus, she has been involved with Undergraduate Student Government as the Assistant Director of the Philanthropy Funding Board, Marshall Business Network, and USC's Bollywood Dance Team (Zeher). Upon graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in brand management.