2020-2021 EXECUTIVE BOARD
President, Kimberly Alduante
Kimberly Aldunte, is a senior at Florida International University, is studying public relations and advertising with a concentration in social media and e-marketing analytics. Kimberly is the FIU PRSSA Chapter President for 2020 -2021. Kimberly is the Tri-State District Ambassador for PRSSA National assisting 10 chapters in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. She serves on the Diversity and Inclusion PRoud Council Committee for PRSSA National creating events and initiatives for 9,000 students.
She has experience in social media, influencer relations, events, sponsorships, design, and blogging.
She works as a social media and influencer relations for Eleven10 Agency. Previously she has worked for Miami Super Bowl LIV, Joe DiMaggio Children Hospital, Univision, hospitality, and entertainment pr firms.
Vice President, Kristy Galarza
I'm the Vice President of the PRSSA chapter in FIU as well as a Senior majoring in PRAAC- Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communications. I have a strong passion for the beauty industry and helping brands create an engaged and devoted audience online. I have a demonstrated history of working in the social media, influencer marketing, and communications industry. I was a former social media intern for Eleven10Agency where I worked on accounts such as Lights Lacquer & Lights Label creating content, brand relevancy, & attracting the right consumers. This then led me to an internship position at Alamar Cosmetics- A Latina-owned and operated beauty brand based in Miami, FL where I currently work as the Social media & Influencer relations manager.
Co-Director of PR, Karla Manrara
Karla Manrara, is a Senior public relations, advertising, and applied communications major. As FIU PRSSA’s co-director of public relations, she is responsible for maintaining a cohesive identity for the FIU PRSSA website. This includes writing blog posts and connecting with current and potential members online. Karla has a specific interest in PR in beauty, sports, and entertainment.
Outside of PRSSA Karla began her own personal blog as her creative outlet back in 2016. She designed and maintains her website and writes about all topics lifestyle-related such as home decor, latest fashion trends, beauty, and travel. When she is not blogging you can find Karla spending time with her family or shopping for new pieces.
She encourages anyone to connect with her on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/karlamanrara) and Instagram (@kmanrara)
Co-Director of PR, Ashley Gonzalez
Ashley is a senior pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in English Writing and Rhetoric, as well as a certificate in Global Media Communications. She will be graduating in December 2020 and intends to receive a Master's Degree in Communication Studies. Ashley has been active in the PR and Marketing worlds since her time at Miami Dade College; she has been the President of the Marketing and Communications Association at MDC, as well as the PR Director for Model United Nations at MDC. This summer, she completed a Digital Marketing Internship with GAOTek Industries and is currently one of the Public Relations Director for FIU PRSSA. When she is not also working on the FIU Center for Excellence in Writing's Instagram page, she enjoys spending time with her family and watching Disney movies.
Co-Director of Marketing, Natalia Caceres
Natalia Caceres is a senior at Florida International University. She is studying public relations, advertising & applied communications. Natalia is the marketing director for FIU PRSSA. Natalia loves the marketing world. She interned at rbb communications as a Digital Marketing Intern. She managed 5 different accounts at the same time- creating content creation, content calendars, graphic designs, and more for her clients. She enjoys making content on social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook. Natalia has a very bubbly personality. Off-campus, Natalia is always working on her small business called “Nala Jewelry.” She has a passion for jewelry and is a fashion guru.
If you’d like to get to know more about her & get involved in PRSSA you can reach out to her through email Ncace012@fiu.edu or you can also follow her on Instagram @nataacaceres or @nalajewelry17
Co-Director of Marketing, Viviana Nunes
Viviana Nunes, a senior at Florida International University, is studying Public relations, Advertising, and Applied Communications with a minor in social media and e-marketing. Viviana is an International student from Venezuela and a transfer student from Miami Dade College where she completed her AA degree in Mass Communication and Journalism.
Currently, she works at FIU One Card and is doing an internship as a publicist with BOLD FIU. Also, she is a part of the FIU PRSSA where she creates marketing campaigns for any social media and is part of the Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) and TAP Ambassador program. Her interests include dancing, exploring new places to eat, photographing, and traveling. Her favorite social media are Pinterest and Instagram.
If you have any questions about FIU, PR, or internships, feel free to reach out to her via email at and connect with her on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/viviana-nunesb/. She will be glad to answer any questions.
Co-Director of Digital Media, Irina Barneda
Irina is an out-of-state sophomore majoring in PRACC with a minor in social media and e-marketing. She is a writer for PantherNOW, a strategy intern with BOLD FIU, and Co-Director of Digital Media here at PRSSA.
Co-Director of Digital Media, Jessica Fernandez
Jessica Fernandez is a senior at Florida International University majoring in digital communications and media with a minor in social media and e-marketing analytics. Jessica is currently a co-director of Digital Media for FIU PRSSA where she is in charge of creating graphics that are posted on FIU PRSSA’s social media accounts. Apart from FIU PRSSA, Jessica is also a graphic design intern at BOLD FIU, a student-run communications agency, where she works as part of the creative team making social media post templates, logos, and animations for a variety of clients/ accounts such as FIU Theater and FIU GSC.
Feel free to connect with her via LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicaofernandez/ as well as through Instagram @jess__olivia if you have any questions or you would like to get to know more about her.
Director of Membership, Claudia Hernandez
Open Executive Board Positions
Finance & Fundraiser Director
Process payments and keep a record of purchases.
Oversee bank account finances and funds.
Prepare budget and provide financial reports when needed.
Assist Events to plan, organize and execute events to raise funds for the organization.
Plan and execute events each semester, including fundraisers, workshops, social mixers, etc.
Develop a strategy to gain more sponsorship and promote recruitment.
Collaborate with the Director of Public Relations to organize and execute agency tours, trips, and other events.
Collaborate with Social Media to promote PRSSA functions.
Social Media Coordinator
Create and maintain content on all social media platforms.
Must be able to work with: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Create a social media calendar and develop a social media strategy.
Maintain members engaged and maintain the cohesive Instagram feed.
Create promotional material (flyers, brochures, etc.) when necessary.
Keep track of social media analytics including growth, likes, etc.