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Undergraduate journalism student Allyna Melville (BSJ19) live-tweeted her day at Medill for #MeetMedillStudents

Medill’s social media series #MeetMedillStudents gives the community an inside look into the day-to-day life of students in our journalism and integrated marketing communications programs.

Students take over Twitter for an entire day and share insights, tips and tricks from their experience as a Medill student from the @medillschool account, using the hashtag #meetMedillstudents. The following students are participating:

  • May 23: Allyna Mota Melville (BSJ19) is a first year journalism and history major from just outside of San Francisco. She has worked with the marketing team for Medill as a work-study student for all three quarters and helps create content for the website. Outside of Medill, she is the publicity chair for her a cappella group, a peer adviser for Wildcat Welcome 2016, and outreach chair for the Women's Residential College. 
  • Feb. 4: Arionne Nettles (MSJ16) is a graduate journalism student on Medill's magazine track. The Chicago native previously received a master of business administration degree from Florida A&M University and is now focused on transferring her business skills to the world of journalism. At Medill, she is working on mastering multiple storytelling platforms including print, digital, and audio. She is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. She will be live-tweeting her experience visiting Chicago's arts and entertainment organizations for "Medill Explores: Curtains Up" this Thursday, Feb. 4. Follow her on Twitter via #MeetMedillStudents. 

  • Jan. 12: Mariana Alfaro (BSJ18) is a Medill sophomore currently covering immigration for the Medill News Service in Washington D.C. as part of the Medill on the Hill program. Alfaro, an international student from San Salvador, El Salvador, is double majoring in journalism and history of the Americas and hopes to someday cover issues of Latino interest for a print publication. In Evanston, she has worked as a reporter and editor for The Daily Northwestern, as a Wildcat Welcome peer advisor and is currently serving as the vice-president of Medill's chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. She has previously worked at La Prensa Gráfica, one of El Salvador's daily newspapers, and at Universidad Iberoamericana, in Mexico City. She will be live-tweeting the State of the Union address from D.C. via #meetMedillstudents on Tuesday, Jan. 11.
  • Dec. 12: Yashna Malhotra (IMC15) is a graduating IMC student focusing on digital marketing and strategy. At Medill, she’s a member of the Social committee, the IMC for IMC Global Marketing Project and did her IMC Immersion Quarter work at Colgate Palmolive in New York. She is looking to work in the digital media and strategy space after graduation.
  • Nov. 18: Caroline Kenny (MSJ16) is a first quarter student focusing on sports and political journalism, and is taking classes in sports reporting, interactive journalism, news judgment and modern journalism frameworks. Outside of class, she’s involved with the Association for Women in Sports Media and serves on our MSJ leadership council
  • Oct. 28: IMC full-time student Aditi Ramchandani (IMC15) is a fifth quarter student specializing in Brand Strategy and Content Marketing who also serves on Medill’s IMC leadership committee. Outside of class, Ramchandani is an Angel Intuitive and Marketing Coach who teaches social entrepreneurs how to “align their marketing to their soul so they can attract ideal clients, do work that lights them up and live a life of joy.” She received a bachelor's degree in marketing from George Washington University.

 Follow the conversation on Twitter through @medillschool and #meetMedillstudents. If you’re a current student interested in taking over Twitter for Medill, please email Kaitlyn Thompson ( in Medill marketing. You can also learn more or apply to our programs at Medill by visiting our website.