Our Recent Recipient
Jennifer Zuniga of the University of Central Florida
Jennifer Zuniga is a third-year University of Central Florida student studying Radio-Television with a concentration of Media Management Operations with a minor in Marketing. Jennifer is a diligent student and currently carries a 3.5 GPA at UCF and is expected to graduate in May of 2020. Jennifer really enjoys concepts regarding social media, branding, and marketing and she has developed a passion for that particular field. In the future, Jennifer would like to obtain her Masters in Marketing or Digital Marketing and later work in the field at a company based in one of these locations: New York, California, or her hometown of Miami. In her free time from studying, Jennifer loves to indulge in Travel Vlogs, Beauty videos, and Korean entertainment and culture. One day, Jennifer hopes to be able to travel more often and experience other countries and cultures, especially South Korea.
Marissa Heffernan of the University of Arizona
Marissa Heffernan is studying Journalism and Environmental Science at the University of Arizona. She fell in love with journalism in high school, and has been covering issues and events in her communities since then. She started as a youth columnist for her local paper, the Journal Tribune, and then in college, worked at the student newspaper the Daily Wildcat as a opinions, news and science reporter, a science editor and now as a managing editor. This past summer, she also interned at the Arizona Daily Star on the science desk, covering everything from citizen science to plastic straws. When she graduates in 2019, she hopes to travel the world, working as an environmental journalist. When she’s not living and breathing journalism, she loves to hike, rock climb and watch crime show reruns. Most of the pictures on her phone are of her cat, Donnie, doing all manner of cat things.
Brian Braun of the University of Central Florida
Brian Braun is a junior pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Digital Media – Game Design. He goes to school full time and loves being a student at UCF. Brian would like to someday be able to show his work through filmmaking and video games, or whatever project he may be working on at that time. Any job where he can brighten people’s day is a good job, as far as Brian is concerned. Brian loves to motivate people, make them smile, and laugh in tough times because that’s what life is all about!