Meet Our Graduate Assistants
Devon Mancini, of Shamong, New Jersey, is a student in the M.A. in Museum Professions program in the Exhibition Development professional track. She earned her B.A. in History with minors in Russian Interdisciplinary Studies and International Studies from Montclair State University in December 2018. Devon's passion for education led her to the museum field, where she saw an opportunity to use her love of creativity and design to create programs for museum visitors who have a desire to learn. In the future she hopes to work as an exhibition designer and educate the public on important topics, inspiring action and change.
Nikki Malupa, of Metro Manila, Philippines, is a student in the M.A. in Public Relations program. Before pursuing graduate studies in the U.S., Malupa earned her B.A. in Communication with an emphasis in Media Production from Assumption College in her home country. After serving in leadership positions at Studio, Assumption’s events and media organization, she interned for Shell Philippines’ Corporate Social Responsibility department. In the future, she hopes to dedicate her career to empowering nonprofit organizations through media and relations.
Allen Roberts, of Short Hills, New Jersey, is a student in the M.A. in Education for Instructional Design and Technology program. He earned his B.A. in Media Studies and Production from Marist College in 2014 and spent many years gaining experience in the field. After working for Nickelodeon, CBS's Elementary, and at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Roberts decided his passion was to become a teacher of film or digital media. He hopes to use new learnings to discuss film in an educational setting, change lives, and open minds to show young filmmakers how their ideas can inspire love, spark curiosity and influence future generations.
Prasaadi Dangolla, of Kandy, Sri Lanka, is a student in the M.A. in Strategic Communication/M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations program. Prior to attending the University, Dangolla earned her B.A. in Communications and B.A. in International Relations at Albright College. She credits her love of international relations to her traveling experiences. With a desire to continue learning about other cultures and how countries function in the international arena, graduate school was Dangolla’s next step. Looking ahead, she hopes to work at the United Nations representing her home country or be involved in foreign service.
Asya Robinson, of Neptune, New Jersey, is a student in the M.A. in Public Relations program within the College of Communication and the Arts. Robinson earned her B.A. in Communication with a minor in Political Science from Saint Peter's University in May 2019. Her experience working in the nonprofit sector at the Waterfront Project, a free legal service center that provides aid to lower income residents in Jersey City, inspired her to pursue a M.A. in Public Relations so she could develop the skills necessary to become a voice for those in need. In the future she hopes to combine her love of communication and political science and work either in the Health Communication or Political Communication fields.