Terryn D. Hall | Director of Outreach
Terryn Hall is passionate about the role that strategic communications can play in education reform. To this end, she serves as the Director of Outreach for SponsorChange, working to get members fired up about the mission. As a recent graduate, she has an intimate knowledge of strain student loan can put on one’s pockets. Terryn obtained her B.A. in public relations from Hampton University and her Master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University. She currently works in the non-profit sector in the area of fundraising and development.
Kelsey Halling | Civic Engagement Advocate
Kelsey is the Outreach and Development Coordinator at Coro Pittsburgh, where her responsibilities include event-coordination, managing marketing and public relations efforts, and acting as the Alumni Coordinator. She received her B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from the University of Pittsburgh.
Outside of Coro, Kelsey serves on planning committees for annual fundraisers, runs, and is a fierce supporter of the Pittsburgh music scene. She is originally from the Philadelphia area, but loves Pittsburgh and is thrilled to call it home. When she isn’t blogging for Sponsorchange.org or Coro, she maintains her blog “So Type A”, at www.sotypea.blogspot.com.
Patricia Hudak | Young Adult Coach
Patricia Hudak (25) is the founder and CEO of Real World 101. Through Real World 101, Patricia aims to help the next generation of young adults make better decisions in their twenties and beyond. The mission of Real World 101 is to prepare college students and recent college graduates for life after college. Through innovative care packages and online media, Real World 101 educates young adults in areas of post-college life, such as personal finances, health and fitness, career, social life, travel and entertainment, and home life.
She is a graduate of New York University with bachelors’ degrees in marketing and management from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business.
C. Cryn Johannsen | Higher Education Policy Expert
Ms. C. Cryn Johannsen is the creator of Education Matters, and is an advocate for people who are struggling or unable to pay off their student loans. As a result of her advocacy work, she has forged professional relationships with organizations dedicated to higher education and employment. Her work has allowed her to connect with policy analysts and politicians who are concerned about the serious societal issue of student loan debt.
Ms. Johannsen has spent years in academic environments, giving her an insider’s understanding of a variety of educational institutions and how they function. She worked for an academic publisher, which allowed her to understand higher education from a business perspective. She possesses a hands-on and practical understanding of academia as well as intellectual and research-oriented knowledge.
Ms. Johannsen received an M.A. in the Social Sciences from the University of Chicago; she also has an M.A. in history from Brown in addition to being an exchange scholar at Harvard University.