My name is Lauren Rautenkranz and I’m your Gator NBS 2013-2014 Chapter President. I’m a senior Telecommunications-News major. Through NBS, I’ve built lifelong friendships and have been able to network with professionals in the industry. I love how the organization brings people together and helps students better their own careers. I have big plans for NBS this year! I’m a passionate, enthusiastic storyteller and hope to mix my love of reporting features and weather into a career. If you have any questions or would like to get more involved with NBS, or the CJC in general, you can find me on Twitter @larautenkranz. Go Gators!
Hello everybody, I’m John Thomas and I’m your 2013-2014 NBS Vice President. I’m studying Telecommunications Management and will be graduating Spring 2014. I have a passion for multimedia retailing and the uses of mobile devices for multimedia purposes. NBS provides an amazing network of people who are dedicated to help its members through the college experience and I am dedicated to helping to maintain and grow this network. I’m looking forward to a great upcoming year. Go Gators!
My name is Connor Hachey and I am the Director of Communications. I’m a junior Telecommunications – Production Major and Business Administration Minor. I love UF’s chapter of the National Broadcasting Society because it provides the unique opportunity for all CJC majors to come together and network while working on exciting/creative projects. Professionally, I hope to attend a graduate film school and write/produce awesome movies.
I’m Ben Bornstein, a senior Telecommunications-News major, and getting involved with NBS has been one of the best decisions I’ve made in the past 3 years. This year, I’m your Gator NBS Secretary. I’ve met a lot of great people and made important contacts along the way as well. I love Gator sports and I cover Men’s Basketball for ESPN Ocala/Gainesville in my spare time.
I’m Beth Benge. I’m a sophomore Telecomm management major and your 2013-2014 NBS Treasurer. I love the opportunities NBS has to offer students whether it be the advisory council, guest speakers or news test prep. I hope to become a casting director and work for Saturday Night Live. The Office is the best television show. If you need any other info, let me know!
Hi! I’m Jenny Tintner and I’m your 2013-14 Historian. I’m a second year Telecomm-News major. I’ll be the one at all the NBS events taking pictures of everyone! My dream job has always been to work for 60 Minutes. Go Gators!
My name is Amanda Di Lella and I’m a third year Telecommunications major on the news track. I’m this year’s NBS Community Service Chair. Broadcast journalism has been my passion since a very young age which is why I decided to become a Gator! It’s the perfect place to get the kind of experience that I need to one day become a news reporter. I love NBS because it gives me the chance to interact with others who share the same love and passion for broadcasting that I’ve always had!
Hi! I’m Melissa Marrero and I’m a third year Telecommunications student. Your 2013-2014 Fundraising Chair is from Miami, Florida! I love being a part of the National Broadcasting Society because it’s a way to network and connect with other students in the same field of interest. My ultimate future goal is to become a news anchor like Laurie Jennings or Lawrence Zeiger,”Larry King”. Please feel free to tweet or message me on Twitter: @melissa_marrero. Go Gators!
I’m Robert Judin. I’m a senior dual-major in journalism and sport management with a minor in business administration. I hope to land an internship with a professional basketball franchise and work in sports before eventually becoming a sports analyst for ESPN. My favorite part about NBS is that there’s always someone willing to help you out. If you are unsure what you want to do with your life or which career you want to pursue, someone will help you figure it out. The entire organization is very welcoming and ambitious. You can usually catch me in the atrium of Weimer Hall. Everyone says that I’ve turned the atrium into my personal office because I’m always there. Don’t be afraid to stop by to chat or ask about NBS. Part of the reason I’m the social chair is because I love to talk!
My name is Carla Bayron and I am a senior Telecommunications-News major. I’m your NBS Education Chair. I love NBS because it provides wonderful networking opportunities for students. I enjoy attending NBS events and workshops, which have personally helped me to prepare for my future career in broadcasting. NBS has also given me the opportunity to meet fellow students from the UF College of Journalism and Communications. In the future, I would love to be an anchorwoman for a major news network and my dream is to become a personality on a major news television show that addresses all kinds of issues affecting the United States and the world.