Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Graduate Assistants

Kelly Corley

Kelly Corley is a graduate student at the University of Mississippi, pursuing her masters in Integrated Marketing Communication. Aside from working in the Overby Center, she interns at Ole Miss Wesley working on their social media and marketing.

Kayli Hankins

Kayli Hankins is a second-year IMC graduate student from Madison, Miss. She has two assistantships, one with the Overby Center and one running social media for Dr. Graham Bodie’s “Listen First Project“ nonprofit. She has many interests, including social media coordinating, brand strategizing, event planning, account planning, content planning and graphic design.

Delila Nakaidinae

Delila Nakaidinae is a first year graduate student in the School of Journalism and new media. She is from Fort Defiance, Ariz., on the Navajo Nation and works to amplify the words of her people. Delila specializes in content creation, with her focus on videography and video editing.

Alexander Norris

Alexander Norris graduated from The University of Mississippi in 2022 with a degree in print journalism. During his undergraduate years, the Collierville, Tenn., native freelanced as an arts and culture writer for the Daily Mississippian and Hotty Toddy News. Norris is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communication because he is passionate about creating engaging content to help organizations grow and reach their target audiences. In his free time, Norris enjoys hitting the gym, experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen, and catching up with friends over a glass of wine or craft beer.

Jaylin Smith

Jaylin R. Smith is a native of Greenwood, Miss., and a first year graduate student in the Journalism and New Media program at the University of Mississippi. Her undergraduate experience can be attributed to Mississippi Valley State University, where she received two degrees in Mass Communications and Speech Communications with a concentration in broadcasting. She was the Valedictorian of her class. Smith is currently a McNair Scholar looking to further hone her skills in research and data analysis. Her upbringings and relationships with her mother, grandmother, and father have allowed her to understand the full context of strength, independence, Black womanhood, love and forgiveness. She is truly her ancestors’ wildest, craziest, most-dangerous, “rebel-like“ dreams.

Student Workers

Chloe Calo

Chloe Calo is a junior from Woodbury, Conn., studying IMC with a specialization in Public Relations. Her goals following Ole Miss include moving to a city and working for an advertising agency or a name brand company.

Zoe Keyes

Zoe Keyes is a sophomore IMC major from Madison, Miss. Along with working for the Overby Center, she works part time as a barista. Zoe is planning to pursue a profession in photography when she graduates.

Emily O’Reilly

Emily O’Reilly, a native of Madison, Miss., is a sophomore Journalism major at the University of Mississippi with an emphasis in social justice and political reporting. She aims to pursue a career writing for major news sites.

Sahara Portlance

Sahara Portlance is a Journalism major from Baltimore, Md., who’s interested in working in the social media and marketing fields.