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Meet Our Team

agency Executives


Luiza Tavares Decenzi

Agency Director

Luiza Tavares Decenzi (QST ’25) is a Sophomore at Kilachand Honors College studying Public Relations and Business Administration. She previously served as a Crisis & Research Team Associate and Social Media Director at Unleashed. She is currently the VP of Marketing of the Boston University Consulting Group and the Creative Director for the Guerrilla Marketing Society. Her interests lie in image management, marketing, social responsibility campaigning, and graphic design.

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Siru Chen

Agency Coordinator

Siru Chen is a graduate student pursuing a Masters in Public Relations at Boston University's College of Communication. 

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Giana Carrozza

Vanessa Gerard Account Manager

Giana Carrozza is the account manager for Vanessa Gerard. She is a junior studying Public Relations and she is from Norton, Massachusetts. Giana is the PR Coordinator for BU PRSSA and has been a member of the club for two years. She is currently an intern at Michele Marie Public Relations and she hopes to pursue a career in lifestyle and beauty PR.

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Shannon Blake

Research Director

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Apurva Bhandari

Social Media Director

Apurva Bhandari is a junior majoring in Media Science and minoring in Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Sociology. She previously served as a Crisis & Research Team Associate. She is a marketing and communications intern with the Boston University School of Social Work and is a content strategist at Charcoal Magazine. She is also the incoming VP of DEI for COM Student Government. Apurva is interested in highlighting diverse voices and understanding audiences.

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Aristea Angelakis

Media Relations Co-Director

Aristea Angelakis is a sophomore majoring in Health Science and minoring in Public Relations. She previously served as a social media team associate for UnleashedPR, and is currently the Communications Assistant for Sargent College. She is also a research intern for Boston Children’s Hospital, where her work focuses on increasing participant engagement in studies. Her interests lie in health communications and public health, and she is passionate about finding ways to improve community health with communication.

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Amanda Yuanyuan Wu

Media Relations Co-Director

Amanda is a junior studying Public Relations and International Relations. She is from Shanghai, China. Before serving as the Crisis and Research Team Director, she was a Media Relations Associate last semester. She is passionate about bringing good social causes through communications and has experience in nonprofit fundraising, campaign management, and event planning. She’s also an Account Executive at PRLab, a research assistant at the Pardee School, and a writer at Migration Tales. Outside of school, Amanda loves watching West End, French, and German musicals.

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