Welcome to Fashion & Social Media! This blog is maintained by five undergraduate students studying Corporate Communications at James Madison University. This blog is dedicated to studying and understanding the relationship between social media and the fashion industry. In the next few months our team will conduct research and post our findings on a weekly basis. Ultimately our research will be summarized and transformed into an e-book and video form.

Now it’s time to meet our team!

Kendall Berton Kendall Berton is a senior at James Madison University with a major in Media Arts and Design and a minor in Spanish.  She is originally from Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  This past June, Kendall participated in the Art and Culture in Madrid program with JMU which helped gain experience in foreign language, communication and photography in different cultures.  Classes at JMU has helped Kendall earn experience in communication, marketing at leadership skills.  These skills have really come into play while Kendall works at Portsmouth Kayak Adventures as a Desk Manager, and Kids Camp Coordinator and as President of the JMU Ski and Snowboard Race Team.
Megan Learn Megan is a senior studying graphic design and corporate communication at James Madison University. In addition to freelancing, she is the graphic designer for JMU Athletic Photography during her school year. Last spring she was the art director/designer for student-run magazine Curio. In addition to her JMU-related design work, Megan has designed a corporate blog, style guide, micro-websites, and a variety of infographics for Verisign Inc. When not designing, Megan enjoys snowboarding, baking, and roaming through Pinterest!
Beckie Sweet Beckie Sweet is a junior at James Madison University. She is an “Army Brat” and has moved all over the United States – even Hawaii! – but calls Northern Virginia home. She has professional web and print design experience through her internship during summer 2012 at Debbie Dogrul Associates, LLC, a realty company based in Northern Virginia. She also has gained experience through classes taken in web design, advertising, and graphic design.
photo 1Liz Bixby Liz Bixby is a senior at James Madison University. She was born in Berlin, Germany and is fluent in German. Both her German and U.S background has molded Liz into who she is today. She currently resides in Northern Virginia with her family. This past summer Liz interned at the Hemophilia Association of the Capital Area, a non-profit organization located in Fairfax, VA, as the Publications and Marketing Intern. She wrote articles and press releases for their monthly newsletter and helped with their marketing efforts. Liz also has experience in advertising, photography, videography and web design.
Emily Lucas-Fitzpatrick Emily Lucas-Fitzpatrick is a fifth year at James Madison University from Springfield, Virginia. She is majoring in Media Art and Design with a concentration on Corporate Communication, while working on a double minor in Art and Sports Communication. During the summer, Emily studied in Urbino, Italy focusing on her photo, video, and reporting skills. This fall she is working in the Athletic Communication office for her practicum. In her free time, Emily works as a cheerleading and tumbling coach.

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