Member Monday: Brooke Vogelsmeier

Q: Your Name?
A: Brooke Vogelsmeier

Q: At what school do you work?
A: Northwest Missouri State University

Q: What is your role? 
A: Advertising Manager

Q: How long have you been in your current role?
A: I started as a sales representative at Northwest Student Media in the spring of 2020. I held that position for a year before I became advertising manager in the spring of 2021.

Q: What is your dream job?
A: My dream job was to work in the digital world of advertising. I have signed a contract to work for Precision Reach as a Digital Advertising Operations Specialist in the agricultural industry after I graduate.

Q: What is a fun fact about you, your town, your University?
A: University: Northwest was originally a teacher’s college. Most recently, our men’s basketball team won their third consecutive national championship and fourth in five years. 

Q: What are you most proud of at your current Student Media Org?
A: I am proud of the strong relationships between our reps and our clients. We’ve helped small businesses thrive and updated our media platforms to meet client wants/needs through digital advertising. 

Q: What is your favorite snack on a road trip?
A: Candy: Strawberry Sour Punch Bites 

Drink: Dr. Pepper is a MUST, but only in a fountain drink.

Member Monday: Evan Mealins

 Q: Your Name?
A: Evan Mealins

Q: At what school do you work?
A: Auburn University

Q: What is your role? 
A: Editor-in-Chief

Q: How long have you been in your current role?
A: Since May 2021

Q: What is your dream job?
A: Investigative reporter at a national publication

Q: What is a fun fact about you, your town, your University?
A: Me: I ran a half marathon around a track once. Auburn: I’ve always liked the unofficial slogan (The Loveliest Village on the Plains) comes from a poem by Oliver Goldsmith (The Deserted Village). Auburn University: They can’t keep you from sleeping in the library (unconfirmed by seems to be true). 

Q: What are you most proud of at your current Student Media Org?
A: Our ability to make real, tangible changes on our campus. 

Q: What is your favorite snack on a road trip?
A: Gummy worms

member Monday: Caroline Shipley

Q: Your Name?
A: Caroline Shipley

Q: At what school do you work?
A: Texas Tech University

Q: What is your role? 
A: Student Marketing Manager

Q: How long have you been in your current role?
A: I started with The Daily Toreador as an Account Executive and I was in the position for a year before I moved into the Student Marketing Manager role. I’ve been in this position for the school year. 

Q: What is your dream job?
A: An outdoor adventure guide!!! I’m currently trying to make that a reality through working with Wilderness Therapy organizations. 

Q: What is a fun fact about you, your town, your University?
A: Fun fact about me: I slept outside for a total of 5 weeks this past summer. Fun fact about Lubbock: It’s the easiest town to navigate because the streets are set up on a grid system. Fun fact about Texas Tech: In case you haven’t heard, we have the best atmosphere in college basketball!

Q: What are you most proud of at your current Student Media Org?
A: I think something about the DT that’s super cool is that we try to match our audience’s needs and the needs of our clients. We have several special sections that do both of those things throughout the year. 

Q: What is your favorite snack on a road trip?
A: It’s a weird combination: honey BBQ Fritos (they hit different on the road) and cherry sours!

Member Monday: Kim Blumhardt

Q: Your Name?
A: Kim Blumhardt

Q: At what school do you work?
A: Colorado State University

Q: What is your role?
A: Advertising Director

Q: How long have you been in student media?
A: 33 years

Q: What are you most proud of at your current Student Media org?
A: I am especially proud of how Rocky Mountain Student Media has been able to adapt to the changing media environment by introducing new revenue streams, while at the same time maintaining strong traditional print revenues. We have fostered relationships with university partners that have allowed us to grow in areas that are not typically growth areas. Covid forced us to get back to some “old school” ways of doing things and in the end it was a step forward instead of a step back. Who knew?! 

Q: What is a fun fact about you, your town, your University?
A: I was an advertising sales representative at my college newspaper, The Daily Nebraskan, University of Nebraska. Aside from a couple short stints at our local newspapers, my entire career has been with student media.

Q: What is a media project you would most like to pick someone’s brain about?
A: Tic Tok. 

Q: What is your favorite snack on a road trip?
A: Cheese Popcorn. My go to since college days.

Kim’s contact is [email protected]

Member Monday: Isabel Cambiaso

Q: Your Name?
A: Isabel Cambiaso

Q: At what school do you work?
A: California State University, Fullerton

Q: How long have you been in student media?
A: 2 years

Q: What are you most proud of at your current Student Media org?
A: I have brought in the most sales ever made at the Daily Titan and won the Daily Titan’s first few CMBAM Sales awards.

Q: What is a fun fact about you, your town, your University?
A: A fun fact about me is Seinfeld is my comfort show.

Q: What is your dream job after graduation?
A: My dream job after graduation is to work in finance for a record label. 

Q: What is your favorite snack on a road trip?
A: Honestly, I don’t have a favorite snack on a road trip… but the staple items are definitely a Cherry Icee, Limon Hot Cheetos, Cheez-Its, and Peanut M&Ms. 

member Monday: Billy Ferris

Q: Your Name?
A: Billy Ferris

Q: At what school do you work?
A: Auburn University

Q: What is your role?
A: Assistant Director, Student Media

Q: How long have you been in student media?
A: This is my 7th year in Student Media

Q: What are you most proud of at your current Student Media org?
A: I am most proud of the way we transitioned the Plainsman, our newspaper, into a primarily digital publication. It has turned our financial outlook around and we were able to take our students through the process in a way that gave them ownership of the decision. The way the students were the driving force of this move was incredibly rewarding to see. 

Q: What is a fun fact about you, your town, your University?
A: One of my ancestors invented the Ferris Wheel.

Q: What is a media project you would most like to pick someone’s brain about?
A: I would love to pick the brain of anyone who has successfully found ways to reach their audiences in non-traditional ways with a future-focused approach. 

Q: What is your favorite snack on a road trip?
A: Beef Jerky

Billy’s contact is [email protected]