What is Dean's Student Circle?

The Dean’s Student Circle is a group of leaders dedicated to helping current and prospective students of the School of Communication. These leaders are seen as outgoing, courteous and diverse by the University of Miami community.

Members of DSC gain a number of benefits. The leadership experience shines on resumes, which works hand-in-hand with the networking opportunities afforded by the Student Circle program. This professionalism is further aided by the official business cards given to DSC members. And, of course, meeting current students, prospective students and friends of the School of Communication is always a plus.

How to Join

Send your complete application to communication@miami.edu. Complete applications include a resume, a letter of recommendation, and at least a 3.0 GPA in both the SoC and UM. Selected students will be asked to participate in a short interview.

All applicants must be in good standing and students in the School of Communication.



  • New student transfer orientation activities (at the beginning of each semester)
  • Special Events (including, but not limited to: Open House, Family Weekend, Communication Week, guest speakers, panels, etc.)
  • Participate in outreach and recruitment
  • Giving a tour once a week or once every other week based on the student's schedule/availability
  • Help the Admissions, Academic and Alumni Office during advising times
  • Assist in phone campaigns
  • Mentoring of Freshmen
  • Peer Counseling
  • Help students as they look for internships or jobs, promote events

Current Members

Madison Brown

Hometown: Mars, Pennsylvania

Major: Broadcast Journalism/Motion Pictures

Minors: N/A

Favorite Internship: Creative Services Intern at the CW South Florida

Extracurricular Activities: UMTV, Delta Kappa Alpha Cinematic Arts Fraternity, Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, Hurricane Productions, Student Assistant at the Digital Media Lab in Richter Library

Favorite Quote: "For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”

Trea Harris

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Major: Public Relations

Minors: Public Health, Business Law

Favorite Internship: Bollare Miami Swim Week

Extracurricular Activities: DSC (of course), PRSSA, Golf (not sure if it’s a formal extracurricular but I do enjoy it!), I also work part-time in retail.

Favorite Quote: “ It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting “ - Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Emma Finn

Hometown: Bryn Mawr, PA

Major: Creative Advertising and Psychology

Minors: Creative Advertising and Psychology

Favorite Internship: Communications Intern at Axalta Coating Systems

Extracurricular Activities: Chi Omega sorority, Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity, American Marketing Association

Favorite Quote: “In baseball and in business there are 3 types of people. Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happened."

Breana Ross

Hometown: Clinton, MD

Major: Broadcast Journalism & Political Science

Minors: Africana Studies

Favorite Internship: National Basketball Association (NBA)

Extracurricular Activities: UMTV, Written in My Soul Service Program, Toppel Career Center Advisory Board, Black Student Leaders Caucus

Favorite Quote: "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be."
-Marianne Williamson

Alexa Garcia

Hometown: Miami, FL

Major: Journalism and Political Science

Minors: Modern Languages and Literature

Favorite Internship: Office of Representative Carlos Curbelo in Washington DC

Extracurricular Activities: UM women’s soccer, running, Tri Delta

Favorite Quote: “Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire” -St. Catherine of Sienna

Amanda Fuentes

Hometown: Miami, FL

Major: Broadcast Journalism

Minors: Sports Administration

Favorite Internship: I’ve been lucky enough to have two favorite internships! Miami Heat Media Production Internship Fall 2017/Spring 2018 and ESPN Production Internship Summer 2018

Favorite Quote: “Do what you love. Love what you do.”

Tej Joshi

Hometown: Rockville, MD

Major: Broadcast Journalism

Minors: Political Science, Advertising

Favorite Internship: Creative Services Intern at The CW South Florida

Extracurricular Activities: Host and Executive Producer of Over The Top News, Production Assistant at The Mark Richt Show, Freelance Producer at Vista World Link. And maintaining my website http://www.tejjoshi.info

Favorite Quote: “Say what you mean and mean what you say.”

Kara Roberts

Hometown: Homestead, FL

Major: Public Relations

Minors: Marketing, Advertising

Favorite Internship: Keybridge Communications

Extracurricular Activities: Graphic design writing

Favorite Quote: “If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.”

Jennifer Hudak

Hometown: Miami, FL

Major: Media Management

Minors: Marketing & Broadcast Journalism

Favorite Internship: Being a Media Team Manager at Shake-A-Leg Miami

Extracurricular Activities: Photography, running marathons and watching football (go canes!)

Favorite Quote: “Bloom where you are planted.”

Justin Stevens

Hometown: Livingston, NJ

Major: Broadcast Journalism and Media Management

Minors: Marketing

Favorite Internship: ABC’s Match Game

Extracurricular Activities: UMTV, Resident Assistant, UM Athletics

Favorite Quote: “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get backup.”