Fellows and Mentors

Many individuals make this program possible, from advisers to mentors to guest speakers. The following individuals are all faculty, staff, and alumni involved since the beginning of the Fellowship Program.

The Benjamin Family Social Media Fellowship

2021-22

Top row, from left: Ethan Foley ’22, Madison Palmieri ’22, Kadin Nestler ’22.
Bottom row from left: Chloe Hohmann ’23, Sara Dever ’22, Elie Delaney ’22
  1. Elie Delaney ’22, manager
    • Mentor: Keith Butler ’02, Workspace Lead at Google
  2. Sara Dever ’22, researcher
    • Mentor: Justine Harrington ’12, CEO/Owner at Solas Digital Consulting
  3. Ethan Foley ’22, analyst
    • Lauren Orski ’05, Head of Industry at Google
  4. Chloe Hohman ’23, community manager
    • Patty Hubbard ’93, Senior Advisor, 17 Sport
  5. Chae McConaghy ’22, creative director
    • Simon Lacasse ’94, Director Tech and Product, Customer Experience Strategy at Amazon
  6. Madison Palmieri ’22, editor
    • Jane Benson ’92, President, Riverside Marketing Partners

2020-21

Top row, from left: KJ McSweeney '22, Hannah Langley '21. Middle row: Brittney Smith '23, Caroline Brodeur '21, Addison Thomas '21. Bottom row: Sylvia Amefia '23, Jack Sabye '21
Top row, from left: KJ McSweeney ’22, Hannah Langley ’21. Middle row: Brittney Smith ’23, Caroline Brodeur ’21, Addison Thomas ’21. Bottom row: Sylvia Amefia ’23, Jack Sabye ’21
  • Sylvia Amefia ’23, research team
    Mentor: Justine Harrington ’12, CEO/Owner at Solas Digital Consulting
  • Caroline Brodeur ’21, manager
    Mentor: Keith Butler ’02, Head of eCommerce, Regional Manager at Google
  • Hannah Langley ’21, editor
    Mentor: Shane Dwyer ’02, Senior Manager, Advertiser Solutions – National Automotive Vertical Lead at Snap Inc.
  • KJ McSweeney ’22, creative director
    Mentor: Sara Malone ’06, Director of Strategy and Operations, Fidelity Labs
  • Jack Sabye ’21, analyst
    Mentor: Jane Benson ’92, Vice President, Direct Marketing at The College Board
  • Brittney Smith ’23, research team
    Mentor: Samantha Albright ’09, Vice President, Brand Practice at Edelman
  • Addison Thomas ’21, community manager
    Mentor: Patty Hubbard ’93, Managing Director & Co-Founder at BFWD
Meet the 2020-21 Fellows

2019-20

Benjamin Family Social Media Fellows 2019 Back row: Catherine (Kate) Brewer '20, Monét Eugene '20, Lindsay Medeiros '20 Front row: Colleen 'CJ' McCartin '20, Jennifer Wilson '20
Benjamin Family Social Media Fellows 2019-20 Back row: Catherine (Kate) Brewer ’20, Monét Eugene ’20, Lindsay Medeiros ’20 Front row: Colleen ‘CJ’ McCartin ’20, Jennifer Wilson ’20

Manager’s Mentor: Keith Butler ’02, Head of eCommerce, Regional Manager at Google
Editor’s Mentor: Patty Hubbard ’93, Managing Director & Co-Founder at BFWD
Community Manager’s Mentor: Samantha Albright ’09, Vice President, Brand Practice at Edelman
Analyst’s Mentor: Jane Benson ’92, Vice President, Direct Marketing at The College Board
Brand Journalist’s Mentor: Shane Dwyer ’02, Senior Manager, Advertiser Solutions – National Automotive Vertical Lead at Snap Inc.

Adam Benjamin with the Social Media Fellowship students 2018-19

2018-19

From left: Madeline Snow ’19, Manager
Mentor: Patty Hubbard ’93, Managing Director & Co-Founder at BFWD

Annie Shelley ’19, Editor
Mentor: Mary Sadlier ’99G, EVP/Chief Strategy Officer at (add)ventures

Skylar Yacullo ’21, Community Manager
Mentor: Shane Dwyer ’02, Brand Partnerships at Snapchat, Inc.

Phuong Pham ’19, Analyst
Mentor: Jane Benson ’92, Vice President, Direct Marketing at The College Board

Jack Shanahan ’19, Brand Journalist
Mentor: Gina DiSpirito ’96, Owner & Creative Director at GLAD WORKS

Fellowship Mentor: Adam Benjamin ’91

Fellowship Advisor 2018: Leah Koch ’18G

Fellowship Advisor 2019: Liz Kay

Program Guest Speakers: Adam Benjamin ’91, Dan Demmons, Vicki-Ann Downing, Liz Kay, Kristen Lainsbury, Brian Lamoureux ’94


The fellows: Austin Kulig '19, Bridget Reilly '20, Rachel Sullivan '18, Justine DeVerna '18, and Mary-Kate Rogers '18

The Benjamin Family Social Media Fellowship 2017-18

Chief Content Officer’s Mentor: Leah Koch ’18G, Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications at the Providence College School of Business

Chief Content Officer’s Mentor: Adam Benjamin ’91, Former Facebook Executive

Editor’s Mentor: Vicki-Ann Downing, Assistant Director of Editorial Services at Providence College

Editor’s Mentor: Liz Kay, Associate Director of Editorial Services at Providence College

Editor’s Mentor: Kristen Lainsbury, Senior Director of Marketing and Creative Services at Providence College

Community Manager’s Mentor: Brian Catinella ’13, ’15G, Assistant Athletic Director of Marketing & Promotions at Providence College

Community Manager’s Mentor: Nick Rojas ’16G, Athletic Video Coordinator at Providence College

Community Manager’s Mentor: Jen Rynearson, Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations at Providence College

Analyst’s Mentor: Dan Demmons, Director of Web Design, Architecture, and Services at Providence College

Analyst’s Mentor: Carolyn Duane ’14G, Assistant Director for Budget, Operations, and Data Management at the Providence College School of Business

Analyst’s Mentor: Sylvia Maxfield, Dean at the Providence College School of Business

Brand Journalist’s Mentor: Michael Hagan ’15, Communications Specialist at Providence College

Brand Journalist’s Mentor: Dean Welshman, Lead Designer at Providence College

Fellowship Mentor: Adam Benjamin ’91

Fellowship Advisor: Leah Koch ’18G

NYC Company Visit Spring 2018 Presenters: Ryan Olohan ’96 (Google), Chris Riccobono ’01 (UnTuckIT), Katie Stratton (Facebook)

Training Week Guest Speakers: Adam Benjamin ’91, Dan Demmons, Michael Hagan ’15, Chris Judge ’05, Liz Kay, Kristen Lainsbury, Brian Lamoureux ’94, Tess Povar


Social Media Fellows
2016-17

Fellowship Mentor: Adam Benjamin ’91

Fellowship Advisor: Sarah Alhouti, Ph.D.

Fellowship Administrative Advisor: Leah Koch ’18G

NYC Company Visit Spring 2017 Presenters: Adam Benjamin ’91 (Facebook), Bill Masterson ’97 (Twitter), Ryan Olohan ’96 (Google)

Training Week Guest Speakers: Adam Benjamin ’91, Dan Demmons, A. Cemal Ekin, Ph.D., Michael Hagan ’15, Liz Kay, Kristen Lainsbury, Brian Lamoureux ’94