Meet Our Spring 2016 Policy Interns!

Tess Palladino

I’m a senior at The George Washington University studying international affairs. I discovered my love for public relations and communications recently and have enjoyed immersing myself in the world of media. In addition to my media interest, I have a passion for food and culture.

During my time so far at PR Collaborative, I’ve learned a lot and been given exposure to different aspects of public relations. I’ve been working on the policy aspect of public health and learning how PR impacts the field. I enjoy researching the public health industry and learning about all of the critical work that public health officials deal with on a day-to-day basis. I’ve also witnessed how film PR works and the ins and outs of word-of-mouth screenings. I’m looking forward to learning more about policy PR, and to honing my skills to contribute more to the office and further my endeavors.

Fun facts: I love all things pink, plaid, and polka dots (but not together). When I’m not at yoga or Soul Cycle, you can find me in the cheese section of Whole Foods crafting the perfect cheese board.

Nora Sanzo

 I too am a senior at George Washington University majoring in international affairs and public health. My interest for public relations has been steadily growing ever since I became a college student and noticed the great impact it had on my daily life. Being in a city like Washington D.C., I’ve been able to connect with many people in the field of PR and communications. The combination of public health and public relations here at PR Collaborative is a perfect match for me.

As a policy intern, I’ve had the opportunity to work in all aspects of the media and communications process. From day one, I was given responsibilities for each policy client such as researching healthcare trends, gathering information for directors and developing more knowledge regarding public health in all aspects of the world. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to work closely with a team so passionate about similar things. My prior knowledge of public health has helped me understand PR Collaborative's work, but I’m so excited to continue to learn from everyone in the office.

Fun facts: Originally from Texas, I’m a huge fan of football and salsa. My passion for health can be seen daily as I am a personal trainer and competitive power lifter. I apparently love D.C. and GW so much as I just finished applying for the Master of Public Health Communications and Marketing program. I look forward to sticking around for another two years!