Drexel University’s news blog is managed by the media relations team in Drexel’s Office of University Communications. We launched in 2012 as an informal way to share news, stories and photos from around the university to supplement the information we share through our official media relations channels like news releases, faculty expert pages and on Twitter. This blog is a way of telling stories that don’t fit those formats and providing a behind-the-scenes look at how those stories develop.
Who we are
Niki Gianakaris: Niki is the director of media relations, overseeing the team of news officers, and handling media communications for many central university administrative areas, including community engagement programs, international programs, university libraries, and more. She also works with the LeBow College of Business and the Close School of Entrepreneurship. She has worked at Drexel for 13+ years and still hasn’t mastered parallel parking. When not writing about Drexel, she enjoys reading books and learning about other cultures. Follow her at @DrexelNiki or view her blog posts here. Contact Niki at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215.895.6741.
Annie Korp: Annie is a news manager who covers nursing and health professions. Her beat also includes the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services Center, the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, Sport Management and the Center for Food and Hospitality Management. She graduated from La Salle University and has lived in Philadelphia for nearly a decade. When not writing about Drexel, she enjoys completing crossword puzzles in pen and watching Philly sports. Follow her on Twitter at @drexelannie or view her blog posts here. Contact Annie at email@example.com or 215-571-4244.
Greg Richter is a news manager who covers Medicine, Public Health, Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems. He graduated from Rowan University, where he also worked in its Office of Media and Public Relations and also had a brief stint as its mascot for the opening of its medical school. Since then, he has lived in Philadelphia for 8+ years and worked in Penn Medicine’s Office of Communications, most recently as a senior medical communications officer. When not covering news at Drexel, he’s trying out a new recipe or trying to decide if he actually enjoys running. Follow him @DrexelGreg or view his blog posts here. Contact Greg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-895-2614.
Emily Storz: Emily is a news manager who covers the humanities, social and environmental sciences. Her beats include law, policy, education, art, fashion, design, biodiversity, earth & environmental science. She also works with the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection, and the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel. She graduated from Temple University’s School of Media and Communication and has lived in Philadelphia for 8+ years – the last few spent at a B2C PR agency pushing the likes of open-source drones and robot vacuums. When not pitching the media or writing about Drexel, she’s figuring out where to travel to next and resisting the urge to adopt more animals. Follow her at @DrexelEmily or view her blog posts here. Contact Emily at email@example.com or 215.895.2705.
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