Meet our Spring 2018 Interns!

Meet our Spring 2018 Interns!

This Spring we have five amazing interns who have joined the Schneider Associates team! They have already dived head-first into the world of public relations and marketing and each brings their own creativity and individuality to the SA office. Get to know more about them as we welcome them to agency life.


Catie Valzania Interns Catie Profile Picture

Where are you from?
Boxford, MA

Where do (or did) you attend undergrad?
Boston University College of Communications

What is your major? Minor?
Mass Communications: Public Relations Track
College of Arts and Sciences Minor in International Relations

What are your interests and hobbies?
I am obsessed with yoga and hope to get certified to teach soon. I love to cook, but also explore all the amazing food Boston has to offer. Chocolate, coffee, and dogs are my favorite.

What are you most excited to learn while at SA?
I am very excited to gain more experience in an agency setting and get a better understanding of agency culture and dynamics.

Where can we catch you on a Friday night?
Hanging with my friends

What song is currently your top played on Spotify?
Crew by GoldLink, Brent Paiyaz, & Shy Glizzy


Sarah GibsonInterns Sarah Profile Picture

Where are you from?
Norfolk, MA

Where do (or did) you attend undergrad?
Boston University

What is your major? Minor?
Major: Communication

What are your interests and hobbies?
I am a big fan of experimental cooking, so much so that I started a healthy food blog that features my recipes. When I am not busy coming up with new recipes I love spending time outside and performing in musical theater productions.

What are you most excited to learn while at SA?.
I am excited to learn about the intersections of PR and Marketing and how they both play into positive results for the client!

Where can we catch you on a Friday night?
Friday night is all about unwinding from the week. I am usually in my apartment having an impromptu spa night with my roommate or painting my nails and watching some Netflix.

What song is currently your top played on Spotify?
My brother’s band is currently top of my Spotify. Bazmati Vice is the name; they are based in Philly and their music is alternative rock/funk.


Katie ChaneyInterns Katie Profile Picture

Where are you from?
I’m originally from Hull, MA, a super small town on the south shore of Boston Harbor. It’s the home of Nantasket Beach, which is usually the only reason people know about the town.

Where do (or did) you attend undergrad?
I go to Boston College, graduating in May of this year.

What is your major? Minor?
I’m a double major, Communication and Applied Psychology.

What are your interests and hobbies?
I love reading, writing, and watching crime shows like Dateline and Criminal Minds.

What are you most excited to learn while at SA?
I’m most excited to learn more about everything! Specifically, right now I’m interested in learning more about pitching – media lists, the actual act of pitching, and how I can learn to do that better.

Where can we catch you on a Friday night?
On Friday nights, you can catch me hanging out with my friends soaking every last second of senior year!

What song is currently your top played on Spotify?
My top played song on Spotify right now is Despacito (the real version, not the Justin Bieber version).


Danny KnightInterns Danny Profile Picture

Where are you from?
Jensen Beach, FL

Where do (or did) you attend undergrad?
Tufts University

What is your major? Minor?
Film and Media Studies + Psychology!

What are your interests and hobbies?
I’ve been acting since 4th grade and currently am a member of the children’s theatre troupe at Tufts, the Traveling Treasure Trunk, which performs for Boston area kids aged 2-6. It’s without a doubt my favorite activity because it combines two of my favorite things, performing and engaging with the community! I also love to dance and go to the movie theaters.

What are you most excited to learn while at SA?
This is my first PR industry job so I’m excited to get to know how everything works. As for the marketing side of my position, I hope to really grasp the analytical side of digital strategy as well as hone in on my blog writing skills. And, as with any internship, I’m excited to get to know my coworkers and grow my professional resume and skills!

Where can we catch you on a Friday night?
You can probably catch me at one of the many off-campus houses surrounding Tufts. Oh, and probably at the Somerville movie theater or Pokeworks on a date with one of my friends!

What song is currently your top played on Spotify?
Well, my song from the 2017 wrap up was “Too Little Too Late” by Jojo, but currently, it’s probably “Grace Kelly” by Mika. I bet you caught on to the Early 2000’s trend? I promise I listen to current songs as well.


Amanda MichienziInterns Amanda Profile Picture

Where are you from?
Needham, Massachusetts

Where do (or did) you attend undergrad?
Boston University College of Communication

What is your major? Minor?
Mass Communication with a concentration in Public Relations

What are your interests and hobbies?
In my free time, I like to go to Pure Barre classes and I love to spend time at the beach on Cape Cod. I also am obsessed with my dog Peanut; he’s the cutest Shih Tzu in the world. My biggest interest is food. I’ve started my own Boston food Instagram account @bitepiebite_boston. (Follow me!)

What are you most excited to learn while at SA?
This is my second internship at Schneider Associates. I learned so much last summer which makes me excited to see what is in store for this internship. I hope to learn as much as I can from Joan Schneider, particularly about product launch campaigns.

Where can we catch you on a Friday night?
Eating somewhere. I am always trying new restaurants with friends and family.

What song is currently your top played on Spotify?
Zac Brown Band “Whatever It Is”

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