Meet The Team

Spring 2022

Dr. Gabriel Tait

Professor & Researcher

Dr. Gabriel Tait is an Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Strategic Communications. Dr. Tait is the creator of the visual research strategy, "Sight Beyond My Sight" (SMBS). His methodology is the framework for Ross Immersive.

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Shannon McCloskey

Team Management & Interviewer

Shannon is a Senior at Ball State University, with a major in Photojournalism. She wants to continue in the magazine field as a photojournalist. Her role on our team is managing the team, interviewing the participants, and the team photographer. 

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Jayde Leary

Social Media Management & Trainer

Jayde is a junior at Ball State University, pursuing a major in Journalism and Telecommunications. She hopes to be a news reporter. Her role on our team is social media management and training participants in how to use the camera.

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Delaina Cannady

Social Media Management & Website Construction

Delaina is a sophomore at Ball State University, studying Advertising with a concentration in sports communications. She plans to work in sports media mainly focusing on NBA and NFL. Her role on our team is social media management and website construction.

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Rhoni Paige

Interviewer & Invitation Designer

Rhoni is a senior at Ball State University, with a major in Journalism, a concentration in News, and a minor in theatre. She wants to pursue a career as a news anchor. Her role on our team is interviewing participants, managing merchandise orders, designing participant certificates, and designing event invitations. 

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Emmanuel Flores-Cruz

Videographer
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Emmanuel is a senior at Ball State University, with a major in Journalism and Telecommunications. He wants to pursue a career as a sports analyst. His role on our team is video production, training participants on how to use the camera, and interviewing participants. 

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Jayana Fennell

Videographer & Graphics

Jayana is a senior at Ball State University, with a major in Telecommunication and Video Production. She wants to do media production and graphic design. Her role on our team is video production and graphic design.

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Jaided Ramos

Interviewer & Video Production

Jaided is a junior at Ball State University, pursuing a major in News Journalism. She plans to pursue a career in news and change it for the better. Her role on our team is interviewing participants, event coordinating, and video production.

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Lanele Mathis

Trainer & Photobook Coordinator

Lanele is a sophomore at Ball State University, studying Marketing. She wants to become a creative director at a magazine company or work at a production company. Her role on our team is training the participants on how to use the camera and designing the phonebooks for each participant.

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Alex Lakes

Trainer &
Equipment Manager

Alex is a senior at Ball State University, with a major in Photojournalism. He wants to be a wildlife photographer/conservationist. His role on our team is training the participants on how to use a camera as well as managing the equipment we use throughout the semester.

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