Meet The Team

Fall 2021

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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Sarah Hale

Social Media & 
Advertising Team

Sarah is a junior at Ball State University studying Advertising with a concentration in Emerging Media and a minor in Fashion. Sarah designed the Ross Immersive logo and website. She also assists in managing the social media accounts for the course.

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Madison Goodnight

Training Team

Madison is a junior at Ball State University studying Telecommunications. Madison worked on the training team to assist in conducting interviews, managing camera equipment, and connecting with our community partners.  

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Emmanuel Cruz

Training Team

Emmanuel is a junior at Ball State University. He is double majoring in Journalism and Telecommunications with a minor in Spanish. Emmanuel serves on the immersive team to record and edit videos, interview, and assist community participants in learning how to operate the camera equipment. 

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Rhoni Paige

Training Team

Rhoni is a junior at Ball State  University. Her major is Journalism with a concentration in News and a minor in theatre. Rhoni assists the team in conducting interviews and managing camera equipment. 

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Katie Bilka

PR Team

Katie is a freshman Public Relations major with a minor in Sociology. She serves on the immersive team to create designs and prints. She is very happy to have had this opportunity to sharpen her skills and work with our community partners. 

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Cierra West

PR Team

Cierra is a junior at Ball State University studying Journalism with a concentration in Mass Communication. Cierra is from the Southside of Muncie, where she works as the manager of Fazoli's. Cierra assists in planning and coordinating events and creating print designs.

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