Surprising People | 2018

Story/Video posted October 25, 2018 in Best of CommMedia by CommMedia.

Ed Bonfiglio, Ian Hemann, Jake Cimbalista, Adam Middlesworth and Adam Seiff look right at home at Penn State. We see them immersed in daily activities like studying computer science, rehabilitation services or forest ecosystem management; or working out at the gym, or reading for class. But there's a lot more to their lives than first meets the eye.

About the Contributors

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Alex Lake

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Alex Lake is a senior Broadcast Journalism major who is determined to tell stories in the best way possible. She wants to uncover the truth and present it to the people through all kinds of story-telling be it photo, video, audio, text, or any combination of these. Alex wants to bring back the integrity and truth in journalism.

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Eric Firestine

Senior / Photojournalism

I have done work for The Daily Collegian, and The Curley Center. I hope to work for Sports Illustrated, other sports media outlets, or for a professional team or player taking pictures of their games or lives as athletes. Other interests of mine include concert photography, automotive photography, and lifestyle or freelance work.

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Morgan Seiff

Sophomore / Film

Morgan Seiff is a sophomore pursuing a Film degree, with minors in English and Jewish Studies. Her interests include screenwriting and directing. Last summer, Morgan traveled to Krakow, Poland, and Tel Akko, Israel, to capture footage for two in-the-works documentaries about Judaism, history, and archaeology. After graduation, Morgan would like to write and direct narrative films that explore identity and adolescence. Currently, Morgan interns as a production assistant at Palinka Pictures and creates video content for the Underground Student Media. She also serves as the production leader for Kalliope, Penn State’s Literary and Arts Magazine.

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Kaylee Corl

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

My career goals are to either be an on-air personality on a radio/television show or to become a famous musician and share my music with the world. I am currently interning at the B94.5 radio station and am excited to expand my skills for my journalism major.

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Liam Matthews

Senior / Digital and Print Journalism

After graduating, I want to have a successful career in some type of sports communication. I know my major is digital and print journalism, but I believe graduating with a communications degree will open more doors for me than strictly being a writer. On campus, I’ve had stints with both Comm Radio and the Daily Collegian, while also interning for the Pottstown Mercury (my local newspaper) this summer. My dream job is to work for some type of Philadelphia sports team, preferably in their communications or digital media department.