Meet the Team

The Hosts

Lougan Bishop is the web & digital media manager at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Having lived in small towns his entire life, Lougan always dreamed of experiencing something bigger. While gaining his undergraduate degree, he discovered that internet communities could do just that. That passion brought him into his current field of web and digital marketing. At Belmont, Lougan leads the development of university’s strategy for digital marketing including web, social media and video. In his free time, you can find him spending time with his family, out on the running trail, enjoying a wide array of science fiction media, watching anime or eating ramen.

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Jackie Vetrano is the online marketing and social media manager at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a transplant from New York, her use of pop instead of soda, pickiness of the size of chicken wings (they’re not called Buffalo wings), and a snow shovel in the trunk of her car doesn’t help her blend in with the Raleigh, North Carolina community where she lives. Professionally, her passion lies in content strategy, data-driven decisions, and strategic digital marketing. She is also earning a Masters of Professional Studies in Integrated Marketing Communications from Georgetown University. In her free time, you’re most likely to find her out on a run, petting her cat, listening to podcasts, or eating sushi.

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The Producer

Emma Hawes is a freelance public relations practitioner with a heart for education. The Sikeston, MO native relocated to Nashville, TN in August 2017 while finishing her M.S. in communication from Purdue University. In December 2014, she obtained her B.A. in communication with concentrations in journalism, broadcasting, and public relations from Mississippi State University.

In college, she worked as a freelance broadcasting technician where her tasks varied from stage manager, utility, production runner, and parabolic microphone operator for shows that aired on ESPN and SEC Network. Hawes manages her blog “Literature in a Hurry.”  In her spare time, Hawes loves reading, shooting photography,  doing pilates, and attending concerts.

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