Meet the Interns for Summer 2020

by Neil Bui
Meet the Dorkaholics interns for summer 2020

This summer, Dorkaholics will welcome a group of virtual assistants slash summer interns to help us share the most inspiring stories in pop culture.

Michael Ramos, MBA Candidate at the University of Miami, will serve as our Marketing Strategist.

Michael Ramos

Michael Ramos

I’m Michael Ramos and I’m an MBA student at the University of Miami (FL).

I founded my clothing brand FÔSHE BRAND (@foshebrand) in 2017 and will work on it until I get to Paris Fashion Week.

Also, my favorite superhero is Spider-Man.


Two Ad Agency teams from Florida International University are working on campaign proposals to support our long-term growth.

The first team is the 2020 Digital Advertising Agency.

2020 Digital Advertising Agency

2020 Digital Advertising Agency

Alayna Licardi

Alayna Licardi

Hello! My name is Alayna Licardi. I’m a senior at FIU majoring in PRAAC and minoring in Business Communication.

Over the course of my degree, I have lived in 5 cities. I was moving around for modeling which eventually led me to the career I have now which is working for a cosmetics line. I currently do influencer outreach, campaign planning, and branding for Pseudo Labs. Besides fashion and beauty, my interests include cooking, skateboarding, yoga and going out to eat with friends.

Thank you for this opportunity and I’m really looking forward to finding some great results for Dorkaholics!


Manuel ‘Manny’ Muñoz

Manuel ‘Manny’ Muñoz

Manuel Muñoz, AKA Manny, brings his creative and helpful mindset to his life and others any chance he gets. Creativity has been a part of who he is his whole life.

Manny is currently a Senior at Florida International University where he studies advertising with a minor in social media and E-Marketing. While going to school, he also works at his family’s photography business.

In his personal life, Manny is the youngest of three brothers and in his free time, he works on further expanding his Etsy shops, watching movies and trying every dessert imaginable.


Eric Reinach

Eric Reinach

Eric lives with his wife and young son in Boynton Beach, where they enjoy the proximity of the ocean but rarely actually make it to the beach.

In rare moments of free time, he enjoys film, writing creatively, and kayaking around the wetlands nearby.

He has an extensive background in sales, retail management, and a diverse array of digital marketing techniques. Visit EricReinach.com to learn more.


Gabriela Riveros

Gabriela Riveros

Hi! My name is Gabriela Riveros and I am a senior at FIU majoring in PRAAC with a minor in Hospitality.

I take my classes online because I love traveling. In the past 2 years, I have lived on a cruise at sea, Thailand, Hawaii, & Argentina as well as traveling to neighbor countries surrounding those places. Some of my other passions include health, the environment, spirituality, and the arts. I have my own business of reusable customized water bottles in hopes of helping the world become greener one step at a time.

I am so excited to be a part of the Dorkaholics team!


Riley Walman

Riley Walman

My name is Riley Walman and I’m an FIU senior majoring in Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communications. This fall I’m excited to be attending NCSU for my Masters in Graphic Design! I currently do web administration, SEO, and some marketing for a tutoring company. I also free-lance graphic design and web design, plus I create on the side at rileyvahlman.com.

I used to cosplay heavily and attend over ten conventions a year, but I’ve gone entirely silent on social media for the past year and a half to focus on finishing my degree and finding my career. I still enjoy anime unhealthily, and recently re-watched the original Evangelion series in anticipation of the final…and delayed…Rebuild movie. I’ve also binged a few manga in my time, including following Naruto for almost a decade just because it was my first arguably “real” anime.


Caroline Williams

Caroline Williams

Hello! My name is Caroline Williams. I am a senior at FIU majoring in PRAAC (public relations, advertising and applied communications)

I am a very creative person and have many passions, which include fashion, painting, and photography. I also love to travel and have been to many places around the world. I currently work at a hotel in downtown Miami and plan to get into hospitality and travel marketing.

I am excited to be working with Dorkaholics and my team members.


Michelle Ziegler

Michelle Ziegler

Hi! My name is Michelle Ziegler and I am an FIU senior studying PRAAC with a concentration in Social Media and E-Marketing.

I am an online personal trainer and an actress. I am excited about building brands that bring joy to their community.

Super happy to be a part of the team. Go Dorkaholics!


The second team from FIU is Geek Gang.

Geek Gang

Geek Gang

Daniela Margarita Garcia

Daniela Margarita Garcia

Daniela Margarita Garcia is a Colombian-American entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. Her appreciation of creativity and her business mindset led her to Major in Advertising and Minor in Marketing and Sales at Florida International University, which she is due to graduate from in the summer of 2020. She learned to apply her knowledge gained to start her own small business selling unique hand-crafted pieces made in Colombia. She is driven to give back to others, so her hobbies include brainstorming world problems and looking for clever solutions. She is currently between Miami and Medellin with her wife creating a foundation focused on raising human consciousness and improving people’s quality of life. Daniela can be reached at [email protected].


Jeannie Hurtado

Jeannie Hurtado

Jeannie Hurtado is a Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communications graduating senior at Florida International University. She is an experienced Account Executive having managed 5 different creative teams in the past 4 years. Outside her professional experience working within ad agency environments, Jeannie is also a full-time wardrobe stylist. She has worked with some of the top industry professionals within the film and music video industry. In her spare time, she enjoys the gym, traveling, and yoga. For further information, you can reach Jeannie at [email protected].


Windy Keene

Windy Keene

Windy Keene is a Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communications graduating senior at Florida International University. She spends her days advising nonprofit organizations who are working to make the world a better place. In her free time, you’ll find her on the front porch of her Central Florida home painting or reading. Windy can be reached at [email protected].


Clarissa Martinez

Clarissa Martinez

Clarissa Martinez is an FIU graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations, Applied Communications, and Advertising with a minor in Social Media and Ecommerce Analytics. She is a social media and marketing manager at her current company Magitex Decor, where she handles all communications and marketing-related tasks. Clarissa is also adept in graphic design, and photography is her passion.  She played cello 12 years before college at a professional level, but now she plays as a hobby. Her extensive studies in classical music performance inspire and have made her a creative and diligent person. She is interested in working for non-profit organizations, helping LGBTQ+ youth, minorities, or animals in need. Clarissa is passionate about art, writing, music, working out, and being outdoors.


Nicole Rodriguez

Nicole Rodriguez

Nicole Rodriguez is a 22-year-old Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communications senior at Florida International University with a focus in Business Communication. Currently, she spends her days working full-time for a tech company on a special projects team where she coordinates the testing for advertised products prior to them reaching the market. She is passionate about all things music and performing arts and dabbles in songwriting and poetry. Throughout her educational career, she was a proud member of the Public Relations Student Society of America and had several pieces of creative writing published for Miami Dade’s Axis Magazine. In the future, she hopes to be able to incorporate her studies with her music background or love for fashion/makeup. Her ultimate goal is to work for a company she feels strongly and faithful toward so that she never feels like she is working, but rather doing something she truly enjoys. You can contact Nicole at [email protected].


Megan Sherwood

Megan Sherwood

Megan Sherwood is an FIU graduate with her bachelor’s degree in public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communications with a minor in marketing. She is a young entrepreneur that manages an eBay e-commerce business and works as an intern for a social media marketing firm as a media director. Megan is also a model that has worked with companies such as ESPN First Take, Sprayground, NBA Miami Heat charity events, etc. In the near future, she plans to receive a personal training certification due to her passion for helping people with their health and fitness goals. In the little free time she has, she’s always at the gym, in the kitchen cooking healthy meals, traveling the world, or building her makeup collection. Megan can be reached at [email protected].


Haolan Yan

Haolan Yan

Haolan Yan is an FIU graduating senior with her bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communications (PRAAC). She has a great passion for public relations and is eager to commit to this area in the future career. Haolan has worked as an intern for an oil and gas company, China National Petroleum Corporation, as a finalist and co-created a small dealing business with classmates while studying at FIU. Haolan is going to study Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Warwick in Fall 2020 for a master’s degree. In her spare time, Haolan loves to play Frisbee and watch drama series. You can reach Haolan at [email protected].


Interested in joining Dorkaholics like these summer interns? You don’t have to wait until next summer. Dorkaholics will be continuing this program in the fall. Email hello at dorkaholics dot com for more information.

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