Meet the Team



Diana is a senior majoring in Public Relations and Strategic Communications. She has been working in the banking industry for the past 24 years. She currently serves as an Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager. She hopes that returning to school will help her advance in her career. Her plans after earning her degree are to expand her duties at her current job and to take on more of a public relations role. She is passionate about helping her customers.


Rachel is a results-driven and self-motivated public relations professional. While completing her first internship through the university, she was offered a paid position and now fulfills the role of a Communications and Marketing Coordinator at the Greater Warrensburg Area Chamber of Commerce. Rachel is excited to bring her real work experience to the classroom to best assist her clients for the spring semester. She has a passion for transparency between a brand and their public(s).


Harrison is a senior majoring in Public Relations and Strategic Communications. In addition to being a student, he is also pitches for the UCM baseball team. His time as an athlete has taught him strong leadership skills, discipline, relentlessness, and most importantly how to build strong relationships. He is grateful for the opportunities he has been given while in college and is excited for what his future holds in store.


Mallory Griffin is a senior public relations major at the University of Central Missouri from Oak Grove, MO. Mallory is an employee at the UCM Elliott Student Union where she is employed through the Union Bowling Center. Mallory is currently enrolled in overseeing UCM Theatre and Dance’s social media accounts. Mallory is excited to begin her time in IPR and to broaden her knowledge of public relations and communications. Mallory hopes to pursue a career in public relations working in either the film or music industry.


Gracie Ratterree is a junior in the Public Relations and Strategic Communications program at UCM with double minors in psychology and advertising. She serves on the executive boards for Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) as Secretary and Gamma Phi Beta as Public Relations Vice President. Gracie will be graduating in 2023 with her Bachelors degree and experience in social media, event coordinating, and with management skills. She is looking forward to challenging herself and working with her team to help clients!


Megan is a public relations student with experience in social media management, marketing and leadership. Megan is currently working on campus as UCM’s Social Media Content and Graphic Coordinator. She is also a digital communications intern for her sorority’s national headquarters, Delta Zeta. Originally from Chicago, IL, Megan is eager to begin working with the Innovative Public Relations team here at UCM to get to know the different clients and her own team! 

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