Nicole Freeman currently spearheads social media as an intern for one of the top night time radio shows in the country, The Liftoff on Power 106. She assists with digital content creation for the #1 hip-hop station across Los Angeles. Freeman also creates the brand voice through weekly posts on the L.A. Leakers Blog. Along with her academics, Freeman serves as Vice President of Professional Development at California State University, Fullerton’s Public Relations Student Society of America, the largest on-campus communications organization and second-largest organization internationally. She secures speakers for the bi-weekly events serving nearly 300 members. Her most notable work comes from coordinating 25 industry leaders for a sold-out international marketing and public relations conference including professionals from the Oscars, Edelman, Golin, Urban Decay, NFL Network, Disney, Nike, and more.
Previously, Freeman worked as an Account Director at the Newport Beach Film Festival’s Swedish Spotlight managing all media, press and social media content related to the event. She secured nearly 20 sponsors that contributed to the overall success of the largest film festival to date.
Outside of Freeman’s coursework, extracurricular activities, and internship, she works at the City of Chino Hills where she has been promoted four times in her 6+ years of working there. Most recently, Freeman works as a Permit Technician II in Community Development where she has been recognized on two different occasions for initiating and leading major projects as well as for her dedication to being an ambassador and building lasting relationships with the residents. Freeman will graduate cum laude this spring from California State University, Fullerton earning her degree in Communications.
Daniel Trandell-Smoke currently conducts research and helps organize promotional events and materials to reach new consumers for major motion pictures as a Publicity and Promotions Intern at Allied Integrated Marketing in Los Angeles. He helps account coordinators brainstorm innovate ways to promote films to specific targets through themed bar nights, advanced screenings, red carpet premieres and other promotional contests. Trandell-Smoke serves as Vice President of Professional Development at California State University, Fullerton’s Public Relations Student Society of America, the largest on-campus communications organization and second-largest organization internationally. He researches and confirms speakers for bi-weekly events serving nearly 300 members. His most rewarding job has been pitching and forging relationships with 25 industry professionals for a sold-out international marketing and public relations conference. Trandell-Smoke has booked speakers from multiple industries including professionals from the Oscars®, Edelman, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Finn Partners, ESPN, Disneyland Resort, Nederland Concerts, and many more.
During the Fall of 2017, Trandell-Smoke paired up with a 501(c)(3), The Assistance League of Fullerton® to integrate a public relations campaign as part of his capstone course. With the help of his student firm Khedd Communications, Trandell-Smoke and his team successfully helped the organization gain 34 new partners, raise over $3,500, receive 1,146 clothing donations, and secured a feature story in the Orange County Register - a first for any capstone group.
Besides being a full-time student and enjoying numerous extracurricular activities, Trandell-Smoke currently works as a client host at Adler Weiner Marketing Research in Irvine, Ca. He provides the highest standards of service and hospitality to a variety of clients, including Fortune 500 clientele, in a professional office setting. This spring, Trandell-Smoke will graduate cum laude from California State University, Fullerton with a degree in Communications with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in political science.
- Vice President of Professional Development, CSUF PRSSA
- Publicity & Promotions intern, Allied Integrated Marketing
- Kari Feinstein PR Oscars Style Lounge 2018
- 69th Emmy Awards Governors Ball
- Del Taco Media Shoot, Powerhouse Communications
- 21st Blumer Speech and Debate Tournament
- CSUF Intramural Volleyball