Zella Panossian

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Current Occupation/Field of Work:

Publicist at Illume Public Relations

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Work Experience

Over 8 years working in public relations with startups and digital media, entertainment, and consumer technology brands.

Favorite UCLA memory and/or professor

There have definitely been a few professors that left an impression on me throughout the years: Professor Von Blum and his infectious enthusiasm, Professor Suman and his booming voice during Comm 10, Professor Kelly and his gentle demeanor, among many others!

How has Comm Studies empowered you in your professional and personal life?

UCLA and Comm Studies really equipped me with the tools and experience to have a solid foundation when embarking on my career and has helped throughout the years as I continue to grow professionally. In addition, working in LA, you undoubtably come across a number of UCLA Comm Studies alumni which is always a great connection to make in the business world.

What advice would you give to a current Comm Studies student?

Enjoy every minute of it! I always wish to go back and re-live it all.