#WhitmanWatch: Kristin Mascolo

Name: Kristin Mascolo
Graduation Year: 2019 
Major(s)/Minor(s): Marketing Management and Public Relations (Newhouse)
Hometown: Staten Island, New York

Of note: Mascolo comes from a family of Clemson fans. She is excited to claim bragging rights to Syracuse’s wins in football and basketball over the Tigers this year.

“Have the courage to change the things that you can,” are words Kristin Mascolo heard from her ninth-grade English teacher and longtime role model, Josephine Cummings.

Mascolo has continued to draw inspiration from those words on a daily basis as a dual major in marketing and public relations in Syracuse University‘s Martin J. Whitman School of Management and S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, respectively. She has high aspirations for her career and hopes to combine the skills she’s learned in both majors down the road.

“My experiences thus far have taught me who I want to be,” said Mascolo, “and that is a hardworking professional who produces work that will change the world we live in for the better.”

Mascolo’s dreams are backed by an already impressive resume. She has spent a semester in New York City for the Newhouse in NYC program, where she served as a corporate communications intern at 21st Century Fox, and a spring break in Austin, Texas, working as a social media intern at SXSW. Currently, she is the social commerce ambassador to the W2O Group, a marketing and communications firm. This summer, she will intern with the W2O Group on the Corporate and Branding team.

According to Mascolo, Whitman helped prepare her to set and attain her goals—both for SU and after— through various experiences in and out of the classroom. From being a Whitman Ambassador to sitting on the executive board of Delta Sigma Pi professional business fraternity, she has tried to take advantage of every opportunity to learn and lead.

“Through classes, workshops and speakers, I have grown professionally and personally,” Mascolo added. “Knowing that the Whitman support system will always be there for me empowers me to take chances and approach opportunities with confidence.”

Alison Kessler

Alison Kessler is the alumni publications and outreach manager at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. She has amassed more than 20 years of experience in integrated marketing communications in the corporate, agency, not-for-profit, higher education and government sectors. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and mass communication and psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.