Our Mission

As a student, sometimes you just want someone to tell you what to do. You want to know the secrets everyone else seems to know: how to succeed, what clubs to join, and what classes you should take. Our mission is to create a space made BY students, FOR students. We want to provide students in advertising with a platform to learn, contribute, and become part of the industry as well as the community. Our hope is to help you find your way and to make things a little easier by putting resources all in the same place. 


Meet the Team

ALISHA KUMAR   President

ALISHA KUMAR

President

TIARAH GOLLADAY-MURRY   Content Manager

TIARAH GOLLADAY-MURRY

Content Manager

LINDSAY MATOUSEK   Strategic Planner

LINDSAY MATOUSEK

Strategic Planner

SHACHAR MERON   Faculty Advisor

SHACHAR MERON

Faculty Advisor


A Special Thanks To Our Founders:

Verge would like to thank Alex Studer, Jalilah Sultan, Bridget Hynes, and Chun Rong for the foundation of the site, Hayden Gallup for his work on animation, the American Advertising Federation at Illinois’s Midnight Oil for partnering with us to create site marketing and promotion content, the writers at AdBuzz for contributing our first waves of content, alumnae Kat Pappas for working with Shachar to come up with the original idea for the site, and Terry Kasdan, founder of atCommunications, for his technical help.