Allana Galdi
Allana Galdi

Alanna Galdi is in her third semester of the MS in Media Management Program at the Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University. Before her master's degree, she studied New Media and Digital Design as an undergrad at Fordham University. A native of Central New Jersey, Alanna's passion for learning and exploring new things and making meaningful connections with people, has piqued her interest in pursuing a career in marketing. Alanna is ecstatic to work alongside her fellow student stars and be apart of this year's One Day Immersion.

Anran Luo
Anran Luo

I am currently studying Media Management at the Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University. Before my master’s degree, I studied Communication, Film & Video Studies at Purdue University. As a Chinese woman studying in the United States, I have been experiencing profound cultural differences and understanding the charm of media and communication, the miracles and disasters it can create. My experience cultivated my ability of empathy. My passion is to study how people communicate with each other at a global level. New York satisfies my interest in talking to people with diverse backgrounds and helps me to understand how information disseminates through multiple channels. Besides, I like researching and supporting women and LGBTQ groups. I have done some exciting projects using videos and photographs as mediums to help these groups speak for themselves and amplify their voices. I hope to learn more about the industry of media and technology in ODI, make more friends, give back to society, and help more people.

Gabriella (Chang) Yan
Gabriella (Chang) Yan

Hi everyone, my name is Gabriella (Chang) Yan. I am a graduate student from Fordham University, pursuing a master's degree at Gabelli School of Business in Media Management. I am also an international student from China. I have a passion for film and television production. New York has always been my dream city to live and work, so after graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2019, majoring in Econ & Accounting and Film & Media Studies, I decided to come to NYC to have a fresh start. I believe it is one of the best decisions I have made. So far, I have met many wonderful people and had plenty of excellent working experience in the city before the pandemic started. I am a film lover and always want to participate in film productions. In Santa Barbara, I produced two student films, and one got premiered at the local International Film Festival (SBIFF). I also volunteered and interned at the same film festival for two years.

After coming to New York, I want to know more fields of work besides film, so I got an opportunity to work at 2019 New York Fashion Week with an incredible Latin American fashion company. It was such a mind open experience for me knowing the fashion industry better. Starting in February 2020, I got an internship at National Geographic Encounter's marketing and sales department. During my work there, I have gained plenty of experience in communicating with different clients, understanding what their needs are and making sure they are satisfied with our services. I have also developed some projects in promoting our attraction to potential organizations and universities in New York State. Meanwhile, I have maintained perfect grades at Fordham and worked as GAs for professors and academic advising office at Gabelli School of Business.

More about myself, I am a positive person and believe everything will get better soon. I love watching movies and television series when I am free. Going to the movie theater at least once in a week, or visiting museums in the city were my way of relaxing. I genuinely hope things will go back to normal soon. I also an amateur fashion lover, and I will follow bloggers on social media to get some fashion inspiration. Books are my best companion during the quarantine time, from the characters in the novels, I could experience so many different lives. I know travel is a luxury work to say now, but I have traveled to many places around the world, and that is how I see the world differently, from books actually to go to the place myself. I sincerely hope I could stay in the city and land a job after my graduation this December because my story with the city has not over yet.

Jay McGill
Jay McGill

Jay is thrilled to be a part of this year's One Day Media Immersion. Originally from Canada, he has lived in NYC since 2015. After working as a performer in musical theatre for several years, Jay returned to school to get his Masters and has now shifted his focus to marketing and development of new media. Jay is also President of Fordham's Media and Entertainment Alliance.

Shuyuan (Susie) Wei
Shuyuan (Susie) Wei

I am so excited to join the ODI team! I am currently a first-year master student at Fordham's Gabelli School of business with a major in Media Management. I am a good erhu player and movie person. I particularly enjoy the way the media so appropriately blends in with everyday issues. My experience working for Zhejiang Television in the department of news edit and production has been the most influential. Through this experience I have also become familiar with the process of writing and production of TV programs. I plan to become a producer in a media conglomerate, with the main focus on cross-cultural content production for programs which can effectively facilitate the mutual understanding of different people in the world.

Xavier Drudge
Xavier Drudge

Xavier Drudge resides in Bushwick, Brooklyn, where he is working as a freelance production assistant and videographer. To keep himself busy during the recent pandemic, he has been utilizing his passion for photography to run a personal photography Instagram account (@picsbyxavs). He hopes to improve and grow his skills by creating accountability around his creative endeavors. He is also pursuing a Master of Science degree in Media Management at Fordham University's Lincoln Center campus in their Gabelli School of Business. His passions lie in bridging the left and right sides of his brain in order to become a more well-rounded professional in the ever-expanding world of the Entertainment industry, and his career goal is to become both a creative and business executive within the film and television industries. He is also a staunch advocate for women's rights, people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, immigrants, and other underrepresented peoples - and is passionate about incorporating these communities into the media that he produces in his current endeavors and future career.

Yuliia Rusianovska
Yuliia Rusianovska

Yuliia Rusianovska has just started her first year of the MS in Media Management Program at the Gabelli School of Business. Born and raised in Ukraine, Yuliia decided to bring her own and explore new cultures as a part of her education journey. Before graduate school, she received a bachelor degree in International Business Administration at LCC International University in Lithuania. Besides her studies, Yuliia has also organized fundraising campaigns for the human trafficking survivors and created events aimed at empowering young women at her community. Yuliia is thrilled to join the Student Stars Team and work on such a valuable event for the future media professionals.