Student Leaders

President: Rose McManus (Twitter)

Hello, my name is Rose McManus, and I am the president of ONA Mizzou. I am an Ohio native currently pursuing a master's degree in convergence journalism at the University of Missouri in Columbia. 
In the past, I have worked for the Kansas City StarPOLITICO Europe, and the Columbia Missourian. I am known for wearing lots of black and being a little obsessive about Instagram. In my free time, I can be found at a coffee shop or exploring the Midwest on my road bike.

Vice President: Abby Ivory-Ganja (Twitter)

I am a junior convergence journalism major with an economics minor. The radio world keeps pulling me towards it, so I hope to work in that realm in my time left at Mizzou and after graduation. Since this past summer, I have been working with MizzouRec as an Audience Engagement Specialist. 

I’m from Houston, Texas, and only say y’all ironically. I’m interested in feminism, behavioral economics and making good jokes on Twitter.  When I’m not being a J-School kid, you can catch me as a Diversity Peer Educator or listening to podcasts in Starbucks. 

Secretary: Tessa Weinberg (Twitter)

Hi there! My name is Tessa Weinberg and I am thrilled to be serving as ONA Mizzou's secretary this year. I'm a sophomore planning on majoring in convergence journalism with an emphasis in investigative reporting, in addition to a film studies minor. Exploring interactive tools journalists can utilize to tell stories differently is one of my passions. I currently explore the possibilities of multimedia elements as Projects Editor at The Man-eater. 

This summer I returned home to intern at The Los Angeles Times, helping with their new initiative for high school journalists. When not reading long reads, I'm often watching docuseries or eating avocados.

Secretary: Kelsey Castulik (Twitter)

Hello, my name is Kelsey Castulik, and I am the treasurer for ONA Mizzou! I'm currently on the strategic communication path in the J-School and hope to one day work in a KC advertising agency. I'm from a town just outside of St. Louis (Go Cards!) where I grew up in a family with three brothers.
My latest fads include gyros from Coffee Zone, making an array of Spotify playlists and repeatedly saying "bless up." In addition to that, I enjoy volunteering at a local organization called Granny's House in my free time and participating in AAF Mizzou. Can't wait to meet you all! Oh, and bless up. 

Social Media Coordinator: Rachel Radecki (Twitter)

Hey, friends! I’m Rachel, and I’m your social media coordinator for ONA Mizzou! I’m incredibly excited for this position, and I look forward to exploring the digital journalism world with you all on social media. I am a strategic communication major with a political science minor. Right now, I am a graphic design intern for The Blue Note and Scout & Nimble. I'm also a teaching assistant for J4204 and J4301. After graduation, I want to work as an account manager at an advertising agency. 
On an average day, you can find me sitting on the floor somewhere in the J-School (I have a favorite spot) and sipping a cup of coffee. 

Membership Development ChairCasey Edwards (Twitter)

Hello! My name is Casey Edwards and I'm super excited to be Membership Development Chair for ONA Mizzou next year. I am a sophomore, originally from San Diego and a dual major in Political Science and Journalism with an emphasis in Radio-Television Investigative. My journalism work in the past has been with my high school paper and previous internships. In the future, I hope to be a political correspondent or investigative reporter for a local television news show. 

I am also involved with ResLife Ambassadors and Diversity Peer Educators, and if I have any free time I use it to sleep.