Gabriella Gasparich ’14
Monday, June 6, 2016
A digital content coordinator for UPMC Health Plan, Gabriella Gasparich ’14 has both educational and personal ties to Robert Morris. She and her father, Gregory Gasparich '91, have fun attending alumni events together, like the wine tastings and luncheons. And she is engaged to Brandon Locke '14, an ICU nurse. The Colonial Couple plan to marry next year and hope to take some of their engagement photos on campus this summer.
Gasparich, of Shadyside, majored in public relations and minored in psychology. At UPMC she manages updates on the corporation’s public website and assists in the development and execution of digital marketing campaigns. Alongside her day job, she was the social media coordinator for the TEDxPittsburgh conference in May. She previously worked at Chemistry Communications, an advertising agency where she started in an internship. “I was able to use many of the skills that I learned at RMU and at my first job and I’ve continued to learn so much in my new role,” she says.
As an undergraduate, Gasparich traveled to Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, and Greece for a month-long trip through an independent organization called Forum-Nexus Study Abroad. While in Europe, she worked as a communications intern for the program, and she still does work for them as a part-time admissions counselor and communications coordinator and has returned to Europe several times.
Gasparich keeps up to date with the university’s social media accounts and stays in touch with faculty and staff. She says she loves visiting to see the changes on campus since her graduation two years ago.
By Megan DeArmit