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Student Media Board Taps Top Leaders for 2022-23

Meet your new general managers and editors-in-chief for the coming year

A group of students selected as leaders for Student Media outlets
NC State Student Media’s top leaders for the 2022-23 academic year are, from left: Roundabout Editor-In-Chief Bran Poster, Agromeck Editor-In-Chief Krishna Patel, Technician Editor-In-Chief Shilpa Giri, Windhover Editor-In-Chief Ryley Fallon, WKNC 88.1 FM HD-1/HD-2 General Manager Maddie Jennette, and Student Media Business and Marketing Office General Manager Tim Werner.

By Patrick Neal

The NC State Student Media Board of Directors has named the senior leaders for each of its constituent media outlets in the 2022-23 academic year.

The board tapped the editors-in-chief of Technician, Windhover and Agromeck, along with the general managers of WKNC 88.1 FM and the Student Media Business and Marketing Office, at its March meeting. The board filled the Roundabout editor-in-chief’s position in April. The coming year’s leaders are as follows:

  • Maddie Jennette, WKNC 88.1 FM HD-1/HD-2 General Manager. Maddie, a fifth-year student studying computer engineering, will be serving her second straight tour as WKNC’s general manager after serving in that capacity for 2021-22. Maddie joined the station as a DJ in fall 2019, became local music director in the spring of 2020 and subsequently served as daytime music director from summer 2020 – summer 2021 before being named to the station’s most senior position. 
  • Tim Werner, Student Business and Marketing Office General Manager. Tim is a third-year student studying business administration with a concentration in marketing. He joined the Student Media Business and Marketing Office in spring 2021 as a media consultant, and officially began his tenure as general manager March 1. In addition to his work for Student Media, Tim completed a remote, semester-long research and advertising internship for a nonprofit in California last fall, and this summer he will be working in Manhattan for Visa as a small business solutions intern, where he will work with the company’s global solutions, sales and marketing teams.
  • Shilpa Giri, Technician Editor-In-Chief. Shilpa is a fourth-year student studying human biology. She joined the Technician staff in 2019 as a staff writer and copy editor, and served as opinion editor for the 2021-22 academic year. In addition to her work at Technician, Shilpa has worked extensively with New Student Programs, first as an orientation leader in 2020, and then as a student coordinator from October 2020 until this past January. Prior to her arrival at NC State, Shilpa spent a year as an intern at the National Brain Research Center in Manesar, India, where her work focused on stem cells and cellular differentiation.
  • Ryley Fallon, Windhover Editor-In-Chief. Ryley is a third-year student studying English with a concentration in creative writing. She joined the Windhover staff in spring 2021, first as a volunteer and then as literary editor. Ryley came to NC State with considerable experience editing a literary and arts magazine, having served as lead editor for Southern Voices, the literary and art magazine for the Mississippi School of Mathematics. In addition to her Student Media work, Ryley is active with the College Mentors for Kids program, a virtual extracurricular program for Raleigh youth. She is also a Park Scholar.
  • Krishna Patel, Agromeck Editor-In-Chief. Krishna is a second-year student studying business administration. She joined the Agromeck staff as a designer in fall 2021 and was tapped as promotions manager for the spring 2022 semester. Krishna already had extensive yearbook experience before coming to NC State; she spent all four years of high school as a member of the Smoky Mountain High School yearbook staff, including two years as its editor-in-chief. In addition to her work for Agromeck, Krishna has served as a marketing intern for Angels Without Boundaries, a nonprofit organization focused on improving educational opportunities for children in developing countries.
  • Gerbrand (Bran) Poster, Roundabout Editor-In-Chief. Bran is a second-year student studying English with a concentration in rhetoric and professional writing. He has been active in Student Media in several areas, including as a media consultant in the Student Business and Marketing Office as well as photo editor for Roundabout’s spring 2022 issue. He is an active member of the NC State English Club and also sings bass with the University Singers. A summa cum laude graduate of William G. Enloe Magnet High School in Raleigh, Bran was previously an editor and staff writer for the Enloe Eagle’s Eye student newspaper.