From life in the classroom to hanging out with friends, the College of Charleston’s new Social Media Ambassador program gives students the power to share their CofC experiences through fun, creative content.

A total of 10 students passionate about keeping up with social media trends and the latest happenings in Charleston and campus life have been selected to create content on the main College of Charleston social media accounts, including Instagram and Tik Tok. The program allows students to showcase their daily lives and experiences at the College, including eating in the dining halls, participating in experiential learning opportunities outside the classroom, attending campus events such as athletics games and more! 

“I am looking forward to sharing my experiences in the variety of departments around campus, whether in athletics, the theatre and dance department or the communication department,” says Kylee Poole, an Honors College student double-majoring in dance and communication, who is among the College’s first-ever social media ambassadors.

“College is different for everyone, so having students share their unique experiences offers both current and prospective students a chance to see the College of Charleston through the eyes of their peers and hopefully learn something new about campus, clubs or classes,” says Social Media Manager Marissa Bamonte ’18 (’19 M.A.). “Student content is well received because it’s authentic and relatable and helps connect CofC students across campus and beyond.”

Meet the 10 CofC Social Media Ambassadors:  

Jenna Cagle

Jenna Cagle

Name: Jenna Cagle, Class of 2026

Hometown: Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Major: Biochemistry with a pre-dental concentration and minor in healthcare and medical services management

Clubs/Organizations: Honors College, Outdoor Adventures Club, Young Life and Charleston BCM

Why CofC: “I chose CofC for its close-knit community, proximity to the beach, its location across from MUSC, and to just live in a different environment from home. I am looking forward to making so many memories with my new friends in this vibrant city!”

Sydney Scott

Sydney Scott

Name: Sydney Scott, Class of 2023

Hometown: Charleston, South Carolina

Major: Exercise science and a double minor in psychology and coaching

Clubs/Organizations: Currently involved in photography around the Charleston area and all over the country

Why CofC: “I chose the College of Charleston because of the beautiful area, the amazing people, and the great academic atmosphere.”

Kylee Poole

Kylee Poole

Name: Kylee Poole, Class of 2025

Hometown: Knoxville, Teneessee

Major: Dance and Communication double-major with a theatre minor

Clubs/Organizations: Cougarettes Dance Team, Honors College and Dance Alliance Club

Why CofC: “I chose CofC because Charleston offers the opportunity to be immersed in nature year-round, as well as endless artistic opportunities to get involved in.”

Why be a social media ambassador: “I want to give back to my community. Charleston has something for everybody!”

Charlotte Ottiano

Charlotte Ottiano

Name: Charlotte Ottaiano, Class of 2026

Hometown: Morristown, New Jersey

Major: Studio Arts with a concentration in photography and minor in communications

Clubs/Organizations: Cistern Media, Young Life, Film Club, Cheese Club and Planned Parenthood

Why CofC: “I have found a welcoming home here at CofC and want to be involved in the wonderful opportunities presented here.”

Why be a social media ambassador: “I believe I can develop great marketing and communication skills that will further my level of experience.”

Aziya Cureton

Aziya Cureton

Name: Aziya Cureton, Class of 2024

Hometown: Rock Hill, South Carolina

Major: Business Administration

Clubs/Organizations: Works at Einstein Bagels

Why CofC: “I love the atmosphere here and being in downtown Charleston.”

Why be a social media ambassador: “I am looking forward to meeting new people through this program and covering social media during the basketball season.”

Lina Wunderlich

Lina Wunderlich

Name: Lina Wunderlich, Class of 2026

Hometown: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Major: Psychology on a pre-med track

Clubs/Organizations: Greek Life, Charleston Miracles, Best Buddies and Women in STEM

Why CofC: “I love the atmosphere, and everyone here has been so kind with the adjustment to the college. I also came here because I want to pursue a career in the medical field and there are great opportunities at MUSC.”

Why be a social media ambassador: “I love to be involved in as many organizations as possible. I am looking forward to the social media ambassador program because, I love to create social media content, especially for students who are interested in coming to CofC.”

Casey Riley

Casey Riley

Name: Casey Riley, Class of 2026

Hometown: Medford, New Jersey

Major: Exercise Science

Clubs/Organizations: Charleston 40, CofC OPTA, NJAC and a peer educator in the FYE program

Why CofC: “The College of Charleston has stood out to her ever since vacationing and visiting family in the area as a child. My dad is a CofC alum and has helped me fall in love with the city and school.”

Why be a social media ambassador: “I started becoming interested in videography and photography in middle school and developed a passion for it as I’ve gotten older. I am looking forward to representing CofC as an ambassador and continuing to share my work in hopes of having my own videography/photography side business.”

Emma Willingham

Emma Willingham

Name: Emma Willingham, Class of 2026

Hometown: Chattanooga, Tennessee

Major: International business

Clubs/Organizations: Greek Life, Cheese Club and Honors College

Why CofC: “I chose CofC because of the business program, study abroad options and ease, and of course because I love Charleston.”

Why be a social media ambassador: “I’m looking forward to meeting new people and trying out new things in the social media world for the ambassador program.”

Sofie Maraganore

Sofie Maraganore

Name: Sofie Maraganore, Class of 2026

Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts

Major: Undecided but focusing on marketing with a minor in studio art

Clubs/Organizations: Social Media Ambassador program

Why CofC: “I chose College of Charleston for its location and school atmosphere. I loved how supportive and friendly everyone was when I toured here!”

Why be a social media ambassador: “I applied to the CofC Social Media Ambassador program because it is my dream to manage a fashion brands social media accounts and would love to create content for CofC. I am so excited to see what experiences College of Charleston and this program brings me!”

Emily Coker

Emily Coker

Name: Emily Coker, Class of 2025

Hometown: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Major: Studio art with a minor in environmental studies

Clubs/Organizations: CofC Empowher and HerCampus

Why CofC: “I chose CofC because my mom is an alumna and loved her experience here.”

Why be a social media ambassador: “I am very excited for what the future holds for the new ambassador program and using my photography skills across campus.”