Laura Daronatsy, 2015–2016 National President, is a senior at Biola University in Southern California. She will graduate in December 2015 with a bachelor of arts in public relations and a minor in biblical & theological studies.
As a sophomore, Daronatsy became the managing editor of her school’s award-winning newspaper, the Chimes. She also joined Biola PRSSA and began discovering the joys of a career in public relations, winning the Chapter’s award for Up-And-Coming Member. In Biola’s public relations major, Daronatsy has been distinguished as a Public Relations Fellow and she was recently awarded the department’s 2015 Outstanding Public Relations Student.
Prior to her term as National President, Daronatsy served on the 2014–2015 National Committee as the publications editor in chief. In this position, she coordinated with hundreds of students and professionals to manage the publication of PRSSA National’s newspaper, FORUM, and blog, Progressions.
In her professional experience, Daronatsy has worked for Biola’s nationally affiliated student-run firm, 6th Street PR. She has also held five internships in the areas of public relations, communications, marketing and graphic design. Most recently, she interned in media relations at Weber Shandwick’s New York City office.
When she’s not on the clock, Daronatsy loves taking road trip adventures, creating inspirational art and watching “The Office.”
“Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.” — Psalm 143:8