SWOOP Spring 2021

I am the director and faculty advisor of SWOOP, a student-managed advertising and public relations agency at the University of North Texas.
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Austin is an Interdisciplinary Art & Design Studies major with minors in Strategic Communications and Printmaking. He is a former Illustrations Editor at the UNT student newspaper North Texas Daily. He is a digital illustrator, visual artist and has always been dedicated to the work he finds himself in.​​​​​​​

Bailey Strother is a senior advertising major with a minor in marketing, and is serving as an Account Planner for SWOOP this semester. After graduating in May, she hopes to move out of Texas and work at an agency. When she's not in SWOOP, she can be found thrifting, reading, or drinking large amounts of coffee.

Blake Boehle is an advertising major who is into all things visual. He is a videographer and art director for SWOOP who aims to constantly improve his skills. On top of being a hard worker, he still tries to take time to make others laugh. After graduating, Blake is aiming to one day become an art director at an ad agency. One of his life goals is to take photos of the Northern Lights.When he is not working, Blake enjoys shooting videos of nature, playing board games, running, and reading random facts. (Did you know Cap’n Crunch’s full name is Horatio Magellan Crunch?)

Candace Smith is a Senior Advertising major with a minor in Marketing graduating in May 2021.

Here in SWOOP she is the President and works as an Account Executive. She has a passion for relationship building and creative expression. After graduation, she hopes to find a career in Account Service or Strategy. During her free time, she is an aspiring plant-mom and painter who also enjoys spending quality time with loved ones and ordering lots of food on UberEats. Her Superpower is that she is the “dependable friend”.

Clay Hadley is a junior in UNT’s Advertising program and an art director at SWOOP. Outside of school, he loves skateboarding, photography, and playing music.

E.J. is a senior Advertising major and Sociology minor at UNT. He is interested in movies, comedy, copywriting, and social media management and eventually hopes to write a Super Bowl commercial. When he isn’t working for SWOOP he loves to read, take his dog to the dog park and talk about Star Wars. After graduating, E.J. hopes to land a job as a copywriter or social media manager at an agency or working for Adult Swim. 

Candace Smith is a Senior Advertising major with a minor in Marketing graduating in May 2021.

Here in SWOOP she is the President and works as an Account Executive. She has a passion for relationship building and creative expression. After graduation, she hopes to find a career in Account Service or Strategy. During her free time, she is an aspiring plant-mom and painter who also enjoys spending quality time with loved ones and ordering lots of food on UberEats. Her Superpower is that she is the “dependable friend”.

Hunter wears his heart on his sleeve. It’s just who he is. He loves to laugh. He asks a lot of questions. He doesn’t know how to quit. When he gets excited about something, he lets everybody know it. If you spend more than 5 minutes with him, you are guaranteed to smile at least once. Hunter is a copywriter, future creative director, and aspiring agency owner. He takes cold showers, enjoys thunderstorms, and deeply cherishes his friendships..

Jennifer Iraheta is a senior Advertising student with a minor in Spanish, graduating in Spring 2021. She is a social media specialist in SWOOP. She likes how social media has an impact on ways to promote different types of brands and businesses. After graduation, she plans to travel to Spain and explore before joining the real world. During her free time, she enjoys playing volleyball, video games, and working on project cars with her friends.

Kaitlyn Ingram is a senior Advertising major with a minor in English creative writing who likes to describe herself as an eclectic creative who thrives in a buzzing and ever-changing environment. She is a copywriter who envisions herself running around an agency after graduation in the fall. She loves quirky earrings, coffee shops, and thunderstorms.

Kendall is an advertising major graduating this May. She is an account planner for SWOOP who loves getting to know what makes people tick. She enjoys saving plants, reading, being in nature with her dog Beau, and listening to Harry Styles an unhealthy amount. The single most important thing about Kendall is how passionate she is about everything she does.

Kimberly Landeros is a senior majoring in advertising and minoring in history. what excites her about being an account executive is getting to work with people from different industries.After Graduation, she hopes to work as an account executive for an agency with accounts in the automotive industry or Formula 1.When she isn't working you can usually find her planning her next trip, reading car specs, or spending time with her family and friends.

Lauren is graduating in May 2021 and is majoring in Advertising with a double minor in  History and Sociology. Lauren is a copywriter for SWOOP, and when she’s not working she enjoys cooking and baking. One day she hopes to be able to travel and write about food, eating carbs in every single country she possibly can.

Lupe is a senior advertising student with a minor in marketing. She loves the detailed work that goes into creating brand personalities and is excited to get into the real world. When she isn't on campus she is working and saving up to travel. Her favorite trip was to Macchu Picchu where the altitude almost killed her, but the food, culture, and views are what really took her breath away.

Madeline is a senior majoring in advertising with a minor in communication studies, graduating in Fall 2021. Madeline is a copywriter for SWOOP, and when she’s not working she can be found roller skating, songwriting, and obsessing over Super Mario games. She is passionate about creative writing and is currently working on a fictional novel. After graduation, she hopes to work at an agency as a copywriter and continuously learn new things.

Marco Escobar is a student here at the University of North Texas. He will be majoring in Advertising and minoring in Marketing. He is a very driven individual with large dreams and aspirations that will not stop until he achieves everything he wants and then some. “Being number two is just being the first to lose.” – Drake

Melissa Osornio is a senior Advertising major with a minor in Merchandising graduating in May 2021. She is a copywriter at SWOOP and aspires to one day work for an ad agency in LA. In her free time, Melissa enjoys playing with her puppy, learning to cook, and watching movies.

Vivek Paudel is a senior Advertising major with a minor in Social Science and pursuing a Sports Journalism certificate. He graduates in May 2021. He is currently on the grad track program, so after graduation, he will continue into the Mayborn Graduate Program to finish getting his Master’s in Journalism. He currently holds the position of Account Planner towards which he is dedicated and passionate about. His passions include making and drinking coffee, photography, reading and writing blended fiction, and browsing through different websites to check out new tech and try it.

Wayde Baccus is a senior advertising major with minors in marketing and history, planning to graduate in Fall 2021. He is an account executive for SWOOP who is excited to build relationships with clients and facilitate teamwork with his fellow SWOOP members. When Wayde is not on campus working on his education he is with friends, baking, or doing anything outside especially if it includes water. He hopes to work in an advertising agency where he can build more relationships and help brands become the best they can be.

Mujtaba Zaheer (Muji) is a Senior Advertising major with a minor in Marketing, graduating in May 2021. He is a copywriter for SWOOP and works full-time as Sales Advisor at Best Buy in Denton. He loves to learn about different cultures and watches movies and TV shows in his free time. After graduation, he hopes to get a job in an advertising agency as a copywriter.

Will is a senior Advertising major with a minor in Marketing. He’s also an Art Director for SWOOP. Enticed by the metroplex, he plans to begin his ad career in DFW after graduation. A native Texan, Will travels all over his home state with his family attending live concerts and cheering on the Dallas Stars. He loves hiking National Parks, driving fast cars, and believes in the cathartic power of rock ’n roll.

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