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Allison Barnes

The Career Center is excited to welcome three Marietta College alumnae to speak about entrepreneurship and freelancing as part of "Paving Your Own Path," at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, February 18th. Space is limited, so do not forget to register for the Zoom event on Handshake.

These three guests found their way through entrepreneurship or closely working grow a business. Two of the three are first-generation college graduates, but all of them have some insight to share. In the session, you will be able to turn on your camera and microphone to talk openly with the speakers in a small group discussion. 

The speakers are:

  • Amanda Guerassio ’06 has been an independent designer for 15 years, following her graduation from Marietta as a Graphic Design major. After falling into entrepreneurship accidentally, she found she liked the lifestyle and freedom and decided to pursue it full-time. She currently owns and runs Studio Guerassio, a strategic brand design studio.
  • Danielle Cisler ’05 is an accomplished first-generation college graduate. She felt the pressure to attend college but continued beyond a four-year degree in Math and Psychology to earn a Master of Arts in Quantitative Psychology and an MBA. She is now a Principal Consultant at the consulting firm Insight2Profit.
  • Joy Frank-Collins ’08 spent 15 years running her own public relations and communications firm before deciding to become a freelance writer and editor. She is a first-generation college graduate who earned her degree as a non-traditional student majoring in English and minoring in Marketing. Originally starting at Marietta in 1992, Joy took a more meandering and bumpier path to achieve her goal, but she made it out the other side by pursuing her passion — writing.