Meet the team


Rileigh Skelton, Strategic Planner

Rileigh Skelton is a Public Relations and Corporate Communications student at Belmont University from Franklin, TN. She shares her motivation in the campaign is to "do our best to put good back into the world. By engaging in civil discourse, we are promoting respectful conversations and treating people with kindness."


Abigail Roering, Community Outreach

Abigail Roering is a Public Relations and Social Media Management student at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. She is the Executive Director of Tower Creative Communications, the student-run communications firm on campus. She is originally from Massachusetts where she grew up at the base of a ski mountain.


Emma dela Pena, Social Media and Writing

Emma dela Pena is a Public Relations and Corporate Communications student from Florence, SC. Currently, she is interning in the Office of Communications at Belmont writing for Belmont News and Media and managing the student newsletter. As a senior at Belmont, she's enjoyed the chance to promote civil discourse in a time where it feels most necessary.  


Molly Baressi, Research

Molly Barresi is a senior Public Relations major from Cincinnati, OH. She is currently the Team Captain for the Boulevard Team--Belmont's student social media team, and the Digital Media Assistant for the University Office of Marketing and Public Relations. "I am excited to be part of a campaign that represents something so much bigger than myself," she shares. 


Elizabeth Phillips, Design

Elizabeth Phillips is a Public Relations and Video Production student from Knoxville, TN. Elizabeth believes that being open-minded is the best quality a person can have, and strives to demonstrate it every day. She hopes to one day promote civil discourse through the art of filmmaking.


Christie Kleinmann, Advisor

Dr. Kleinmann is an associate professor at Belmont University as an educator of public relations, design & production, and sports communication. She also has presented at national and international research conferences recognized for both her research and mentorship activities.

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