Who Are We?
We are a talented and dedicated group of students who bring individual skills and expertise along with a shared love of marketing to create informational consumer content.
Under Dr. Audrey Guskey, we work together to bring consumers the most up to date information on what is happening in the marketplace and the consumer world.
Check out our bios below for more in depth information on each of our positions within the Dream Team and how we plan to use the skills and experience from Consumer Sense to achieve our long term goals.
Content | Analytics | Web Design
My name is Alyson Maguire and I am a junior Marketing major and Digital Media Arts minor at Duquesne University. I am the Director for the Dream Team, where I lead meetings and ensure everything is running smoothly. I also develop content, research for/write blogs, manage our social media accounts and keep up with analytics to help our team and our platform grow. My goal as director is to help Dr. Guskey in teaching students and helping them discover their passion to prepare for their futures. After graduation, I hope to work for a nonprofit or faith-based organization on their digital marketing team, utilizing analytics to drive growth.
My name is Nikki Martonik, and I am currently a senior majoring in Digital Media with a concentration in Web Development and a minor in Business at Duquesne University. I am a part of the Web Design team here at Consumer Sense and my role is helping design the website, creating new pages and templates for our team, as well as making the website user friendly and up to date. After graduation I hope to get a job in UX Design or in Web Development. When I am not busy with school or working, I enjoy going hiking with my dog Tripp and spending time with my family and friends.
My name is Alexis “Lexi” Cook and I am a graduate of Duquesne University with my B.S.B.A in International Business and Marketing. I work as a content creator on the Dream Team, writing blogs, researching consumer trends, and making fun and informative videos to educate consumers. I currently work at WESCO Distribution where I work in an operational sales role in Global Accounts. When I am not working you will most likely find me traveling, singing karaoke, hanging out with my friends, or playing with my two kittens Bugsy and Capone.
My name is Michael Scarpino, I am a senior Sports Marketing major at Duquesne University. For the Dream Team, I am a content creator and editor, I research consumer trends, post on social media, and assist with website management. Working with Dr. Guskey and the Dream Team has been an amazing opportunity, which has helped me to build relationships and prepare me for my professional career. A few more facts about me are that I love sports, traveling, good food, and spending time with my kitten, Kiku.
Content | Analytics
Hello! My name is Olivia Miller and I am a freshman at Duquesne University studying accounting and marketing. On the Dream Team, I am on the content team and assist in writing blogs. I love to write so I am very happy to be able to expand my knowledge basis and skill set while doing something I love! In the future, I plan to obtain my CPA license and practice accounting or obtain a job in fashion marketing. In my free time, I like to read, bike the Three Rivers Heritage and Great Allegheny Passage Trails, and spend time with my family.
Content | Graphic Design
Hello! My name is Michael (Mikey) Whirlow and I am currently a freshman in the School of Business at Duquesne with an undecided major. For the Dream Team, I am a content creator which allows me to assist in generating blog ideas and to develop Instagram themes/posts. I’m ecstatic to be a part of a team in which I can expand my knowledge of marketing with people who have similar goals. Beyond graduation, I hope to enter the business side of the film industry. When I’m not hitting the books, you can find me listening to music, hanging out with my family/friends, or bingeing a ton of movies and TV shows.
Hi! My name is Olivia Greene and I am a freshman majoring in Supply Chain Management. My role on Dream Team is to create content for blogs and social media posts. I hope to write about consumer tips and market trends to help viewers understand what Consumer Sense is all about! I am so excited to start my journey as a new Dream Team member! Outside of school, I really enjoy spending time with friends and family, exploring the city, watching Steelers football, and listening to music!
Hello! My name is Brooke Dean. I am currently a freshman at Duquesne University. I am an undecided business major leaning towards supply chain management. For the Dream Team, I am part of the data analytics group. I am excited to begin to analyze the raw data and help optimize the Dream Team’s performance and reach new audiences. A fun fact about me is I lived in Budapest, Hungary for a couple years when I was younger which sparked my love for travel. I also love to workout and spend time with friends and family.
Discover your own passion and help us make $ense through marketing, graphic design, sales, journalism, media, and more.
A self-described ‘Double-Duker’, Lamont graduated from the McAnulty School of Liberal Arts in 2006 with a B.A. in Studio Art and again in 2016 with an M.S. in Web Design and Development. He is currently a Web Design Manager for Duquesne’s Marketing and Communications Division, a role he has had since May of 2019. When Lamont is not consulting with the Dream Team, you can find him ‘binge-watching’ his favorite Netflix shows and enjoying deep philosophical conversations with his friends, family and loved ones.
Nina graduated from Duquesne’s Digital Media Arts program in 2018 with a B.A. in Digital Media Arts & Multiplatform Journalism. She is currently a Digital Content Manager in the financial services industry based in Pittsburgh and has been in her role since graduating from Duquesne. In her free time, Nina loves being outdoors on a hike or at the beach, traveling and spending time with her King Charles Cavalier Frankie.