About Plug.

Meet team Plug.

Elizabeth Brown, Account Executive

Elizabeth is a journalism student at Mizzou who looks forward to beginning a career in account management when she graduates in May. After studying abroad two times in the past year, she is passionate about traveling and someday hopes to visit every country in the world. Elizabeth is detail oriented and organized allowing her to build trusting relationships inside and outside of work. When she has time, Elizabeth enjoys running and playing tennis with her friends and family.

Cassie Batchelder, Research Coordinator

A student of strategic communication, political science, and history, Cassie is a Minnesota native who came to Mizzou for its friendly faces and (slightly) warmer temperatures. After several years studying journalism and politics (including a summer working as a political consultant in Brussels), she decided that ultimately, she’d like to end up practicing law for media organizations. When her nose isn’t in a textbook, Cassie enjoys getting involved on campus as director of Rockin’ Against Multiple Sclerosis, a campus-wide philanthropy, and working as a special events intern in the Office of Admissions. Chinese food, quirky movies, online impulse shopping and cats top her list of favorite things.

Brittney Basden, Social Media Director

Brittney is a senior at the University of Missouri where she studies strategic communication and Spanish. Sooner born and Sooner bred, Mizzou pulled her out of Oklahoma and into the Midwest. She has followed her passions for language, culture and journalism to Washington, D.C., where she interned in the House of Representatives, and Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she worked in marketing and studied Argentine media during a semester abroad. Brittney hopes to one day combine her passions working in multi-cultural or international advertising. On her list of favorite things are chocolate, sitting down with a great book, and anyone or anything that can make her laugh (which isn’t difficult).

Andrew Swyers, Art Director

Andrew is a senior at the University of Missouri majoring in journalism with an emphasis in strategic communication. He will also be earning a minor in business marketing. Advertising, marketing, and journalism have always been a passion of Andrew’s, dating back to his high school years, when he was the Editor-in-Chief of the school’s newspaper and an officer of the marketing program. These experiences helped Andrew obtain positions during college working as a designer for The Maneater and as the university’s Rockstar Energy Drink brand ambassador. Outside of schoolwork, Andrew enjoys relaxing by the pool, catching a happy hour or two, and spending time with family and friends. After graduation, Andrew plans to pursue a position at an agency as an account manager.

Brooke Parsons, Copy Editor

Brooke is a senior at the University of Missouri where she majors in strategic communication and minors in English and business. Brooke has interned at Wind Dancer Films in Los Angeles and The Missouri Review literary magazine in Columbia, Missouri. She hopes to make a career of her passion for the arts by working in either film or publishing, though he hasn’t quite decided which one yet. In her free time, Brooke enjoys reading the latest literary masterpieces, working as an assistant book buyer at the University Bookstore on campus and acting as Publicity Director for Her Campus Mizzou online magazine. She graduates May 2011.

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