Unafraid to get her hands dirty, Patti is R-Comm’s own honey badger: tenaciously connecting Rutgers experts to the media outlets that need them.
What I Do
Promote faculty at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences’ schools and units as experts in the media, furthering their reputation and, by extension, the reputation of Rutgers as an academic research institution of excellence. I also train faculty on how to speak to the press and how to best present themselves and their research to the general public. Some even go on to be superstars. ?
My Favorite Things
- Movie: Harold & Maude
- Book: Less by Andrew Sean Greer
- Musician/Band: Tom Brislin
I was an undercover operative for the FBI.
Our Covid-19 response
Superhero Power & Team Name
My super power would be: Humor
My super-team name would be: Health Goddesses
Team Slogan & Mascot
My team slogan would be: "When News Breaks We Fix It (With Rutgers Experts)"
My team mascot would be: Honey badger: tough, tenacious, driven and not afraid to get our hands dirty
What I Love Most
What I love most about my team: The dedicated, creative people
What I love most about R-Comm: The dedicated, creative people
What I love most about working at Rutgers: The generous, smart, witty, eager to do media faculty members
If I were being profiled by Rutgers Today, my quote would be: "Bringing star power to Rutgers"
If I were being profiled by The Onion, my quote would be: "Media Relations "Pro" Mistakes "The Onion" for a Legit News Outlet and Looks for Rutgers Expert to Explain Microbiota Disruption in Pig Latin"