Donna Talarico

donna talarico with trees behind herDonna Talarico is the founder/publisher of Hippocampus. She’s an independent writer and marketing consultant, and her most recent “regular” career was as director of integrated communications at a small, selective liberal arts college in south-central, Pa. She speaks regularly at industry higher education web/marketing conferences, and she authored a chapter in mStoner’s Social Works: How #HigherEd Uses #Social Media to Raise Money, Build Awareness, Recruit Students, and Get Results.

Prior to working in higher education, Donna had careers in eCommerce and radio. Also, for 11 years, until she relocated, she was a correspondent for a daily paper and alternative weekly in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pa. area. MFA in creative writing from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. and an MBA from Elizabethtown College. She also has a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Wilkes.

Donna lives in downtown Lancaster, Pa. with her husband, Kevin Beerman.


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