Meet the Campus Ink Team: Alyson Gerdes, Corporate and Community Relations Manager

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Meet the Campus Ink Team: Alyson Gerdes, Corporate and Community Relations Manager

Posted by Laken Browning, November 19th 2020

Summary: Learn a little about Alyson in this post - she works directly with our community partners in the Champaign-Urbana area.


A Little About Alyson


"My name is Alyson. I was born and raised in Champaign, IL. I just graduated from the University of Illinois in Communication and Public Relations! Super excited to work with Campus Ink and use my knowledge of the (Champaign-Urbana) community to grow our reach."

Sunsets and the beach are two of Alyson's favorite things!

Q & A with Alyson


What’s your favorite place in Champaign?
My favorite place in CU is Jarlings!

What is one fact that people would be surprised to learn about you?

People are always surprised when I tell them I speedskate.


Alyson on graduation day at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


What is your guilty pleasure?

My biggest guilty pleasure is reality tv (anything from KUWTK to Big Brother to the Great British Bake Off)


What is your favorite apparel item available through Campus Ink?

Anything Comfort Colors!

Alyson is big on travel and loves to be outdoors.


Alyson and two of her dogs - Jax and Jake


Thanks for reading! Leave us a comment below if you have any questions, and be sure to follow us on social! We're on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Youtube.

About Laken Browning

Howdy! My name is Laken, and I'm the Director of Marketing at Campus Ink. I'm a University of Illinois alum and Chicagoland native, currently residing in Lincoln Park. I head marketing at Campus Ink - running our social channels, blog and email marketing. In addition to my "day job", I'm a yoga teacher and food blogger (@lakenmakes) - with a passion for health and wellness. I love music, cooking and caring for my house plants.  

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