After graduating in May, Lynn alumna and current graduate student De’Laija Napier has been working as a communications and media assistant for the Capital One Orange Bowl as well as the Boca Raton Bowl at ESPN Events as a media assistant.
As an undergrad, Napier was heavily involved in various campus clubs and organizations. “Taking part in so many things on campus helped me prepare for the amount of work I have on my plate now,” said Napier, Lynn graduate student pursuing her master’s degree
Napier was involved in Knights of the Roundtable as Public Relations Knight and Community Knight. Also, she served on the dance marathon planning committee and was a founding member of the Lynn Leadership Institute. A Student Admission Ambassador for two years, she also served as a Resident Assistant for one year before being promoted to Community Advisor.
In addition to everything she did on the student affairs side of campus, Napier was also highly involved in the arts aspect as well. She participated in “The Laramie Project” and “Cafe’ De Cave.” In addition, Napier sang the national anthem for basketball games, participated in Celebration of the Arts and is a member of Lambda Pi Eta.
As a communications and media assistant, she writes weekly press releases for games, runs the press box, coordinates media events, advertises the local games, runs the social media and serves as the primary media contact.
“I am most excited to be involved with two major bowl games,” said Napier. “I am also pretty pumped about learning more about the world of sports media communications.”
Academically, Napier thanks Lynn University and her professors for their support in her undergrad career.
“Having learned everything I did from my professors at Lynn, more specifically Gary Carlin, Stephanie Jackson and Stefanie Powers, I was able to present myself in the most professional way possible. I am eternally grateful to them for all of their guidance and support over the years.”