Account Managers


Emily Guidry

At Cypress Communication, I proudly hold the role of Account Manager. As Account Manager, I oversee direct communication with our valued clients and provide guidance to our team, ensuring the progress of projects and all deadlines are met.

Currently a senior at ULL, I pursue a Major in General Studies. My journey in Communication Studies and Public Relations came to me later in my college career, igniting a passion within me. I firmly believe in the power of  meaningful connections as an  important aspect of life.

Beyond University,  I take immense pleasure from both photography and teaching dance. These pursuits bring me joy and fulfillment outside the university environment. These hobbies allow me to expand my connections and skills outside of the classroom. 


Matt Laperouse

Hi, my name is Matt Laperouse. I’m from St. Martinville, La and I’m a senior mass communications major with a concentration in public relations. I spent 8 years in the US Army and currently work as a manager/bartender at Prejeans, Carencro!

Digital Content Director

Johnathan Bulot

Hi, I’m Johnathan Bulot! I am from the greater New Orleans area but called Slidell, La., my home. I graduated from Pope John Paul II Catholic High School in 2018 and am a senior Mass Communications Major with a concentration in Broadcasting at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Outside the classroom I am a morning sports anchor for KLFY News 10 and a Social Media Manager for Nitetown and Marley’s Sports Bar.


Social Media Managerr

Christopher Gastinell

At our student-run PR firm, I serve as the Social Media Manager, bringing a diverse skill set cultivated through experience in broadcast operations. With a knack for communication and coordination, I thrive in collaborating with teams to deliver impactful content.  I stay updated on trends through thorough research, driving our online presence forward. I also understand the importance of client interaction, having honed my skills in building and maintaining relationships. Problem-solving comes naturally to me, thanks to my experience in navigating live content challenges. My negotiation skills, developed through managing diverse personalities, are an asset in client interactions. As a PR Manager in training, I excel in event coordination, uphold ethical standards, and manage time effectively, making me a valuable addition to our dynamic team.

Content Managers

Parker Romero

Hi, my name is Parker Romero. I am from Erath, Louisiana and a senior in mass communications with a concentration in broadcasting. I am also pursuing a minor in moving image arts. When im not studying I am a server at Pinchers in Maurice as well as a brother of Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity.

Sharmin Akter  

Hello, I’m Sarmin Akter! Currently, I am doing my master’s in Communication at University of Louisiana at Lafayette. I am a graduate teaching assistant (GTA) here and this is my second semester running. I am from Bangladesh 🇧🇩 and I have done my Bachelor from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh at Social Welfare and Research. I was a high school teacher of BGS (Bangladesh and Global Studies) at Bangladesh for one year. I have plenty of interests, I can do art and crafts, cooking, stitching, painting, also I am a homemaker too.

Public Relations Manager

Taiwo Oluyinka

Taiwo Oluyinka’s interest in communications was sparked during her undergraduate studies in Mass Communication and further cultivated during her postgraduate degree in Public and International Affairs. Over the course of five years, she gained valuable experience in customer service and administration roles, providing practical insights into crisis management and public relations in dynamic environments.

Inspired by her experiences in Nigeria, Taiwo is enthusiastic about advancing her studies at the University of Louisiana, renowned for its focused communications curriculum. She aims to leverage this educational opportunity to contribute to impactful research and further her career in Strategic Communication, focusing on crisis communication and public relations strategies. Taiwo’s dedication to the field and desire to make a meaningful impact highlight her readiness to excel in academic and professional endeavors in communications.