christinawieseBy Rosemary Hook

Women Communicators of Austin awards Christina Wiese the Jo Caldwell Meyer Scholarship at the 40th Annual Banner Brunch, held on Saturday, April 20 at the Omni Hotel in downtown Austin. The Jo Caldwell Meyer Scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate excellence in academics and extracurricular activities as they pursue careers in the field of communication.

Wiese is a senior at The University of Texas at Austin (UT) and will be graduating with a
Bachelor of Communication in Radio/TV/Film. She was awarded this scholarship because of her
impressive academic marks —Dean’s List three semesters in a row—, her incredible work in the
radio and television industry serving various internship roles, and because of what her mentors
have said of her.

“She’s the kind of student teachers dream of …”

A proven leader with a love and talent for media, Wiese’s most recent internship was as a 2013
SXSW Film Publicity intern where she created photo shots for 275+ films and liaised with
national and international press. While taking on the intensity of SXSW, Wiese simultaneously
managed 30 educational and social programs as a resident assistant at UT, enhancing the lives
and cultural acceptance of residents living on campus.

Before Wiese took on the SXSW internship, she spent time as an events intern with the global
organization National Instruments, headquartered in Austin and operating in over 40 countries.
She also spent time in the New York offices of Tribal Worldwide , a global creative agency,
where she was a product intern responsible for brand awareness, strategy, and market research
for the first ever bike sharing program called Citi Bike.

Wiese has garnered more professional experience as a student at UT than most professionals
cover in their first year as post graduates. But it has not been all work and no play for Wiese as
she has dedicated much of her time to her PR & Advertising Officer role with the Women in
Cinema group— a group that advocates and promotes workshops and panels featuring successful
women in the Austin film industry. Wiese also chairs Texas Revue, UT’s largest student-run
talent show, which recruits acts to audition for selection in the show.

With such a busy schedule, Wiese finds time to train for half marathons (she completed her first
Austin half marathon in 2012) or mentoring children from Wooldrige Elementary School, where
she’s mentored two students.

Please congratulate Christina Wiese on her outstanding work! Women Communicators of
Austin thank her for being a great role model for other young women and for her successes as
a professional communicator, an excellent student, and a dedicated contributor to the Austin

Learn more about the Jo Caldwell Meyer Scholarship Fund and how you can contribute.