The value of an idea lies in the using of it. -Edison.
I’m Donna. I’ve always got the light on.
My mission is simple, really: to inspire through innovation and imagination, from the classroom to the boardroom. I bring a varied blend of content, media, technology, and marketing and public relations experience to the table. When this knowledge and these life experiences are brought together, it’s easy to see how I’ve come to look uniquely at things and how I’ve discovered that many different formats and strategies–traditional and electronic–can play nicely together.
Donna Talarico is an independent creative professional and the founder/publisher of Hippocampus Magazine. She earned an MFA in creative writing from Wilkes University and an MBA from Elizabethtown College. From 2010 to 2015 she was the director of integrated communications at Elizabethtown College. Donna speaks regularly at higher education, technology, and publishing conferences and events. She authored a chapter in mStoner’s Social Works: How #HigherEd Uses #Social Media to Raise Money, Build Awareness, Recruit Students, and Get Results, and she has been published in a variety of daily, weekly, industry, and affinity publications.
Prior to higher education, Donna worked in eCommerce and radio. Prior to relocating, she was a long-time correspondent for two Wilkes-Barre, Pa. news publications. Donna also has a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Wilkes, and she is a 2014 graduate of Leadership Lancaster.
Donna lives in downtown Lancaster, Pa. with her husband, Kevin Beerman. She loves tasting microbrews, eating cheese, enjoying local arts and culture, traveling to national parks, and playing Scrabble.
(You can learn more about my professional background on my LinkedIn profile.)