Who We Are

Mission Statement

Connect is a student-run media group serving the University of South Florida St. Petersburg community. Connect’s purpose is to inform students about their campus and community in a way that is innovative and engaging. Connect is focused on connecting current and prospective students with each other and the USFSP campus, and serve as a creative outlet to all students.


Connect as an organization values positivity among the members of its community and therefore promotes positive, student-oriented content. Connect does not publish hateful, threatening, excluding or slanderous content.


Our Staff


Haley Jordan, Editor of Connect

Jordan, 21, is a senior at USFSP pursuing a degree in Mass Communications and Journalism. Before joining Connect she worked as a staff writer and layout editor for the student-run newspaper of New College The Catalyst. She is originally from Castle Rock, Colorado. 


Bailey Mosley, Writer and Videographer for Connect 

Mosley, 21, is a junior at USFSP majoring in Mass Communications specializing in Journalism and minoring in Spanish. Before joining Connect she was a student ambassador living in Barcarrota, Spain and worked as a free-lance Social Media manager for local Restaurants. She is originally from Bradenton, Florida. 


Emily Bowers, Writer and Photographer for Connect


Bowers, 20, is a junior at USFSP and is majoring in Journalism and Digital Communications, with a Political Science minor. After graduation she plans on pursuing a career in Photojournalism. She hopes to travel around the world and capture the beauty of its landscapes and the uniqueness of the people who live there.


Gavin Jones, Digital Media Team Manager and Graphic Designer 


Grace Stocksdale, Writer for Connect and Graphic Designer on the Digital Marketing Team 


Stocksdale, 19, is a sophomore majoring in Mass Communications at University of South Florida in Saint Petersburg. Her dream is to move to her favorite city: Vancouver and work in media there. She is self-driven and always motivated to come up with new ideas. Grace loves marketing and anything to do with visual communication. Her passions include: photography, videography and graphic design. She aims to capture memories and moments in life that may be important one day.


Rebecca Carrigan, Writer for Connect and Graphic Designer on the Digital Marketing Team 

Carrigan, 21, is a humanities and cultural studies major. She aspires to open her own event planning company that also does in-house marketing.




Madeline Seiberlich

Seiberlich, 20, is a junior journalism major at USFSP. She is a Florida native and loves travel and writing. She hopes to one day see the world and tell the stories of the people in it.