Marianna Adgemian

Adjunct Professor


Marianna Adgemian is an Adjunct Professor in Public Relations Writing in the Communication Studies Department. She brings a diverse professional background to the classroom with experience in public relations, media relations, research, and corporate communications in the technology, consumer, government, academic and financial sectors. Professor Adgemian is a skilled trilingual communicator, having written for audiences in English, Spanish, and Portuguese while serving clients such as Meta (Facebook), Visa, Amazon, Bank of America, Walmart, FedEx, Cisco, Samsung, Boston Consulting Group, and others across NA, EMEA, LATAM, and APAC. Her public relations skills have been honed through positions across the world's leading communication companies, including WPP and Omnicom. In the classroom, her goal is to introduce and develop productive discussions through critical thinking, real-case scenarios, and hands-on experience.


  • Public Relations
  • Strategic Communication
  • Media Relations
  • Crisis Communication
  • Corporate Communication


  • University of San Francisco, MA in Professional & Strategic Communication, 2021
  • San Francisco State University, BA in Communication Studies, 2018

Prior Experience

  • Adjunct Professor, Public Relations Writing, University of San Francisco
  • Senior Account Executive, Access Brand Communication
  • Associate Manager of Media Relations, Dentsu international
  • Account Executive, Burson Cohn & Wolfe
  • Content Manager, University of San Francisco
  • Integrated Communications Associate, Archetype

Language Skills

  • Fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian