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Emily Cappiello Joins Stony Brook University

Emily Cappiello

STONY BROOK, NY, February 10, 2020 – Emily Cappiello, a veteran journalist and communications professional, has joined the Stony Brook University Office of Marketing & Communications team as Media Relations Specialist.

In this role, Cappiello will support the goals and objectives of the Office of Media Relations, leading its news bureau and developing and implementing a strategic media relations plan that supports leadership and key strategic initiatives of the University. Among her key responsibilities, Emily will help to grow and promote Stony Brook’s subject matter expert program and identify and report news stories that support institutional priorities.

Emily received her undergraduate degree in English from Stony Brook University and received a Master of Arts in English from Hofstra. Prior to joining Stony Brook she was with ICD Publications, where she most recently served as Executive Editor of Gourmet Insider Magazine and Senior Editor for HomeWorld Business Magazine. Prior to that, Emily worked at Cherry Leaf Communications in Brooklyn as a senior account executive and digital initiative director, working on media relations and integrated marketing initiatives in the consumer packaged goods space. With a secondary science background, Emily is also an established freelance health and wellness writer for several media outlets, including Reader’s Digest, SheKnows and The Healthy.

About Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University, widely regarded as a SUNY flagship, is going far beyond the expectations of today’s public universities. With more than 26,000 students, 2,700 faculty members, nearly 200,000 alumni, an academic medical center and 18 NCAA Division I athletic programs, it is one of only four University Center campuses in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. The University embraces its mission to provide comprehensive undergraduate, graduate, and professional education of the highest quality, and has been ranked among the top 35 public universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Fostering a commitment to academic research and intellectual endeavors, Stony Brook’s membership in the Association of American Universities (AAU) places it among the top 65 research institutions in North America. The University’s distinguished faculty have earned esteemed awards such as the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, Indianapolis Prize for animal conservation, Abel Prize and the inaugural Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics. Part of the management team of Brookhaven National Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Stony Brook is one of only eight universities that has a role in running a national laboratory. Providing economic growth for neighboring communities and the wider geographic region, the University totals an impressive $7.23 billion in increased economic output on Long Island. Follow us on Facebook ( and Twitter(@stonybrooku).

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