Indiana University

External Relations

External Relations

Ivy Murphy

External Relations Team Lead
My name is Ivy Murphy and I grew up on the creeks and farms of Bedford, a small southern Indiana town. Being a Hoosier fan since I can remember, my only option was to attend my dream school, Indiana University. I decided to pursue a major in Informatics with a minor in Computer Science and a Human Centered-Computer cognate. My schedule is busy but with my free time I enjoy spending my time outdoors hiking or paddle boarding on Lake Monroe (when the weather cooperates), avidly following my favorite sports teams, and learning to play piano.

This is my fourth semester as a part of the ServeIT team, and my second as a team lead. I feel very strongly about giving back to my community and feel as though I have much to contribute from the skills and knowledge I learned here at IU and within SoIC. I am currently leading the External Relations team and will be working on developing Serve IT’s website, it’s outreach on social media, and its clients with their social media. We are also excited to develop a video of the clinic and its members this semester. I am much looking forward to developing my own skills and helping others’ understanding as we all work together to shape a greater community.


Taraneh Ekbia

External Relations Intern
As I approach the final months of my last semester at IU, I look forward to spending yet another semester on the External Relations team. We will be addressing client needs as far as their professional outreach to the community and other projects that benefit nonprofits like ourselves. I have had the pleasure of working with extraordinary people who both guide me and give me the opportunity to guide others. It is a rather bittersweet feeling knowing that this is the last semester I will get to work with such enthusiastic, giving, and motivated people. That being said, as one of this semester’s Capstone students, I plan to give my all to Serve IT one last time and take in as much as I can before saying my final goodbyes to IU.

Castine Brock

External Relations Intern
My name is Castine Brock, I am a senior at the School of Informatics and Computing. My major is Informatics with a cognate in security and a minor in Elementary Education. This will be my fifth semester with Serve IT, but my first time on an External Relations team. My first semester I worked on a Teach IT Team, then in my second semester I was on a Serve IT Team working with the Global Gifts store. Over the summer, in my third semester with Serve IT, I was on the Tech Maintenance Team while also helping Teach IT with their lesson plans for Boys and Girls Club. Then last semester I was on a Development/Maintenance team where my main task was doing research on applications that would host our clients website.

Sammy Dube

External Relations Intern
Hi! My name is Sammy Dube. I am a junior studying Informatics and a cognate in Policy Studies, and a minor in Spanish. On campus, I am involved with the Center of Excellence for Women in Technology and I work as an office assistant at the School of Informatics and Computing. This is my first semester with Serve IT, and I am very excited to be part of the External Relations team. I applied for Serve IT because I was looking for a way to develop some of the skills I have learned in class, but even better, I found an opportunity to apply those skills to something that matters. I am looking forward to a great semester of giving back to the community!

Olivia Malone

External Relations Intern
My name is Olivia Malone and I am a sophomore from Columbus, Indiana. I am majoring in Law & Public Policy and Informatics, with an interest in urban planning and community development that unites the two areas of study. This is my first semester with Serve IT, and I am a member of the External Relations team. I am looking forward to expanding my knowledge and working more closely with people from the School of Informatics and Computing.

Apart from Serve IT, I work in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs Undergraduate Programming Office, run a student government campaign, and serve as the Vice President of Organization of my sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma. I like to run and to read.


Andrew Messer

External Relations Intern
My name is Andrew Messer, and I am from Greenwood Indiana, although I grew up in the country in Shelby County. I am currently a senior at Indiana University majoring in Computer Science. I will not be graduating this May because I started my major a little late, so I will be graduating in December. One thing about me is that I love sports. My favorite teams are my hometown Pacers and Colts. Some of my hobbies consists of playing basketball and tennis, fishing, and playing video games.

This is my first semester in Serve IT in the External Relations group. My goal is to be able to help my team acquire a better first impression from others about Serve IT. I also am happy to give back to the community that has helped me these past 3 years that I have been here at Indiana University. I am excited to be a part of this team to make a difference in our community.