With the seasons changing, it’s time to introduce Apple Box’s 2016 fall interns! We are so happy have these bright young professionals on our team.

Fall Interns 2016

Fall Interns 2016
From left to right: Marielle Cafaro, Christian Horta and Jessica Joseph

Marielle Cafaro

A senior at Duquesne University, Marielle is an Integrated Marketing Communications major also receiving a Business Certificate. While in school, she participates in Advertising Club, AMA (American Marketing Association) and a racquetball league. As one of  Apple Box’s fall interns, she will be assisting our senior account executive with project & administration support, as well as Apple Box marketing initiatives. In her new position, she is enjoying the creativity and collaborative nature of an agency. During her time she hopes to make connections and learn more about the advertising industry in Pittsburgh. When she’s not hard at work doing music searches, Marielle enjoys exploring Pittsburgh, kayaking & hiking, the city’s arts & culture scene and going to concerts.

Meet Marielle:

City She Grew Up In:

Hampton, PA

Dream Job:

Working on a brand team to help develop a company’s message

Mac or P.C.:


Who Would Play You in a Movie About Your Life:

Emma Stone

Title Of Your Memoir:

“Wait … What’s Going On?”

Social Media App You Can’t Live Without:


Out of the 3 Interns, Who Is Most Likely To Become The Next YouTube Sensation?

Jess & Marielle (sometimes Christian … if they let him)

Christian Horta

At Point Park University, Christian is a junior PR & Advertising major. While his school activities include Ad Fed & PRSSA, outside of class and being one of our fall interns Christian enjoys traveling, playing sports and cooking. His duties at Apple Box include assisting account executive, Lisa Kefalos, with project, marketing and administration support. He hopes that a future career in advertising will allow him to use his creative mind to mend the damage negative media has spread in different parts of the world. So far, his favorite part of working at Apple Box is experiencing the office chemistry and working on a collaborative team.

Christian Must-Knows:

City He Grew Up In:

Mt. Lebanon, PA

Beyonce or Rihanna:


One Super Power You Wish You Had:


What Would You Want Your Last Meal On Earth To Be:

 Mom’s scrambled eggs & ham (made with love)

Jessica Joseph

Jessica is a senior majoring in Multimedia and minoring in Advertising & Public Relations at Point Park University. She comes to Apple Box hoping her role will complement her studies and to gain experience working in an advertising agency. Jess is responsible for assisting in graphic design projects, photography and general project support. While in school, she participates and acts as a Media Manager for a hip-hop dance group called Impulse, involved in PRSSA and Campus Activities Board and is the vice president of Ad Fed. In her free time, she can be found doing yoga, reading and checking out the Pittsburgh restaurant scene.

All About Jess:

City She Grew Up In:

Peters Township, PA

Describe Yourself In 3 Fictional Characters:

1.) Giada

2.) Rachel Greene

3.) Monica Geller

People Would Be Surprised To Know:

She was the captain of a nationally recognized dance team.

Favorite Part of Pittsburgh:

Art & Culture scene

Favorite Quote:

“Why be moody when you can shake yo’ booty” – Unknown

We hope you will join us in welcoming them to the Pittsburgh marketing scene on our Facebook page!