Mariel Messier

PR/Communications Intern, Tandem Sports + Entertainment

Public Affairs Intern, Keybridge Communications

Senior Sports Editor, The Cavalier Daily


Mariel Messier is an associate at Hamilton Place Strategies, where she works with an array of clients to develop strategic communications initiatives and analyze public policy.

Before joining HPS, Mariel was an intern at Tandem Sports + Entertainment, where she helped develop and execute media strategies for the agency’s NBA and NFL clients. She also worked at Keybridge Communications as a public affairs intern, where she conducted research on education and healthcare policy and provided communications support. While at UVA, she served as the Sports Editor of The Cavalier Daily, where she led the sports staff, managed content, and reported on basketball, football, and lacrosse.

Mariel is originally from Bedford, VA, and graduated with high distinction from the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. She earned a B.A. in Public Policy and Media Studies, and traveled abroad to Dominica to study social entrepreneurship in small developing island-states.