About Us.

We are a group of photographers, videographers, journalists and designers who attend Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. We started this project because we noticed a disconnect between college students and their involvement in the Quad Cities community. There are many people in the QC who are doing so many interesting and exciting things such as taking on projects, opening new restaurants, expanding their business and so much more! However, we noticed that a lot of our fellow peers aren’t aware of the smaller businesses and projects that are going on around them. It’s our goal to try and change that. We aspire to bring exposure to these places and get Augustana students more involved with the QC community.

Meet the Crew.

Here is our incredible group of students who are the brains behind Enactus, the club who created Cool Quad Cities! These executives, journalists, photographers, videographers and social media marketers come from all different majors and backgrounds; however, each of us has a passion to promote others and help out in our community!

SANDRA J. CAMARILLO / Founder

GRACE BRADLEY-LEON / Co President

LEOUL GEZU / Co President

TRAN LE / Senior Director

MARK WROBLEWSKI / Director

RIYA SHRESTHA / Senior Marketing

SARAH WALTON / Senior Journalist

ANJELICA ORTIZ / Journalist

AMY NEWAY / Social Media

BOBBY CHRISTEL / Senior Social Media

RACHEL FORMAN / Graphic Designer