Jen Galas came to the University of Georgia in 2011 as a graduate assistant in the sports communications office and was promoted to Assistant Sports Communications Director in January 2013. During her time as a graduate assistant, Galas served as the media coordinator for the 2012 NCAA Softball Regional and the 2012 Southern Equestrian Championship. Galas serves as the primary contact for Georgia's volleyball, softball and equestrian teams.
Galas was recognized for her publication work in 2013 by the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), as her 2013 equestrian media guide was awarded Best Cover. Her softball and equestrian media guides were also named second in the nation in their respective categories. In addition to her work with Georgia, Galas has provided publication assistance for the National Collegiate Equestrian Association.
Prior to her time at Georgia, the former Jen Blackwell worked as the Assistant Media Relations Director for Elon University, where she served as the primary contact for Elon's women's basketball, volleyball, softball, track and field and cross country teams. During her time there, she provided media relations efforts for the 2010 Southern Conference champion Elon softball team that made its first-ever appearance in the NCAA postseason. She also was intrumental in the design and publication of Elon's first-ever digital viewbook.
Galas served as the Assistant Media Relations Director at the College of Charleston from 2007-2008, where she served as the primary sports information contact for the Cougars' 2007 Southern Conference champion volleyball team. She was also the media relations contact for CofC's cross country and swimming and diving team and was the secondary contact for the men's basketball team.
As a Media Relations Student Assistant at South Carolina, Galas worked as the primary contact for the Gamecocks' 2007 national champion equestrian squad.
A native of Greenville, S.C., Galas received her bachelor's degree in public relations from the University of South Carolina in 2007, before earning her master's degree in communications from Georgia in December 2012. Galas is married to Lijah Galas, a Video Production Manager for Georgia IMG New Media.