Lecturer AY-C, Journalism & Mass Comm
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Master of Public Admin, CSU-San Jose, 2002
Master of Public Admin, Public Administration, CSU-San Jose, California, United States,
Chris Di Salvo, Principal, started Professional Effects in November 1984. She is a
graduate of the public relations degree program and the master's of science public
administration program at San Jose State University. In the past eighteen years, she
has helped a variety of businesses and government entities obtain visibility through
public relations, marketing communications and advertising techniques.
Before starting Professional Effects, Ms. Di Salvo was teacher-coordinator for the
South County Regional Occupational Dental Assisting Program in Gilroy. She was instrumental
in developing the program and taught dental assisting for twelve years.
Ms. Di Salvo is very active in the San Jose community. She is a member of the San
Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the board of directors
for eight years. She is a past Commissioner for the City of San Jose Parks & Recreation
Department, and past president of the YWCA Board of Directors of Santa Clara County.
She is past-president of the South Bay Public Relations Roundtable and the 1991 Chairperson
for Women In Business, a San Jose Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce program. She is
also editorial writer for San Jose-Silicon Valley: Primed for the 21st Century, a
book about the area that is now available in bookstores.
Currently, Ms. Di Salvo is a part-time adjunct professor in San Jose State University's
School of Journalism and Mass Communications and a member of the Rotary Club of San