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Riya Anandwala, MA’10, is director of industry communications at the Washington, D.C.-based Consumer Technology Association. Previously, she served as a media relations officer for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine and as senior communications manager at the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools, also in Washington, D.C. (January 2019)

Drew Anderson, BAJ’10, is director of communications for the Indiana Democratic Party. (May 2021)

Cory Barker, BAJ’10, PhD’18, is an assistant professor of communication at Bradley University, where he teaches classes on journalism and new media. His research focuses on the intersections between "old" and "new" media, and he is author of, The Age of Netflix: Critical Essays on Streaming Media, Digital Delivery, and Instant Access (McFarland, 2017). As a journalist, his work as appeared in “The A.V. Club”, “Complex”, “TV Guide”, and “Vox”. (January 2019)

Alycin Bektesh, MA’10, is a reporter for the Aspen Daily News, where she is launching a new podcast. Formerly, she served as news director for Aspen Public Radio. Last year, she received a regional Edward R. Murrow award from the Radio Television Digital News Association. (June 2019)

Rachel Bogle, BAJ’10, will be an evening news anchor for NBC affiliate WMBF-TV in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Bogle previously worked for WTTV-TV Channel 4 and WXIN-TV Channel 59 and WNOW-FM 100.9. (January 2022)

James Brosher, BAJ’10, is a multimedia producer for IU Communications. He was previously a staff photographer at the South Bend Tribune from 2012 to 2014. In March, he received a Remote Pilot Certificate from the FAA, allowing him to fly drones for Indiana University. (April 2017)

Lauren Clason, BAJ’10, is a reporter at CQ Roll Call, a Washington, D.C.-based news outlet covering elections and the politics of legislation. Clason was previously a health care reporter for the Hill Extra. (August 2017)

Bennett Conrad, BA’10, was part of a Borshoff advertising agency team that won a regional Emmy for the commercial “Indianapolis Zoo: Reptile Rhyme.” He was one of the commercial’s producers. (August 2022)

Natalie (Avon) Dollinger, BAJ’10, MBA’13, is product marketing manager at Facebook in New York City. Previously, she was director of product marketing at Bluecore. (February 2018)

Andy East, BA’10, covers the business, health care and general assignment beats for The Republic in Columbus, Indiana. He was most recently a reporter for Finance Colombia in Bogota, Colombia, and has also worked for the Texas Tribune as an investigative reporting fellow, and as a reporter for The Austin American-Statesman, PolitiFact Texas and the Dallas Morning News. East is a Columbus native and has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas in Austin. (March 2019)

Dennis Elliott, BA’69, MA’10, published his third book, “The Cancerous 45th Presidency: A Failed Attempt at Martyrdom.” (October 2020)

Erica Fizer, BAJ’10, MPA’13, is donor engagement director at Legacy Foundation. She has worked at the foundation since 2012 and previously served as director of marketing and communications. (February 2022)

Jordan Gershowitz, BA’10, wrote a children’s book titled “Ignore the Trolls” that was published in October 2019. In the book, he uses a medieval fantasy landscape to explore the contemporary problem of cyber-bullying.

Gershowitz is primarily a screenwriter for children’s shows, including “Tom & Jerry,” “Danger Mouse,” “Welcome to the Wayne” and more. He is currently a head writer at Nickelodeon, and also writes for the Jim Henson Company and DreamWorks Animation. (December 2019)

Lindsay Goldenhorn, BAJ’10, is a national digital sales specialist for Philadelphia Media Network, which houses philly.com, Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News. Previously, Goldenhorn worked as a digital sales manager at Realtime Media, also in Philadelphia. (April 2017)

Ashlee Green, BAJ’10, is project manager at the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. Previously, Green was program assistant at the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. (October 2017)

Kari Hodes, BAJ’10, has been named to the 2018 Folio:100 list. Hodes is vice president of digital content at Trusted Media Brands, formerly known as the Reader’s Digest Association. Prior to joining TMB, Hodes was the executive director of audience development and analytics at Time Inc. and Bloomberg’s global head of audience development. She began her career with a variety of editorial and audience development roles at Hearst and The Huffington Post. (December 2018)

Lanier Holt, MA’07, PhD’10, is an associate professor at Ohio State. He won the Donald H. Ecroyd Award for Outstanding Teacher in Higher Education on behalf of the National Communication Association. (October 2021)

EunBee Kim, BAJ’10, is an alumni and Chevening scholarship and fellowship officer at the British Embassy in Seoul. She manages the relationship with UK alumni and Chevening scholars in Korea, working to increase business opportunities and strengthen the relationship between the two nations. Kim previously worked as a media and public affairs officer at the embassy. (September 2016)

YeJin Kim, BAJ’10, is a communication consultant for the World Bank Group in Washington, D.C. She has been in her current position since April 2014. Formerly, she worked for the Institute for Global Work at Boston University as a communications assistant. After graduating from IU, Kim received a master’s degree in international relations and international communication at Boston University. (August 2016)

Paula Kramer, BAJ’10, is Project Director at Aha! Online Qualitative Research Technology in Detroit. Previously, she was a senior research associate at Beacon Research, a qualitative research consulting firm. After marrying in June 2016, Kramer and her husband moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan. (August 2019)

Anna Mailliard, BAJ’10,is a brand marketing manager for International Dairy Queen, handling the company’s treat, non-blizzard line. (November 2020)

Ali Meyer, BAJ’10, is an administrative manager in business development and marketing for United Capital Evansville. She joined the group in spring 2017, before which she spent four years working in public service, including stints of work in the Office of the Lieutenant Governor and the Indiana Office of Tourism Department. (June 2018)

Rosemary Pennington, MA’10, PhD’15, is the area coordinator of Miami University's journalism program. She is an associate professor in the Department of Media, Journalism and Film. (March 2022)

DeAntae Prince, BAJ’10, is a content editor for the Chicago Tribune. Previously, he worked as an NBA producer at Sports Illustrated. (December 2019)

Jeremy Rosenthal, BA’10, and Dave Leno, BAJ’11, were on hand for the Hoosier football at the Pinstripe Bowl in Yankee Stadium on Dec. 26. Leno does play-by-play announcements for ESPN, and Rosenthal is the assistant director of media relations for IU track and field, volleyball and tennis. (January 2016)

Jeremy Rosenthal BS’10, Cert’10 (journalism), is assistant director of media relations for IU. He serves as the primary media relations contact for volleyball, wrestling, women’s tennis, the department of academic services and the Excellence Academy. He is the 2019 recipient of the College Sports Information Directors of America Rising Star Award, which is presented at the annual summer convention. Rosenthal has served on the CoSIDA Goodwill and Wellness Committee as a vice-chair. He has also served as project chair for the CoSIDA/NACDA Charity 5K Run/Walk that raised more than $14,000 for charity. 
 
Rosenthal is a two-time Fred Stabley Sr. Writing Contest award winner and earned the 2015 American Volleyball Coaches Association Sports Information Northeast Region honor. 
 
In addition to his work at IU, Rosenthal has volunteered his time working the Women's Basketball Final Four, U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Track and Field and the PGA Championship. (April 2019)

Nick Rubando, BAJ’10, is running in the primary to become the Democrat’s nominee for Ohio’s 5th congressional district. He works for a tech start-up, which has allowed him to do volunteer work campaigning for issues like environmental cleanups, children’s art programs, and low-income families in need. He also worked as a volunteer for a congressional candidate in California and on the Obama 2008 campaign. (February 2020)

Joanna Pinker Sokol, BA’10, is the senior manager of CEO communications at Microsoft in Seattle, Wash. Pinker Sokol started her career at Falco Ink in New York City before joining the digital strategy team at Burson-Marsteller. She later served as vice president, global banking and markets marketing at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. (September 2018)

Angela Solomon, BAJ’10, is senior corporate communications manager at Capital One in New York City, a role she has held since 2014. She was previously a senior account executive at Edelman in New York City. (August 2017)

Lauren Suitors, BAJ’10, is assistant director of development at the University of Chicago. She was previously development coordinator at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (October 2017)

Tom Thakkar, BA’10, had his first “Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents” half-hour special air on Nov. 1, 2019. Thakker, who grew up in Bloomington, also performed on “Conan” in 2017. (November 2019)

Alexi Turbow, BAJ’10, works as a public affairs associate for Friends of Cancer Research, a Washington, D.C.-based cancer research think tank and advocacy organization.  Turbow also is beginning her last year of graduate school at George Washington University, where she is pursuing a master’s degree in global communications.  She looks forward to graduating next spring.  Formerly, she worked for Edelman in Washington, D.C. (August 2016)

Lorin Williams, BAJ’10, will celebrate his 10th year working for Reid Health in May. For the past three years, he has worked in the marketing and communications department as a social media marketing specialist. (March 2019)

Lindsay (Perrin) Wimmer, BAJ’10, is the director of development at Franklin College. She was previously associate director of development and alumni relations at IU’s School of Optometry. (October 2021)

Stephanie Foreman Blandford, BAJ’11, has been accepted to IU’s Master of Social Work program. She is a board member of MidWay Music Speaks in Bloomington. (April 2019)

Alex Brown, BAJ’11, joined Heidrick & Struggles as a public relations manager, supporting the firm’s thought leadership and media relations. He previously was a senior account executive in the corporate practice group at FleishmanHillard’s Chicago office. (December 2016)

Amy Burke, BAJ’11, works in communications at the Salvation Army for Wisconsin/Upper Michigan and Milwaukee County. Previously, she was a digital content producer for Today’s TMJ4 (NBC) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a web producer for the Longview (Texas) News-Journal. (April 2017)

Courtney (Miller) Calardo, BAJ’11, is the head of communications for the BRAC Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative. BRAC is an international nonprofit dedicated to designing scalable solutions for people and communities affected by poverty, illiteracy, disease and social injustice. (March 2022)

Haley Coomes, BAJ’11, is a producer at WKMG News 6 in Orlando. She specializes in lifestyle writing and volunteers for Canine Companions for Independence. (January 2020)

Torrie Cope, MA’11, is a reporter at the Meridian Press, a local weekly newspaper serving Meridian, Idaho. She was previously a business reporter at the Idaho Press-Tribune. (February 2018)

Isabel Dieppa, BA’11, is a Chicago-based freelance journalist. She got her IU degree in theater, but worked for the Indiana Daily Student during her time on campus. She is a contributor to Bust.com and a communications coordinator at the National Immigrant Justice Center. She is one of 21 recipients of the 2018 ProPublica Diversity Scholarship, and will attend a conference sponsored by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists in late July. (June 2018)

Lillian Feldman-Hill, BA’11, is youth engagement coordinator at Temple Emanuel in Kensington, Maryland. She is developing a lab program about using games for social justice and positive change. (December 2016)

Amanda Fruland, BAJ’11, is communications and events senior manager at AgReliant Genetics. (May 2021)

Kyrie Greenberg, BAJ’11, has been named WFHB News Director. She began her career at WFHB as an intern, coordinating volunteer efforts. (July 2019)

Katherine (Fay) Hall, BAJ’11, recently moved from Chicago to Cleveland, where she started a new position in legal marketing as the legal writer for Ulmer and Berne LLP. She formerly worked as an associate attorney at The Uma Law Group. (August 2018)

Caitlin Johnston, BAJ’11, joined the communications team of Kforce, a professional solutions firm specializing in building and managing elite teams within technology and finance and accounting with top employers nationwide. (February 2021)

Caitlin Keating, ’11, is a freelance writer for The New York Times. She was a staff reporter at People magazine for nearly seven years, where she covered exclusive human interest and crime stories. She freelances for the magazine and is also working on a documentary film for a television network. (September 2020)

Shanti Knight, BAJ’11, is chief photographer at the IU Eskenazi Museum of Art. (November 2019)

Zina Kumok, BAJ’11, is a freelance writer specializing in personal finance. She works with her husband, Samuel Leffers, BAJ’11. (August 2016)

Dave Leno, BAJ’11, is a play-by-play announcer in Philadelphia. He hosts and announces for ESPN, USA Field Hockey and the Philadelphia Union. (February 2018)

Brooke Lichtman, BAJ’11, is the public relations and communication coordinator at DePaul University’s Irwin W. Steans Center for Community-Based Service Learning in Chicago. (August 2016)

CJ Lotz, BAJ’11, was recently promoted to Senior Editor at Garden & Gun, a national magazine covering the South from its base in Charleston, South Carolina. Formerly the title's research editor, she will now coordinate travel coverage and continue writing and editing pieces on food, books, gardens and culture for print and digital audiences. (January 2019)

Elvia Malagon, BAJ’11covers social justice and income inequality issues for the Chicago Sun-Times. Previously, she worked for the Chicago Tribune. (May 2020) 

Jason Martin, PhD’11, was promoted to associate professor at DePaul University, where he was honored as Teacher of the Year and was elected chair of the journalism program. Martin is working on the creation of the Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence at DePaul. (August 2016)

Ryan Miller, BAJ’11, has been hired as an assistant coach with the IU women’s tennis team. Miller previously was head coach of men and women’s tennis at Hanover College and had served as a volunteer assistant coach with IU women’s tennis. (January 2017)

Kristina Hunter Mullis, BAJ’11, MS’12, completed the Chicago marathon in October 2019, her second marathon in less than a year. She is working on a Ph.D. in the IU School of Public Health.

Previously, she served as a health promotions manager for the American Lung Association in Pascagoula, Mississippi. She also managed a grant through the Mississippi State Department to program planning and outreach initiatives to all ages in the community and taught online classes in community health at Southern New Hampshire University.

Hunter Mullis formerly worked as a public affairs specialist at the U.S. Naval Base in Yokosuka, Japan. (November 2019)

Ashley Nichols, BAJ'11, is author of "Tech to Save the World." 

She is a senior manager at Accenture in Washington, D.C. 

Previously, she was international strategy manager at Booz Allen Hamilton and senior associate at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, also in the Washington, D.C. area. She has a master's degree in education from Vanderbilt University. (November 2021)

Loretta Olker, BAJ’11, is an operations associate for Chicago-based software company FourKites Inc. (June 2018)

Shabrelle Pollock, BAJ’11, currently serves as Digital and Marketing Services Senior Manager at Altria Group, which is involved in the tobacco, alcohol and cannabis industries. She resides in Richmond, Virginia. (July 2019)

Genevieve Postlethwait, BAJ’11is a grants writer with the McCracken County Public Schools in Paducah, Kentucky. She was previously the education and features writer at The Paducah Sun(April 2017)

Whitney Riggs, BAJ’09, MA’11, joined Indianapolis-based law firm Kroger, Gardis & Regas LLP as marketing manager. She previously served as public relations manager at Visit Hamilton County. (December 2020)

Greg Rosenstein, BAJ’11, is The Athletic’s managing editor for boxing, and he assists with mixed martial arts coverage. Before that, he was the MMA editor of ESPN. He joined ESPN in 2013, and also worked as a writer and editor for the company’s college basketball and NBA sections. (May 2020)

Myriam Sopel, BAJ’11, is an assistant tennis coach at Brigham University in Provo, Utah. She plans to spend the summer in her native France, where she and her brother, Youngstown State University tennis coach Mickael Sopel, will conduct the Odyssey Tennis Academy. (August 2016)

Rachel Stark-Mason, BAJ'11, is global communications sustainability manager for Proctor & Gamble's feminine care unit. Previously, she worked as an associate director of communications at NCAA. (April 2020)

Helen (Russick) Timothy, BAJ’2011, works as a marketing specialist for Colorado-based software company TraceGains. (June 2018)

Qixin Wang, BAJ’11, is a senior editor at ESPN, primarily focusing on NBA coverage for China.

Wang was previously the international news desk producer at CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and prior to that, he covered breaking news for the Associated Press in Madison, Wisconsin. (September 2019)

Sheng Yuan, PhD’11, is author of an article that was published in the September 2015 edition of Chinese Journal of Communication. “An Experimental Investigation of the Influence of Endorser Attractiveness in Video Advertisements” is based on his dissertation research. Yuan teaches advertising courses at City College of Wenzhou University in China. (December 2015)

Jordan Zaslow, BAJ’11, is a director, producer and journalist at LittleThings, a New York City-based production house specializing in lifestyle content for young women. Her video, "What’s Your Biggest Regret?" went viral, garnering more than 28 million views across platforms. Her work has been featured in BuzzFeed, Elite Daily, Huffington Post and Bustle, among others. She appeared on The Today Show and Wall Street Journal Live, discussing her late father’s bestselling book "The Magic Room." (October 2017)

Samantha Bean, BAJ’12,is the marketing manager for the Lubeznik Center for the Arts. (January 2022)

Elizabeth (Biz) Carson, BAJ’12, is a staff writer at Forbes. She was previously a technology reporter at Business Insider. (August 2017)

Meredith (Reffner) Collins, BAJ’12, is a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina’s Hussman School of Journalism and Media. (October 2020)

Courtney Cronin, BAJ’12, had her first appearance on ESPN's Around The Horn. She was previously the Minnesota Vikings reporter for NFL Nation at ESPN and a multimedia sports reporter at the Mercury News in San Jose, California. (June 2022)

Amanda Day, BAJ’12, is a staff doctor with Franciscan Physician Network Neuroscience Specialists. Day recently finished a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Minnesota and will specialize in cancer rehabilitation. (December 2021)

Kristen Ditsch, BAJ'12, joined Workato, a leading software provider in business integrations and automations, as the first go-to-market product marketing manager. The company just raised investor funding putting it at a $1.7B valuation. (January 2021)

Kyle Duggar, BAJ’12, JD’15, is an attorney in the Monroe County Public Defender’s Office. (April 2017)

Margaret Ely, BAJ’12, is senior editor of social and audience development at Bloomberg in New York City. She was previously social media manager at The New Yorker and digital editor at The Washington Post. (February 2018)

Lindsey Erdody, BAJ’12, is an associate editor for Axios Local. She edits newsletters and stories in three local markets. (May 2022)

Margaux Farrell, BAJ’12, will be marketing director at Root Center for Advanced Recovery. Previously, she was an anchor at FOX61. She also won a gold medal in swimming during the London Olympics. (October 2021)

Farrell won a bronze medal in swimming at the 2012 Summer Olympics as a part of the French team. In May 2015, she earned her master’s degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Southern California. (August 2019)

Tucker Gragg, BA’12, was director on a crew from Blueline Media that won a Gold Addy for Film Trailer from the Indianapolis American Advertising Awards. The trailer is for “Worth the Wait,” a feature documentary about IU men’s soccer head coach Jerry Yeagley. (March 2020)

Leonard Hunt Jr., BAJ’12, is senior analyst, social media analytics at Viacom. Previously, he was social media analyst at SOCIALDEVIANT in Chicago. (November 2019)

Claire Hunter, BAJ’12, is an account executive at the Indianapolis office of Bose Public Affairs Group, a government affairs and strategic communications firm. She also serves on the board of directors for Pathway to Recovery in Indianapolis. Hunter has around 10 years of strategic communications experience in Washington, D.C. and Indianapolis. (September 2019)

Ammina Kothari, PhD’12, is an associate professor and program director in the Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of Communication. She is the recipient of RIT’s Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching, the university’s highest honor for tenured faculty. (April 2021)

Casey Kuhn, BAJ’13, won the Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association for her coverage of the #RedforEd Arizona Teacher Strike in July 2019. (July 2019)

Bailey Loosemore, BAJ'12, is a reporter for the Courier Journal. She was a member of the Pulitzer finalist teams for the Breaking News Reporting and Public Service categories for her contributions to the coverage of Breonna Taylor's case. (July 2021)

Dalton Main, MA’12, is a producer for Spotitfy’s first morning show, “The Get Up,” produced by Gimlet Media. (November 2020)

Austin Miller, BAJ’12, is a sports reporter and weekend anchor for ABC 36 in Lexington, Kentucky. (May 2021)

Sean Morrison, BAJ’12, is associate editor of esports at ESPN. (August 2017)

Danielle Paquette, BAJ’12, is a national correspondent at The Washington Post. She won the Overseas Press Club of America’s Madeline Dane Ross Award for best international reporting in print or digital showing a concern for the human condition. Paquette previously served as the Washington Post’s West Africa bureau chief. (August 2022)

Nico Perrino, BAJ’12, is co-director and senior producer of a new feature-length documentary about the life and career of former ACLU executive director Ira Glasser. The film, "Mighty Ira," will premiere with Angelika Film Centers in October. Perrino was also recently named vice president of communications for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. (September 2020)

Adrienne (A.D.) Quig, BAJ’12covers Cook County government, City Hall and the Obama Presidential Center for the Chicago Tribune. Previously, she covered politics for Crain’s Chicago Business and The Daily Line. (August 2022)

MaryJane (MJ) Slaby, BAJ’12, is a reporter and curator for The Incline, a start-up news organization in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Slaby previously reported at the Herald-Times and the Lafayette Journal & Courier. (September 2016)

Peter Stevenson, BA'12 (general studies), was a video editor on the Washington Post team that won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism. The project, “2C: Beyond the Limit,” explored the benchmark two-degree Celsius temperature rise. (May 2020)

Caitlin Ursini, BAJ’12, is an account executive at Salesforce in Chicago. Caitlin was formerly director of The Advisory Board Company in Washington, D.C. (April 2017)

Brian Welk, BAJ’12, is a senior film reporter at TheWrap. He won a New York Press Club Award for Best Entertainment News – Internet for his three-part “Spotlight on Deaf Actors” series. (June 2022)

Tricia Whitaker, BA’12, is the in-game reporter for the Tampa Bay Rays. Previously, she was the sports anchor and reporter for CBS4 WTTV in Indianapolis. Before that, she worked as a sports reporter for WBAY in Northeast Michigan. (April 2020)

Deanna Allbrittin, BAJ’13, is an anchor at ABC 8News in Richmond, Virginia. (June 2021)

Jessica (Williams) Bricker, BAJ’13, will be a communications specialist for Bluffton-Harrison Metropolitan School District where she will help connect the community with information from the school district. Previously, she was editor of the Bluffton, Indiana, News-Banner. She joined the staff as a reporter in 2013. (April 2022)

Matt Callahan, BAJ’13,is deputy design editor at The Washington Post. He has been with the Post since 2014, previously working as art director and digital designer. Callahan has won multiple portfolio awards for his work from the Society for News Design. Before joining the Post, Callahan was features and 1A designer at the Tampa Bay Times. (April 2022)

Johnny Ford, BAJ’13, is director of public relations at Shedd Aquarium. (February 2022)

Ben Frazier, BA’13, was sound designer and composer on a crew from Blueline Media that won a Gold Addy for Film Trailer from the Indianapolis American Advertising Awards. The trailer is for “Worth the Wait,” a feature documentary about IU men’s soccer head coach Jerry Yeagley. (March 2020)

Austin Gardner, BA’13, was assistant director on a crew from Blueline Media that won a Gold Addy for Film Trailer from the Indianapolis American Advertising Awards. The trailer is for “Worth the Wait,” a feature documentary about IU men’s soccer head coach Jerry Yeagley. (March 2020)

Araceli Gomez-Aldana, BAJ’13, is a news producer, reporter and weekend host at WBEZ Chicago. (October 2020)

Anna Hershberger, BAJ’13, is an associate at Hill+Knowlon Strategies, a global public relations consulting company, where she has worked since March 2017. (July 2018)

Leah Koch, BAJ’13, MBA’18, is director of communications at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. Her father was president of the theme park, and now she and her sister both have roles at the park. (December 2021)

Casey Kuhn, BAJ’13, recently won a national Edward R. Murrow award for her continuing coverage of the Arizona teacher’s strike for KJZZ-FM, the Phoenix NPR affiliate station. She now works as an associate producer for PBS NewsHour’s brand-new Western bureau based out of Arizona. (December 2019)

Miryam Lipper, BAJ’13, is a senior advisor for communications and strategy for Georgia U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff. Lipper previously served as communications director for Ossoff’s 2020 Senate campaign. Her high-level experience in strategic communications includes service as a spokesperson for Vice President Kamala Harris during her presidential campaign and for U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine. Lipper is an alumna of the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. (April 2021)

Aliya Mood, BAJ’13, won a Pulitzer Prize as part of the Arizona Republic and USA Today Network’s reporting on Donald Trump’s proposed border wall. Mood lead the Republic’s design team, which produced nearly two full weeks’ worth of digital and print content, including a virtual reality piece.

The package also won the 2017 Scripps Howard Award for Innovation and the 2017 Award of Excellence for combined digital and print category from the Society of News Design.

In her time at IU, Mood was an Ernie Pyle Scholar and served as art director and design chief of the Indiana Daily Student. She now works as a freelance graphic designer and Pilates instructor in Phoenix, Arizona. (April 2018)

Amanda Solliday, MA'13published an article, “Black Lives Matter in Small Towns, Too” in The Progressive. She is communications director for the Office of Global Affairs, as well as a freelance writer and editor. (September 2020)

Matt Starr, BA’13, directed a remake of Woody Allen’s classic film “Annie Hall” starring senior citizens at Lenox Hill retirement center. “My Annie Hall” stars Harry Miller, 94, and Shula Chernick, 73. Starr created the film with his partner, Ellie Sachs. The film garnered coverage from The New York Times and Huffington Post(March 2018)

Justine Pomierski, BAJ’13, is an associate team member at Essex Realty Group, Inc. in Chicago. Previously, she worked at Centaur Construction as the human resources associate. (January 2020)

Anjelica Violi, BAJ’13, is a contract attorney at Knowable. She was previously deputy attorney general for the state of Indiana. (December 2020)

Jessica Wimsatt, BAJ’13, is a sports reporter, anchor and multimedia journalist at WEHT/WTVW Eyewitness News in Evansville. She previously worked as a multimedia reporter for the Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever. (March 2017)

Kara Winton, BA’90, MS’13, is a full-time professor at Florida Gulf Coast University teaching public relations in the Department of Communication & Philosophy. Previously, she was an adjunct professor. (July 2019)

Wanyu Zhang, BA’13, is a brand director at NPR. (August 2022)

Kyra Breslin, BAJ’14,has launched “Finding Lauren,” a true-crime documentary podcast series looking at the ongoing investigation of missing IU student Lauren Spierer. The series examines the disappearance of Spierer, who went missing June 3, 2011, and has not been seen again. Breslin is the granddaughter of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jimmy Breslin. (October 2021)

Raven Carpenter, BAJ’14, is an account executive at G&S Business Communications in Chicago. She previously was a corporate fellow at Hill+Knowlton Strategies. (January 2017)

Jessica Contrera, BAJ’14, is an enterprise reporter at The Washington Post. She won the 2022 Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics from the Center for Journalism Ethics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, for her stories on child sex trafficking in the U.S. (April 2022)

Hannah Crane, BAJ’14, is the events and communications specialist for the African American Arts Institute at IU. She has been working with the AAAI at IU for the past two years. (October 2019)

Matt Dillman, BA’14,was director of photography on a crew from Blueline Media that won a Gold Addy for Film Trailer from the Indianapolis American Advertising Awards. The trailer is for “Worth the Wait,” a feature documentary about IU men’s soccer head coach Jerry Yeagley. (March 2020)

Feroze Dhanoa, BAJ’14, is a regional editor for Patch.com. (October 2021)

Sarah Hetrick, BA’14, is a digital media coordinator at CNN in Atlanta, Ga. Previously, worked as a CNN Studio Tours tour guide. Prior to that, she served as video studio producer for Kelley Learning Media at IU’s Kelley School of Business. (December 2019)

Hannah (Smith) Kiefer, BAJ’14, is director of communication at the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. She was previously a social media and communications specialist at Conner Prairie. (February 2018)

Katie Mettler, BAJ’14, is a reporter for The Washington Post. She works on the Metro desk, covering criminal justice in Prince George’s County. (June 2020)

Kendall Prinsen, BAJ’14, has been promoted to senior account manager for the communications management department of Hirons advertising agency. Previously, she served as account manager and oversaw Hirons’ internship program. (June 2019)

Jon Savitt, BA’14, is a Washington, D.C.-based freelance writer. He has written for outlets including the Washington Post, TIME, Huffington Post and MTV. “From the classroom to the Roys (Kilroy’s) patio, I would not be where I am today without Indiana University giving me the resources to help me find my own voice and confidence,” Savitt wrote. (September 2016)

Charlie Scudder, BAJ’14, is a staff writer for the Dallas Morning News. He won the National Edward R. Murrow award’s excellence in writing category for large digital news organizations for his two-part story, “Guardians.” “Guardians” tells the story of a woman searching for answers in her mother’s death amid a serial-murder investigation. (December 2020)

Rachel Degraw Thexton, BAJ’04, is founder and principal of Thexton PR.

Michaela Tindera, BAJ’14, is the host/producer of the Financial Times’ “Behind the Money” podcast. (June 2022)

Hannah Ter Vree, BA’14, is a production coordinator at Trailer Park Inc. in Los Angeles. She was previously head of post production at Tiny Hero. (February 2018)

Nickolas Turner, BA’14, is founder and CEO of Shipper Tech, a platform connecting online buyers with secure online transactions and freelance delivery drivers. Turner is also founder and CEO of Shobe Cases and the Unbounded Group LLC. (August 2017)

Brandon Walsh, BA'14, writes and directs commercials with CVR. Walsh won a regional Emmy in 2021 for his public service announcement, "Know the Facts." (June 2021)

Aaricka Washington, BAJ’14, is one of 20 recipients of the 2019 ProPublica Diversity Scholarship and will receive funding to attend the Investigative Reporters and Editors conference. Washington is an M.S. student at Columbia Journalism School. She served as a Teach for America 2014 corps member in Houston and as an AmeriCorps VISTA member in Indianapolis, where she supported more than 1,000 low-income students in obtaining full-tuition scholarships for college. (March 2019)

Justin Whitaker, MA’14, is the assistant director of communications - editorial development with the NCAA in its Indianapolis headquarters. He joined the NCAA after spending over two years working with IU Studios on internal communications, media relations and special projects. He is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Journalism and Public Relations at IUPUI. (April 2022)

Lacy Whitaker, BA’08, MA’14, married IU alumnus Justin Whitaker in November 2016. They welcomed their first child, Jace Alan, in April 2019. (August 2019)

Alyssa Andrews, BA’15, is a meteorologist for Central Kentucky’s WTVQ 36. (July 2020)

Sarah Beeson, BS’15, is a producer for the National Hockey League in New York City. Beeson was previously footage acquisitions coordinator for NFL Films. (December 2017)

Haley (Church) Cawthon, BAJ’15, is assistant managing editor – digital at Louisville Business First. She is the lead for KY Inno, a platform for LBF that focuses on the startup, tech and entrepreneur scene across Kentucky and Indiana. (June 2022)

McKenzie Clemans, BA’15, is an assistant at Luber Roklin Entertainment in Los Angeles. She previously worked at Pantheon Talent Group, SuperFilms!, Nickelodeon and Tiny Hero. (February 2018)

Adam Cohen, BA’15, is an associate producer on the NFL on CBS production team, which has won its second Emmy.

Cohen’s contribution to the 30-person production team is to collect and present relevant game statistics on screen during the game. (June 2019)

Alexandra Dierckman, BAJ’15, is executive producer at WABC-TV. She previously produced TV news in San Francisco for CBS and in Indianapolis at WRTV. (June 2022)

Michael Goldenberg, BA’15, appeared on season 15 of “America’s Got Talent.” He performed comedy sketches, which he was encouraged to do by people who saw videos of his performances on his social media. (June 2020)

Kathleen Hill, BAJ’15, is marketing strategy manager for the 18-month 50th anniversary celebration of Walt Disney World Resort, which kicks off Oct. 1, 2021. (April 2021)

Kioko Ireri, PhD’15, published a book chapter on corruption in the Kenyan media titled, "Professional Ethics: High Levels of Corruption in Kenyan Journalism Practice." The chapter appears in the just-released book, "Critical Perspectives on Journalistic Beliefs and Actions: Global Experience," and explores perceptions, sources, forms and severity of corruption in Kenyan journalism. (July 2018)

Molly Jirasek, BAJ’15, is a reporter at WGN America. Previously, she was assistant news director for HOI ABC at WEEK-TV in East Peoria, Illinois. Before that, she was a multimedia journalist and producer at WSBT22 in South Bend, Indiana. (May 2020)

Anu Kumar, BAJ’15, is a first-year graduate student at American University's School of International Service where she is earning an M.A. in Intercultural and International Communication. Kumar formerly worked as project assistant at APCO Worldwide in Chicago. (April 2019)

Michael Majchrowicz, BAJ’15, is a staff writer for the Miami New Times. Previously, he was a crime reporter at The Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina, and a courts reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette. (August 2021)

Mark Newman, BAJ’15, completed a national tour for his No. 1 bestselling baseball book "Diamonds from the Dugout." He has five additional books planned. Newman was formerly enterprise editor with Major League Baseball Advanced Media. (February 2018)

Charnay Pickett, BAJ'15, is an account mangaer at Hirons. (May 2020

Ashley Rubin, BAJ’15, a local investment buyer at Havas Media Group in Chicago. (July 2020)

Lacy Scarmana, BAJ’15, joined CBS News in New York City. She will participate in a rotation program between different CBS shows, starting off as a researcher for the CBS Evening News. Scarmana was previously a producer at WVIK public radio in Rock Island, Illinois. In her time at IU, she worked as a journalist and producer for WFIU. (March 2018)

Betsy Shepherd, MA’15, covers environmental news and produces a podcast on the Civil Rights Movement in small-town Louisiana for New Orleans Public Radio. She won a regional Edward R. Murrow award for a feature she reported on Louisiana’s 2016 floods. 

Previously, Shepherd worked as the managing producer of American Routes and online content coordinator at Indiana Public Media. (March 2020)

Dylan Sinn, BAJ’15, is a sportswriter for the Fort Wayne (Indiana) Journal Gazette. He covers IU basketball on the Eyeing IU page, along with Notre Dame football and Fort Wayne TinCaps baseball for the paper. He was previously a digital media intern with USA Today Sports Media Group. (February 2018)

Mary Welch, BAJ’15, is a copywriter for THE PLAID AGENCY, a full-service ad agency in Indianapolis. Previously, she was the marketing communications manager for Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. (September 2019)

Shuhan Yu, MA’15, is a UX/UI designer at Designity. (September 2020)

Alex Zorn, BA’16, directed the short film “Birds of Paradise,” which screened in the Indy Shorts International Film Festival presented by Heartland Film. Zorn lives in Chicago. (July 2020)

Rebecca Banks, BA’16is a script and story production coordinator for Pixar Animation Studios. She served as cinematographer and executive producer of “Refugee Is Not My Name,” which won best documentary for social justice at the Hollywood Women’s Film Festival. Banks has been a production coordinator for Nickelodeon Animation and CEO of Blood Rose Productions, LLC, and has held various roles for VICE Media, the Smithsonian Institution and Prometheus Entertainment. She lives in Malibu, California. (June 2020)

Jeremy Barbuto, BA’16, is a European site leader for freeD Systems Navigators with Intel. He was previously a videographer for the Detroit Lions. (December 2017)

Matt Bloom, BAJ’16, covers breaking news and the economy for KUNC, an NPR affiliate in Charlotte, North Carolina. He has also reported for KPCC and KCRW in Los Angeles, and prior to that, was NPR’s National Desk intern in Culver City during the summer of 2015. (September 2019)

Michael Blomquist, BA’16, is an assistant director based in Los Angeles. His play script, “Dealership,” is available as part of Cardinal Stage Company’s 2020-21 Cardinal at Home series. (September 2020)

Frank Bonner, BAJ’16, MA’20, is The Daily Memphian’s Memphis football beat writer. Previously, he covered Oklahoma State athletics for the Tulsa World in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (August 2021)

Annie Brackemyre, BAJ’16, is an executive assistant at the Institute for Islamic, Christian and Jewish Studies. She works on special projects, including the institute’s co-sponsored WYPR show, "Living Questions." (January 2017)

Mackenzie DeGroot, BAJ’16, is a reporter at the Decatur (Indiana) Daily Democrat. In her time at IU, DeGroot was an on-air personality at WIUX and a member of the Bloomington Ad Club. (December 2017)

Natalie Eisele, BAJ’16, is an account coordinator at Well Done Marketing. Eisele will serve in a supportive role for the client services team, helping to coordinate client work, conduct research, monitor industry trends and more. She has served in marketing and communications roles at The Melting Pot, Rick’s Cafe Boatyard and Enterprise Strategies. (April 2022)

Bari Goldman, BAJ'16, is the head of content at Boro, a personal finance platform designed for college students. She created an app that compares users' spending to peers, makes savings recommendations and gives small loans to students. (June 2020)

Hannah Goodwin, BAJ’16, is an account executive at BLASTmedia in Fishers, Indiana. She formerly worked in the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, supporting the Office of Community and Rural Affairs and the Indiana Office of Defense Development. (February 2018)

Todd Gould, BA’88, MS’16, won a regional Emmy for his piece “Singing Winds: The Life and Works of T.C. Steele” for WTIU. (August 2022)

Ike Hajinizarian, BAJ’16,will serve as a regional communications director for President Joe Biden. He worked on the Biden campaign as the Western Pennsylvania regional press secretary. He has worked as a press assistant to Sen. Joe Donnelly of Indiana and later worked as deputy press secretary on the House Homeland Security Committee’s Majority Staff. (January 2021)

Holly Hays, BAJ’16won the Association of Organ Procurement Association’s Crystal Heart Award for her Indianapolis Star story, “Carmel boy thanks family of dad’s kidney donor.” She is the Give it Back/Pay it Forward reporter for The Indianapolis Star, covering issues facing nonprofits and charities in central Indiana. Before this role, she worked the general assignments and breaking news beats for the Star. At IU, Hays served as editor-in-chief of both the Indiana Daily Student and the Arbutus yearbook. (June 2020)

Madison Hogan, BAJ’16, is the editor of Cobb Life Magazine. She previously wrote for the Cherokee Tribune as a crime, government and business reporter and weekly columnist and at the Atlanta Inno, covering tech, startups and innovation. (September 2021)

Cat Huynh, BAJ'16, is a creative coordinator at Cashmere Agency. (May 2020)

Leah Johnson, BAJ’16, won the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award in the Young Adult category for her book "You Should See Me in a Crown." 

She published her second book, “Rise to the Sun,” with Scholastic in summer 2021. Her first book, “You Should See Me in a Crown,” was published by Scholastic in June 2020. 

While at IU, Johnson was involved with the Indiana Daily Student and WFIU.(August 2022) 

Arthur Jones II, BAJ’16, is a general assignment producer/reporter at ABC. He previously nterned at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, freelanced for ESPN’s The Undefeated and split time as a weekend and assignment desk news associate at CBS News Washington. He worked as a broadcast associate and then associate producer at “CBS This Morning.” (June 2022)

Megan Jula, BAJ’16, was selected as a Fulbright scholarship recipient to carry out public health research in Bucaramanga, Colombia. (March 2020) 

Tori Lawhorn, BAJ’16, is the communications and marketing manager for the Monroe County Public Library. (August 2022)

Gabrielle McLemore, BAJ’16, is a press secretary and multimedia specialist with the Indiana Senate Democrats. (January 2017)

David Owens, BAJ’16, is a competitor on NBC’s “The Voice.” During his time at IU, Owens co-hosted a movie-focused podcast, “Cinematropolis.” He lives in Indianapolis with his wife and son. 

Elizabeth Pace, BAJ’16, joined WAVE 3 News as the Now Desk anchor and a general assignment reporter. (December 2020)

Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, BAJ’16, is a reporter for Kaiser Health News. (June 2020)

Samantha Schmidt, BAJ’16, will be The Washington Post’s Bogotá bureau chief. She will become part of the Americas team which includes correspondents in Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Miami and Toronto. (April 2021)

Laura Schulte, BAJ’16, is a street reporter at the Wausau (Wisconsin) Daily Herald. She won first place in the investigative reporting category in the Wisconsin Newspaper Association’s annual contest for a series on clergy abuse she wrote for the Wausau Daily Herald. She also placed second in the reporting on local education category. She was previously named Wisconsin’s Rookie Reporter of the Year at the 2018 Wisconsin Newspaper Association conference in Madison. (May 2020)

Mackenzie Thompson, BAJ’16, is marketing director for the Disque Foundation in New York City. The Disque Foundation empowers people to save lives by providing advanced health care education to underserved populations in the United States and around the world. (February 2019)

Alexa Tupper, BAJ’16, is the recruitment marketing manager at CVS Health. She previously served as a marketing project and account lead for Beacon Health System in South Bend, Indiana, and as a marketing coordinator for YMCA of Southwest Michigan. (January 2022)

Kale Wilk, BAJ’16, is a photojournalist and digital producer for the Times of Northwest Indiana. (June 2020)

Andy Wittry, BAJ’16, is a post-graduate intern at Turner Sports, writing and editing stories for NCAA.com, which covers 90 collegiate championship sports. (December 2017)

Alden Woods, BAJ’16, won the Polk Award for Education Reporting, along with other members of the Storytelling team at The Arizona Republic, for the investigation of false claims and insider deals in charter schools. As a member of the Storytelling team, Woods focuses on enterprise and narrative stories from across the state. (February 2019)

Marah Yankey, BAJ’16, is a senior news and media specialist for Indiana University, where she coordinates media relations and communications strategies for the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, Maurer School of Law, The Media School, the Vice President for International Affairs, and students and campus life at the university level. She married her high school (and college) sweetheart, Harper, in March 2019. (January 2020)

Jessica Yarvin, BAJ’16, is a broadcast news assistant at PBS NewsHour. She wrote an article on women in the 2018 midterm elections: “Will 2018 be the next ‘Year of the Woman?’ (August 2017)

Hannah Alani, BAJ’17, is a writer for Altra Industrial Motion, a global designer and manufacturer of motion control and power transmission solutions. She was previously a reporter for WCBU Peoria Public Radio, a news reporter for Block Club Chicago, a nonprofit news organizatio, and a reporter for the Charleston Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina. After graduating, she also interned for the New York Times. (May 2022)

Alyssa Allison, BAJ’17, has been promoted to BSA officer at The Farmers Bank. She started with the bank in 2019 as a risk management assistant. Allison most recently served as BSA and risk management analyst. (October 2021)

Bryan Brussee, BAJ’17, is a digital marketing and resources coordinator at Secretly Distribution in Bloomington, where he works to promote new and back catalog titles and provide digital sales support for 30 indie record labels. (April 2019)

Abigail Campbell, BAJ’17, will serve as the City of Crawfordsville’s communications director. Most recently, she served as communications director for the Indiana Builders Association. Campbell has served as a press secretary for the Indiana House of Representatives where she managed external press for representatives in southeastern Indiana. (October 2021)

Emily Ernsberger, BAJ’17, is a general assignments reporter at the Bloomington Herald-Times. Previously, she was the county government reporter for the Times-Mail in Bedford, Indiana. (April 2019)

Anna Fagin, BAJ’17, is account director at BCW Global. (April 2022)

Tristan Fitzpatrick, BAJ’17, is now a consultant with APCO Worldwide, the second largest independently owned public relations firm in the United States. In his new role, Tristan will focus on digital communications strategy for a range of diverse clients. Tristan held multiple communications positions with nonprofit organizations before joining APCO. (December 2021)

Jake Forrestal, BAJ’17, is an account supervisor at MikeWorldWide in New York City. (October 2021)

Greg Gottfried, BAJ’17, is a board/tape operator for CBS Sports Radio and WFAN in New York City. He is also working toward a master’s degree in journalism at Columbia University. (December 2017)

Alison Graham, BAJ’17, is The Roanoke Times’ first-ever Secular Society Investigative Fellow. A three-year, $300,000 grant from the Blacksburg-based Secular Society, will allow her to spend a year doing investigative reporting on state and regional social services programs and to continue her award-winning series, “Social Services Under Strain.” (September 2020)

Lawson Gutzwiller, BAJ’17, is digital editor at WLWT Cincinnati. (June 2020)

Kate Halliwell, BAJ’17, is Editorial Coordinator at The Ringer in Los Angeles, California, where she writes about pop culture and cohosts their ‘Tea Time’ podcast. Previously, she has written for IndieWire and Thrillist. (June 2019)

Hailey Hernandez, BAJ’17, is a digital media content specialist with Team USA. Previously, Hernandez interned at Sporting News.(December 2017)

Anna Hyzy, BAJ’17, is a design editor at The New York Times. Previously, she was a design intern at the Tampa Bay Times. (April 2019)

Lyndsay Jones, BAJ’17, is a reporter for WGLT-FM, an NPR affiliate based at Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal. She is a recipient of an EMMY award from the NATAS Mid-America chapter. Previously, she covered health care issues in East Central Illinois for The Pantagraph and other Lee Enterprises newspapers and built digital content strategies at WCIA, a CBS affiliate in Champaign. (February 2022)

Katie Kapusta, BAJ’17, is a news reporter and anchor at WFIE 14 in Evansville, Indiana. Kapusta was previously an intern for the Hoosier Sports Report with the Herald-Times, reporting on women’s sports at IU. (December 2017)

Nicole Krasean, BAJ’17, is an anchor, producer and reporter for WTWO News in Terre Haute, Ind. She won a 2019 Indiana Broadcasters Association award for General News story.

After graduating, she worked with the Indianapolis colts as a video production intern. (November 2019)

Andrew Maciejewski, BAJ’17, is the editor of the Summit Daily News. Previously, he worked as an executive editor for Kentucky-based Paxton Media Group. There, he oversaw five newspapers based in Indiana including The Herald-Press, the Peru Tribune, the Times, the Chronicle-Tribune and the Wabash Plain Dealer. Before serving as executive editor, Maciejewski was the editor of The Herald-Press and a reporter for the Wabash Plain Dealer. (March 2022)

Karley Marotta, BA’17, is a weekend sports anchor at WXOW in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. She was previously a marketing intern at the Big Ten Network. (August 2017)

Brody Miller, BAJ’17, covers Louisiana State University athletics for sports publication The Athletic. In Indiana, he covered Indiana basketball and IndyCar. He’s worked for publications such as the Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi, and the New Orleans Times-Picayune. (July 2019)

Lindsay Moore, BAJ’17, is an enterprise reporter at Journal & Courier in Lafayette, Indiana. Previously, she was a news reporter at the Phoenix New Times. (April 2019)

Kaitlyn O’Rourke, BAJ’17, is a costing analyst with the research finance team at Vanderbilt University. (April 2022)

Olivia Ray, BA’17, is a sports reporter at Cincinnati's NBC affiliate, WLWT. She previously worked for WISH-8 in Indianapolis. (August 2022)

Meredith Seamon, BAJ’17, has accepted a job at WTHR in Indianapolis. Previously, she served as a reporter and morning news anchor at WAND, an NBC affiliate in central Illinois. (April 2019)

Ryland Sherman, MA’09, JD’09, PhD’17, a broadband economics and policy researcher at CTC Technology & Energy, focuses on federal and state broadband strategy and policy frameworks, mapping and funding programs, and digital equity initiatives. Prior to joining CTC, he provided significant research support for the development of the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society’s comprehensive broadband agenda, Broadband for America Now, analyzing broadband competition issues and the economic impacts of broadband. (December 2021)

Andrew Vailliencourt, BAJ’17, is a law student at Wayne State University. (August 2020)

Arriel Vinson, BAJ’17, earned her MFA in Fiction from Sarah Lawrence College. Her poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared in Cosmonauts Avenue, Waxwing, [PANK] Magazine, Lunch Ticket, Electric Lit and others. She is a 2019 Kimbilio Fellow. (February 2020)

Simon Williams, BAJ’17, is the weekend anchor at WPDE in Florence, South Carolina. Previously, he worked as a reporter in El Paso, Texas, covering the U.S./Mexico border for KFOX14 and CBS4. (July 2019)

Ben Wittenstein, BAJ’17, is a play-by-play broadcaster and sports talk host at KRES radio in Moberly, Missouri. (August 2017)

Carter Barrett, BAJ’18, is a health reporter and digital producer at WFYI in Indianapolis. Previously, she covered education for WFYI News with a focus on school safety. Before joining WFYI, she interned with stations in Bloomington and Juneau, Alaska. (October 2019)

Kaitlyn Beck, BA’18, is an account coordinator at Dittoe Public Relations in Indianapolis. (July 2019)

Lauren Becker, BAJ’18, is a multimedia journalist at WSBT in South Bend, Indiana. (July 2020)

Katie Crump, BA’18, went to the Cannes Film Festival for her short film “Rolling,” about sexual violence. Crump created the film with Riley Dismore, BA’19, and the pair is now working on another project, “Telling the Bees.” (May 2020) 

Jack Evans, BAJ’18, placed first in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program’s national writing championship in San Francisco. (June 2018)

Kelly Evans, BAJ’18, is director of editorial, design and creative for Creators Syndicate. (October 2021)

Lindsey Franxman, BAJ’18, is the first-ever Miss Horizon West. She is a public relations and business manager with Westgate Resorts and is pursuing her master’s degree in mass communications at the University of Florida. She previously served on six different opening teams for initiatives and attractions at Disney. (August 2021)

Ellen Glover, BAJ’18, was part of the team that won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting and part of the team which received a Pulitzer Prize finalist citation for Audio. Glover works as a full-time reporter with Built In, a startup based in Chicago, and she also freelances with the Invisible Institute. (June 2021)

Rachel Goodman, BA’18, is a studio production assistant for the Rust-Oleum Corporation and a freelance associate producer at the Q Center in the greater Chicago area. (April 2019)

Jordan Guskey, BAJ’18, is a sports reporter covering the University of Kansas athletics for the Topeka (Kansas) Capital-Journal. Previously, Guskey was a digital reporter and producer for NCAA.com and a Pulliam fellow at The Indianapolis Star. (August 2021)

Joseph Harrison, BS’18, was awarded First Prize – Romantic Comedy Screenplay in the 2018 Film Crash Screenplay Competition for “DID YOU HEAR?” (October 2018)

Lauren Lanham, BAJ’18, is a marketing and communications coordinator for the Flossmoor Country Club near Chicago. (June 2018)

Carly Lanich, BAJ'18, is an education reporter for the Times of Northwest Indiana. (June 2020)

Carrie Latimer, BA’18, is a copywriter at TrendyMinds, a digital agency in Indianapolis. She writes various types of content for enterprise clients, including Salesforce, Cummins and IU Health.

She previously served as account coordinator and business development coordinator at Hirons. During her time at The Media School, she was involved with the Public Relations Student Society of America and was the communications assistant in The Media School’s communications department. (October 2019)

Taylor Lehman, BAJ’18, is an Indiana football, basketball and recruiting reporter with Rivals.com/Coman Publishing. Previously, he covered Ohio State recruiting for Eleven Warriors. (August 2019)

Kylie Money, BAJ’18, is a public relations account assistant at BPS Marketing Inc. in Indianapolis. Her clients include IndyVet Emergency & Specialty Hospital, the Eagle Creek Park Foundation and Suburban Indy Shows. (November 2018)

Rashad Mammadov, MA’09, PhD’18, is an associate professor of communications at University of the Fraser Valley in Canada. (June 2022)

Ashley Przybyla, BAJ'18, is digital marketing executive at AI in Business in the U.K. Among other things, Ashley manages the day-to-day activities of client accounts; builds, updates, and maintains the company website; and conducts research into potential new business ventures. (October 2019)

Laura Pugliese, BAJ’18, is a morning reporter at ABC6 in Providence, Rhode Island. (August 2020)

Glenna Read, PhD’18, is an assistant professor at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.

In 2019, she received the Annie Lang Dissertation Award at the International Communication Association conference in Washington, D.C. The award is named after ICA Fellow Media School Distinguished Professor Annie Lang. (June 2019)

Taylor Telford, BAJ’18, is the Post’s first full-time corporate culture reporter. (August 2022)

Mia Torres, BAJ’18, will join the Emerging News Products team at The Washington Post as a designer on April 1. Torres joined The Washington Post in 2018 first as a news design intern and then as a contractor. In her time at The Post, she has designed print pages for daily and weekly sections, illustrated for Book World and worked on digital projects. Torres will focus her time on designing, illustrating and art directing for The Post’s national tablet and phone app. (March 2019)

Joshua Vasquez, PhD’18, has joined the Arizona State University Department of English as a lecturer in film and media studies. His research focuses on the intersections of comedy and melancholy in film and performance. (September 2020)

Sophie Bird, BAJ’19, has served as deputy editor of Bloom Magazine since January 2020. (September 2021)

Alex Bowling, BS’19, works for RegattaVR, an e-learning company that uses virtual reality to create immersive learning solutions for clients on topics such as sexual misconduct prevention and customer service. 

While at IU, Bowling interned for the Mark Cuban Center for Sports Media and Technology, where he gained experience working with virtual reality and creating virtual reality games. (February 2020)

Jonah Chester, BAJ’19was named as the 2022-23 Mike Simonson Memorial Investigative Reporting Fellow for Wisconsin Watch and WPR. He was previously assistant news director at WORT Community Radio in Madison, Wisconsin, an audio engineer and producer at Mission.org, and a volunteer at WFHB community radio in Bloomington. (October 2022)

Becca Costello, MS’19, is an on-air reporter for WVXU in Cincinnati. (June 2021)

Clarice Cross, BAJ’19was named a 2020-21 Global Grant Scholar by the Rotary Foundation. The award will support her master’s work in community economic development at Waseda University in Tokyo. (July 2020)

Riley Dismore, BA’19, went to the Cannes Film Festival for her short film “Rolling,” about sexual violence. Dismore created the film with Katie Crump, BA’18, and the pair is now working on another project, “Telling the Bees.” (May 2020)

Laurel Demkovich, BAJ’19, is a reporter at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington. (May 2021)

Devin Good, BS’19, works for RegattaVR, an e-learning company that uses virtual reality to create immersive learning solutions for clients on topics such as sexual misconduct prevention and customer service. 

While at IU, Good interned for the Mark Cuban Center for Sports Media and Technology, where he gained experience working with virtual reality and creating virtual reality games. (February 2020)

​​Marisa Giacalone, BA’19, is an account manager on the social media team at JumpFly. (August 2022)

Sofia Grimsgard, BAJ’19is a news associate for the CBS News national desk. (June 2020)

Bristal Hadley-Mautino, BA’19, is the VFX Coordinator for Seasons 1 and 2 of AppleTV+’s sci-fi series “Foundation,” which took home two awards for outstanding visual effects at this year’s Visual Effects Society Awards. (June 2022)

Summer Horan, BAJ’19, is a multimedia journalist at ABC57 in South Bend, Indiana. (July 2020)

Lindsey Jackson, BAJ’19, is a reporter/multimedia journalist at WTWO in Terre Haute, Ind. (December 2019)

Nyssa Kruse, BAJ'19, is a breaking news reporter at Arkansas Online. (August 2019)

Molly Levine, BA’19, is a multimedia journalist at WCTI in New Bern, North Carolina. (July 2020)

Omeed Malek, BAJ’19, is a reporter and production assistant on “The Rachel Maddow Show” at NBCUniversal. (May 2020)

Auston Matricardi, BA’19, is the sports editor for the Springs Valley Herald and Paoli News-Republican. (August 2019)

Daniela Molina, BAJ’19, MS’21, is an investigative producer for Gray Television. (December 2021)

Reese Needham, BS’19, works for RegattaVR, an e-learning company that uses virtual reality to create immersive learning solutions for clients on topics such as sexual misconduct prevention and customer service. (February 2020)

Dominique Newland, BAJ’19, is an anchor/producer at KYMA in Yuma, Arizona. (July 2020)

Katrina Overby, PhD’19, accepted a tenure-track position and is an assistant professor in the School of Communication at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). (September 2021)

Jessica Parratto, BA’19, won the first-ever U.S. medal (silver) in the women’s synchronized 10-meter platform in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. (August 2021)

Toni Pringley, BA’19, is a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Specialist at Tiffany & Co. She’s also founder and host of The Diversified Podcast. (June 2022)

Ben Portnoy, BAJ’19, is the Mississippi State athletics reporter for The Dispatch in Columbus, Miss. (December 2019)

Bryce Reif, BA’19, is an editor at MacGillivray Freeman Films in Laguna Beach, California. (September 2020)

Karina Rubio, BAJ’19, is a multimedia journalist at WCIA-TV in Champaign, Illinois. (July 2020)

Ben Segelbaum, BA’19, is coordinator of communications for the New York Rangers. (August 2021)

Courtney Sisk, BA’19, is a multimedia journalist and anchor at WIFR in Rockford, Illinois. (July 2020)

Jacob Vinson, BA'19, is a play-by-play broadcaster and on-air talent for myMOinfo Sports in Farmington, Mo. (January 2020)

Morgan Webster, BA‘19, is a sports reporter at the North Vernon (Indiana) Plain Dealer and Sun. (April 2021)

Andrea Vega Yudico, BAJ’19, is an associate producer at NHK Japan, Japan’s only public broadcaster. She is covering the 2020 presidential elections. (August 2019)