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Alumni Network

The continued success of Medill alumni in the marketplace is proof of the value of our education. As the demands of the information age continue to evolve, our graduates are a representation of the knowledge and adaptability required to achieve their goals and recognize new opportunities. But even more importantly, our alumni are a closely-knit, loyal and dedicated family - 15,000 strong - effecting change and making a difference in myriad industries across the globe. In addition, our Alumni Clubs give graduates an opportunity to connect and network. Clubs are currently established in Chicago, New York, New England, Southern California, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia.

The following profiles show some of the wide-ranging directions a Medill degree might lead you. 

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Emily Allard (IMC14)

Manager of Marketing, National Fastpitch Coaches Association
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Sabra Ayres (MSJ01)

Correspondent , Christian Science Monitor – Kiev, Ukraine
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Kim Barker (BSJ92)

Metro Reporter, New York Times
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Dana Bate (MSJ05)

Author
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David Beard (BSJ81)

Executive Editor, Public Radio International (PRI.org)
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Scott Becher (BSJ85, MSJ87)

Chief Integration Officer/EVP, Zimmerman Advertising
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Andy Bosman (IMC98)

Principal, Chief Marketing Officer, RSM US
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Mara Brock Akil (BSJ92)

Writer, Producer, BET and Warner Bros.
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Sheila Burt (BSJ06)

Scientific Writer and Communications Specialist , Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago’s Center for Bionic Medicine
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Allyson Byers (BSJ13)

Casting Assistant, Jimmy Kimmel Live
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Heidi Carr (MSJ87)

Faculty Member , University of Miami, School of Communication
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Christen Carter (MSJ11)

Director of Digital Media , Texas Christian University
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Danielle Cass (BSJ91)

Tech Sector Liaison, Global Development Lab, USAID
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Antonia Cereijido (BSJ14)

Associate Producer, NPR Latino USA
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Anya Cheng (IMC08)

Head of Product, Emerging Markets, eBay Mobile Lab
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Cindy Chupack (BSJ83)

Author, Television Producer, Fox Television
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Jason Cochran (BSJ93)

Editor-in-Chief, Frommers.com
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Ed Demaria (BSJ13)

Associate Producer,, Meet the Press Daily, MSNBC
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Elisa Drake (MSJ94)

Regional Editorial Director, Morris Visitor Publications
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Erica Duecy (MSJ03)

Digital Director, Architectural Digest, Condé Nast
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Lisa Eckelbecker (BSJ84)

Reporter, Worchester Telegram & Gazette
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Megan Edelson (IMC08)

Director of Marketing, Newsweb Corp – Nine FM & WCPT
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Richard Eisenberg (BSJ78)

Managing Editor and Money & Work Channels Editor, Nextavenue.org (PBS)
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Zeninjor Enwemeka (BSJ07)

Digital Reporter, WBUR
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Mari Fagel (BSJ09, MSJ10)

Legal Reporter, Web Show Host for "Justice is Served"
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Tim Ferris (IMC15)

President, Founder and CEO , Key Concepts, LLC.
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K. Aleisha Fetters (BSJ09, MSJ09)

Health and Fitness Writer, Freelancer
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Elizabeth Fierman (IMC15)

Manager for Events and Marketing, ESPN
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Dan Fietsam (MSA88 )

Chief Creative Officer , Laughlin Constable
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Don Finefrock (MSJ83)

Executive Director, South Florida National Parks Trust
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Ed Finkel (BSJ89)

Writer, Editor, Web Content Manager
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Lily Fu (MSJ03)

Senior Producer, Travelzoo.com
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Jenny Fukumoto (BSJ09)

Digital Marketing Manager, Jellyvision
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Lauren Gelman (BSJ02, MSJ03)

Digital Content Director, Reader's Digest
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Gina Gibbs-Foster (BSJ95)

Head of Communications & Public Affairs for the Americas, The Linde Group
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Sarahmaria Gomez (BSJ05)

Lecturer, Medill School of Journalism
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Zach Graham (IMC07)

Vice President & Strategy Director, EnergyBBDO
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Josh Grau (IMC04)

Director of Global Content Strategy & Partner Marketing, Twitter
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Craig Greenfield (IMC00)

Chief Operating Officer, Performics Worldwide
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Andrew Gruen (BSJ07)

Director of Marketing, Seven Bridges Genomics
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Dan Hindin (IMC10)

Head of Social Media Intelligence, FTI Consulting Strategic Communications
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Blaise Hope (BSJ12)

Head of Media Relations, Anggota PRUI
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Lindy Huang Hoelscher (IMC03)

Marketing Director of CRM, Birchbox
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Nushin Huq (MSJ05)

Reporter, Bloomberg BNA
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Kelley Hynds (BSJ04)

Owner and Executive Producer , Hyndsight Productions
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Maureen Jenkins (BSJ89)

Director, Story Development, Abbott
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Todd Johnson (BSJ09, MSJ09)

Managing Editor, The Grio
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Melissa Kandel (MSJ12)

Global Director of Communications, PR and Digital Media, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
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Kelsey Kates (IMC10)

Analytical Lead, Google
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Sally Kestin (BSJ87)

Reporter, Sun Sentinel
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Melina Kolb (MSJ09)

Multimedia Producer, Population Reference Bureau
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Jenn Korducki Krenn (BSJ09)

Contributing Writer and Editor, ImagezAZ Magazine
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Erick Laseca (IMC10)

MBA Candidate , University of Chicago's Booth School of Business
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Jeffrey Lee (BSJ05, MSJ06)

Director of Content, Hanley Wood Marketing
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Jon Leiberman (BSJ97)

Senior Creative Director/Executive Producer,, SAP
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Rowena Li (BSJ12)

Marketing Associate, NerdWallet
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Natasha Lindor (IMC07)

Founder, The AND Factor
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Hailey Mahan (MSJ13)

Front End Developer, Fiverr
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Yndira Marin (BSJ06)

Senior Associate, Burson-Marsteller Miami
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Caroline Masullo (IMC06)

Senior Director, Shop Your Way, Sears Holdings Corporation
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Lyndsey McKay (IMC15)

Marketing and Communications Manager, KMR Group, Inc.
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Sue McLeod (IMC15)

President, Conroy Media, Ltd.
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Kari McMullen (IMC15)

Customer Communications Strategy Team Member, State Farm Insurance
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Wes Meltzer (BSJ06)

Director of Communications, Westminster Communities
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Megan Miller (MSJ13)

Director of Content, Pay Your Selfie
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Sarah Eva Monroe (IMC10)

Creative Director, LimeRed Studio
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Erin Murphy (BSJ02 )

Coustin Consultant
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Lindsay Muscato (BSJ02)

Communications Consultant, Lindsay Muscato-Consulting
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Catherine Ngai (MSJ11)

Energy Markets Reporter, Reuters in New York
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Carrie Porter (BSJ09)

Director, People Operations at Seven Bridges Genomics
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Alex Presha (BSJ09)

Digital Producer, MSNBC
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Jessica Prois (MSJ09)

Executive Editor, Impact and Good News, Huffington Post
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Kate Proto (IMC09 )

Marketing Manager, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
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Emily Ramshaw (BSJ03)

Editor, Texas Tribune
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Ben Rogers (MSJ05)

Managing Director of Research, Filene Research Institute
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Roxana Saberi (MSJ99)

Reporter and Producer, Author , Al Jazeera America
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Preeti Salvi (IMC06)

Digital Account Director , Rosetta
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Pamela Samuels-Young (MSJ 81)

Attorney, Author of Legal Thrillers, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A.
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Laura Schocker (BSJ08, MSJ09)

Executive Editor, Real Simple magazine
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Alison Scholly (MSJ94)

Executive Director of Channel X, Public Media Company
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Aarti Sequeira (BSJ00)

Host of Cooking Variety Show "Aarti Party", Food Network
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Alison Shaffer (IMC08)

Senior Consultant, Big Data Strategy & Analytics, Data Governance, Privacy & Compliance, TRUSTe
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David Shaffer (IMC01)

Dierctor of Marketing, Imperial Headwear
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Kevin Shalvey (MSJ11)

Technology Reporter , Investor's Business Daily
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Shane Shifflett (MSJ10)

Data Editor, The Huffington Post
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Steven Silver (BSJ08)

Associate, McBeen & Kopko
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Kevin Sites (MSJ89)

Associate Professor, Conflict Reporter , Hong Kong University, Journalism and Media Studies Centre
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Veronica Smith (MSJ12)

PR Coordinator, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
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Michelle Smyth (IMC05)

Co-founder and CEO, Pay Your Selfie
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Heather Somerville (MSJ10)

Technology Reporter, Thomson Reuters
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Christopher Steiner (MSJ03)

Writer, Co-Founder , Aisle50, Inc.
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Sarah Sumadi (BSJ09)

Washington New Americans Program Manager, OneAmerica
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Kara Douglass Thom (MSJ98)

Freelance Writer, Author
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Prescott Tolk (BSJ99)

Staff Writer, “‘Why?’ With Hannibal Buress”
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JR Tungol (MSJ12)

Social and Digital Marketing Manager, Billboard and the Hollywood Reporter
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Jason Tuohey (MSJ04)

Editor, Boston.com
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Julianne Waldron (IMC02)

Associate Athletic Director of Marketing and External Affairs, University of Louisville
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Rui Wang (IMC07)

VP Strategic Analytics, FCB Chicago
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Kate Ward

Editor-in-Chief , Bustle.com
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Noreen Wasti (IMC09)

PR and Marketing Manager, RR & Co. Bespoke Luxury Management
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Alex Weaver (MSJ12)

Managing Editor, Bostinno
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Wailin Wong (BSJ03, MSJ03)

Editor/Writer, The Distance (online business magazine)
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Austin Wright (IMC01)

Vice President, Strategic Planning, Ansira
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