Alumni Updates

Check out the latest accomplishments, awards and news from Journalism Department alumni.

Mark Armstrong
Mark Armstrong

Mark Armstrong’s (Journalism, ‘98) company LongReads was nominated for National Magazine Awards in podcasting and digital innovation. “Bundyville” by Leah Sottile was a finalist in the podcast category, and has also been named one of “Apple’s Best Podcasts of 2018.” “Banished” by Beth Schwartzapfel and Emily Kassie hailed as a finalist in the digital innovation category. Read more about the nominations.

Demetria Castanon (Journalism, '16) is the associate project manager at Publicis Sapient.

Emily Detweiler (Journalism, '16) started a new position as product designer for Norman A. Traub and Associates.

Lisa Diaz (Journalism, '14) is a customer success architect at BrandWatch.

Nina Doering (Journalism, '18) is a customer service/e-commerce coordinator at REVOLVE.

Kylie Everitt (Journalism, '17) is an artist and label coordinator at Stem Disintermedia Inc.

Christina Favuzzi (Journalism, '15) works as a news anchor and reporter for San Luis Obispo’s KSBY.

Rachel (Rae) Foote (Journalism, '18) is a learning center division assistant at Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes.

Rachel Gasparini (Journalism, '17) is an account executive for Optimizely.

Victoria Elizabeth Howland (Journalism, '17) is working as an application platform associate at ClimateWorks Foundation.

Michelle Logan (Journalism, '17) is a traffic anchor and reporter at CBS 42.

Lindsay Mann (Journalism, '18) is a public relations associate at InkHouse Media + Marketing.

Trevor Melody (Journalism, '17) is a marketing coordinator at Unfold Agency.

Catie Nolan (Journalism, '10) works as the director of PR and content for AMF Media Group.

Sage Pierce (Journalism, '99) is an executive producer for NBC.

Katelyn Piziali (Journalism, '17) is a marketing specialist for LifeStreet Corporation.

Carly Rickards (Journalism, '14) was recently promoted to public relations manager at Benefit Cosmetics.

Madison Salvati (Journalism, '17) is working as marketing coordinator for All God’s Children International.

Armando Tonatiuh Torres-Garcia (Journalism, '13) is one of 18 campaign producers/reporters who will cover the 2020 presidential candidates for ABC News.

Jenna Watson (Journalism, '14) is the senior associate of marketing operations at Next Concept HR Association.

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