Graduates of RSJ’s Interactive Journalism M.A. program have gone on to successful careers in interactive media, journalism, communications, and other fields.  Where are our talented alumni now?

  • Laura Brigham, 2012:  Communications Coordinator for Black Rock Solar in Reno, NV.
  • Nicole Carlsen, 2012:  Interactive Media Business Partner for Renown Health in Reno, NV.
  • Catherine Cole Ferandelli, 2010:  Owner/Operator of C Cole Apartments, with apartment properties in Northern Nevada and Orange County, CA.
  • Heather Cosby, 2009: Corporate PR Manager for Gameloft, a mobile game developer and publisher in San Francisco, CA.
  • Gideon For-Mukwai, 2007:  Founder and Director of XtraMile Solutions, a corporate crisis prevention and communications training services business in Singapore and South Africa
  • Tammy Krikorian Gabel, 2009: Public Relations Specialist for Banner Health in Phoenix, AZ.
  • Scott Gayer, 2009:  Creative Copywriter for Gragg Advertising in Kansas City, MO.
  • Megan Gibson, 2009:  Communications Manager for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges in Reno, NV.
  • Kaitlin Godbey, 2012:  New Media Public Affairs Specialist for the Bureau of Land Management in Reno, NV.
  • Joan Grover, 2012: Director of Communications for the Reno-Sparks Gospel
    Mission in Reno, NV.
  • Michelle Horton, 2009:  Communications Coordinator at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, CA.
  • Ryan Jerz, 2006:  Director of Electronic Media for the Athletics Department at the University of Nevada in Reno, NV
  • Ning Liu, 2010: PhD Student of Intercultural Communication at the University of Kansas, in Lawrence, KS.
  • Katy Kelly, 2012: Marketing and Social Media Coordinator for Creative Tent International, Inc. in Henderson, NV.
  • Liz Margerum, 2007: Videographer for the Reno Gazette Journal in Reno, NV.
  • Bridget Meade, 2011: Digital Content Producer for the Reno Gazette Journal in Reno, NV.
  • Frank Mullen, 2006: Freelance Journalist, Author, Chautauqua performer, Nevada history lecturer, and part-time teacher at Reynolds School of Journalism, in Reno, NV.
  • Cody Olivas, 2008: Sports Editor for The Taos News, in Taos, NM.
  • Whitney Parks, 2009:  Communications Specialist, Corporate at Geosyntec Consultants, an environmental engineering firm in Roswell, GA.
  • Kamila Pawlik, 2007: Senior Program Manager for Microsoft Marketing Group, Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, WA.
  • Fanny Pinheiro, 2010: Freelance Journalist/Photographer for the Herald Tribune (Florida), and G1-Globo (Brazil).
  • Marissa Schwartz, 2012:  All Platform Journalist (Reporter/Producer) for KRNV My News Channel 4 in Reno, NV.
  • Abbey Smith, 2006: Agricultural Digital Manager for Swift Communications, Inc., in Reno, NV.
  • Dana Sullivan Kilroy, 2012: Director of Content Strategy for ShortStack, a social media software company in Reno, NV.
  • Melissa Sullivan, 2006: Manager of Marketing Communications for UniGroup in Webster Groves, MO.
  • Kate Thomas, 2010: Freelance Communications Specialist for her business katethom.com, working between Reno, NV and the UK.
  • Jessica Townsend, 2010: Advertising Coordinator for Maryland Live! Casino, in Baltimore, MD.
  • Ana Luiza Valverde de Silva, 2009:  PhD Student with Programa de Doctorat en Comunicació e Interculturalitat at University of Valencia, in Valencia, Spain.
  • Hailee Vance, 2010: Copywriter/Marketing Assistant for Kirkman Group Inc. in Reno, NV.
  • Nonie Wainwright, 2010: Coordinator of Communications/Athletic Eligibility Assistant for the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO.

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