Jad Davenport (MJour), a National Geographic represented freelance photographer and writer, captured a flock of Iceland gulls outside of Ilulissat, Greenland, which sits at the mouth of the Ilulissat Kangerlua glacier (Jakobshavn Icefjord). The glacier produces 20 million tons of ice a day. See "Never-Ending Storyfrom the fall 2021 issue of CMCI Now for more of Davenport’s photos and an essay on visual storytelling. His memoir, Blue Horizons: In Search of the Last Wild Islands, will be out in early 2022.

Posted Nov. 22, 2021

Morgan Walton (StratComm) began working in October 2021 as a junior designer at Union, an independent creative and performance marketing agency in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

Megan Nyvold (Jour) moved to Miami following graduation. She works as a brandmaster and oversees social media operations at Biscayne Bay Brewing Co. Before that, her broad background and excellent communication skills allowed her to gain experience working for an advertising agency, as well as both private and Fortune 500 companies. She has extensive experience with video-sharing social networking, content creation and online communications.

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

Hannah Metzger (Jour) is working as a breaking news reporter for The Denver Gazette.

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

Rhodes Scholar Serene Singh (Jour, PolSci) was crowned the 2020–21 National All-American Miss, winning the world’s largest pageant.

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

Austin Braun (Advert) is the digital media strategist at CU Boulder’s College of Engineering & Applied Science, using social and digital media to advance research, elevate reputation and build community in the college. During his free time, when he isn’t distance running or climbing 14ers, he’s working to create a better future with next-generation drone software engineering as chief strategist and creative at Ascend Engineering.

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

Following graduation, Brock Anderson (Jour) began a series of postgraduate internships with NFL teams, serving as a media relations intern with the Denver Broncos in 2015, the Green Bay Packers in 2016 and the San Francisco 49ers for part of 2017. He then took a position with the newly relocated Los Angeles Chargers, where he serves as a football communications manager.

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

Kylie Bearse (Jour) has been a meteorologist since 2011 and recently joined FOX31 as the weekday morning meteorologist. She loves the challenge of forecasting every season in Colorado and is an avid hiker. Bearse is a certified meteorologist after going back to school at Mississippi State University.

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

 

Paris Bradley (Jour) is senior vice president of strategy and communications at Teneo—a global CEO advisory firm—where she oversees media relations for the world’s leading companies. Prior to Teneo, Bradley was a vice president at Edelman where she built and scaled global, integrated media campaigns. Before Edelman, she led product communications and served as company spokesperson at DISH. In 2017, she was awarded at CES for her work championing diversity, equity and inclusion in the technology industry.

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

Mitchell Byars (Jour) has been reporting for the Daily Camera since 2011. Originally from Kona, Hawaii, over the past decade, Byars has become one of the most trusted sources for breaking news, police and court reporting in Boulder County and beyond. During the 2013 Colorado floods, he stayed up for two nights in the newsroom to post updates on the Camera’s website and social media. He was also a leader in the coverage of this year’s shooting at a Boulder King Soopers. He is respected and well known in the Boulder community for his witty “scanner for the win” tweets, his vocal advocacy of local and ethical journalism, and his support of CMCI students through career fairs and internship opportunities.

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

In April, Patricia Kaowthumrong (Jour) was named 5280 magazine’s food editor and is the first Asian American woman to oversee the publication’s dining coverage. She reports on all of the talented chefs, artisans, farmers, restaurateurs and others who make Colorado such a delicious place to live.

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

John Livingston (Jour) is the public information officer of the Southwest Region for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Previously, he spent 11 years working in the newspaper industry, with the last eight as the regional sports and outdoors editor of The Durango Herald. He welcomed his first child, Jax, days before beginning his new career with CPW.

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

Kelsey Kimball (Jour) is a senior director of sales at Swoop, an advertising agency focused on life sciences and technology. Previously, she managed key midwest relationships at The Trade Desk, a demand-side platform in the advertising technology space. She lives in Chicago with her husband and her goldendoodle, Goose.

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

Danielle Alberti (Jour) is the data visualization editor at Axios. She was previously a data visualization developer at Pew Research Center for five years. She lives near Washington, D.C.

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

After producing Stephanie Ruhle Reports on MSNBC, Ariel Peele (Jour) has returned to NBC New York as the executive morning producer. While with Stephanie Ruhle Reports, Peele produced coverage of the pandemic, 2020 election, insurrection, impeachment and inauguration.

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

Brad Cochi (Jour) is the director of digital media for the Colorado High School Activities Association. Cochi has been covering high school sports for more than 12 years through multiple media outlets and was the sports editor for the CU Independent while a student at CU Boulder.

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

Max Nelson (Comm) is the vice president of marketing communications at OpenX, a leading tech company focused on programmatic advertising. He previously held leadership positions at public relations agencies like Method Communications, and he was named to PR Week’s Innovation 50 list of rising stars in public relations. Nelson lives in Los Angeles with his wife and young daughter.

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

Amy Bower (Jour) was appointed as the assistant U.S. attorney for the District of South Carolina. Before being appointed, she was a civil litigator in private practice. After graduating from CU, she went to the Charleston School of Law where she received her JD. She lives in Charleston, South Carolina.

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

Cody McDevitt (Jour), an investigative reporter and historian, wrote Banished from Johnstown: Racist Backlash in Pennsylvania. The book tells the history of a 1923 incident in which the town mayor ordered 2,000 African Americans and Mexican immigrants out of the city at gunpoint and under a threat of imprisonment. McDevitt has reported for the Somerset Daily American in western Pennsylvania and lives in Murrysville, Pennsylvania.

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

In March 2021, Morgan Bast (Jour) was named the new marketing director for Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. In that role, she oversees the resort’s marketing department, creates and analyzes marketing campaigns, and manages the Steamboat brand across all resort outlets, including the Steamboat Grand Hotel. Before joining Steamboat, she worked at Vail Resorts for 10 years, ending as regional director of marketing for Breckenridge and Keystone Resorts.

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

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