The College of Media, Communication and Information was established in 2015. The CMCI alumni community includes you, your classmates and all graduates of the Department of Communication and the former School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

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Andrew Woodruff (Advert, Mktg) is vice president in account management for TBWA WorldHealth, which specializes in pharmaceutical advertising. He has worked in telecom, cable and internet, health care, and new business. Andrew married his wife, Melissa, in September 2018. They live in Chicago and love to travel, golf, cook and take ski trips back to Colorado.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

In August 2019, Kerstin Ulf (Advert) was named brand and marketing director for Protect Our Winters, a nonprofit based in Boulder that works with athletes, thought pioneers and forward-thinking business leaders to affect systemic political solutions to climate change. Kerstin previously worked at Crispin Porter + Bogusky and Levi Strauss. She is a passionate backcountry skier and mountain biker.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Allie Sandza (Jour) is a senior producer for NBC News’ Meet the Press, where she has worked since 2017. She lives in Washington, D.C.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Mike Wiley (MComm) is the co-owner and chef of three restaurants in Portland, Maine–Eventide Oysters, The Honey Paw and Hugo's– and of Eventide Fenway in the Boston, Massachusetts. In 2017, he and his business partner won a James Beard Award in the Best Chef: Northeast category. 

Posted Nov. 15, 2018

David Stiller (Comm) is the president of Heritage Aviation. He joined Heritage in 2014 to transform the company into an employee-owned organization and has presided over the establishment of the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and the implemation of open book management. Dave holds a Master of Fine Arts in emergent media from Champlain College and lives in Burlington, Vermon, with his wife. 

Posted Nov. 15, 2018

Sally Ho (Jour) is part of an Associated Press team being honoed for its coverage of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Sally lead coverage of the initial reporting on the shooting at teh Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, which recieved the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi award for best deadline reporting. 

Posted Nov. 15, 2018

Jason Mitchell (Advert) and Eric Dieter (Advert'08) founded Movement Strategy when they were at CU Boulder. The company, which turned 10 years old last summer, is a social-led creative agencyand has offices in Denver, New York City and Los Angeles.

Posted Mar. 16, 2018

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

Laura Henneman (Advert) received a law degree from the Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2015 and is an attourney with Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, where she and practices product liability, personal injury and commerical litigation. She lives in Chicago and is a proud finisher of the 2018 Chicago Marathon. 

Posted Nov. 14, 2019

Courtney Carr (Advert)  is the associate director of acquisition at Goop, where she draws new customers and audiences to the company. She previously worked for a boutique advertising agency and currently lives in Los Angeles. 

Posted Nov. 14, 2019

 

Alexander Kirk (Jour) is now a newscast director at KUSA-TV 9NEWS in Denver. He was previously a newscast director at KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs from 2014 to 2017. Prior to that, he was a newscast director at KGWN-TV in Cheyenne, Wyoming from 2011 to 2014.

Posted Mar. 16, 2018

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

Ryley Thornton (Advert) recently moved to Knoxville, Tennessee, after seven years in New York where he attended Miami Ad School. After working for agencies like Young & Rubicam and mcgarrybowen, Ryley is now a senior brand strategist for Tombras.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Vignesh Ramachandran (Jour) is the senior editor for The Juggernaut. He has spent nearly the last decade in reporting, editing and production roles at various newsrooms, including ProPublica, NBC News Digital, Mashable, Peninsula Press (in partnership with KQED and SFGate), and the Stanford Computational Journalism Lab. He has also written for NPR, The Marshall Project, OZY and the Knight Foundation.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Taylor (Coughlin) Garner (Jour) recently moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her family after having a son in April. She most recently worked as a communication specialist for Nashville-based HCA, where she graduated from the Leadership Development Program in January. She plans to continue her work in communications in North Carolina.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Jacob Elyachar (Jour) is celebrating the ninth anniversary of his entertainment news website, jakes-take.com. He has interviewed several Epic Records artists and alumni from reality TV shows, including America's Got Talent, Big Brother, The Challenge and Survivor. He covered the New York Comedy Festival, New York Comic-Con and the Wolfpack Ninjas’ visit to the New York Open. He also launched the Jake’s Take with Jacob Elyachar podcast.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Genesis Samayoa-Hidalgo (Jour'11, Span'11) is a three-time Emmy award-winning journalist and Golden Mike recipient. She is a multiplatform producer with Telemundo Network’s KVEA (Channel 52) in Los Angeles, California, where she plays a leading role in the station’s daily news coverage. She is a Denver native and a fervent believer in God. Her interests include writing, cozying up with a good book, visiting coffee shops, wanderlusting and spending time with family.

Posted Aug. 5, 2020

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