More than 70 alumni of the University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism will be making themselves available to provide advice to current Merrill College students at our Virtual Alumni Career Days on Wednesday, April 29 and Thursday, April 30.

Below is the list of alumni who will be providing informational interviews. Some may also be able to do resume or portfolio reviews, as noted.

To sign up to meet with one or more alumni, please use the following links:

>> Sign up for sessions Wednesday, April 29

>> Sign up for sessions Thursday, April 30

The deadline to sign up is Friday, April 24 at 5 p.m. ET. You may sign up to meet with as many alumni as you’d like. But in order to be respectful of everyone’s time, no changes or cancellations are allowed after April 24 at 5 p.m. Please contact Olivia Suttles at osuttles@umd.edu with any questions.

Alumni Career Day Participants

Brooke Auxier ’19, Ph.D., Research Associate, Pew Research Center. Research topics related to the internet and technology with a focus on privacy, social media and news. Develop surveys, analyze data and write long- and short-form articles. Completed M.A. and Ph.D. at Merrill College. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes. Only available April 29.

Josh Axelrod ’14, Digital Sports Producer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Produce sports content for Post-Gazette including quick-hit and long-form stories. Runs sports social media accounts. Currently also helping with non-sports stories. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes.

Geoff Burgan ’11, National Communications Director, Organizing Together 2020. Has worked as a communications and press staffer. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Callie Caplan ’17, Sports Reporter, Dallas Morning News. Covers local and national sports, including the Dallas Mavericks and the Olympics. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes.

Chris Carey ’09, Corporate Reporter, Clark Construction Group. Produce content for a variety of Clark projects, media outreach and speech writing. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes.

Andrea Chamblee ’83, Regulatory Counsel, Food and Drug Administration. Create and review proposals to determine effective, practical ways to communicate. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Marlena Chertock ’13, Communications Specialist for the Water Program, World Resource Institute. Coordinate program narrative, develop communications strategies, manage newsletter and social media, organize events and track analytics. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Brian Crecente ’94¸ Consultant, self-employed, Co-founder, Polygon. Consult for video game and journalism industries. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Caroline Cummings ’17, Political Multimedia Journalist, Sinclair Broadcasting Group – KGAN. Reporting on state politics for five Iowa TV markets in Des Moines. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Kai Dambach ’13, News reader and photographer, Deutsche Welle. Commentator for German soccer league and photographer for the sports wire service. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Gianna DeMedio ’11, Senior Media Relations Office, Jefferson Health; Host and producer, The Health Nexus Podcast. Produce unique social media content. Facilitate reactive and proactive media coverage. Host and produce podcast under the Jefferson Health banner. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes.

Julie Depenbrock ’17, Producer, Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU 88.5. Produce 2-3 segments per week for the radio show. Research and pitch story ideas, conduct interviews, edit audio, live tweet shows. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Jolie Doggett ’12, Platform Editor, ZORA, Medium.com. LinkedIn page.Will also review resumes.

John Domen ’01, Reporter, Anchor, Editor, WTOP. Anchor, produce and report radio stories. Will also review resumes and portfolios. Only available April 29.

Rachel Dooley ’16, Story Producer/Writer, CBS Network. Produce daily newscasts, write new stories. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Danielle Elliot ’07, Story Producer/Writer, Freelance. Producer on “A Wilderness of Error,” a documentary to air on FX. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Amanda Engel ’17, Executive Producer, WDNM/Nexstar. Produce morning show, take pitches, produce live cuts. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes.

Steve Feldman ’01, Former Director of Communications, CBS Entertainment. Maximize awareness of programming through earned media. LinkedIn page.

Cynthia Fenneman ’77, President and CEO, American Public Television. CEO of leading syndicator of content to the 350 public television stations and executive in charge of Create TV channel. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes.

Steve Fink ’02, Director of News Programming and Promotion, CBS. Oversee content development and audience engagement for all CBS O&O TV stations. Produce digital content. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Rupen Fofaria ’00, Storyteller, EdNC.org. Reporter covering education and state policy. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes.

Jen Fu ’06, Freelance, Associated Press. Freelancer for local elections. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Barbara Galicia ’84, Lead Channel Manager, AT&T. Strategic communications advisor, develop advertising campaigns, social media strategy, market research and website management. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

George Gerbo ’17, Media Coordinator and Podcast Host, The Washington Times. Host of The Washington Times Front Page Podcast. Produce social media content. LinkedIn. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Andres Gonzalez ’12, Producer, MSNBC. Prime-time producer for MSNBC producing news segments. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Karen Hosler ’71, Radio reporter, commentator and producer, WYPR. Former editorial writer, White House and congressional correspondent and state political reporter for The Baltimore Sun.

Kathy Jentz ’90, Editor and Founder, Washington Gardner Magazine. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Taylor Johnson ’15, Multimedia Journalist, Nexstar. Shoot, write and edit stories. Produce and anchor weekend newscast. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Caitlin Johnston ’12, Staff writer, Tampa Bay Times. Report on transportation, write feature stories, develop graphics, investigate public agencies. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Justin Karp ’10, Director of Social Media, NBC Sports. Lead social strategy across all NBC sports and Olympics properties. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Matt Kinnear ’07, Editor-in-Chief, Inside Lacrosse. In charge of editorial operations of the online platform and monthly print publication. Duties include managing editorial staff, reporting stories and budgeting. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Robert Klemko ’10, Staff writer for sports investigations, The Washington Post. Covering sports investigations. Previously worked for Sports Illustrated covering the NFL. LinkedIn page. Will also review portfolios.

Sue Kopen Katcef ’76, Reporter, Maryland Public Television. Reporter covering legislative business and general topics for two public affairs shows. Previous director of the CNS broadcast bureau. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Andrew Krauss ’97, Director of Communications, Sugar Free Kids Maryland. Develop and implement strategic communication plans to promote Sugar Free Kids Maryland. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Josh Land ’04, Communications Manager, Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Manage the public face of Merrill College through social media, website and public messaging. Previously served as sports editor at The Baltimore Sun. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Nick Leimbach ’14, photojournalist, NBC4. Film stories that air on NBC4. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Clifton Linton ’85, Writer, Reporter, Editor and Publisher, Freelance. Write freelance articles for Railroad Model Craftsman. Write and publish Energy Transport Insider newsletter that covers rail car sublease market. Thirty years experience as business reporter. LinkedIn. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Adam Longo ’16, Anchor and Reporter, WUSA9/TEGNA Media. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Catherine Matacic ’20, Online News Editor, AAAS/Science Magazine. Vet pitches from freelancers and staffers, assign and edit stories, coordinate multimedia projects, write stories on linguistics, social sciences and China-related policy. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes.

Kate McCarthy ’97, Director of Logistics, Meeting Management Services. Oversee the team that executes Amazon Web Service Summits internationally. LinkedIn page.Will also review resumes.

Bobby McMahon ’09, Senior Communications Associate for Workplace Solutions, Capital One. Provide communications support to the team that supports employee buildings and workplace services. Projects include video, communications and marketing campaigns. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Sarah Meehan ’12, Content Marketing Writer, 2U Inc. Write articles for 2U’s university partners and websites. Research, conduct interviews and use SEO to create content that features faculty expertise. Previously at The Baltimore Sun. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Jennifer Memmolo ’10, Content Strategist, Vanguard. Define and write all user-facing communication for the cyber security team. Guide users through various flows of the website. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Eric Morrow ’13, Editor of News Curation, BuzzFeed News. Oversee social media distribution for BuzzFeed. Thinking about how people share and consume news and find new ways to engage audiences. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes.

Noah Niederhoffer ’14, Producer, SiriusXM Radio. LinkedIn page.

John O’Connor ’02, Content Editor for Responsible Regional Government and Education, The Baltimore Sun. Manage a team of four reporters covering Baltimore County and surrounding metro area and Baltimore City schools and higher education. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Evan Parker ’05, General Manager, The Athletic. Oversee business development and operations. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes. Only available April 29.

Robert Patrick ’01, Reporter, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Report on federal courts and law enforcement. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Ivan Penn ’92, Energy Correspondent, The New York Times. Report on renewable energy, utilities and the power grid. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios. Only available April 29.

Lauren Peteroy ’08, Senior Account Director, Scenario. Manage portfolio of clients in the entertainment events, corporate brands and lifestyle industries. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Nick Pietruszkiewicz ’00, Senior Editor, ESPN.com. Oversee golf coverage for digital and print outlets, and manage long-range projects for MLB coverage. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes.

Maya Prabhu ’06, Reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Cover Georgia politics with a focus on social issues, criminal justice and legislative politics. Extensively covered abortion policy, federal assistance programs such as food stamps, and the 2020 legislative election. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes.

Ike Richman ’88, President, Ike Richman Communications; Former VP, Public Relations, Comcast Spectacor. Oversees public and media relations for the Wells Fargo Center as well as the company’s three minor league baseball teams. LinkedIn page.

Lynn Rosenbleeth ’89, Experience in both print and broadcast media. Nonprofit research, public relations agency work and freelance writing.

Joey Roziner ’07, Senior Account Manager for Oncology Portfolio Communications, Pfizer. Public relations experience in healthcare, corporate and public affairs. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Steven Rudenstein ’05, Senior Director of Development, The College of New Jersey. Major Gift Fundraiser who supervises a team of gift officers that support a variety of academic and non-academic units. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Lexie Schapitl ’17, Production Assistant, NPR. Produce audio content and research for NPR’s Washington desk and the NPR Politics Podcast. Field reporting for campaigns. Assist with social media. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

David Selig ’06, Digital Executive Producer, WPLG-Local 10. Oversee WPLG website. Manage the digital team that creates original website content and turning TV news packages into online stories. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes.

Mark Selig ’09, Multiplatform Editor, The Washington Post. Edit content for web and print sections, primarily for sports. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Joel Smith ’96, Sports Director, News Reporter, Anchor, CBS 21 TV. Report on sports, politics and anchor news cast. Public Address Announcer at Terps football games. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Nick Sobel ’18, Media Relations Assistant, Chicago Blackhawks. Assist with facilitating the relationship between the team office and players and external media. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes.

Dennis Ting ’14, Reporter, Multimedia Journalist, WHAS11 News. Covering general assignment news and sports. Shoot, write and edit stories. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Heather Travaglini ’02, Content Marketing Manager, Major, Lindsey & Africa. Oversee creation of content, including producing podcasts and storyboarding videos. Edit articles and ghostwrite long-form articles. Draft collateral and social media posts. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Rob Tricchinelli ’07 M.J., News Team Lead, Bloomberg Law. Lead 20-person litigation news team. Oversee real-time developments out of federal court for a knowledgeable legal audience. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Dave Ungrady ’80, Teacher, Author, Journalist, Coach, Loudon County Public Schools and GoGrady Media. Social science and journalism high school teacher. Author of “Born Ready: The Mixed Legacy of Len Bias.” Run GoGrady Media, which supports book and journalism ventures. LinkedIn page. Will also review portfolios.

David Vatz ’09, Director of Athletic Media Relations, Towson University. Oversee all 19 sports at TU. Direct media contact for football, baseball and administration. Point-of-contact for all of Athletics during COVID-19. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Samantha Waldenberg ’18, Associate Producer, CNN. Associate producer for “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.” Producer for all the walls in the studio. Coordinate the “Show of Force” at the top of each hour. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Rochelle Weinstein ’91, Author of five fiction novels, Lake Union Publishing. LinkedIn page. rochelleweinstein.com.

Mac Weiszer ’91, Staff Writer, Athens Banner-Herald. Cover Georgia athletics, primarily football and basketball. Co-host a podcast. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes.

Tyler Weyant ’13, Policy News Editor, POLITICO. Manage team of copy editors and producers. Coordinate POLITICO Pro coverage and resources. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Cindy Wright ’86, Associate Director of Philanthropy Communications, Beth Israel Lahey Health. Create and implement communication solutions to position issues and organizations. Create and adapt messaging across platforms. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Emily Yahr ’08, Entertainment Reporter, The Washington Post. Cover TV, music, celebrities and movies. Write daily blog posts, weekly features, long-form stories and in-depth profiles. LinkedIn page. Will also review resumes and portfolios.

Pattie Yu ’77, Principal, YuCrew LLC. Founder of virtual PR firm. Previously served as director of education grants for family foundation client. Will also review resumes and portfolios.