It’s been just over 5 years since Christiana graduated from Medill and she continues to lean into her consumer centric focus that she took away from the program. Now starting at Nike as the North America Email Director, she still appreciates all she learned from the IMC program as it plays into her work everyday!
Summer Nettles is producing and directing a six-episode docuseries entitled “She Quit” that will air on Rocky Mountain PBS. The series focuses on the exit of Black women from the traditional workforce due to its negative impact on their health, financial and emotional wellbeing. Nettles hopes to complete the series by September of 2021. She’s currently seeking donors and sponsors to help bring these stories to life. To learn more about the series, share a story or donate reach out to her at Summer@GreaterPurposeMedia.com.
Tyler Pager joined The Washington Post in March to cover the White House. He previously covered the White House for Politico.
Katherine LaGrave joined AFAR magazine as Digital Features Editor in October. She has previously worked as a Senior Digital Editor at Condé Nast Traveler and a Digital Producer at Vanity Fair.
Lorraine Lee joined Prezi in October as its first managing editor, building out a strategy that uses inspiring and relevant content to attract and engage Prezi users. She joined Prezi after 6 years at LinkedIn. Outside of work, she was invited to be an on-court announcer for a professional men’s tennis tournament, which showcased tennis stars like Sam Querrey and Stevie Johnson and saw hundreds of fans in attendance.
Brittany Marshall won a 2018 Capital Emmy Award for her work as producer for WUSA9 TV in Washington D.C. She received an Emmy for best weekend newscast. Brittany now serves as director of media relations for the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration.
Karen Entriken recently began a new role as Marketing Manager at Franklin Energy Services. The company designs and implements energy efficiency programs for utility, state, and municipality clients nationwide. Karen manages a team of marketing professionals to support energy companies in the mission to achieve energy efficiency and sustainability goals for industries and households.
Mauricio Pena, a news reporter for Block Club Chicago, was named one of the Chicago Scholars 35 under 35 on March 10.
Mauricio Peña covers Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop and Back of the Yards. Before joining Block Club Chicago, Peña was an Associate Digital Editor at Chicago magazine. He previously worked as a breaking news reporter at DNAinfo, and an investigative reporter covering immigration and equality at the Desert Sun for the USA Today Network. His investigative, data-driven series on heat deaths and illnesses among farmworkers won state and regional awards for highlighting the plight of California farmworkers.
Peña was a Staff Research Associate at the UCLA School of Nursing where he managed a research laboratory before getting his master’s from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Chicago Scholars 5th annual 35 under 35 Awards recognizes a group of diverse, talented young professionals making an impact in Chicago. Chicago Scholars is a mentoring and leadership development organization that helps first-generation college students and students from under-resourced communities navigate the complex transitions into college, through college, and beyond to a career.
After six years as an Editor at LinkedIn, Lorraine joined visual communications platform Prezi in October as its first Managing Editor. At Prezi, Lorraine leads the Editorial team, leveraging the top Prezi content to educate, inform and inspire people all over the world.
Lorraine also had the honor of joining the Council of 100, a prestigious invite-only organization of Northwestern alumnae. Membership selection is based on factors including career trajectory and achievements and commitment to mentoring/service.
Most recently, she attended Poynter Institute’s Leadership Academy for Women in Media, a highly competitive week-long program focused on the skills and knowledge needed to rise to the highest levels of media leadership. The program receives hundreds of applications each year; Lorraine was accepted into the 2020 Winter Cohort alongside 29 other women.
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THE RED MOVEMENT provides a new perspective on how to combat modern-day slavery while protecting the environment.
The reality is impossible to deny any longer. Modern-day slavery is more widespread now than during the transatlantic slave trade with more people living in slave-like conditions than ever before in history. At the same time, the environment is being harmed at an unprecedented pace. These harsh realities have led to igniting THE RED MOVEMENT around the world.
The RED MOVEMENT is a global call to action of focused and deliberate change to end all forms of modern-day slavery and stop the destruction of the environment. The stunning truth is that slavery never really ended; it just changed form. People are still bought and sold in public auctions, forced to sell their bodies to survive, or work in hidden factories under unbearable conditions. Some toil away on farms and even on construction sites of some of the world’s most famous sporting events.
The forced labor of slaves can be linked back to certain toys we buy, clothes we wear, and even foods we eat. Slave labor is used in mining, and too often those basic raw materials find their way into electronics, computers, smartphones, cars, cosmetics, and even jewelry.
Slavery never stopped. It just expanded to include innocent men, women, and children from every nationality and race. Modern-day slavery, in all its various forms, is more profitable now than ever before, and its connection to the environment has remained a mystery for far too long.
We are in the midst of the greatest human rights and environmental crisis in history, and most people are completely unaware until now. Until THE RED MOVEMENT.