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Andrew Theen (MSJ11)

Andrew Theen is the new podcasts editor at The Oregonian/OregonLive. Theen will oversee podcast creation and production at the largest news organization in Oregon. Theen started his career in public radio, where he was a reporter and producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting. After completing his MSJ, Theen begin working as a staff reporter at The Oregonian. He’s covered Portland City Hall, environmental issues, transportation and higher education at the paper since joining the staff in 2012. Theen created and launched The Oregonian’s first podcast — Beat Check with The Oregonian – in 2019 and will now oversee all podcasts at the paper. He lives in Portland with his wife and two daughter

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Natalie Tomko (MSJ12)

In May 2021, Natalie Tomko started a new position at a fintech startup in Pittsburgh called numo. She previously worked for 4 years as digital marketing manager at eG Innovations, an IT diagnosis technology.

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Courtney Wessel (IMC16)

Courtney J. Wessel was promoted to Engagement Strategy Supervisor at AbelsonTaylor, an award-winning health and wellness advertising agency. Wessel joined AbelsonTaylor 18 months ago as a Senior Engagement Strategist and recently helped launch G1 Therapeutics’ COSELA™ (trilaciclib), the first and only FDA-approved therapy indicated to decrease the incidence of chemotherapy-induced myelosuppression in adult patients living with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC)

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Sisi Wei (BSJ11)

Sisi Wei now serves as Co-Executive Director of OpenNews, a nonprofit that helps people strengthen relationships across organizations and build a more equitable future for journalism.
Sisi joined OpenNews in 2020 as Director of Programs, and previously was Assistant Managing Editor at ProPublica.

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Charlotte Tsou (IMC02)

After almost 17 years of service at HSBC Globally, rotated through the country, regional, and global leadership roles in marketing strategy, business development and most recently heading up global marketing analytics and customer channels analytics functions. Charlotte Tsou is joining the Prudential Financial CMO office as Head of Marketing Analytics and Insights. She will be leading the enterprise marketing analytics agenda, along with customer research and insights groups. Charlotte is keen to drive the customer obsession movement powered by advanced analytics and data-driven insights.

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Ben Millstein (IMC12)

In March 2021 Ben Millstein was promoted to Senior Communications and Marketing Manager at Local Projects, the exhibit design studio behind the 9/11 Memorial Museum, Planet Word, and Greenwood Rising, a forthcoming museum about the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and the resilient community that survived it. He also recently launched Prolognyc.com, a program dedicated to helping people become the better creative collaborators by measuring and growing their creative strengths.

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Christiana Stewart (IMC15)

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!

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Colin Boyle (BSJ20, MSJ20)

Colin Boyle was selected as a finalist for two Peter Lisagor Awards. The nominations are for Best Photography (all media) and Best Deadline Reporting (online) for his visual reporting during summer 2020 for Block Club Chicago. The winners are announced on May 14, 2021.

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Susan Howe (BSJ91)

In April, Susan Howe was named to the PR Week “Hall of Femme,” along with 27 other women leaders in the public relations industry. The award recognizes female leaders who demonstrate commitment to mentorship and the advancement of women in the field. Howe is currently Chief Growth Officer at Weber Shandwick, a leading global communications agency. She serves as Chair of Northwestern’s Council of 100, a group dedicated to supporting Northwestern women in their careers.

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Collin Hansen (BSJ03)

Collin Hansen was promoted in January 2021 to vice president of content and editor in chief of The Gospel Coalition (TGC), one of the largest Christian websites in the world. This year he also published Gospelbound: Living with Resolute Hope in an Anxious Age (Multnomah), written with TGC senior writer Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra (MSJ05).

His Gospelbound podcast in April 2021 featured an interview with Northwestern President Morton Schapiro and Gary Saul Morson, Lawrence B. Dumas Professor of the Arts and Humanities. In January 2022 he will begin teaching cultural apologetics as an adjunct professor at Beeson Divinity School of Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.