Savanah Baker is an IMC graduate student from Denver, Colorado. She works as a graduate assistant for the College of Journalism and Mass Communications’ marketing and communications department. Savanah’s primary work consist of producing content for the website, maintaining and updating the Today@CoJMC newsletter and writing alumni features. She graduated from Concordia University, Nebraska with a B.A. in English and a minor in Spanish. Savanah hopes to finish the program in December 2017 where upon graduation she will marry her fiancé, Josh.
Emily Case is a graduate student studying professional journalism originally from Gibbon, Nebraska. She works as a graduate teaching assistant for the CoJMC department and assisting ADPR and journalism classes. Emily’s main areas of interest are multimedia storytelling, community journalism and the changing media landscape. She graduated from Hastings College in 2014 with a B.A. in English and a minor in visual studies. Her hobbies include running and watching anime.
Jamdan Clang is an IMC graduate student from North Platte, Nebraska. He completed his bachelor’s of journalism in advertising and public relations from CoJMC last spring. Jamdan has worked as a designer for CoJMC and other UNL departments, and someday he hopes to teach at the collegiate level. In his free time he enjoys playing guitar and eating nachos. Talk to him on Twitter: @JamClang.
Molly George is in the professional journalism track at the CoJMC. She is from Colorado Springs, Colorado, and works as a research assistant. Molly graduated from Colorado State University with a B.A. in philosophy. Her interests include sports, religion and art.
Taylor Kuhlman is an IMC graduate student from Bellevue, Nebraska. She works as a graduate teaching assistant for the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Taylor graduated from the CoJMC with a B.J. in advertising and public relations and concentrations in business, history and English. She primarily assists with ADPR classes along with the mass media law course, JOMC 486. She hopes to finish the program in 12 months and graduate in August 2017 and later pursue a career in public relations or higher education communications.
Jake Miller is an IMC graduate student originally from Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He works as a graduate assistant for Associate Professor Rick Alloway and Assistant Professor Brandon Nutting, and his tasks include conducting research, assisting in undergraduate courses, and working at the KRNU and KRNU2 radio stations. Jake graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a B.A. in English, and hopes to finish the IMC program in 18 months so he can attend law school shortly after his time at the CoJMC.
After searching for the perfect mix of big city and small town, Austin found himself in Lincoln. His pursuit of writing perfection led him to the Integrated Media Communications specialty at the CoJMC. While crafting the best slogans is still a fine goal, he now finds himself studying airspace maps and back-end code as he assists Professor Matt Waite with the drone photogrammetry program at UNL. Austin hopes to use his newfound tech orientation to find a career in front-end web development.
Vincent Peña, a second-year CoJMC master’s student with a specialization in professional journalism, was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. Vincent attended Northern Arizona University for his undergrad, where he received a B.S. in journalism and a B.S. in communication studies, and spent most of his free time working for the student newspaper, The Lumberjack. He hopes newspapers hang around long enough to work for one for a few years as a sports reporter, and afterward head back to the classroom to pursue a PhD. Vincent has written for publications like The Salt Lake Tribune, Yahoo Sports, Huskers Illustrated and The Arizona Daily Sun, covering everything from high school sports to the Olympics. He’s a diehard Cowboys fan and he loves to let you know it.
Bill Wendl is a graduate student in professional journalism from Omaha, Nebraska, and works as a graduate assistant in advertising and public relation classes. He received a B.S. in political science from the University of Nebraska Omaha. His goal is to develop expertise in the areas of videography and photography in order to create documentaries focused on the natural world. By doing this he hopes to nudge the planet in an infinitesimally small way toward positive change. Although, sustainability is a buzzword, it is perhaps the only path that humankind has if it wants to live in a stable, peaceful world. When not writing overly dramatic personal biographies for UNL, he likes going to movies, playing chess, traveling, and making guacamole.
Ashley Wheeler is beginning her fourth semester in the CoJMC Integrated Media Communications (IMC) graduate program as well as working as a graduate teaching assistant for various advertising/public relations and communications courses. She received a Bachelors of Science in Biology and Marketing in 2015 from Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska, while playing four years of college volleyball. She is from Auburn, a small town in southeast Nebraska, and loves God, her family, and being outside enjoying nature.
Dan is a second year IMC graduate student from Qingdao, China, a city that is famous for beer and seafood. She works as a graduate teaching assistant for the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Dan’s primary work includes assisting in classroom teaching, preparing course materials, and evaluating student performance (grading exams, quizzes, papers and other assignments). She received her bachelor degree in Journalism from Shaanxi Normal University. Dan is most interested in marketing strategy planning and visual communications, and is currently learning how to code. On her spare time, Dan enjoys doing some photography works, travelling, and watching movies & anime.