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Stephanie Andrews Senior Director of Enrollment Management and Analytics SOC - School of Communication

Stephanie returned to American University in 2020, after five years at the American Immigration Council, where she led business development of private sector exchange visitor programs for interns and

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Laura BonDurant Sr. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs SOC - School of Communication

Laura BonDurant joined the SOC in Janauary 2010. Prior to her role in the SOC she served as the Director of the Center for Academic Success at The Catholic University of America. Previously she was th

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Jamie Boraks Administrative Coordinator SOC - School of Communication

Jamie (they/them) is the Administrative Coordinator for the undergraduate advising office in SOC. They are originally from outside of Charlotte, North Carolina and moved to DC in Summer 2022. They lov

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Jacob Bridges Associate Director of Development, SOC University Advancement

Jake is a former NYC-based stage actor turned Advancement professional. He came to AU for graduate school in 2019 and never left. He can found around DC supporting the arts or exploring the city's abu

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Veronica Castro Online Content Manager SOC - School of Communication

Veronica J. Castro is part of the Communications and Outreach team at SOC. She manages SOC's website and social media platforms, producing content, directing campaigns, and collaborating with universi

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Alexis Downey Academic Advisor SOC - School of Communication

Alexis joined SOC in September 2023. She has extensive experience working with undergraduate students, having held positions in both academic and student affairs at institutions across the country inc

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Julie Drizin Executive Director, Current SOC - School of Communication

Julie Drizin joined SOC in 2015, as the first Executive Director of Current, the trade publication that serves public broadcasting. She has worked in and around public media for over three decades. Sh

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Karen Everhart Managing Editor, Current SOC - School of Communication

Karen is managing editor of Current, the news service covering public media in the United States. Before her promotion into the job in 2011, she covered every major beat at Current — including public

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Tom Fish Technology Manager SOC - School of Communication

A member of the AU community since 2006, Tom Fish currently serves as Media Services Manager in the School of Communication. He oversees video production and post-production facilities, a newsroom, ph

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Tara Flakker Director of Undergraduate Student & Academic Affairs SOC - School of Communication

Tara Flakker joined the School of Communication in January 2014. Prior to AU, she was an at home parent and community advocate on school food inequity in DC. Before breaking from full time employment

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Grace Ibrahim Video Production Coordinator SOC - School of Communication

Originally Palestinian, Grace Ibrahim grew up all over the Middle East in Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Bahrain. She is now living in Arlington, VA pursuing everything video and audio production!

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Michael Janssen Digital Editor, Current SOC - School of Communication

Mike became Current's first digital editor in 2014 and began writing for Current in 2000, covering primarily public radio and digital initiatives in public media. Mike has also written for a variety o

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Elizabeth Kan Faculty Affairs Coordinator SOC - School of Communication

Liz Kan is the Faculty Affairs Coordinator in the School of Communication. Some of her main duties include managing SOC faculty appointments, reappointments and promotions, as well as aiding in facult

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Jean Kinnahan McGee Senior Graduate Academic Advisor SOC - School of Communication

Jean McGee serves as the graduate advisor for all graduate students in the School of Communication: full-time, part-time, weekend, and online.Jean advises the graduate students from the time their dep

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Katerina Kulagina Assistant Dean for Graduate Academic Services SOC - School of Communication

Dr. Katerina Kulagina has over 20 years of experience working in higher education. Katerina joined American University’s School of Communication in 2017, where she oversees graduate marketing, recruit

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Michael Laing Financial Operations Manager, IRW SOC - School of Communication

Michael Laing joined IRW in December, 2022 after spending 25 years in a variety of roles at The Washington Post.  Most recently he was with the Client Solutions Team where he developed print and digit

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Brendan Manley Digital Enrollment Marketing Manager SOC - School of Communication

Brendan Manley is a recent graduate from American University's own Master of Strategic Communications program. Before coming to American University, he received a Bachelor’s degree in English from Ham

Theora Milledge Director, Communication & Outreach SOC - School of Communication

As Director of Communication and Outreach, Tia oversees communication strategy for the School of Communication to better engage current and prospective students, alumni and donors. She coordinates clo

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Kristi Plahn-Gjersvold Sr. Asst. Dean, Strat. Partnerships & Internal Affairs SOC - School of Communication

As Senior Assistant Dean for Strategic Partnerships & Internal Affairs, Kristi provides leadership for the School of Communication’s external research funding administration, execution of strategic pa

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Varsha Ramani Director of Operations, CMSI SOC - School of Communication

Varsha Ramani is the Director of Operations for the Center for Media & Social Impact (CMSI). She is a marketing communications professional with an expertise in building relationships to work with mul

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Julio Reyes Academic Advisor SOC - School of Communication

Julio joined the School of Communication as an academic advisor in Fall 2022. Julio was born and raised in Maryland. He has a Masters in Academic Advising from Kansas State University. Julio is enthus

Pamela Roberts Director, IRW Development SOC - School of Communication

Pamela Roberts brings to IRW decades of nonprofit fundraising experience connecting donor interests with the missions of strong organizations. She raised philanthropic support for Imagination Stage, t

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Laura Rogers Business Manager, Current SOC - School of Communication

I've been with SOC/Current as manager of business and circulation since 2005. The majority of my career has been accounting and office management positions for non-profit organizations.

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Shaun Schroth Adjunct Instructor SOC - School of Communication

Shaun oversees the Photography Labs at American. These include the darkroom, film processing, studio, and digital work areas in the Media Production Center.

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Khadine Thomas Administrative Assistant, Academic Affairs SOC - School of Communication

Khadine Thomas is the Academic Affairs Administrative Assistant at American University in Washington D.C. She graduated Florida International University double majoring in Political Science and Intern

Meriem Tikue Finance Manager SOC - School of Communication

Meriem Tikue joined the SOC in July 2022. She is responsible for financial management and budget administration, including expense approvals, development of processes and procedures for budget forecas

Hallie Tingstad Recruitment Coordinator SOC - School of Communication

Hallie comes to AU's SOC as a recent J.D. graduate from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where she also served as a graduate recruiter.As a law student, she served as a research assistant

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Ana Maria Ulloa-Shields Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Academic Services SOC - School of Communication

Ana Maria joined SOC as Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Student Services in February 2022. Ana Maria has leadership experience at Carnegie Mellon and Columbia Universities, serving in Assistant, Asso

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Katherine Vera Event Planning Manager SOC - School of Communication

Katherine, who also goes by Kati, is the main point of contact for aspects of McKinley events and facilities usage and related logistics. She is responsible for American University’s booking system (E

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