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JMS Alumni Career Week

Over the week of April 5th, 2021, we hosted panels of alumni of the School of Journalism and Media Studies to highlight the many different career paths that exist for our graduates.

Panel Sessions

Monday, April 5

Spotlight on: Journalism

Link: Spotlight on: Journalism video


Ana Ceballos - Reporter, The Miami Herald
Adriana Heldiz Voice of San Diego
Meredith Hattam New Yorker Magazine

Tuesday, April 6

Spotlight on: Public Relations

Link: Spotlight on: Public Relations video


Faryar Borhani Global Corporate Communication
Tim Young Southport Marketing
Kemi Giwa - Press Secretary, US House of Representatives
Melanie Ramirez - Digital Account Executive, Allison+Partners

Wednesday, April 7

Spotlight on: Advertising & Marketing

Link: Spotlight on: Advertising & Marketing video


Aminata Dia Oculus
Tim Ellis NFL
Tiffany Arnett Disney
Doug Palladini Vans

Thursday, April 8

Spotlight on: Digital & Sports Media

Link: Spotlight on: Digital & Sports Media video


David Brickley STN Digital
Gissel Villalpando Slickdeals
Patricia Dwyer Sweesey Intuit
Joshua Suchon - Baseball & Women's Basketball Play-by-Play Announcer, University of Nevada, Reno

Friday, April 9

Beyond JMS: Sports, Media, & Social Justice

Link: Beyond JMS: Sports, Media, & Social Justice video

In this webinar, we discuss the role of sports and media in social justice and equality movements. Our guest was SDSU graduate Angela LaChica, founder of LaChica Sports & Entertainment and Managing Director of the Players Coalition, a non-profit organization that has coaches, owners, and professional athletes working to improve social justice and racial equality in our country. Angela achieved national recognition in 2016 as one of the lead negotiators behind the scenes for the NFL’s $89 million multi-year commitment to social justice initiatives. She now provides ongoing guidance to the NFL’s top management and partners on the strategic implementation of those initiatives. Angela discusses those efforts, and the role of sports more broadly, to affect positive social change.


Angela LaChica