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JMS Alumni Career Week

Join us the week of April 5th as we highlight alumni of the School of Journalism and Media Studies and the many different career paths that exist for our graduates. Each webinar will feature introduction from our panelists and allow time for questions about their careers.

All panels will be held over Zoom at begin at 12:00PST.

Panel Sessions

Monday, April 5

Spotlight on: Journalism

Meeting ID: 878 9631 5149


Ana Ceballos - Reporter, The Miami Herald
Raj Mathai - Anchor, NBC San Francisco
Adriana Heldiz Voice of San Diego
Meredith Hattam New Yorker Magazine
Guad Venegas - News Correspondent, NBC News

Tuesday, April 6

Spotlight on: Public Relations

Meeting ID: 889 3562 4257


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

Meeting ID: 819 5303 1802


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

Thursday, April 8

Spotlight on: Digital & Sports Media

Meeting ID: 821 5997 0736


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

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In this webinar, we will discuss the role of sports and media in social justice and equality movements. Our guest will be 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 will discuss those efforts, and the role of sports more broadly, to affect positive social change.


Angela LaChica