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School of Communication and Journalism Advisory Boards
The School of Communication and Journalism is responsive to the advice and ideas of several advisory boards, whose members include current students, alumni and media professionals, all of whom are committed to ensuring the School’s ongoing success.
- Professional Advisory Board
Professional Advisory Board
Senior Vice President of Communications, MSNBC
Michael Dukmejian '76
Publisher, Bloomberg Media Group
Investigative Reporter, Washington Post
Former Senior Vice President, News Coverage, CBS News
Former Assistant Managing Editor, Philadelphia Inquirer
Senior Editor/Producer, CNN
Producer, 60 Minutes
Multimedia Graphics Editor/Photographer, New York Times
Dan Slepian '92
Supervising Producer, Dateline NBC
- Alumni Advisory Board
Alumni Advisory Board
Rebecca Anzel '16
Statehouse Reporter, Capitol News, Illlinois
Philly Bubaris '13
Katie Epifane '12
Producer, Madison Square Garden
Taylor Ha '18
Staff Writer, Fordham University
Heather Khalifa '15
General Assignment Photographer, Philadelphia Inquirer
Arielle Martinez '17
Digital Production Coordinator, Council on Foreign Relations
Rachel O'Brien '08
Video Journalist, Spectrum News, NY1
Michael Ruiz '14
Social Media Producer, Fox News
Jackie Zabielski '10
Media Relations Specialist
- Student Advisory Board
Student Advisory Board
English, Creative Writing Minor
Sydney Corwin (she/her) is a junior majoring in journalism with minors in creative writing and English. She is an editor for the Stony Brook Press, as well as a communications assistant for the Dean’s Office in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She is also an intern at WSHU Public Radio for the fall of 2022. Sydney is an avid reader and concert-goer, and she enjoys writing about news, science, music and pop culture the most. Sydney is looking forward to being on the SoCJ Student Advisory Board and hopes to positively represent the students and foster a better sense of community within the school.
Janet Chow (she/her) is a junior studying journalism with a minor in music. She is currently the music director at WUSB and a news intern at WSHU. Janet Chow, also known as Janet Planet, hosts her morning show, Janet Chow in the Morning from 6 to 8 a.m. on Tuesday mornings. She aspires to be a morning show radio host promoting mental health, positivity, and AAPI representation in media. On the SoCJ Advisory Board, Janet hopes to be a voice for communication and journalism students and to also build a sense of community within the school.
Mass Communication, Political Science Major
Studio Art Minor
Honors College Member
Tim Giorlando (he/him) is a junior Honors College student at Stony Brook University, double majoring in Political Science & Mass Communications, with a minor in Studio Art. While his breadth of involvement at Stony Brook University is vast, he is most proud of being the Multimedia Editor at The Statesman. His passion for writing and story-telling has played an immeasurable role in all facets of his personal and professional life, and he not only aspires to bring that energy to the School of Communication and Journalism’s Advisory Board, but he also wishes to expand and develop the school’s newfound Communication programs, both on a research and rhetorical level.
Christine Kelley (she/her) is proud to join SOCJ’s Student Advisory Board. A full-time journalism major, Christine is also a freelance writer and The Statesman’s Opinions Editor. Before coming to SOCJ, she grew up in Virginia and West Virginia, where she started writing stories at the age of four. She holds an Associate’s degree in Creative Writing from Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3) in Dryden, upstate New York. She is a regular contributor to the group blog Eruditorum Press, where she writes cultural and media criticism. Christine’s other writing can be found in The Statesman, The Stony Brook Press, and Shades of Long Island.
Journalism, Political Science Major
Anastasia Poulos (she/her) is a junior double majoring in Journalism and Political Science. She is very active on campus, serving as the treasurer of three clubs and as an Undergraduate Coordinator at the Center for Civic Justice. She is an executive board member of the Stony Brook Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and a member of the Stony Brook Media Group. Anastasia is excited to serve on the SoCJ Student Advisory Board to represent the student body and develop the school into a fantastic learning atmosphere filled with many opportunities.