Announcing: 2018 Above the Fold Recipients

The Alumni Board honors exceptional alumni under 40.

The HSJMC Alumni Society Board is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Above the Fold Awards, honoring alumni under the age of 40 who have made exceptional contributions to their fields. The honorees will be recognized at the 2018 Spring Showcase event on Wednesday, April 25, at the McNamara Alumni Center.

2018 Above the fold winners
Andrew Donohue, Mukhtar Ibrahim, Shreya Mukherjee and Alex West Steinman

Andrew Donohue (BA 2000) is the managing editor of Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting. He works with a team of investigative reporters to find issues across the country and tell the world about them, in longform stories on the internet, in video and for Reveal, a weekly radio show and podcast that airs on more than 450 public radio stations. The stories Andrew has reported and edited have forced positive change. Andrew also helped build and lead Voice of San Diego, a pioneering local news startup.

Mukhtar Ibrahim (BA 2011) is an award-winning reporter for Minnesota Public Radio News. He covers national security-related matters and immigration, among other issues. Since joining MPR in early 2015, he has investigated ISIS recruitment in Minnesota and the FBI’s use of an informant who helped federal prosecutors build their case against several ISIS recruits. His work has been recognized by the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Minnesota Associated Press Broadcasters.

Shreya Mukherjee (MA 2007) is the Senior Vice President, Group Planning Director, at Deutsch. Previously, she oversaw global branding and sponsorship for Citigroup. Shreya honed her career as a “future trend forecaster,” as Senior Director, Global Consumer Strategist, helping build the global division of Iconoculture (global consumer trends company, now part of Gartner), and working at Now What, leading strategy and innovation projects for brands like Pfizer and Hershey’s. She has used her unique global perspective in her career to create a worldwide network.

Alex West Steinman (BA 2011) is the President of MadWomen, a groundbreaking organization dedicated to the advancement of women in the advertising business in the Twin Cities. She is also co-founder of The Coven, a collaborative community and co-working space for women and those who identify as non-binary. Prior to this, Alex was the Communications Director for Fallon, Minneapolis City Council candidate Jillia Pessenda, and Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges. With her talents in PR and communications strategy, she helps brands get noticed through earned media. She also has blog and apparel company called Strong Like Mama, dedicated to celebrating the struggles and triumphs of motherhood.