In the Fall of 2018, the Hubbard School announced a new cohort of adjunct fellows who support diversity, equity and inclusion in our classrooms. The program has continued to add new fellows each semester since. The fellows, all professionals working in the areas of journalism and strategic communication, engage with students across a range of courses throughout each semester, offering expertise in areas such as ethics and radio production to beat reporting and advertising strategy.
2022-2023 Hubbard School Fellows for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Photojournalist, KARE 11
Dymanh Chhoun became a multimedia videographer/photographer after graduating from the University of Minnesota in 2011, with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication..
Brittney Ermon is currently a reporter at KSTP, ABC 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS in Minneapolis, MN. She is passionate about covering stories about underrepresented and underprivileged communities. In the journalism field, every day is a learning experience and the opportunities are endless. She's excited to see where this rewarding profession will take her.
Freelance Creative Director
Troy Longie, former creative director for Carmichael Lynch and creative director for Longie LLC. Troy is an ad industry veteran with 20-plus years of experience. As both creative director and writer, he’s help build such iconic brands as Apple, Subaru, The North Face, Volvo, Sesame Street, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and the Minnesota Twins, to name a few. Troy brings humanity to modern brands through powerful storytelling across all marketing channels and consumer touchpoints. In an industry teeming with creatives chasing shiny awards, he believes in using his conceptual and writing chops to solve real business problems.
Planning Director, Carmichael Lynch
Maria Pazos has been a brand strategist for more than a decade, both in Colombia and Minnesota. She previously worked at Colle+McVoy.
Founder, MRPP & Associates Communications LLC
Marsha has deep public relations and journalism experience. She’s led PR at a large nonprofit; worked as a radio and television journalist; worked as an associate professor of communications; produced documentaries; and worked in corporate television. She has collaborated on and spearheaded several large-scale PR projects including the NFL Sanctioned Super Bowl LVII Gospel Celebration broadcast on Black Entertainment Television (BET). PRSA appointed her as its first Diversity and Inclusion Officer; she’s a member of NABJ-Media-Related Members Task Force (NABJ-MRMTF) and its local affiliate the Twin Cities Black Journalists; and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Marsha’s board service includes Prepare + Prosper; the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (GTCYS) Leadership Advisory Council; and she is an ordained minister.
Digital Director, Experience Life
Anjula is Digital Director with Experience Life magazine, where she also served as senior editor for health and nutrition from 2006 to 2014 before leaving for stints as vice president for content with Be Well by Dr. Frank Lipman and as senior news producer for PresentNation. She has also worked as a senior editor for the Utne Reader and as a staff writer for Southwest Journal. She brings a savvy, digital perspective that is grounded in the best of magazine writing and storytelling.
Deputy Chief of Inclusion, State of Minnesota
A highly skilled and tech-savvy diversity, equity, and inclusion and communications professional. A change agent for digital equity and inclusion equity and belonging efforts . A believer in the power of creating culturally competent and inclusive workforces and workplaces. Adept in developing and implementing content management strategies; implementing cross-departmental initiatives and programs, and combines creativity and strategic thinking to champion ideas and initiatives.
Senior editor for audience engagement, Star Tribune
A versatile digital journalist who is skilled in reporting, audience engagement, social strategy and copy editing. Deeply passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion, and a longtime member of the Asian American Journalists Association; a Minnesota chapter board member, leading media diversity initiatives in the Twin Cities, for more than a decade, and served as a member of the newsroom diversity committee while at Minnesota Public Radio.
Past Fellows of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (since 2018)
Matt Belanger, KSTP
Harry Colbert, Jr., MinnPost
Christiane Cordero, WCCO
Nitin Dua, Johannes Leonardo
Marissa Evans, Los Angeles Times
Riham Feshir, MPR News
Liz Flores, Star Tribune
Carlos Gonzalez, Star Tribune
Luis Garrido, McCann
Jerry Holt, Star Tribune
Van Horgen, Superhuman
Mukhtar Ibrahim, Sahan Journal
Jafra Johnson-Holmes, Hubbard Interactive
Mahmood Khan, Risdall
Troy Longie, Longie LLC
Holli Maines, CCF
Justin McCray, FOX 9
Frederick Melo, Pioneer Press
Nina Moini, MPR News
Daniel Pierce Bergin, TPT
Maria Reeve, Star Tribune (now with Houston Chronicle)
Erica Swain, Minnesota IT Services
Heidi Wigdahl, KARE 11
Nancy Yang, Star Tribune