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Diversity Fellows

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

 

Elizabeth Flores

Elizabeth Flores
Photojournalist, Star Tribune
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Liz graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire with a degree in Spanish and a Journalism minor. She is first-generation Mexican-American and was the first in a family of nine to graduate from college. She worked as a photojournalist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for eight years before joining the Minneapolis Star Tribune, where she has worked for 14 years. Liz will work with Jour 4302: Photojournalism, which offers students the chance to practice and learn about visual storytelling, digital processing and ethical issues.

 

Carlos Gonzalez

Carlos Gonzalez
Photojournalist, Star Tribune

Carlos Gonzalez is veteran of the Star Tribune photo staff. He covers a variety of assignments including news, features and sports. 

 

 

 

Holli Maines

Holli Maines
Chief Growth Officer, CCF

Holli Maines is an expert in brand growth and prosperity with more than 20 years of experience identifying strategic opportunities and ensuring beneficial partnerships with organizations and people.

 

 

 

Maria Pazos

Maria Pazos
Planning Director, Carmichael Lynch
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Maria Pazos has been a brand strategist for more than a decade, both in Colombia and Minnesota. She previously worked at Colle+McVoy.

 

 

 

Marsha Pitts-Phillips

Marsha Pitts-Phillips
Founder, MRPP & Associates Communications LLC
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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. 

Anjula Razdan

Anjula Razdan
Digital Director, Experience Life
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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.

 

Heidi Wigdahl

Heidi Wigdahl
Multimedia Journalist, KARE-11
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Heidi Wigdahl joined KARE 11 as a multimedia journalist in 2015. She started her career at KTTC in Rochester, Minnesota before heading south to work at WBIR in Knoxville, Tennessee. Heidi has always been a solo video journalist and she enjoys every part of crafting a story. She has received four regional Emmys for Best Video Journalist. Her work has also been recognized by the Edward R. Murrow Awards, the National Press Photographers Association, the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association’s Eric Sevareid Awards and the East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists.

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
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
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
Nancy Yang, Star Tribune