Michigan Tech News

News Writers

Jessica Brassard

Jessica Brassard

  • Unscripted: Science and Engineering Research Contributor
Kelley Christensen

Kelley Christensen

  • Science and Technology Publications Writer, University Marketing and Communications

About Kelley

  • Her career includes writing for small-town newspapers in Montana and working as a public information officer, an events coordinator, and science editor for an IEEE publication, Earthzine.
  • She enjoys hiking and cross-country skiing with her family, reading voraciously, crocheting, and exploring the Keweenaw.
Xena Cortez

Xena Cortez

  • Student Writer
Jennifer Donovan

Jennifer Donovan

Kimberly Geiger

Kimberly Geiger

  • Unscripted: Science and Engineering Research Contributor
Noah Kozminski

Noah Kozminski

  • Student Writer
Wynter Lindgren

Wynter Lindgren

  • Student Writer

Allison Mills

  • Associate Director of Research Communications, University Marketing and Communications

Her Beats

  • Sciences, Engineering and Technology
  • School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science

About Allison

  • She focuses on writing new stories about Michigan Tech research -- everything from robotic prostheses to mesocosms to the physics of raindrops.
  • A University of Montana graduate, she earned a master's degree in environmental science and natural resource journalism, which built on her bachelor's in geoscience from Northland College.
  • She's a radio geek.
Munkaila Musah

Munkaila Musah

  • Student Writer

Cyndi Perkins

  • Senior Content Specialist, University Marketing and Communications

About Cyndi

  • The former Daily Mining Gazette journalist and editor hails from Houghton and has written for a variety of international, national and regional publications.
  • Specializing in feature writing, she co-creates, writes, and edits content for the University, from web pages and Michigan Tech Magazine stories to social media.
  • A novelist active in the Upper Peninsula Authors and Publishers Association, the Authors Guild member looks forward to writing more books—and to camping trips in her RV with husband Scott and Goldendoodle Max.
Piper Schlaeppi

Piper Schlaeppi

  • Student Writer
Paige Short

Paige Short

  • Student Writer
Stefanie Sidortsova

Stefanie Sidortsova

  • Executive Director for Communications, University Marketing and Communications

About Stefanie

  • Stefanie leads UMC's communications team, including news and media relations, social media, and brand communications staff.
  • Her professional background includes experience in higher education administration and instruction, law, government relations, and writing and editing.
  • She enjoys hiking, writing, and spending time with family and friends.