News and Media Relations Team
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.
Associate Director of Research Communications, University Marketing and Communications
Sciences, Engineering and Technology
School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
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
She's a radio geek.
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
She enjoys hiking and cross-country skiing with her family, reading voraciously, crocheting,
and exploring the Keweenaw.
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.
She has been a word nerd all her life.
She has copy edited for a family of county newspapers in the Lower Peninsula, and
has proofread for a major outdoor recreation retailer.
She is a native Michigander and has lived in Western Nebraska and Colorado.
She enjoys being outside, petting her dogs, and hiking with her family.