Stefanie Sidortsova

Stefanie Sidortsova


  • Executive Director for Communications, University Marketing and Communications


Stefanie joined Michigan Tech in 2016 and leads the University’s communications strategy. She earned a master of studies in creative writing from the University of Cambridge, a juris doctor from Arizona State University, and a bachelor of arts in English from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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.

Recent Stories 

The Pandemic Toolbox: COVID-19's Wrench Remade Research Labs

Gloved hands hold small vials in an enclosed lab hood.

Just weeks after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic, COVID-19 testing in the UP was limited. Not everyone could get a test, and those who could had samples sent to downstate labs. The results were often delayed, whether by travel times or testing backlogs. Fast forward a year. The Michigan Tech COVID-19 . . . Read More

Livesay Named MTU’s Next Computing Dean

Michigan Tech sky bridge with fall color and first snow

Livesay comes to Michigan Tech from Wichita State University (WSU), where he is dean of the College of Engineering and a full professor in both the Department of Chemistry and Department of Biomedical Engineering. Livesay replaces outgoing dean Adrienne Minerick. "We are pleased to welcome Dr. Livesay to . . . Read More

Game Changer

Kaitlyn Roose wearing a headset and looking at a computer screen.

On October 19, 1972, Stanford University students gathered in the school's artificial intelligence lab to wage war. Their battlefield was virtual: a sci-fi rocket-combat video game called Spacewar. To the victor went the spoils: a one-year subscription to Rolling Stone magazine. Fast forward to 2019, and video game competitions are much more . . . Read More