University Marketing and Communications

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Allison Mills

  • Associate Director of Research 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 also teaches dance through the Student Development Complex's community programs.
  • She's a radio geek.

Cyndi Perkins

  • Feature Writer

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.
  • She co-creates, writes and edits content for the University’s myriad forms of new media, including websites, blogs and other outreach across departments, for new and existing members of the Michigan Tech community.
  • She is a sailor who enjoys Yoga, social media, gardening, and anything near the water. The debut novelist looks forward to writing more books.
Kelley Christensen

Kelley Christensen

  • Science and Technology Publications Writer

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.
Jennifer Cumby

Jennifer Cumby

  • Marketing Communications Specialist

Links of Interest

About Jennifer

  • Her professional experiences include working on award-winning media projects for higher education, brand development and management, helping nascent writers find their voices, reporting local news, being an elected representative, and running a small farm in Virginia.
  • She is a co-founder and contributing editor for Dead Housekeeping, a literary site for micro essays about the dead and how they did things.
  • She, her partner, and their children enjoy rock and fossil hunting, going sugar over dogs, and living by the Great Lakes. She says y’all a lot and is learning to say pop. 
Ben Jaszczak

Ben Jaszczak

  • Multimedia Specialist