Media Contacts


Laura LessnauLaura Lessnau, Director
Bernie DegroatBernie DeGroat, Associate Director
Laura BaileyLaura Bailey, Senior Public Relations Representative

Health Sciences

Jim EricksonJim Erickson, Lead Public Relations Representative

Life and Environmental Sciences

Laurel ThomasLaurel Thomas, Senior Public Relations Strategist

Education, Information and Academic Innovation


Greta GuestGreta Guest, State Communications Manager

Michigan impact, Detroit initiatives, programs and impact, Urban Planning
Sydney HawkinsSydney Hawkins, Arts & Culture Communications Manager

Arts, Culture and Architecture

Deborah HoldshipDeborah Holdship, Michigan Today Editor, Public Relations Representative

Michigan Today is published online 10 times per year by the Michigan News office. The digital magazine is emailed to about 300,000 readers worldwide.

Morgan Sherburne, Lead Public Relations RepresentativeMorgan Sherburne, Senior Public Relations Representative

Social Research and Physical Sciences

Nicole Casal MooreNicole Casal Moore, News Director, College of Engineering

Engineering, Transportation and Energy

Jared WadleyJared Wadley, Senior Public Relations Representative

Social Sciences

Jeff KaroubJeff Karoub, Senior Public Relations Representative

Business, Economics, and Public Policy

Fernanda PiresFernanda Pires, Senior Public Relations Representative/International

Student/Public Engagement and Portuguese 

Debing SuDebing Su, Intermediate Public Relations Representative/International

China/Asia Pacific

Nardy Baeza BickelNardy Baeza Bickel, Senior Public Relations Representative/International

Public Health and Spanish/Hispanic

Cherie McBrideCherie McBride, Administrative Specialist
Nicole RhoadsNicole Rhoads, Web Designer
Mike WoodMike Wood, Videographer/Producer
Hans AndersonHans Anderson, Social Media and News Graphics Specialist