Category: Alumni Profiles

Tyler Kingkade ’11

Class: 2011, Journalism & Mass Communication Then: Ethos magazine (editor-in-chief and writer/web designer); Iowa State Daily (reporter and photographer); ISUtv (guest host); First Amendment Day; Leo Mores’ Society of Professional Journalists (vice president); Buchanan Hall (social chair) Now: Associate Editor, The Huffington Post In his own words: Originally from Des Moines, I studied journalism and minored in … Continue reading Tyler Kingkade ’11

Carrie Boyd ’09

Class: 2009, Journalism and Mass Communications; Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management Then: Ethos magazine (editor-in-chief and writer); Iowa State Daily (reporter); VEISHEA Cherry Pies committee; Phi Upsilon Omicron Now: Associate Food Editor, Meredith Corporation In her own words: After interning for Indianapolis Monthly and Chicago magazine, I spent the first few months after graduation applying … Continue reading Carrie Boyd ’09

Danielle (Gibbons) West ’11

Class: 2011, Journalism & Mass Communication Then: Iowa State Daily (PR manager and reporter); PRSSA (president and PR director); Athletics Department and Letterwinners Club intern; Trend magazine (reporter); Greenlee School Ambassador Now: Marketing Communications Consultant, Principal In her own words: I develop strategic marketing communications and collateral materials for Life Insurance marketing programs and products. … Continue reading Danielle (Gibbons) West ’11

Chris Conetzkey ’09

Class: 2009, Journalism & Mass Communication Then: Iowa State Daily (sports reporter, sports editor, editor-in-chief) Now: Editor, Des Moines Business Record In his own words: I’m the editor of the Des Moines Business Record, a locally-owned business media organization that publishes a weekly magazine as well as twice daily e-newsletters featuring local business news. After … Continue reading Chris Conetzkey ’09

Kim (Claussen) McDonough ’02

Class: 2002, Journalism & Mass Communication; 2004, Masters of Journalism and Mass Communication Then: Iowa State Daily (reporter); ISUtv (producer, crew member, PR director, programming manager, general manager) Now: Director of Alumni Relations, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University In her own words: I oversee the College of Liberal Arts and … Continue reading Kim (Claussen) McDonough ’02

Emily (Oliver) Caropreso ’05

Class: 2005, Journalism & Mass Communication Then: PRSSA (member and president); Meredith Apprentice; Iowa State Daily (senior reporter); First Amendment Day; Greenlee School Curriculum Committee; Greenlee School Student Advisory Board. Now: Director of Communications & Marketing, Iowa Credit Union League In her own words: I started working at the Iowa Credit Union League right after I graduated … Continue reading Emily (Oliver) Caropreso ’05

Addison (Speck) Bratvold ’11

Class: 2011, Journalism & Mass Communication; Speech Communication Then: ISU Broadcast Club (president); ISUtv (promotions chair); KCCI (intern & part-time reporter); Iowa State Cheer Squad Now: Marketing Partner Specialist, Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau In her own words: I work to strengthen relationships and retain more than 800 marketing partners. I also assist … Continue reading Addison (Speck) Bratvold ’11