Profiles

Jason P. Chambers
Advertising Faculty
Get to know some of our College of Media faculty. Jason P. Chambers is the associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion and associate professor of advertising.  How long have you been a professor at the College of Media? What sparked your interest in teaching advertising? I've been at the… Read More
Peacock
Advertising Faculty
Get to know some of our College of Media faculty. Marisa Peacock has been an advertising lecturer since Fall 2019. What is the best part about advertising? Two things. The first one is simple: Every industry needs advertising—it’s always going to exist. Secondly, advertising is constantly changing… Read More
Mercado
Advertising Student
Get to know some of our College of Media students! Isabel Mercado is a Class of 2025 advertising major. How did you know you wanted to major in advertising?  I attended a visual and performing arts high school that allowed me to pursue my academics but dancing as well. I had an advertising… Read More
Nate Walinder
Advertising Student
Get to know some of our College of Media students! Nate Walinder is a Class of 2022 (Winter) advertising major.   What is one Media class you felt was most valuable for your major and why? I strongly recommend both ADV 305: Advertising Technology and the Digital World, and ADV 490: Advanced… Read More
Vivian La
Journalism Student
Get to know some of our College of Media students! Vivian La is a Class of 2024 journalism major.   What excited you about majoring in journalism here at Illinois? Journalism at Illinois allows me to do a lot of interesting things both inside and outside of the classroom. Before college, I was… Read More
Emmie Larson
Journalism Student
Get to know some of our College of Media students! Emmie Larson is a Class of 2023 Journalism major. When did you decide on being a journalist, and why did you stick with that decision? Oddly enough, I took a career quiz in high school that said I would be a journalist. I always knew that I wanted… Read More
Daniela Mejia
Advertising Student
Get to know some of our College of Media students! Daniela Mejia is a Class of 2025 advertising major.  What excited you the most about majoring in advertising?  I became interested in advertising because of how flexible and versatile the jobs are within the field of advertising. I am leaning… Read More
Sidney Malone
Journalism Student
Get to know some of our College of Media students! Sidney Malone is a Class of 2023 double major in journalism and political science, with a concentration in international relations. What excited you about majoring in journalism at Illinois? The professors, access to materials, and resources… Read More
Sumer Hazeen
Advertising Student
Get to know some of our College of Media students! Sumer Hazeen is a Class of 2024 advertising major. What made you decide to major in advertising? When I came to the University of Illinois, I was in a different major at first. During my freshman year, I happened to take Advertising 150 with Steve… Read More
Megann Billedo
Advertising Student
Get to know some of our College of Media students! Megann Billedo is a Class of 2024 advertising major. What excited you about majoring in advertising here at Illinois? After taking just one advertising class, it inspired me to learn more about the major. I really enjoy my advertising classes, as… Read More