Profiles

Adam Hamilton
Advertising Alumni
Get to know some of our College of Media alumni. Adam Hamilton (BS ’11, advertising; MBA ’19) is a global social and digital director at McDonald’s. Hamilton also participated in a Media Career Night alumni panel on “Digital Communication” in Spring 2023. Watch a recording of the session here. Can… Read More
Bianca Flowers
Journalism Alumni
Get to know some of our College of Media alumni. Bianca Flowers (BS '13, journalism) is a global race and justice correspondent at Reuters. What experiences motivated you to choose Illinois? Growing up on the west side of Chicago, I took inspiration from my favorite news anchors and I had always… Read More
Angela Aguayo
Media & Cinema Studies Faculty
Get to know some of our College of Media faculty. Angela Aguayo is an associate professor of media and cinema studies (MACS) and served as the acting director for the Roger Ebert Center for Film Studies in 2023-24. She is also the director of the Illinois Community Media Project, which uses the… Read More
Joe Hercik
Advertising Alumni
Get to know some of our College of Media alumni. Joe Hercik (BS ‘04, advertising) is a product owner for the Quantum Computing team at State Farm’s Innovation Group. Hercik also participated in a Media Career night alumni panel on “Corporate Communication” in Fall 2023. Watch a recording of the… Read More
Mike Dalton
Journalism Alumni
Get to know some of our College of Media alumni. Mike Dalton (BS’ 12, journalism) is currently a programmatic sales director with Raptive. Dalton also participated in a Media Career Night alumni panel on "Sales and Retail Communication" in Spring 2024. Watch a recording of the session here.   What… Read More
Ayesha Baweja
Advertising Student
Get to know some of our College of Media Students! Ayesha Baweja is a Class of 2024 CS + advertising major.   Why did you decide on majoring in Computer Science + Advertising and what made the College of Media stand out to you? I grew up in the Bay Area, where everything is so tech focused. I… Read More
Stephanie Wayda
Journalism Student
Get to know some of our College of Media students! Stephanie Wayda is a Class of 2024 journalism major.  You were awarded a position by the College of Media as a Roger Ebert Fellow for 2023-24. What knowledge have you gained from this experience so far? As an Ebert Fellow, I have worked with… Read More
Sierra McKeiver
Media & Cinema Studies Student
Get to know some of our College of Media students! Sierra McKeiver is a Class of 2024 media and cinema studies major. What media-related extracurriculars are you a part of? I just restarted Focus Pull on campus. It is a minority film board for students who want to create their own content and… Read More
Aniya Davis
Advertising Student
Get to know some of our College of Media students! Aniya Davis is a Class of 2024 advertising major.  What’s your involvement like with the American Advertising Federation at Illinois? I heard about AAF when I was a freshman, and I had no clue what it was. My friend brought me to the first meeting… Read More
Colleen King
Journalism Faculty
Get to know some of our College of Media faculty. Colleen King is director of the Richard and Leslie Frank Center for Leadership and Innovation in Media and clinical assistant professor of journalism. How did you get your start in journalism?  I went to George Washington University in Washington,… Read More