Find Journalism Alumni

Click on a letter below to find UMass Journalism alums alphabetically by last name. If you would like to be included on this list or update an existing listing, please submit this form.
Matt Sacco, class of 2003, is currently a Governmental Consultant for The Rubin Group. Previously he served as VP of Strategy for Roc Nation and was the Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs for Sunrise Sports & Entertainment, the Florida Panthers Hockey Club and the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. Sacco has guest lectured on public relations and governmental affairs to classes at the University of Miami and Barry University. In 2012 he was named the Fort Lauderdale Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man of the Year.
Philip Sanzo, class of 2018, works as a sports writer in Watertown, New York, for the Watertown Daily Times covering high school football, basketball, baseball and softball.
Martha Scanlon, class of 2006, is an Account Manager at Global Interconnect, Inc.. She is also a freelance writer. 
Nathalie Sczublewski, class of 2014, is a Freelance Journalist in Florida. Contact her by email and follow her on Twitter @NathalieStacey.
Holly Seabury, class of 2008, is the Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Development & Campaign at the Boston Children's Hospital. She did an 8 week post-graduate internship at Oxford University Press in New York City. She attributes her success to her experience at the Collegian and her internship as an undergraduate at the UMass Press.
Stephen Seche, class of 1974, appointed ambassador to Yemen. Read more.
Chris Shores, class of 2012, is a Business Analyst for GroupeConnect/Digitas, a digital agency in Boston. He works with companies to design and develop websites that achieve their business goals. He previosuly worked as a business analyst and consultant for Nerdery in Minneapolis, and as a journalist and digital consultant for The Recorder, in Greenfield, Mass. At UMass, he was managing editor of the Daily Collegian and Contact him via email.
Nicole Simmons, class of 1998, is the director of digital and teams for Wicked Local in Massachusetts.
Aviva Slomich, class of 2007, is working as the National Student Coordinator for CAMERA, the Committee for Accurate Middle Eastern Reporting in America, in Allston, MA.
Jessica Smith, class of 2006, (now Jessica Michalski) is the new News Director for WSBS 860 AM in Great Barrington, MA.
Eric Soderstrom, class of 2003, is the Manager of Communications for Titleist. After graduation, he spent six years as a writer and editor for Golfweek Magazine.
Don Staruk, class of 1981, is the editor at Tree Care Industry Magazine, a publication of the Tree Care Industry Association, in Londonderry, New Hampshire. You can email him at
Shauna Staveley, class of 2007, most recently was a Social Media Specialist at Bose Corporation. She attended Springfield College's highly competitive graduate program in Strength & Conditioning. She has worked as a reporter with the Sentinel & Enterprise in Fitchburg, MA and plans to continue doing freelance work with local newspapers. 
Brian Sullivan, class of 1984, is a Reporter for Bloomberg News. "I graduated from the journalism program at UMass in 1984 and I have been working as a journalist ever since. I currently cover the point where weather and climate intersect with energy and finance. In the past I have worked as an editor, tech reporter, freelancer, cartoonist and illustrator."  Contact him here.
S.P. Sullivan, class of 2010, is working as Statehouse Reporter at You can follow his work online.
Kirsten Swenson, class of 2010, is a Communications Professional at Allison+Partners, a global communications agency in San Francisco. Previously, she was a publicist at Schwartz MSL Boston