Who We Are

  • Friedhoff

    Stefanie Friedhoff

    Senior Director of Content, Strategy and Public Affairs

    Stefanie oversees the Dean’s ongoing special projects and pandemics portfolio, including research collaborations, congressional efforts, and crisis communications. She also oversees the expansion of the Schools’ communication and engagement efforts, and serves as a strategic advisor on thought leadership and innovation to the Dean.

  • Karen Scanlan

    Karen Scanlan

    Director of Communications and Outreach

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    Karen oversees the School’s Office of Communications and works closely with the Office of the Dean, the Office of Advancement, and with the University’s Office of Communications to advance the School’s communications initiatives. 

  • Claflin

    Caroline Claflin

    Assistant Director of Multimedia Content Production

    Caroline strategizes and develops creative material for print and web. She works closely with the Dean’s office to oversee multimedia output for special projects and ongoing collaborations.

  • Andrew Iliff

    Andrew Iliff

    Dean’s Senior Writer

    Andrew collaborates closely with the Dean and the School’s Office of Communications to publish strategic policy and opinion pieces on topics ranging from COVID-19 to climate change.

  • Destry Jensen

    Destry Jensen

    Communications Scholar

    Destry is the Communications Scholar for the School of Public Health. In this endowed scholarship, her role is to assist the School with content development for Instagram and the weekly ASPPH newsletter.

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    Laura Kallio Joyce P’22

    Communications Specialist

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    Laura oversees the school’s social media channels, curates our monthly e-newsletter, schedules and distributes Panopto lecture captures, and is an editor of Continuum Magazine.

  • Matthew Wallace

    Matthew Wallace

    Assistant Director of Student Recruitment and Marketing

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    Matt develops and implements student recruitment and marketing plans, while also coordinating communication among prospective students and academic departments.

  • Nek Lekriz

    Ken Zirkel

    Web Production and Content Specialist

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    Ken supports School of Public Health website content for both the main school website and its departments and centers. He also performs web training and updates; does event photography and headshots; and manages the digital sign in the lobby of 121 South Main Street.