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Faculty Advisor Staff

Beth Marshall

Faculty Advisor

Beth Marshall, CJE, M.Ed., has been teaching English for 29 years, and teaching and advising journalism for six. She advises the Endeavor yearbook and The Rocket Review online news website for Richmond-Burton Community High School in Richmond, IL. She earned her Masters of Journalism Education through Kent State University. This program helped develop her passion for scholastic journalism. Additionally, she is the President of the Kettle Moraine Press Association, which works with scholastic journalism students and their teachers throughout Northern Illinois and Wisconsin. Beth is also the proud mother of three boys, including her oldest son, Flynn, who has Down syndrome and who has taught her the importance of acceptance and kindness. Flynn also made her a fan of the WWE. Beth is excited to join the faculty at WJMC.

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Faculty Advisor Staff

Kari Johnson

Faculty Advisor

Kari Johnson, CJE, just finished her 12th year of teaching and advising publications in the Kansas City, Mo. area. Her newspaper and yearbook staffs have earned numerous local, state and national awards from JEMKC, MIPA, JEA and NSPA. Kari loves teaching journalism and photojournalism, especially the First Amendment. She loves seeing the pride her students take in creating publications that are distributed throughout the school and community. Kari earned her B.S. in Journalism from the University of Central Missouri and her Master’s in Teaching from Park University. This will be Kari’s second summer at WJMC, having served as a Faculty Adviser in 2012.  In addition to teaching, Kari loves to travel with her husband and two kids, Kayleigh, 7, and Wyatt, 2.

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Junior Faculty Advisor Staff

Sydney Johnson

Junior Faculty Advisor

Sydney Johnson is a current Freshman at George Mason University and is majoring in communications with a concentration in journalism. Sydney involves herself in many ways through the world of communication by being apart of the school newspaper “The Fourth Estate”, anchoring for Mason Cable Network, and being apart of GMU’s Society of Professional Journalists chapter. Her goal by the end of college is to continue her focus on print journalism and broadcast journalism. She cannot wait to meet this year’s WJMC Correspondents!

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Junior Faculty Advisor Staff

Alexandria Millet

Junior Faculty Advisor

Alexandria Millet is a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison studying in Journalism with certificates in Educational Policy Studies and Criminal Justice. She is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and attended WJMC in 2015. She has worked at various magazines and online news outlets and has a love for print journalism. Alexandria is passionate about education and justice and she uses journalism to give voice these issues.

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Paloma Coelho

Paloma Coelho is a graduating senior at Coral Gables Senior High School in Miami, Florida. She was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and moved to Miami during the summer of 2016. At her current school, she is the historian and treasurer for the Academy of Finance. WJMC 2019 was one of the best experiences of her life, and she can’t wait to be a part of WJMC 2020!

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Manuela Bushamani

Manuela Bushamani is a graduating senior of the Green Run High School class of 2020. She attended WJMC’s 2019 conference and was a part of the silver group. She came to WJMC wanting to learn about journalism as a career path and left with a new passion. She plans to attend the University of Virginia in the fall to study journalism and is very excited to come back as an intern with WJMC this summer.

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Maria McComish

Maria McComish is a high school senior from South Bend, Indiana. She has a passion for journalism and politics. Maria loves to travel and is thankful for WJMC and the opportunities the conference provides. She is excited to return to WJMC this year to help 2020 Correspondents have an amazing experience.

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Kayla Sharpe

KAYLA SHARPE

Pro Copy Editor, Politico

Kayla Sharpe is a POLITICO Pro Copy Editor and co-author of Pro Technology’s Patent Politics newsletter.

A graduate of the College of William & Mary with degrees in Film & Media and American Studies, she began her journalism career as the Digital Media Editor of the student newspaper, The Flat Hat. Before joining POLITICO, Kayla worked at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, where she supported freelance journalists covering systemic and underreported global issues, and completed internships at the Brookings Institution, the Democratic National Committee and the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Additionally, her work has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists, receiving their 2017 Regional Mark of Excellence Award for In-Depth Reporting, and the College of William & Mary, receiving their 2016 Rex Smith Journalism Award.

Kayla lives in Vienna, Va., enjoys all things video games and considers herself to be a quintessential Washington creature.

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Advance Team Staff

Allison Wells

ALLISON WELLS

Director of Logistics, Washington Scholars Program

Allison Wells is the Assistant Director of Events for the Office of Admissions at George Mason University, and the Director of Logistics for the Washington Scholars Program. Allison joined the team in May of 2019 and has spent the last two summers supporting and leading the Washington Scholars Programs. She is a lover of all things logistics, and the summers quickly became her favorite time of year. She earned her B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Grand Valley State University in 2019. In her free time, Allison looks forward to spending time outdoors, being with friends, and traveling.

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Daniela Pierre-Bravo

DANIELA PIERRE-BRAVO

TV Producer, MSNBC's "Morning Joe"

Daniela Pierre-Bravo is a New York City-based TV producer for MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” which features in-depth and informed discussions that help drive the day’s political conversation. Daniela books a wide variety of guests, including top newsmakers, Washington insiders, journalists, and cultural influencers for its three-hour live show. Daniela is also a contributing writer and the millennial ambassador for Mika Brzezinski’s “Know Your Value” platform – a movement that empowers women to recognize their personal and professional value by developing and inspiring their individual growth. Her writing has been featured in NBC Latino. Daniela is the co-author of “Earn It! Know Your Value and Grow Your Career, in Your 20s and Beyond” with Mika, which focuses on young women navigating the workforce.