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Laura Scudder

LAURA SCUDDER

Junior Faculty Advisor

Laura Scudder is a sophomore at George Mason University majoring in communication with a concentration in journalism and minoring in Spanish. Originally from Chelsea, Michigan, Laura moved to Virginia to attend school at GMU to connect with those in the DC metropolitan area while learning about journalism. She works for George Mason’s student newspaper, Fourth Estate, as the Social Media Editor, is a staff writer for Her Campus George Mason and is a member of George Mason’s chapter of Society of Professional Journalists.

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Gabriela Latimer

GABRIELA LATIMER

Junior Faculty Advisor

Gabriela is a rising junior at George Mason University. She is part of several organizations on campus such as Students Demand Action, Chi Omega sorority, Mason Ambassadors, and the Honors College Recruitment Team. She has a great passion for human rights, reflected in her major, global affairs, as well as seen in other service works she has taken part in.  Gabriela is so excited to be returning to WJMC as a JFA and cannot wait to meet all the students who are passionate about journalism!

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Jordan Coddington

JORDAN CODDINGTON

Junior Faculty Advisor

Jordan Coddington is a rising junior at West Virginia University. Jordan studies Communication and a double minor in Public Relations and Strategic Social Media with an emphasis is Social Media and Communication Technology. She is a member of the Undergraduate Communication Association and PRSSA at WVU. Jordan had the opportunity to become a social media contributor for the Stone House Restaurant and Inn during her freshman year and is currently doing freelance media work for companies that need to spruce up their media game in the Morgantown,WV area. She attended WJMC in 2015 and after attending knew she wanted to study media in college. In her free time, you can find her jamming to Taylor Swift and searching for the best mozzarella sticks.

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Youth Advisory Board

Janelle Ward

Janelle Ward is a senior attending Georgia Military College Preparatory School located in Milledgeville, Georgia. In school, she has participated in both marching and concert band since her freshman year and musical theatre since her sophomore year. She is also a member of many honor societies and her school’s chapter of the Chick-Fil-A Leader Academy. Janelle has recently been elected co-journal of her Student Leadership Organization. She is undecided about where she wishes to attend college, but she is positive that she will be majoring in journalism! Attending WJMC this past summer wAs easily the best decision she has ever made, and she is thrilled to see where what she has learned takes her in the future!

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Ellie Davis

Ellie Davis is a member of the graduating class of 2019 at Homestead High School In Fort Wayne, IN. She plans to attend Ball State University in fall 2019 to pursue a double major in Digital Sports Productions and Telecommunications, with a minor in Spanish. Ellie was honored to be a part of the WJMC program in 2018, and she cannot wait to be a part of the Youth Advisory board to ensure that the 2019 students have just as great of time as she did!

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Kyle Anderson

Kyle Anderson was born and raised in Austintown, Ohio. Throughout high school he has pursued many interests. He is Senior Drumline Captain in his school’s Marching Band, team captain of the Academic Team, and a state quarter finalist in Speech and Debate as a Domestic Extemporaneous Speaker. After high school, Kyle plans on pursuing a degree in Political Science with a minor in Journalism or Communications in the Washington, D.C. area. He feels very passionate about improving the world around him for the better.

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Ashton Matherly

Ashton Matherly is from Williamsburg, VA and attends Warhill High School. She is a varsity cheerleader at her school, and during her free time, she enjoys writing, cooking, and watching movies. Her favorite movie since third grade has been Remember The Titans, and her favorite movie director is Wes Anderson. She is also a fan of the Harry Potter books and identifies as a member of Slytherin house.