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Young Professionals Advisory Board

The Young Professionals Advisory Board (YAB) is a diverse group of socially responsible emerging leaders who work in collaboration with the Dean's Advisory Council. As ambassadors for the College of Communication in their personal and professional lives, these leaders help students learn the necessary skills to thrive in their careers after graduation.

Sara Autio

Sara Autio

  • Edelman
  • Vice President, Crisis & Risk
Daniela Chávez Lira

Daniela Chávez Lira

  • Flowers Communications Group
  • Account Supervisor
Brandon Davis

Brandon Davis

  • YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
  • Senior Director of Brand Strategy & Marketing
Michaeljon Greene

Michaeljon Greene

  • TBWA\Media Arts Lab (Apple)
  • Strategist
Emma Gresser

Emma Gresser

  • EY
  • Supervising Associate, Americas Brand, Marketing and Communications
Michael Harris

Michael Harris

  • American Red Cross
  • Disaster Program Specialist
Rachel Hinton

Rachel Hinton

  • Better Government Association
  • Enterprise Reporter
Camille Howard

Camille Howard

  • Capital One
  • Senior Associate, Brand Partnerships
Yara Ismail

Yara Ismail

  • Edelman Chicago
  • Account Supervisor
Courtney Jacquin

Courtney Jacquin

  • US Senate, Office of Tammy Duckworth
  • Press Secretary
Zoe Krey

Zoe Krey

  • Walgreens
  • Communications Manager
Chloe Leuthaeuser

Chloe Leuthaeuser

  • Edelman Chicago
  • Senior Account Supervisor, Corporate Brand & Reputation
Natalie Mayen

Natalie Mayen

  • Zeno Grouo
  • Senior Account Supervisor
Anastacia Mebane

Anastacia Mebane

  • American College of Surgeons
  • Program Coordinator
Ariana Narang

Ariana Narang

  • Saatchi & Saatchi NY
  • Account Executive
Vi Nguyen

Vi Nguyen

  • NBC 5 Chicago
  • Reporter
Emma Nye

Emma Nye

  • Chicago Cubs
  • Senior Coordinator, Digital Content
MaLeah Peterson

MaLeah Peterson

  • Civic Entertainment Group
  • Director
Zara Siddiqui

Zara Siddiqui

  • Aunt Martha's Health and Wellness
  • Marketing & Communications Associate
Joshua Smyser-DeLeon

Joshua Smyser-DeLeon

  • Comcast
  • Government Affairs
  • Founder and Host of the Paseo Podcast
Jessica Villagomez

Jessica Villagomez

  • Chalkbeat Detroit
  • Reporter
Stephanie Wade

Stephanie Wade

  • ABC 7 Chicago
  • News Reporter

Dean's Advisory Council Liaisons

  • Matt Ragas

    Matt Ragas, PhD

    • College of Communication, DePaul University
    • Associate Professor, Public Relations and Advertising
  • Katie Wilkes

    Katie Wilkes (CMN ’11)

    • American Red Cross Communications Delegate
    • Co-founder, Freeheart Creative