We encourage alumni to join the MCC Alumni Network, designed to foster a community of dynamic, engaged alumni who continuously connect and learn from each other to better their careers and communities.
Alumni engage with current students through the MCC Alumni Mentor Program to guide, shape, inform, and demystify how to establish and advance one's career. Alumni volunteers can opt-in to the Mentor Program when they join the MCC Alumni Network.
For those seeking employment or a career transition, the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development provides NYU alumni with their career and job-search needs—for life.
Jess Matthews (MA 2014)
Jess is the Mobilization Director for the Elizabeth Warren presidential campaign. Previously she worked as the Chief Content Officer for the City of New York; and a Social Media Strategist for The New York Times.
Matthew Powers (PhD 2013)
Matthew is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington-Seattle. His dissertation examined reporting roles assumed by international NGOs as legacy media outlets cut their foreign news budgets. Powers received the Gene Burd Outstanding Dissertation in Journalism Studies award from the International Communication Association.
Stephanie Llamas (MA 2013)
Stephanie is VP of Strategy for SuperData Research, a market insights firm specializing in digital video games and playable media. There she designs and oversees all research methods, which conducts more than 20 studies a year. Her MA thesis examined alternative media, video games, and community cohesion.
Jordan Cohen (BS 2011)
Jordan is the Senior Director of Communications for The New York Times, where he's been since graduating from MCC. Jordan works closely with newsroom staff and engagement editors to actively promote The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, and T Magazine to further build and engage with The Times' robust audience.
Claire Knebl (BS 2013)
Claire is Director of Marketing at Ritual. Previously, Claire served as Senior Manager of Marketing for Glossier. Claire joined Glossier from Teen Vogue where she was a Fashion News Assistant. Claire began interning at Teen Vogue as an MCC freshman, later interning at Vogue and T: The New York Times Style Magazine.
Xiaochang Li (PhD 2017)
Xiaochang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Stanford University. Her teaching and research interests include the history of computing and information systems, AI and algorithmic culture, speech and language technology, and software/platform studies. Before joining Stanford, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin.