The Talent

Chic Correspondent

Austin Curtis

English, Digital Storytelling, ’23

At the Content Studio, I get to talk to interesting people, write articles for the College of Arts and Letters, and help manage our social media platforms. I love sharing stories about the accomplishments of our students, alumni, and faculty. Outside of the Content Studio, I enjoy hiking, skiing, and writing.

Fun Fact

I once climbed a mountain in the middle of a glacier.

Media Maverick

Hannah Diggs

Marketing, Spanish, ‘24

Hi I’m Hannah Diggs! The Content Studio manages several social media platforms and I get to be apart of that! I curate visual and textual content across those platforms reaching students throughout the college and greater MSU student body. My goal is to make the College of Arts & Letters a place for students to feel seen, heard, and known, in the midst of a huge university like Michigan State. Outside of the Content Studio, I love spending time with my dog Dumbledore, watching Indianapolis Colts football, and eating Panera cookies.

Fun Fact

I have been in a food fight in Cuba.

Descriptive Genius

Annie Dubois

Professional Writing ’21

Hi I’m Annie! Here in the office I work on writing articles and managing the social websites. I love giving a platform for the excellent work the unique individuals on campus are doing. I am also involved in RISE, an environmental living-learning community in Bailey Hall, so you can probably guess that I’m a nature lover. In my spare time, you can catch me hammocking and reading a book!

Fun Fact

I’ve gone white-water rafting in the Colorado River.

Thoughtful Storyteller

Kseniya Lukiy

English ’22

My efforts in the Content Studio include writing stories, drafting blog posts, and connecting with the community through social media. My involvement in telling diverse stories of faculty, students, and alumni showcases the great things MSU has to offer. I feel most myself while making lists, trying new recipes, and watching films.

Fun Fact

Russian is my first language.

UX Patrol

Kaitlyn Nguyen

Experience Architecture, ’22

Hello, I’m Kaitlyn! At the Content Studio, I assist with a multitude of tasks. These tasks typically fall between website migration, market auditing, information diagramming, and anything else that falls in-between. At the Content Studio, I can interact with such an amazing group of people from different backgrounds and talents!

Fun Fact

I studied abroad in Japan in high school.

Graphic Designer

Samantha Yono

Creative Advertising, ’23

Hello, I’m Samantha Yono! At the Content Studio, I am in charge of designing and updating a wide range of assignments. These assignments range from website adjustments, designing print material, social media content and anything else that you can imagine that has to do with design! Outside of the Content Studio I enjoy shopping, watching movies, and baking!

Fun Fact

I hiked a volcano in New Zealand.

The Mentors

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Marketing Director

Ryan Kilcoyne

Fun Fact

I was the 1987 Kalamazoo County Paperboy of the Year

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Video Editor

Ryan Frederick

Fun Fact

I have been struck by lightning. 

Digital communications manager

Beth Bonsall

Fun Fact

Every member of my family has a name that starts with “B”. 

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Graphic Designer

Joshua Morey

Fun Fact

I am part of a Guinness World record.

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Senior Editor

Kim Popiolek

moreyjos@msu.edu

Fun Fact

On a quest to race/run in every state.

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Web Manager

Ben Tobey

Fun Fact

I have more that 100 hours logged in virtual reality.

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Outreach Specialist

Abbie Tykocki

Fun Fact
Salman Rushdie once bought me a martini.
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Ryan Kilcoyne

Imagineer

Fun Fact

I was the 1987 Kalamazoo County Paperboy of the Year

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Ryan Frederick

Light Bender

Fun Fact

I have been struck by lightning. 

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Joshua Morey

Creative Mastermind

Fun Fact

I am part of a Guinness World record.

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Kim Popiolek

Wordsmith

Fun Fact

On a quest to race/run in every state.

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Ben Tobey

Web Wizard

Fun Fact

I have more that 100 hours logged in virtual reality.

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Abbie Tykocki

Stagecraft Storyteller

Fun Fact
Salman Rushdie once bought me a martini.
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Writing & Communications Intern

Annie Dubois

Professional Writing ’21

Hi I’m Annie! Here in the office I work on writing articles and managing the social websites. I love giving a platform for the excellent work the unique individuals on campus are doing. I am also involved in RISE, an environmental living-learning community in Bailey Hall, so you can probably guess that I’m a nature lover. In my spare time, you can catch me hammocking and reading a book!
Fun Fact
I’ve gone white-water rafting in the Colorado River.
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Graphic Design Intern

Sam Hardey

Arts & Humanities, ’20

As the graphic design intern for CAL, I develop visual experiences and maintain visual cohesion across our content. I primarily work on our web projects, social media graphics, and motion graphics.
Fun Fact
My family rented a Big Boy statue when I was born.
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Writing & Social Intern

Faith Pan

Interdisciplinary Humanities, ’23

Hello, I’m Faith 🙂 As a writing & social intern, I create stories for our website and post on some of our many social media accounts. I love being part of such an interdisciplinary environment where we all work together to create content that shows what CAL is all about. As someone who loves to read and write, this is definitely the place for me!
Fun Fact

I’m writing a book called Stargazers.

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Writing & Social Intern

Alec Parr

Professional Writing ’22

Hey, I’m Alec. As a writer here in the Content Studio, I really enjoy sharing the life and accomplishments of those within the College. It’s great to know what Spartans are up to and how the College of Arts & Letters is growing. In my spare time, I work as an Editor for VIM Magazine here on campus, and I love to read and play guitar when I get the chance.
Fun Fact
I once spent Christmas eve in a Scottish cathedral.
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UX & UI Design Intern

Kaitlyn Nguyen

Experience Architecture, ’22

Hello, I’m Kaitlyn! At the Content Studio, I assist with a multitude of tasks. These tasks typically fall between website migration, market auditing, information diagramming, and anything else that falls in-between. At the Content Studio, I can interact with such an amazing group of people from different backgrounds and talents!
Fun Fact
I studied abroad in Japan in high school.