Stephanie Francis is a communication arts and sociology double major from Boston, Massachusetts. As an advocate for justice, Stephanie believes that informing the people is the best way to approach complex issues. She hopes to use her sociological training to get to know those in the community better, so she can properly tell their story. Aside from writing, Stephanie loves reading, people watching, observing different expressions of art, and listening to music.
From Windsor, CT, Alanah Percy is a senior kinesiology major. She has always had a passion for writing and hopes to use her science and health background to produce relevant and riveting articles for the public. She also desires to make connections with the community through exploring the diverse art, culture and restaurants of the North Shore. Alanah enjoys dancing, arts and crafts and live music.
Tala Strauss, a spring 2013 Fellow, is a senior studying political science and philosophy. She is a native South African, recently became a Canadian citizen, and currently calls California "home." She is studying philosophy because it allows her to ask big questions and argue about the meaning of life. Similarly, she is studying political science because it not only helps her to think about justice and ethics, but also introduces her to many of the ideas that have shaped institutions, governments, and communities in today's world. As a journalism intern, she hopes to learn to write good stories for the readers of local newspapers on the life of the places they call home and the people they call neighbors.
Founding editor of the Gordon College News Service Fellowship Program, Jo Kadlecek is committed to serving students, journalism professionals, and the wider community through top-notch storytelling and writing. In addition to advising the GCNS Fellowship, Jo is the senior writer and journalist in residence at Gordon College and teaches courses in the communication arts major. She has written numerous non-fiction and fiction books, as well as feature stories, personality profiles, and investigative articles for various publications such as the Salem News, the Huffington Post, Religion News Service, Prism Magazine, the Columbia University Record, the Saturday Evening Post, and Barnard College. Her passion for storytelling is contagious. Jo now lives in Beverly, MA, with her husband, Chris Gilbert, a video journalist and filmmaker.
"Keep an eye on the landscape of journalism" with Jo at http://joreporter.blogspot.com.
Founding Administrative Coordinator Christina Matthew graduated in May 2010 as a senior Communication Arts major with a writing concentration. Originally from Havre de Grace, Maryland, she is drawn to both public relations and events management, and helped launch the Gordon College News Service for the benefit of local media partners, journalism students and the wider community. Currently, Christina lives in Boston where she works in the event planning industry. Outside of the communications field, Christina loves traveling all over the world and learning about different peoples, cultures, and traditions.