Profiles

Shiyue "Jennifer" Zhang
ICR Student
Email: shiyue2@illinois.edu   COHORT: 2020 RESEARCH INTERESTS Jennifer is primarily interested in using social media for strategic communication in the context of health, food, scientific, and environmental topics. Her current research focuses on investigating different strategies in combating… Read More
Yan (Anna) Liu
ICR Student
Cohort: 2021 Research interest: Anna is interested in the role of metrics in the social life. Particularly, she focuses on the role of social media metrics in the interaction between media content producer, quantified audience/content consumer, and the content. The research topics include social… Read More
Spears
Media & Cinema Studies Student
Get to know some of our College of Media students! Brynne Spears is a Class of 2022 media and cinema studies major. What excited you about majoring in Media and Cinema Studies here at Illinois? I was originally a communications major, but I realized that I was really interested in film so I… Read More
Pease
Media & Cinema Studies Student
Get to know some of our College of Media students! Robyn Pease is a Class of 2023 media and cinema studies major.  What excited you about majoring in media and cinema studies here at Illinois? What excited me most is that there are a lot of promising resources here. There is a lot of involvement… Read More
Meagan Vicens
Advertising Student
Get to know some of our College of Media students! Meagan Vicens is a Class of 2022 advertising major. What made you want to major in advertising and how did it meet your expectations?  I wanted to major in advertising as it allowed me the freedom to follow my passions while working towards my… Read More
Pai
Advertising Student
Get to know some of our College of Media students! Aniruddha Pai is a Class of 2023 computer science + advertising major. What excited you about majoring in CS + Advertising? I always wanted to study computer science, but I wanted to do something unique and exciting. I stumbled across this unique… Read More
Patrick Vargas
Advertising Faculty
Get to know some of our College of Media faculty! Patrick Vargas is a professor of advertising. He currently teaches Advertising Research Methods (ADV 281), Psychology of Advertising (ADV 478), and sometimes a graduate-level research or seminar class.  What is your research interest?  I study… Read More
Mike Vainisi
Journalism Alumni
4/18/2021 Mike Vainisi (BS ’08, journalism) is head of original content at ATTN:. In Spring 2022, he was part of a Media Career Night alumni panel that discussed working in entertainment and Hollywood. (Watch the recording.) How did you go about picking journalism as your major?   As someone who… Read More
Grace Johnson
Media & Cinema Studies Student
Get to know some of our College of Media students! Grace Johnson is a Class of 2022 media and cinema studies major. She is also a past Ebert Fellow. What excited you about majoring in media and cinema studies here at Illinois? In high school, I found myself being passionate about representing… Read More
Jackson Janes
Journalism Student
Get to know some of our College of Media students! Jackson Janes is a Class of 2023 journalism major. Jackson and his roommates Jack Joshi (aerospace engineering) and Adam Aaronson (computer science), co-wrote a crossword puzzle that was published in the New York Times on February 8, 2022. Jackson… Read More