Open Campus Staff

Maria Archangelo is the chief revenue officer. An experienced nonprofit news leader and team builder, Maria previously was vice president of partnerships at Chalkbeat.
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Nichelle Corbitt is the operations manager. She comes to Open Campus after working for six years at Junior Achievement of Greater Washington, where she was most recently senior operations manager.
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Nick Fouriezos is a national reporter covering the role of college in rural America. Nick is an experienced enterprise and investigative reporter with bylines in The New York Times, Baltimore Sun, Daily Beast, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and USA Today, among others.
Email | @nick4iezos

Sara Hebel is the co-founder and editor-in-chief. A former assistant managing editor at The Chronicle of Higher Education, Sara has more than two decades of experience as a newsroom leader and higher-education journalist.
Email | @shebel

Paula Matias is the director of revenue operations. She previously worked at Chalkbeat, where she served in that same role for more than four years.
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Colleen Murphy is a managing editor who oversees the Open Campus Local Network. She’s an experienced editor who’s led a team of student journalists covering higher ed with CalMatters and spent several years as an editor of tax coverage at Bloomberg.
Email | @_colleenmurphy_

Kayleigh Skinner is a managing editor who focuses on race and equity and leads the HBCU Student Journalism Network. She was previously the managing editor at Mississippi Today.
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Scott Smallwood is the co-founder and chief executive officer. The former managing editor and director of digital products at The Chronicle of Higher Education, Scott has more than 20 years of experience covering higher education and leading award-winning journalism.
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Charlotte West is a national reporter covering the future of postsecondary education and prisons. Charlotte has more than a decade of experience writing about education, housing, juvenile justice, and politics, with bylines in the Hechinger Report, USA Today, Washington Post, Teen Vogue, Huffington Post, Fortune, and CalMatters, among others.
Email | @szarlotka

Lauren Wiley is the director of local development and revenue. After starting her career as a local reporter, she began working in nonprofit education journalism in 2014 at the Philadelphia Public School Notebook and most recently at Chalkbeat.
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Liliana Barajas is an editorial assistant. She is a rising junior at the University of California at Santa Cruz, majoring in anthropology and literature with a Latin American literature concentration.


Local Reporters

Brianna Atkinson covers higher education for WUNC, in North Carolina, in partnership with Open Campus.
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Haidee Chu covers Queens and the City University of New York for THE CITY, in partnership with Open Campus.
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Jonathan Custodio covers the Bronx and the City University of New York for THE CITY, in partnership with Open Campus.
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Sneha Dey covers higher education with a focus on college readiness, community colleges, and career and technical training for The Texas Tribune, in partnership with Open Campus.
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Adam Echelman covers California community colleges for CalMatters, in partnership with Open Campus.
@AdamEchelman

Emma Folts covers higher education in Pittsburgh for PublicSource, in partnership with Open Campus.
@emmafolts


Jason Gonzales covers higher education in for Chalkbeat Colorado, in partnership with Open Campus.
@ByJasonGonzales

Ian Hodgson is an education data reporter for the Tampa Bay Times, in partnership with Open Campus.
@IanJHodgson

Divya Kumar covers higher education for the Tampa Bay Times, in partnership with Open Campus.
@divyadivyadivya

Kate McGee covers higher education for The Texas Tribune, in partnership with Open Campus.
@McGeeReports

Molly Minta covers higher education for Mississippi Today, in partnership with Open Campus.
@mintamolly

Amy Morona covers higher education for Signal Cleveland, in partnership with Open Campus.
@amymorona

Daniel Perez covers higher education for El Paso Matters, in partnership with Open Campus.
@dannyp_news

Lisa Kurian Philip covers higher education for WBEZ Chicago, in partnership with Open Campus.
@LAPhilip

Claire Rafford covers higher education for Mirror Indy, in partnership with Open Campus.
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HBCU Student Journalism Network

Jarrett Carter Sr. is a program mentor for the HBCU Student Journalism Network. A veteran journalist, Jarrett was the founder of HBCU Digest, an online publication he built into a resource for coverage of the economic, cultural, political, and industrial factors impacting historically Black institutions nationwide.
@jarrettcartersr

Wesley Wright is the assistant editor of the HBCU Student Journalism Network. He’s assistant director of student media at Florida Atlantic University and a former education journalist. He’s also worked on the ReNews Project, which helps start and revive student news organizations at HBCUs and elsewhere.
@Wesley___Wright

Adebola Aderibigbe is a student fellow for the HBCU Student Journalism Network. She is a sophomore at Stillman College majoring in journalism.

Richard Brown is a student fellow for the HBCU Student Journalism Network. He’s a senior journalism student at Florida A&M University.

Niles Garrison is a student fellow for the HBCU Student Journalism Network. She’s a sophomore at Morehouse College majoring in journalism.

Kylar Gray is a student fellow for the HBCU Student Journalism Network. She’s a senior at Spelman College majoring in English.

Dasia Williams is a student fellow for the HBCU Student Journalism Network. She’s a senior at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University studying multimedia journalism.

Skyler Winston is a student fellow for the HBCU Student Journalism Network. She’s a junior journalism major at Howard University.


Board of Directors

LaSharah Bunting is a media executive with nearly 20 years in journalism. She’s currently CEO and executive director of the Online News Association. Her experience includes managing a multi-million dollar portfolio of journalism investments at the Knight Foundation and driving editorial and digital transformation at The New York Times.

Caroline Hendrie is a long-time leader in the national education journalism sector. She is executive director of the Society of Professional Journalists and its nonprofit educational arm, the SPJ Foundation. She previously served for 12 years as executive director of the Education Writers Association and 14 years as managing editor and national reporter at the nonprofit news organization Education Week.

Amy Kovac-Ashley is executive director of the Tiny News Collective, a collaborative effort to support new and early stage local news founders. She was previously head of national programs for the Lenfest Institute for Journalism. At the American Press Institute, she worked with local innovators in newsrooms across the country. She is a former higher education reporter.

Arlene Notoro Morgan is the assistant dean for external affairs at Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication. She worked for several decades as a reporter and editor at The Philadelphia Inquirer and as an associate dean at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. She’s led professional development programs for news professionals and received awards for her work on diversifying the news industry.

Abigail Seldin is the chief executive officer of the Seldin/Haring-Smith Foundation, where she partnered with Getty Images to create new stock photos of today’s college students and led the development of SwiftStudent, a free digital tool for college students seeking financial-aid appeals. She’s also co-founder of the Civic Mapping Initiative, where she leads a team charting the proximity of public transit stops to public services.

Scott Smallwood is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Open Campus.

Ted Weidlein is an experienced media executive who was a long-time editor at The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Chronicle of Philanthropy,