Mentorship Program 2022-2023

Welcome to the Duke Communicators Mentorship program! After running our pilot program, we received amazing feedback, made some tweaks, and are ready for a successful session for 2022-2023.

We are thrilled to have such a diverse group of mentors and mentees for this session. Our goal, as a committee, is to make sure you have the resources and support you need. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out.

On the third Thursday of every month, from 11:00-11:30 am, we will be hosting our monthly workshops. These workshops will run about 30 minutes long with additional time for Q&A. Both mentors and mentees are encouraged to participate since these workshops can lead to great conversations for goal setting.

We have a page dedicated to resources you may find helpful. Links to recordings of our workshops will also be available on this page if you are unable to attend. Workshops are led by various communicators at Duke that are dedicating their time and expertise.

Save the Dates:
Orientation to program: September 8, 2022 @ 11:00-11:30 am (virtual)
Join Zoom
End of year luncheon: May 19, 2023 @ Noon-1:00 pm (in person)
Bolton Family Room, Brodhead Center


Mentor: Samiha Khanna, Senior Writer, University Communications
Mentee: Aaron Crouse, Program Coordinator, Kenan Institute of Ethics, DukeEngage 

Mentor: Orla Swift, Communications Director, Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Mentee: Amanda Gonzalez, Faculty Events Coordinator, Duke Law, Academic Services 

Mentor: John West, Multimedia Producer/Director, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Mentee: Sarah Engel, Program Coordinator, Bass Connections, Office of Interdisciplinary Studies 

Mentor: Megan Wilson, Associate Director, Communications & Outreach, Duke University Career Center
Mentee: Ashley George, Staff Assistant, Kenan Institute for Ethics 

Mentor: Karl Bates, Executive Director of Research Communicators, University Communications
Mentee: Lauren Ramsdell, Assistant Editor, Nicholas Institute  

Mentor: Sara Morrison, Director of Communications, Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship 
Mentee: Liz McQuaid, Staff Assistant, Anglican Episcopal House of Studies, Duke Divinity

Mentor: Cat de Montjoye, Marketing Manager, Duke Health and Well Being
Mentee: Sheriece Smith, Administrative Assistant, Office of Interdisciplinary Studies 

Mentor: Sara Clark, Director of Communications, Duke Lemur Center
Mentee: Arunima Haldar, Patient Service Associate, Duke Lifestyle and Weight Management Center 

Mentor: Geelea Seaford, Associate Vice President, Private Diagnostic Clinic, the Physician Practice of Duke Health
Mentee: LaWillette Wilkins, Director of Strategy, DCRI 

Mentor: Will Alexander, Director of Communications, Department of Neurology
Mentee: Jack Frederick, News Writer, Office of Communication Services/Working@Duke