Meet our Strategic Communication Master's Program Alumni

In today’s content-inundated landscape, strategic communication is crucial to the success of businesses, government, and nonprofits alike. Our students learn the practices and tools that are revolutionizing communication and how to use them, while building mass communication skills needed to lead in this rapidly evolving field. Recent graduates have landed their dream jobs at major companies like Intel, Oracle, and Spotify. Meet some of our strategic communication alumni below:

Through the Strategic Communication Master’s program, Natalia Orozco ’21 upped her strategy game and made a contact that helped her land her dream job as a director at Spitfire Strategies.
With a passion for social-change communication and the skills she gained at the SOJC, Maeve Connor is helping people experiencing homelessness in Portland.
Using the skills she acquired in the areas of branding, communication theory and messaging, MJ Jackson realized her dream of a career in the great outdoors.
Alum Olyvia Chac-Nguyen infuses her clever copywriting with brand strategy, leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The first SOJC grad to get a master’s in both strategic communication and multimedia journalism, Tiara Darnell parlayed her skills into a successful career in podcast production.
For his capstone project, Enton Lok used immersive media to heighten users’ feelings of empathy and connection with young people through Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest.
By day, Jules Walters was a city councilor for West Linn, Oregon. By night, she tackled her master’s degree in strategic communication.
Jen Luecht co-founded her communication shop on the principle that female leadership and strategic business can shape communities. Her master’s in strategic communication has helped realize the goal.
Already an experienced marketing and communications specialist, Brenda Buratti sought a master’s degree in strategic communication to add “teacher” to her career portfolio.
Argentinian native and self-described film buff Lucila Cejas parlayed the qualitative research expertise she gained through her Strategic Communication Master’s degree to connect with the Gen Z audience for a major animation studio.