Our Staff


Sandy Cyr, Managing Editor
sicyr@ncsu.edu
919-515-0271

Sandy holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design, and an MPA with a focus in Nonprofit Management from NC State University. When not talking about nonprofits ad nauseum, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, fostering cats for the local shelter, gardening, running, biking and horseback riding.

Shalina Omar, Digital Strategist and Assistant Editor
news@philanthropyjournal.org

Shalina hails from Oakland, CA and has an MA degree from NC State University concentrating in Sociolinguistics. Her interests include dialect diversity, bridging the gap between academia and the public, and baking sourdough bread.


Preston Wittwer, Assistant Editor and Podcast Producer
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Preston holds a BA in Communications and an MA in English, both from  Brigham Young University. He is forever fixated on podcasts, cheese, Twitter, carbs, and television. You're most likely to run into him at his local Alamo Drafthouse.  

Andre Tidwell, Production Assistant
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Andre currently is a student at William Peace University studying Communications with a concentration in Integrated Media. His current passions are producing music, podcasting, audio engineering, creating graphics, creating videos, and doing anything else that he can express himself fully.

In the future, he wants to own his own business along with some of his friends (Zo, Naz, and more) to become the ultimate media hub, where you can get a video game, create and buy music, edit and produce videos, create ideas for new technology, and more.


Former PJ Students

Former PJ students who have graduated and gone on to bigger and better things:

Krystin Gollihue, Multimedia Production Strategist, Graduate Editor Graduate and Assistant Editor

David Mueller, Multimedia Producer and Graduate Assistant Editor

Haily Jones, Communication Assistant

Jack Ahern, Graduate Assistant Editor

Charlena Wynn, Graduate Assistant Editor and Graduate Editor

Jordan Smith, Graduate Editor