Meet the team

Candice Burchfield graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a BS in journalism in April 2010. During and after her time as an undergrad, she reported on the arts and local government as an intern and freelance writer for The Ann Arbor Chronicle. She is studying interactive publishing at the Medill School of Journalism.

Casie B. Carter– Content & Community Management / Web Technologies and Databases
Casie is a public health reporter and interactive publisher at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. When she’s not writing or catching up on health policy, she enjoys cycling and practicing yoga.

Tami M. Griffith– Audience Research / Design & Usability 
 Tami graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in May of 2010 with a B.A. in psychology.She worked as a marketing assistant at Tyndale House Publishers in Carol Stream, IL where she thoroughly enjoyed executing marking strategies for Christian fiction and non-fiction titles. Wanting to learn more about interactive publishing and new media, she decided to pursue graduate school.

Don Sjoerdsma 
Don Sjoerdsma received his B.A. in sociology from Indiana University. For three years he was editor-in-chief of the bi-weekly IU Northwest campus newspaper, the Phoenix. After graduation, he contributed to the Times of Northwest Indiana’s “Young Voices” column, as well as copy-editing the 2010 Indiana Football Digest. Presently, he is master’s candidate at the Medill School of Journalism, with a focus on interactive publishing.

Troy S. Chichester- Project Leader / Industry Research

Troy S. Chichester has worked as a journalist covering media, tech and games for more than seven years. He has contributed reporting and blog commentary for MTV News, IFC and AOL News.

Robert Mark Harrod

Prior to enrolling at Medill, Robert Mark Harrod Wile worked as a beat reporter for the Island Packet in Hilton Head, S.C. His reporting interests include housing and real estate, unemployment and European affairs. He currently serves as a volunteer job coordinator at the Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago.