Kirk An Joins University Communications
Kirk An joined the Office of University Communications in October as an editorial production specialist.
An is a 2017 graduate of Wheaton College in Illinois, where he was assistant editor, editor in chief and spotlight editor of the college newspaper. He completed fellowships and internships and freelanced for media outlets including USA Today, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and Religion News Service. Most recently, he was the assistant editor at Providence Magazine in Washington, D.C.
Katie Johnstone Joins Pitt as Social Media Specialist
Katie Johnstone joined the Office of University Communications in September as a social media specialist.
In this role, she’ll assist in managing the Office of University Communications' social media presence and serve as a resource for account managers across the University.
She has a strong background in higher education with experience working for Robert Morris University, Point Park University and most recently, CCAC. She’s also a Pitt alumna, having earned her Masters of Education in 2015.
Sauntee’ Turner Named Executive Speechwriting Specialist
Sauntee’ Turner joined the Office of University Communications team in August as an executive speechwriting specialist. In this position, she supports members of Chancellor Patrick Gallagher’s leadership team in their speeches and presentations.
Turner has a wealth of experience in public relations, special events and executive communications. During a decade of service with the City of Pittsburgh, she worked in parks and recreation, public safety, and the Office of the Mayor.
She is a Pitt alumna, having earned her Bachelor of Arts in communications and rhetoric. Turner also holds a Master of Arts in professional writing from Chatham University.
Adam Christian Joins University Communications
In this new role, he supports the web development team in building and maintaining websites for the University of Pittsburgh, including @Pitt.
Christian is a 2017 graduate of the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. Prior to coming to Pitt, he was the lead case manager at Net Driven, where he developed websites for the tire and automotive industry.
Christin Bongiorni Hired as Multimedia Specialist
Christin Bongiorni joined the Office of University Communications in June as a multimedia specialist.
In this role, Bongiorni will help University Communications tell stories through video and related multimedia products as well as serve as a resource for communicators across campus.
Bongiorni graduated from Carnegie Mellon University and worked for several years as a freelance animator and videographer prior to joining Pitt.