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Michele Ryan Berling

Administrative Coordinator

Michele Berling recently relocated to the Chicagoland area from Los Angeles were she had a successful career as a post production producer, working mainly on movie advertising but also doing some feature film post. 

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Lee Edwards

Program Coordinator, The Real Chi

Lee Edwards comes to Free Spirit Media after several years covering a variety of beats in print, digital, and multimedia mediums across the Chicagoland region for the past six years as a multimedia/digital journalist.

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Keta Glenn

Teen Media Manager

Keta Glenn is a recent University of Illinois at Chicago graduate with a Master’s Degree in Education, Youth Development. She received her Bachelor’s Degree at Columbia College majoring in Fine Art Photography, with a strong interest in journalism and activism. 

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Glenance Green

Deputy Director

Directing efforts to design, plan, and execute K-12 research and evaluation activities at the federal, state, and local level, Glenance Green has spent the last five years working for the American Institutes for Research (AIR).

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Nika Clark

Program Coordinator, HoopsHIGH

Born and raised from the North Lawndale area until Junior High then my family and I moved to the Northwest suburbs. I'm a Chicago girl, with 16 years of broadcasting experience under my belt. At 9 years old, I watched a sitcom that changed my life.

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Sherice Rushing

Production Coordinator, HoopsHIGH

Growing up in Chicago, Sherice always pictured herself working in media due to the excitement of the city.  The dream first started while she attended Prosser Career Academy High School located on the westside of Chicago.

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Briana J Shields

Communications Coordinator

I'm Briana J Shields, I grew up on the Westside of Chicago in Austin. Today I am proud to be a graduate from Savannah College of Art and Design, where I received my BFA in illustration and visual communications.

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Soni Sinha

Communications and Development Director

Soni Sinha has been involved in the nonprofit sector for nearly a lifetime and brings more than 15 years of experience as a fundraiser, advisor, program director, community advocate and asset building practitioner to Free Spirit Media.

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Tracee Stanford

Creative Workforce Manager

Tracee Stanford is excited to return to Free Spirit Media as Civic Media Manager. With over a decade of broadcast journalism and youth development experience, Tracee is eager to bring insight to program staff and serve as a resource to help young journalists position themselves for success.

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