Marketing & Communications

The Marketing & Communications team advances John Jay's strategic goals and builds and protects its reputation. We do this by creating compelling content that highlights our strengths and shares our story via our website, social media channels, publications and more. See below for more info on what we do and how we can work together.


The editorial team promotes John Jay by telling its stories and elevating its mission and visibility. It produces Justice Matters, a bi-annual magazine; John Jay News, a monthly e-newsletter; JMail, a weekly student-focused e-newsletter; and articles covering the accomplishments of faculty, students and alums that are regularly published on the website. Please contact Andrea Dawn Clark, editorial director, at with questions.

Graphic Design

The graphic design team provides consistent visual content that creates a strong, recognizable brand [see branding guidelines] and help bring John Jay’s identity to life. This includes ads, signage, website graphics, event promotion, social media graphics and logos.

To collaborate with us, please fill out our graphics request form or contact Laura DeVries, creative director, at

Media Relations/Find an Expert

For news information or to reach a faculty expert, please contact Richard Relkin, director of media relations, or Jan Benjamin, public relations coordinator. Find our faculty expert guide here.

Social Media

Our social media team manages John Jay's social channels and promotes our mission and the accomplishments of the our community. See our channels below and contact Gina Mingione, social media manager, at with questions.

Instagram [general]     Instagram [student]     Facebook     LinkedIn     YouTube

Video Production

The video production team produces and delivers professional videos aligned with John Jay's strategic priorities. To request video production, please complete the video production request form. Contact Thomas Jaeger, director of video production, at with questions.

Web Services

The web services team manages the public-facing John Jay website which includes updates, maintenance, SEO, analytics, etc. We can help with content strategy and creation, event websites, web forms, ​​​​​​etc. Contact Anh Phan, web assistant, at with questions.

For information on the new website project, including status reports, content development guidelines, training videos and a user guide, please click here.

Team Members

Jan Benjamin, Public Relations Coordinator

Andrea Clark, Editorial Director 

Shirley Del Valle, Writer/Editor

Laura DeVries, Creative Director 

Bryan Harrold, Video Producer

Thomas Jaeger, Director of Video Production 

Chunhui Meng, Web Developer 

Anastasia Parent, Graphic Designer

Anh Phan, Assistant Web Manager 

Kira Poplowski, Chief Communications Officer 

Richard Relkin, Director of Media Relations 

Praim Samsoondar, Communications Production Specialist

Justin Thomas, Video Producer