MIT SHASS Communications | Team + Contributors

MIT-Henge, photo by Matt Yourst


Media Relations Manager
Steve Oakes (2020-present)
Strategist for external media; lead for publication collaborations with MITAA 

Senior Communications Associate
Alison Lanier (2018-present)
Staff Writer, Assistant Webmaster, Coordinator


Associate Designer/Design Production
Andrea Golden (2011-present)

Nicole Estavik Taylor
Leda Zimmerman
Kathryn O'Neill, Senior Writer (2008-2022)

Principal Photographers
Jonathan Sachs (2008-present)
Allegra Boverman  (2015-present)

Video Producers
Jean Dunoyer, Joe MacMaster, MIT Video Productions
Lillie Paquette, In Short Media


Concepts and Design
Emily Hiestand

Typographic refinement
Jon Sachs, Ilavenil Subbiah, Andrea Golden


Emily Hiestand
Jon Sachs, Sachs Graphics

Robert Wilt

Bara Blender, MIT Communication Initiatives
Agustín Rayo, Professor of Philosophy


Said and Done | monthly online digest | 2010-present
Editor, Designer: Emily Hiestand (2010-2022)
Publication Associate: Alison Lanier (2018-present)


Great Ideas Exhibit | Building 14 Lobby
Advisors: Dean Deborah Fitzgerald, SHASS School Council 
Principal Designers: Emily Hiestand, Andrea Golden
Consulting Designers: Vance Hosford, Jon Sachs, Ruth Neeman, Ilavenil Subbiah
Fabrication: Mystic Scenic Studios, Makepeace, Inc., DGI Invisuals, MIT Facilities


Abby Abazorius, Media Relations, MIT News Office
Kimberly Allen, Director of Media Relations, Deputy Director, MIT News Office
Danyel Barnard, Senior Director, Communications Initiatives
Bara Blender, Publishing Specialist, MIT Communications Initiatives
Steve Bradt, Executive Director, MIT News Office
Elizabeth Choe, Ass't Director of Admissions for Communication
Paul Denning, Media Relations Director, Sloan School of Management
Peter Dizikes, Institute Writer, MIT News Office
Martha Eddison, Special Assistant, Office of the President
Stephanie Eich, Digital Marketing Strategist, Resource Development
Michelle English, Director of Public Programs, Center for International Studies
Whitney Espich, CEO, MIT Alumni Association
Caroline Fickett, Communication Manager, MISTI
Jenny Fowler, MIT Director of Strategy for Social Media
Chad Galts, Communications Director, MIT ICEO
Tom Gearty, Director of Communcations, MIT.nano
Brian Geer, Senior Director, Strategic Communications and Marketing, Alumni Association
Melanie Gonick, Multimedia Producer, MIT News
Kim Haberlin, Senior Advisor to the Chancellor, Office of the Chancellor
Alfred Ironside, MIT Vice President for Communications
Aimée Jack, former Director, Marketing and Communications, Resource Development
Chloe Jones, Communications Manager, Literature section
Julia Keller, Director of Communications, School of Science
Leila Kinney, Executive Director, MIT Arts Initiatives 
Sharon Lacey, Freelance Arts Writer
Tracey Lazos, Content Director, Marketing/Communications, Resource Development
Lori LoTurco, Communications Director, School of Engineering
Lin Sing Lee, Web Development Lead, Communication Initiatives
Suzanna Lisanti, Communications Strategist
Barbara Malec, Design Director, Resource Development
Nate Nickerson, former Vice President for Communications, now at Yale
Kate O'Sullivan, Communication Director, Sloan School of Management
Terri Park, Communications Director, College of Computing
Lillie Paquette, Videographer and Photographer
Chris Peterson, Senior Assistant Director, Office of Admissions
Kate Repantis, Director, Digital/Multimedia Comm & Marketing, Resource Development
Michael Rutter, Senior Communications Advisor, Office of the Vice Chancellor
Clarise Snyder, former Director, MIT Concerts Office, retired
Ilavenil Subbiah, Design consultant
Leah Talatinian, Communications Manager, Office of the Arts
Nicole Taylor, former Editor, MIT Alumni Association
Melissa Vaughn, Director of Communications, SA+P
Aaron Weinberger, Assistant Director for Institute Affairs, Office of the President
Maia Weinstock, Deputy News Manager; Editor, MIT Daily; MIT News Office
Andrew Whitacre, Communication Manager, CMS/W
Kathy Wren, Editorial Director, MIT News


About MIT-Henge
pictured above 

"As viewed from a stationary point on the earth, the path of the sun through the sky is roughly a circle which moves north and south as the seasons go by. In mid-November and in late January every year, the circular path crosses the axis of MIT's Infinite Corridor, which runs a distance of 825 feet (251 meters) from the main entrance on Massachusetts Avenue through Buildings 7, 3, 10, 4 and 8. When this happens, the setting sun can be seen from the far end of the corridor. By analogy with Stonehenge, this phenomenon is sometimes called "MIThenge." (The same cannot be seen at sunrise because the other end of the infinite corridor is blocked by Building 18.)"
MIT-Henge website