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Mayborn Mentors

The Mayborn Mentor events allow Mayborn students to connect directly with alumni and professionals in the field through career focused conversation, professional guidance, and real-world feedback from successful leaders in the industry. Become a Mentor Learn more

A note from the Mayborn Board of Advisors:

As part of the Celebration of 75 Years of Journalism at UNT, the Mayborn Board Education Committee bolstered Mayborn Mentor events. The Education Committee was founded to help make the Mayborn School of Journalism the go-to Journalism school in the state of Texas.

Through maintaining a tight connection with local and regional industry professionals and alumni, the Mayborn Mentor events provide students a pipeline from college to the workforce. These speakers and panels are meant to be interactive, career-focused opportunities that connect current students directly to successful Alumni and corporations in the field.

Watch Previous Mentor Events

The Mayborn Mentor events will become a pillar of our real-world education as Mayborn looks to the next 75 years.

-Theresa Kushner and Trent Walters; founding co-leads of the Mayborn Education Committee

How to become a Mayborn Mentor:

You can become a mentor in one of two ways:

  1. Join the virtual Mayborn Mentor community at https://meangreenmentors.unt.edu/. Once you are signed up and have completed your profile (don't forget to mention Journalism within your profile so Mayborn students can easily find you), join our Mayborn Mentor Group from the GROUPS heading.
  2. Or volunteer to become a speaker or panelist at one of our upcoming Mayborn Mentor events by filling out the form below so we can get to know you a little better and find the best fit for your expertise.

Become a Mentor

Previous mentors

Click on each mentor's headshot to view their associated online session on YouTube!


Rebecca Aguilar

Reporter and President-Elect, Society of Professional Journalists

Ben Baby

Reporter, ESPN

Aria Bell

Lead Manager, Communications & PR at AT&T

Raquel Daniels

Diversity & Inclusion Senior Executive, Southwest Airlines

Eric Gay

Photojournalist, AP (Associated Press) and Pulitzer Finalist

Nadia Galindo

Reporter, News12 New York

Emily Goldstein

Journalist, Texas Tribune

Kristie Gonzalez

VP, Media Operations, TEGNA and President & GM of KVUE

Dustee Jenkins

Head of Global Communications and Public Relations, Spotify

Tom Huang

Assistant Managing Editor for Journalism Initiatives, The Dallas Morning News

Becky Kimbro

Vice President for Strategic Brand Engagement, Spurs Sports & Entertainment

Dr. Delva King

Co-owner, KG Concession

Elvia Limón

Engagement Producer, Texas Tribune

Leslie Mba

Senior Counsel, Texas Instruments

Kristi Nelson

Reporter/Anchor, KXAS/NBC 5, Dallas-Fort Worth

Ross Ramsey

Executive Editor and Co-founder, The Texas Tribune

Veronica Sopher

Chief Communications Officer, Fort Bend ISD

Patty Arellano Tolotta

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Dallas College

Scott White

CEO, BizCom Associates

Jessica Yañez-Perez

Host - The Wine & Chisme Podcast at The Wine & Chisme Podcast

Tina Young

CEO, Marketwave

Wende Zomnir

Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, Urban Decay Cosmetics