THE MINNESOTA DAILY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

ADVISORY BOARD

Laura Schmidt

Communications Chair

Laura is a Communications Specialist at Land O’ Lakes in Arden Hills, MN. She worked at the Minnesota Daily from 2013-2014 as the Assistant Copy Desk Chief.

Joined Board: 2021

Elizabeth luke

Membership Chair

Elizabeth is a Senior Brand Associate at General Mills in Golden Valley, MN. She worked at the Daily from 2014-2017 and held the Brand Ambassador, Sales Account Executive, Sales Manager and Business Operations Officer positions on the Business side during her time at the Daily.

Joined Board: 2019

Doug Niemela

Fundraising Chair

Doug is the Executive Director of the H20 for Life in White Bear Lake, MN. He worked at the Daily from 1999-2001 and held the Front Desk, Freelance Reporting, Human Resource Rep and Advertising Production positions on the Admin, Business and Editorial sides of the organization during his time at the Daily. 

Joined Board: 2019

Robin Stien

Mentorship Chair

Robin is the Director of Commercial Learning & Development at Ventura Foods in Albert Lea, MN. She worked at the Daily from 2001-2004 and held the Marketing Intern, Marketing Coordinator and Marketing Supervisor positions during her time at the Daily.

Joined Board: 2019

Niamh Coomey 

MN Daily – Editorial Student Representative

Niamh is a Senior (Class of 2022) in the College of Liberal Arts’ Hubbard School of Journalism, majoring in Journalism. Niamh started as a Staff Reporter and now works as the Campus Administration Editor for the Newspaper.

Raina Freeman 

MN Daily – Business Student Representative

Raina is a Senior (Class of 2022) in the College of Liberal Arts’ Hubbard School of Journalism, majoring in Strategic Communications with a minor in Leadership. Raina started as a Marketing Intern and now works as the Marketing Communications Associate at the Minnesota Daily, and works for the University’s St. Paul Campus Libraries.

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