Alumni Spotlight: Chanessa Schuler, Bachelor of Arts, Mass Media '12

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“Take a good look at Carlow, inside and out. Everyone you see is involved in their community. Carlow can easily help you make the right connections.”

Chanessa Schuler knew she wanted a career in media. She also wanted to impact the world around her. Carlow University helped her do both.

Her current position as a multimedia specialist with the Saturday Light Brigade (SLB Radio Productions,Inc.) grew out of a Carlow-arranged internship through the Youth Media AdvocacyProject (YMAP)

And for Chanessa, SLB is the perfect fit. In addition to a weekly radio program broadcast from the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, SLB also promotes youth voices in Western Pennsylvania through hands-on projects.  

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Chanessa Schuler in studio at the Saturday Light Brigade 

Chanessa coordinates YMAP at SLB, and is responsible for several other community outreach projects, such as Crossing Fences, which connects urban African American boys with successful African American men as role models. She also teaches radio journalism, interviewing, and editing skills to sixth and eighth graders as part of Clairton Education Center’s after school program.

SLB is thrilled to have her on board—and to have a blossoming relationship with Carlow.

“There’s something really special about students from Carlow,” says SLB Executive Director Larry Berger. “There’s a certain spark and perspective that is broader, kinder, more engaged than I often see elsewhere. It’s really remarkable.”

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