Carnegie Mellon University

Content Strategy

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Jean Hayes

Director, Content Strategy

See Communications

Jean directs the content strategy for Carnegie Mellon's homepage and drives the editorial calendar for the University Communications & Marketing division. She started her career in higher education, and aside from a few years at a global PR and advertising agency and a short time leading her own communications consultancy, Jean has remained committed to helping universities tell their unique stories. A Seattle transplant and Chicago native, she can often be seen running around Pittsburgh in a Seahawks t-shirt and a DePaul cap.

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Michael Henninger

Senior Writer & Editor

Michael is an adept storyteller who crafts both written and visual narratives. He comes to CMU after spending nine years as a photojournalist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, where he photographed stories in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, India and Guatemala. Michael has degrees in Spanish and journalism from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He spends his free time shooting freelance assignments for publications like The New York Times and The Washington Post.

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Kelly Saavedra

Senior Writer & Editor

Kelly's ability and creativity as a writer, her organizational and technical skills, her keen eye for detail and her flexibility have made her an integral part of the Communications team. After earning a bachelor's degree in engineering from Penn State, Kelly managed the development of project proposals in the iron and steel industry for consultants at Hatch. At Carnegie Mellon, she has written and edited presidential correspondence, marketing materials, event and emergency communications, and hundreds of feature stories for internal and external audiences. Outside of work, Kelly enjoys drawing portraits, watching NHL games with her hubby, learning new songs on the piano and organizing things. But first, coffee.