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ECE ILLINOIS welcomes new Communications Coordinator Ryann Monahan



Ryann Monahan
Ryann Monahan
ECE ILLINOIS is excited to introduce Ryann Monahan as the new ECE ILLINOIS Communications Coordinator. Monahan is a communications strategy developer and executor with experience in higher education multimedia content production and management. She specializes in research communication, translation, and dissemination, along with advancement communications and impact storytelling. 

A digital content creator, Monahan has developed a unique social media strategy for research translation and dissemination on social media. She was enlisted to present her strategic approach at the NIEHS/EPS Children's Environmental Health Centers Annual Meeting in October 2018 and has also produced and hosted several podcast series.

Monahan has also worked as a former broadcast journalist and joined the Department of Journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012 to serve as an adjunct instructor. She was most recently the Communications Specialist for the Family Resiliency Center, a research and policy center at Illinois. 

Monahan is also a founder and director of Project Athletes, a non-profit organization, which aims to remove roadblocks to athletics for junior high school students. Project Athletes mentors and trains youth from all backgrounds, but specifically targets low-income and/or at-risk youth. This organization has become a critical part of after-school and community center based programming in east central Illinois.  

"We are very excited to welcome Ryann to the ECE Office of Advancement. Not only does she have valuable experience translating research for a variety of audiences, Ryann also brings a wealth of knowledge from her time as a broadcast journalist and multi-media producer," said Todd M Sweet, ECE ILLINOIS Director of Communications. "Our department has amazing faculty, students, staff, and alumni – we look forward to sharing their stories in new and impactful ways."

Monahan holds a BS in media studies and MS in journalism from Illinois.

A familiar face and voice in the Champaign-Urbana community, ECE ILLINOIS is proud to welcome Monahan as the new Communications Coordinator.