2019 coaches will be announced shortly.
Min Xian is a reporter and producer for WPSU and for Keystone Crossroads, a collaboration of NPR stations in State College, Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh. She reports on public affairs with a focus on how communities are changing, economically and culturally. Previously Min worked as a writer and freelance photographer for the Centre Daily Times and a videographer for Penn State College of Engineering. Min is a graduate of Penn State College of Communications, its international reporting project, urban reporting project and Short Doc Workshop.
Stephanie Strasburg is based in Pittsburgh, PA and works as a staff photographer at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. She is drawn to document the changing landscape, economy, and culture of the Rust Belt, returning often with her camera to the mill towns of the Mon Valley outside of Pittsburgh. Stephanie is fueled by the opportunity to engage and give voice to communities through storytelling (well, she is also fueled by a lot of coffee). She teaches documentary photography at Pittsburgh Filmmakers and freelances for a range of publications.
Will Yurman joined the faculty of Penn State in January 2011 where he teaches photojournalism and multimedia. Before arriving at Penn State he worked as a photojournalist and multimedia producer at the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. He has taught at multimedia workshops all over the country including the NPPA Immersion Workshop, The Santa Fe Photographic Workshop and the Mountain Workshops.
Chad J. McNeeley retired after a 20-year career in the Navy as a photojournalist. He is a graduate of the Syracuse Military Photojournalism program. Chad’s work been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Washington Times, The Boston Herald, TIME magazine and Newsweek. McNeeley joined Nikon as a Professional Market Technical Representative (PMTR) in June 2013 and is based in Washington, D.C.