Staff

Mary Auld

Assistant Director

Mary Auld (she/her) is a teacher and journalist in Missoula. She makes radio stories about human-environment interactions. Her work has been featured on public radio stations and in newspapers around Alaska and Montana. Mary has a master’s in environmental journalism from the University of Montana. You can reach her at [email protected]

Hunter Wiggins

Student Instructor

Hunter (he/him) is a recent graduate of the School of Journalism at the University of Montana. He comes from Farmington, New Mexico, a small city in the four corners region of the Southwest. Hunter graduated with a concentration in photojournalism and a minor in anthropology. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar and composing his own songs.

JoVonne Wagner

Student Instructor

JoVonne is from the Blackfeet Nation and a senior at the University of Montana’s School of Journalism. She focuses on reporting on Indigenous affairs in Montana and for Buffalo’s Fire, an online Native news site. One time it took her about 12 tries to correctly spell out “Indigenous,” but practice makes perfect! She’s ready and excited to work with Montana Media Lab this summer! 

Dante Filpula Ankney

Student Instructor

Dante (he/him) is the former evening newscast host at Montana Public Radio and a recent graduate of the University of Montana School of Journalism. His work has won awards and been published throughout the West. In August, Dante is heading to Bulgaria to teach English.