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]

Lotus Porte-Moyel

Student Instructor

Lotus (she/her) is a first-year student at the University of Montana studying journalism, musical theatre, and sustainable agriculture. Last year she created and produced the podcast Dually Enrolled: College as a High Schooler as an intern with Helena College’s dual enrollment program. She is also a Student Emmy-winning director and writer of No Ordinary Time, a documentary on the nuances between COVID-19 and the 1918 Flu in Montana, with Helena College’s Humanities Through Film Summer Bridge Program. Lotus can’t wait to continue her journalism work with Montana Media Lab! 

JoVonne Wagner

Student Instructor

JoVonne (she/her) 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! 

Josh Moyar

Student Instructor

Josh (he/him) is a senior at the University of Montana, entering the environmental journalism master’s program. He spent a year as an arts & culture reporter for the Montana Kaimin, and a summer as the journalism intern at Flathead Lake Biological Station. He’s the general manager of KBGA College Radio. Josh is also a creative writing double major and writes short stories and poetry in his free time.