Communications & Events Staff
Monica Wittstock is the Interim Director of Communications for the University of Minnesota Law School. Prior to her current role, she was the Associate Director of Communications at Minnesota Law. Monica currently serves on the Law School's Faculty & Staff Recognition Committee and on the University of Minnesota's Diversity Community of Practice (DCoP) communications subcommittee. She holds a Master's degree in Strategic Communications from the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota and a B.A. in Multidisciplinary Studies from the University of Minnesota.
Olivia Kurtz joined the Law School staff in 2019 as Events Manager. Olivia worked as an event intern, event coordinator, and senior event coordinator for the University of Minnesota Foundation from 2015-18. While at the UMF, she helped plan the launch of the Driven campaign. Most recently, Olivia has been a private events coordinator for Cooks of Crocus Hill, orchestrating more than 250 private events held over three locations. She is an alum of the University of Minnesota--Twin Cities, where she obtained her B.A. in Communications Studies with a minor in Retail Merchandising.
Julie Longo is the Senior Manager of Visual Design & Social Media for the Law School. She has over 30 years of print and digital design expertise, visual brand management, marketing communications consultation, communications strategy, and over five years of experience closely collaborating with the Law School in her prior role as Communications Consultant and Designer at University of Minnesota Printing Services. She has a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from Iowa State University and an M.F.A. in Graphic Design with a minor in Printmaking from University of Minnesota College of Design. Julie has taught graphic design courses at MCAD and University of Minnesota, and is currently an adjunct professor at Augsburg University.
Riley Grittinger is the Web Content Specialist for the University of Minnesota Law School. As web content specialist, he focuses on digital content strategy, multi-media production, UI design, and digital analytics. Prior to joining Minnesota Law, he was the associate coordinator of the International Humphrey Fellowship Program at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Riley graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in political science, and is currently pursuing an M.A. in strategic communications from the University of Minnesota.
Randy Barrett is the Audio/Visual Media Producer for Minnesota Law. Prior to Minnesota Law; Randy was the acting Production Team Manager for Vermont PBS (now Vermont Public) in addition to being on air pledge talent and a seasonal news producer for South Dakota Public Broadcasting, as well as having produced news pieces for NPR, National Native News and the AP. Randy graduated from South Dakota State University with B.S. in Broadcast Journalism.
Jeff Kasimor is the Marketing and Communications Specialist for Minnesota Law. Prior to joining the Law School, he worked in communications roles at Mayo Clinic and Securian Financial, and was an Assistant Director in Marketing Communications at the University of St. Thomas. He has a B.A. in Journalism and an M.A. in Business Communications from St. Thomas.