Meet The Flip Team

“Individuals can and do make a difference, but it takes a team
to really mess things up.”

Connie Rock, Co-Editor

Connie Rock


Connie Rock was trained as a journalist, earning her first masters at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, with a specific focus on political reporting. Before entering the Communication Leadership program, she pursued various roles in her career, including a stint as a marketing writer for a boutique expedition cruise company, which sparked a love of travel and subsequent adventures in far-flung places. She is interested in the impact of digital media coverage on our understanding of international issues and how digital media can be used for social good. Read all her posts here.

Fritz Kessler, Co-Editor

Fritz Kessler


Fritz Kessler career hopped from music to restaurants, to personal injury law, to database administrator, before his current role in product marketing for a boutique tech firm in Seattle.  As a graduate student with the Communication Leadership program, he’s awed by the creative power of his classmates, and fascinated by the intersection where digital savvy and accessibility meets timeless storytelling.  As a pop culture consumer, he devours music and movie journalism like candy, and is also contributor at  As a carbon-based unit, he lives for chicken and waffles, and, as a Seattleite, he can be found regularly at Linda’s for Sunday brunch. Read all his posts here.

Steffany Powell, Contributor

Steffany Powell


Steffany Powell worked many jobs from face-painting clown to bartender to interior designer before settling on her chosen career as a writer and producer, most recently at Amazon. She followed her bliss to become a graduate student in the Communication Leadership program. Her wide and varied knowledge extends from pop culture to politics and beyond. She is endlessly curious about the world around her and is addicted to travel and hopes to someday live overseas. She is still paying off art school, but has no regrets. She is passionate about music, film, vegan cooking and animal rights. Read all her posts here.