About Jennifer van Alstyne

An open laptop. Jennifer is smiling and waving on the screen.

Hi there! I’m Jennifer van Alstyne. As a communications strategist, my goal is to present your work in ways that are

  • clear
  • understandable
  • engaging

My focus is helping professors, scientists, and authors communicate their work online. Social media and websites are highly effective ways to manage your online presence.

Bio for Jennifer van Alstyne

Jennifer van Alstyne

Jennifer van Alstyne helps professors feel confident when sharing their research and teaching online. She empowers academics to build the online presence you deserve through her company The Academic Designer LLC. In her Online Presence Program, Jennifer works together with professors 1:1 to create a digital presence that works for them even when they’re sleeping. Jennifer van Alstyne is here to help you tell your research story through your bio, social media, and website.

Jennifer is a member of the #HigherEdSocial Association. She serves on the steering committee for the All Day All Night 24-hour conference for digital communicators in education. She’s on the planning committee for the 6th annual Graduate School Success Summit, created for scholars of color new to grad school.

Jennifer van Alstyne is a Peruvian-American poet. She lives in San Diego, California. She has a BA in English from Monmouth University, an MFA in Writing & Poetics from the Jack Kerouac School, and an MA in English from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Connect with her on social media @HigherEdPR.

Read testimonials from my clients.

I talk about who I am and my journey starting The Academic Designer LLC on my podcast.

Learn more about me on my personal website.

As seen in

The Academic Life Podcast on New Books Network
Rasmussen College: The Soft Skills Needed to Become a Graphic Designer
Conseris Blog

Articles on online presence for academics

The Professor Is In
Dr. Caitlin Faas
Echo Rivera at Creative Research Communications
CoomberSewell Enterprises
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