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Hi, I’m Jennifer van Alstyne (@HigherEdPR). I’m a communications strategist. My company The Academic Designer LLC helps people share who they are and what they do online.

I help people share their work in online spaces like websites and social media. I work with professors, researchers, labs, and organizations. View my services.

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Academic YouTubers join me for a featured interview

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9 ways to engage with posts on social media

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The new blog post is live, and it’s all about how we interact with social media posts. Learn about social media engagement, and why the like button is overrated in this article.

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