Meet the Team

Alicia Dietrich, Director of Communications

Alicia oversees communications strategy for the College of Fine Arts. She works closely with the dean, the president’s communications office, and the college’s communications staff to share the college’s story with internal and external audiences. Prior to joining the College of Fine Arts in 2015, she worked in communications for nine years at UT’s Harry Ransom Center and is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Austin’s Emerge program. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from The University of Texas at Austin, and she serves on the Terry Foundation Alumni Advisory Board and as an executive officer on the board of the nonprofit Friends of The Daily Texan.

How she can help you: Contact Alicia if you have news to share on our college channels, have a story idea to pitch to media or need guidance on video or photography services, content strategy, messaging, op-ed writing or media training.


Jen Reel, Public Affairs Specialist

Rose keeps the college’s social media channels buzzing with the latest news, content and accomplishments from all departments, while also managing the monthly Alumni eNewsletter. She serves as editor of Arts Next, the college magazine. Jen graduated from UT with a Masters degree in journalism and spent nearly eight years as the multimedia editor for The Texas Observer. She helped coordinate the HONK! TX music festival and currently plays bass drum with the Yes Ma’am Brass Band.

How she can help you: Contact Jen if you are interested in sharing news on the College of Fine Arts social media channels, have a story idea to pitch for Arts Next or the Alumni eNewsletter or need guidance on any of these subjects. She is also available to support media outreach as needed.


Misa Yamamoto, Senior Graphic DesignerMisa Yamamoto, Senior Graphic Designer

With an emphasis on great UX/UI design, Misa creates visual designs for web, electronic and print communication for units and programs in the College of Fine Arts’ Dean’s Office. She holds a B.F.A in Communication Design from Texas State University, and she has completed additional training in web design and UX research.

How she can help you: Contact Misa if you need any help for print materials, graphics on websites.