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The Re-Fresh Podcast

The PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies (PSEG ISS) – in collaboration with WMSC, a non-commercial, alternative rock and talk college radio station located in New Jersey and owned by Montclair State University – developed The Re-Fresh in 2021. The Re-Fresh is a podcast radio series that shares stories and strategies of how corporations and communities are moving toward a more sustainable planet. This show is hosted by Brittney Portes, a Green Teams alumna, and is largely based on the experiences of present and past PSEG ISS Green Teams members.

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Contributors

Brittney Portes
Host and Communications Specialist

Phone
973-655-3720
Email
portesb@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences, 100

Biography

As a 2020 Green Team alumna, Brittney Portes is grateful to combine her passions for storytelling, food systems, and sustainability as the Communications Specialist for the PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies and host for The Re-Fresh podcast radio series. As a sustainable agriculture enthusiast, Brittney also serves as the Project Coordinator at WWOOF USA. In her spare time, she loves to travel, visit farms, and build connections with communities which she documents on her YouTube channel: She’s So Rugged.

Anabella Poland
General Manager & Faculty Advisor of WMSC

Phone
973-655-3135
Email
polanda@montclair.edu
Location
School of Communication and Media, 2031

Biography

Anabella Poland is the General Manager and Faculty Adviser of WMSC FM on the campus of Montclair State University where she also teaches Radio Production and Podcast Production. Poland is also currently serving her two-year term as President of College Radio Day where she organizes hundreds of college radio stations in six continents to celebrate Vinylthon in April and College Radio Day in October.

Before joining Montclair State University, Ms. Poland was Director of Talent and Industry Relations at SiriusXM Radio where she negotiated and managed interviews, events, and performances with A-level Hollywood actors, celebrities, and musicians for more than 135 SiriusXM channels. Prior to joining SiriusXM, she was a Segment Producer at ABC News Good Morning America where she booked and produced breaking news, cultural stories, entertainment, and the summer concert series. Her work has also appeared on ABC World News, 20/20, and Nightline. She often contributed stories to abcnews.com and to the first network initiative aimed at Hispanic audiences, ABC News Exclusiva.

Ms. Poland continues her work as a US correspondent for “El Exprimidor,” an award-winning news and current events radio show in Argentina. As an on-air talent since 2002, she has reported on five US Presidential Elections, the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, relevant breaking news, feature stories, and entertainment news. She served on the Community Advisory Board (CAB) for WFUV, the public radio station licensed to Fordham University, for five years.

Poland received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a certification in Business Analytics at Montclair State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and Media Studies from Fordham University. Ms. Poland brings to Montclair State a unique combination of extensive experience and knowledge in broadcast journalism, content development, programming, music discovery and production, social media, film, and professional contacts that span the globe.

Nate Williams
Program Director of WMSC

Email
williamsn22@montclair.edu

Biography

Nate Williams is a senior majoring in Communication and Media Arts. He’s been part of WMSC since his first semester in Fall 2018. He was involved in almost every team the radio station had to offer, became a co-host on the Morning Buzz, hosted his own radio show, and became a member of the Student Management Team all in his first year. He feels right at home at the radio station and plans to take the experience he gains with him when he graduates. Nate remains honored to be a part of the WMSC family, and he’s always willing to help the station and its participants in any way he can.

Emma Lavin
Communications & Media Coordinator

Phone
973-655-3720
Email
lavine@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences, 100

Biography

Emma Lavin holds positions as the Communications & Media Coordinator at the PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies and as the Program Coordinator for Believe in a Healthy Newark at United Way of Greater Newark. She became a Board Fellow for The Trust for Public Land earlier this year and is excited to participate in various green space conversations and expand her knowledge. Emma holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Montclair State University and is an alumna of the pilot Green Teams Program. In her free time she enjoys running, hanging with friends, and being in nature.