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.
How to Stream The Re-Fresh
- on air Thursdays at 3:00 PM ET and Mondays at 11:00 AM ET on 90.3 WMSC FM
- on demand via Soundcloud or Spotify
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 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.
Program Director of WMSC
Leslie Gallagher is a senior majoring in Communication and Media Arts with minors in Film and American Sign Language. As the Program Director of WMSC FM, she oversees current DJs and their shows as well as welcoming new faces and helping them find their place at the station. She previously was WMSC’s Office Assistant Manager, where she planned regular bonding events, co-edited the monthly newsletter, and wrote thorough meeting notes. She loves WMSC as it feels like another home to her and is happy to help the Re-fresh Podcast flourish as a show this year.
Communications & Media Coordinator
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Hailey Spinks works as the Communications and Media Coordinator for the PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies. She is also a writer, both for the Institute and freelance. Hailey holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Montclair State University, with minors in Sustainability Science and Entrepreneurship. She plans to continue on the path of sustainability in her post-graduate studies
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Ari Demboski is a sustainability professional with roots starting at Montclair State University. Community engagement and education have been core values throughout Ari’s career. In her undergrad, she worked alongside the University’s campus facilities to promote proper recycling on campus. This led to becoming the recycling ambassador for PSEG ISS as well as working as a Honeywell Green Team member in 2017. Ari went on to register Montclair State University as the first four year institution on the Sustainable Business Registry during her senior year. After obtaining a BS in Sustainability Science, Ari spent time in science classrooms refining her education skills as a substitute teacher for grades K-12. Currently, Ari shares sustainable lifestyle tips and practices to local communities, businesses, organizations, and specifically brides in Charleston, South Carolina. Assisting on The Re-Fresh brings Ari’s career full circle and she is eager for young professionals to listen in and harness the tools needed for their career.