by Shana Lombard, Communications Assistant


Kla-how-yah! My un-tum is Shana Lombard and I am the new Communications Assistant for the year! I am an enrolled member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. I am at Washington State to finish my bachelor’s degree in Journalism Production. I transferred in after I received my associate’s degree from Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, KS.

Shana Lombard
Shana Lombard (Cowlitz) is a junior studying journalism production. 

At Haskell, I wrote for the Indian Leader and managed social media accounts and was a reporter for the Haskell News and Haskell Minute News. I also interned for and earned a freelancing gig with 6 News Lawrence, a local broadcast news station. In September 2016, I had the privilege of being selected as a Native American Journalist Fellow (NAJF) and helping report for the Empowering in Journalism Conference 2016, a conference held by the Society of Professional Journalists in cooperation with Native American Journalism Association.

Now that I’m here at Washington State, I am continuing to expand on my journalism and communications skills. So aside from working here at the Plateau Center, I am involved with Cable 8 working as their Production Manager and as one of their Master Controls Operators. With both of those combined, I hope to pick back up where I left off in Kansas but just at a new school!

Thank you for reading our newsletters and make sure to follow us on social media! That’s going to be a big focus of mine this year helping revamp those outlets. Go Cougs!