Alysha Mae Schlundt-Bodien is a born and raised proud Michigander. She has been an advocate in Community Media and free speech since high school, where she got her start at Rougeview Community Television in Rockford, Michigan. She graduated from Central Michigan University (CMU) with a Bachelors of Arts in Integrative Public Relations studying communication, journalism, broadcasting and multimedia. She is currently a Training and Facility Coordinator for Community Television Network of Ann Arbor, President of the Michigan Chapter Alliance for Community Media (ACM) and Communications & Vice Chair for the Central States Region ACM. As a volunteer, she produces and directs Michigan’s only career mentor show: Cash 22. She’s a Raptor Volunteer at Leslie Science & Nature Center, a non-profit in Ann Arbor Michigan, where she handles and feeds 19 non-releasable birds of prey weekly. In her free time she enjoys traveling, thrifting, crafting and spending time outdoors with friends and family.
Quotes about working with Alysha:
A note of eternal thanks for your help with all of the parts of making the video, “Peacemaking: in the Courts and Community.” Not only was your expertise invaluable but your always positive and generous attitude really helped me not feel I was imposing on you when I needed help.
As you know, this was the first video I produced in 20 years. While much was the same, so much more was different and challenging. You made the experience less daunting and more fun.
Thank you! You are a valuable resource in our creative community!! – Kathy Friedrichs