Meet the Team


Catherine Kaliniak, Director of Communications and Marketing

A native of Grand Rapids, Catherine has extensive experience in public relations and marketing communications obtained during an impressive career in Washington, D.C. She is a senior strategic communications professional with broad public and private sector experience. A wide-ranging career in the political arena, her experience includes heading up public relations efforts on behalf of three Members of Congress and serving in political appointee positions in two Federal Administrations at the Departments of Transportation and Energy. Her commitment to public service extends to supporting Federal agencies as a government contractor. She began her career as a television and radio reporter in Grand Rapids and has performed a broad range of public relations and marketing communications services for companies, associations, and nonprofit organizations at four agencies. In May 2002, she launched her own public relations marketing communications consultancy.

Marina Fizell is the digital communications manager for the Communications team at MSU Law. She works on digital and print marketing initiatives for the law college. Marina completed her undergraduate degree program in Business Administration at the University of Central Florida. She comes from a background in digital marketing in the entertainment industry.

I can help you to create content for MSU Law’s social media, manage requests for email campaigns, or provide social media marketing information.

Steven Klukowski is the web developer for the Law College. In addition to maintaining the college's web presence, he works with departments to develop web applications to streamline processes. He has undergraduate & graduate degrees from the University of Michigan.

I can help you to create or edit content for the website and develop web applications.


Brenda J. Sanborn is a part-time member of the Communications team, and brings her creative expertise to develop vibrant graphics and print material. Brenda did her undergraduate work at Eastern University, and joins the MSU Law team after working with Communications and Brand Strategy at Michigan State University. In addition to her work for MSU Law, she is an independent graphic designer for a variety of local companies.