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March 24, 2021 7:30 pm
Season 3

A Duke Conversation with Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine

with Duke in LA
TV, Film, Digital & Documentary Entertainment Business & Law Social Impact Marketing, Branding & Influencers

Join DEMAN Live & Duke in LA for this special episode featuring the incredible LA-based executives at Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine, a global media brand behind award-winning content like “Big Little Lies” and “The Morning Show” and the home of Reese’s Book Club.

This is a rare opportunity to meet the team at Hello Sunshine HQ and learn first-hand from the executives of the company on how Hello Sunshine is accomplishing its mission of changing the narrative for women through a variety of mediums. Introduction by Duke alumna Kelsey Wang ’13, Senior Manager, Finance.

Presented by DEMAN Live & Duke in LA’s “Studies in the US Culture Industries” Spring semester class from Duke’s Global Education Office.



  • Kelsey Wang ’13, Senior Manager, Finance (Duke major: Economics / minor: Theater Studies)
  • Liz Jenkins, COO
  • Hilary Straw, Head of HR

Content Creation with Streamers:

  • Ashley Strumwasser, VP Scripted
  • Koyalee Chanda, VP Kids/Animation
  • Paige Mueller, VP Unscripted

Diversity in Front & Behind the Camera:

  • Bree Frank, VP Physical Production & Founder of Hue You Know
  • Jon Wu, VP Scripted
  • Kelsey Wang ’13, Senior Manager, Finance

Building a Brand & Making a Positive Impact through Reese’s Book Club:

  • Cynthia Rupeka, VP Reese’s Book Club
  • Dominic Riley, HS Social Media Director

About DEMAN Live

We know that finding a job/internship in all industries during these unprecedented times is confusing and stressful. We are here to help with DEMAN Live—a new Zoom series featuring conversations with alumni working in creative industries to help students and alumni navigate careers and opportunities during this time.