Karessa Weir

Karessa  Weir
  • Communications Manager
  • Department of Sociology
  • MA, Environmental Journalism, Michigan State University 2005
  • BS, Anthropology, Michigan State University, 1995
  • BA, Journalism, Michigan State University, 1995
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  • she/her/they
  • 316C Berkey Hall
  • 509 E. Circle Drive Room
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • 517-353-1804
  • 517-414-2304


she/her/they (why?)

Karessa Weir (kah-RESS-uh weer why?) came to the Department of Sociology from the Environmental Science and Policy Program where she served as communications and outreach specialist for 7 years. She has bachelors' degrees in Journalism and Anthropology from MSU and a master's degree in Environmental Journalism, also from MSU. She was worked as an environmental journalist in Maryland and Michigan. She and her husband, Brian Wheeler, live in East Lansing with their three children and countless pets.

In addition to her work in Sociology, she teaches Writing and Reporting for the MSU School of Journalism.


Department of Political Science

Chicano/Latino Studies

College of Social Science