Merryn McDonnell is the Course Coordinator for the Introduction to Journalism in Community Media online course and Support Officer for Pathways Training. Prior to this, Merryn was the Media Learning Coordinator at Student Youth Network (SYN Media). In this role she facilitated training and produced the live broadcast program Schools On Air on SYN 90.7fm/DAB+ with young people based in Melbourne. Formerly the President and Board Member of SYN Media, Merryn has extensive experience in the community broadcast sector. She has co-produced, written and presented award winning podcasts/live radio programs and has created content for SYN Media, Triple R, 2SER, 4EB (The Wire), 4ZZZ as well as 1700 and Quiz Night on Channel 31. Merryn also enjoys performing live improv and sketch comedy. She has performed, directed and produced shows as part of the Melbourne International Fringe Festival (2019) as well as the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (2018).