Meet The MPR Team

 Malin PR's Blitz & Bow Ties, Superbowl  XLVII,  Photo courtesy of Oxfam America

Malin PR's Blitz & Bow Ties, Superbowl XLVII, Photo courtesy of Oxfam America

Dr. Leelannee K. Malin is a savvy, sassy and smart communications practitioner with over 15 years of experience in the communications industry. As the owner of Malin PR, a public relations consulting practice, she provides services in the Sports & Entertainment, Non Profit and Corporate Communications sectors while specializing in brokering community partnerships in the educational and sporting arenas.   Her professional credits include projects with the NFL Players Association, IMPACT, The Miss USA franchise, Essence Music Festival Marketplace, MTV, corporate media outlets, professional athletes and government agencies.

Armed with a B.A. in Mass Media Arts from Clark Atlanta University, an M.A. in Organizational Communications from Bowie State University and a Ph.D. in Mass
Communications Media Studies from Howard University; Dr. Malin is committed to
cultivating the next generation of industry leaders as a lecturer of the faculty of the Howard University Cathy Hughes School of Communications in the Department of Strategic, Legal and Management Communications. Dr. Malin’s research, writing and speaking agenda include gender stereotypes, film studies, social media, leadership practices, sports and the popular culture.  Her research and writings have been featured in the League of Women in Government, the National Black Public Relations Society, the University of Texas @ Austin and Georgetown University.

A NOLA girl at heart, Dr. Malin now resides in Maryland continuing to love all things
New Orleans, including black and gold, charbroiled oysters and café au lait.


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Natalie Felix comes to Malin PR as a senior  at Howard University, where she is studying Public Relations and Community Development.  A budding public relations professional, Natalie has served as an intern with Emporia Studios and Danitez Network, assisted with events and festivals to include Broccoli Fest, Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Annual Legislative Conference.  

With a deep passion for service, after graduation Natalie hopes to make a career out of using her talents to positively impact communities through community relations.  

As the public relations assistant with Malin PR, Natalie will contribute to the strategic communication programming and event management for MPR clients across all divisions.