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Bannon Puckett

Senior Staff Writer, Communications & Engagement

Bannon Puckett is a senior staff writer with over 20 years experience in strategic communications and storytelling. He holds a master’s degree in education focused on language arts and the multiple intelligences as a way to reach all types of learners. When he’s not wordsmithing, you’ll find Bannon in the great outdoors biking, hiking, or exploring a national park.


10 Pieces of Advice for Starting a New Career at 2U

If you’re considering an opportunity to transform lives and unlock human potential with 2U, here are 10 thoughtful pieces of advice from those who know the company best: employees themselves.

Dec 20, 2021·Bannon Puckett

Partner Spotlight

A Full-Circle Moment: Why This Alum Enlisted 2U to Help Find Talented Graduates to Grow Her Counseling Practice

Learn why Mari Niiro, an alum of Northwestern University’s online Master of Counseling program, is now leveraging 2U’s expansive Career Engagement Network to recruit skilled graduates for her newly launched therapy practice.

Dec 8, 2021·Bannon Puckett

Partner Spotlight

How 2U Is Helping Nestlé Purina Increase the Diversity of Its Tech Talent Pool

Learn how this leading pet food manufacturer partners with 2U to connect with technical boot camp graduates and grow the Nestlé in the U.S. Project Opportunity social initiative, designed to cultivate new pockets of talent focusing on inclusivity and diversity.

Dec 7, 2021·Bannon Puckett

Partner Spotlight

4 Stories of Entrepreneurial-Minded Graduates Who Leveraged Their Learning to Launch Their Own Business

For National Entrepreneurship Month, discover how 2U-powered online MBA programs and boot camps gave these budding entrepreneurs the tools to build remarkable businesses—and blaze new futures for themselves in the process.

Nov 5, 2021·Bannon Puckett


A Day in the Life: Iterations Officer Bianca Lee, ​​Global Vice Chair of 2U’s New Ability Resource Network

Once a competitive dancer, Bianca found a new professional calling at 2U after being diagnosed with a digestive disease that changed her life. Learn how she’s now driving compassion and change through a leadership role in the company’s newest business resource network.

Nov 2, 2021·Bannon Puckett


A Day in the Life: Senior Student Success Advisor Ashley Redman, Global Chair of 2U’s New Ability Resource Network

At a young age, a gymnastics accident left Ashley paralyzed. Today, learn what she loves most about her role at 2U, how her unique ability impacts her life, and what fuels her passion for launching 2U’s newest business resource network during National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month.

Oct 20, 2021·Bannon Puckett

Partner Spotlight

This 2U Community Partner Is Helping Break Down Barriers to College Completion for Underserved High School Students

Learn how College Track prepares historically underrepresented populations of learners for success through comprehensive academic, financial, and social-emotional programs—and how 2U’s headquarters has joined the cause.

Oct 5, 2021·Bannon Puckett


A Day in the Life: Operations Manager Adam Escobar

Discover how Adam, a member of the TuGente leadership team, brings “great energy” to one of 2U’s Business Resource Networks—and how his trajectory from a working-class Miami upbringing to now a multifaceted role at 2U are all things to celebrate during Hispanic Heritage Month.

Oct 4, 2021·Bannon Puckett


A Day in the Life: Program Management Analyst Steven Chavez-Gordy

Learn how this first-generation Mexican-American has used education to further his career goals, how he’s celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, and what he enjoys most about his leadership role in 2U’s TuGente business resource network.

Sep 28, 2021·Bannon Puckett


Building an Analytical Backbone: Meet Harsha Mokkarala, 2U’s Chief Data Scientist

Learn about Harsha’s trajectory from being a “programmer through and through” to leading 2U’s marketing efforts to now heading up our Data Science team—using analytics to streamline operations, improve student outcomes, and strengthen 2U’s value proposition for university partners.

Sep 27, 2021·Bannon Puckett