Graduate Teaching Assistant, Ph.D. Student

About

  • Role:

    Student
  • Position:

    • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Ph.D. Student
  • Department:

    • Communication Studies
  • Education:

    • M.A., California State University - Fresno, Communication
    • B.A., California State University - Fresno, Communication

Biography

Salutations! I was born and raised in Fresno California, where I received my B.A. and M.A. in communication from The California State University. Fresno is a place constantly in an identity crisis. It doesn’t know if it is a big town or a little city, metropolitan or agrarian, conservative or liberal. In fact, it is all those things and more. That a community so wonderfully diverse raised me says a lot about the person I try to be today. I’m excited for the opportunity to pursue my Ph.D. at CSU in a department known for its rigor in the classroom, prolific activity in the discipline, and intradepartmental support. My research has focused on the many ways music functions as serious rhetoric. To culminate my master's studies, I designed a course titled “How Music Moves Us: The Musical Rhetoric of Social Movements."  I enjoy conducting rhetorical criticism from a feminist perspective (the definition of which I’d love to complicate with anyone over a much-needed cup of coffee!) When not on campus, I like spending time with my two overgrown puppies, Maggy and Boo and making a mess in my kitchen. Thanks for stopping by and have a spectacular day!