MA (2014)- Communication, Washington State University
BA (2012)- Sport Management, Washington State University
AA (2006)- Video Production, The Art Institute of Seattle
The way digital media and entertainment can captivate an audience has always been of interest to me. As I was growing up, I watched my dad work as essentially the entire sport communication department as the Sport Information Director at University of Nevada, Reno. After getting my Associates of Applied Arts in Video Production, I worked as an assistant casting director here in the Seattle area. I ended my tenure in that field when I moved to Pullman to attend Washington State University's Sport Management program. While at WSU, I worked with the Sport Communication department. After I graduated with a BA in Sport Management, I continued on to earn an MA in Communication from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at WSU. My area of focus was looking at practical applications within the media industry of how parasocial interactions with fictional characters are formed.
Courses Frequently Taught
- CMST 101- Introduction to Communication
- CMST 102- Introduction to Mass Media
- CMST 210- Interpersonal Communication
- CMST 220- Public Speaking
I am currently focused on the practical applications of Interpersonal Communication within our student's lives. A common thread within my academic career in Communication is how we make connections with one another using communication. Looking through the lens of Interpersonal Communication, we can find ways to be able to better connect to one another, which can create healthier relationships and empathic understanding. While not working, I love to travel (when it's safe), work on my house, and hang out with my family.