Collegiate Affiliation

I am a PhD candidate in Communication Studies at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (UMN), where I study media discourses of water scarcity. My dissertation examines community stakeholder communication surrounding climate adaptation in the Andalucía wine region in southern Spain. I have previously taught in-person and asynchronous undergraduate communication courses and am currently a graduate research assistant for the Center for Oldest Ice Exploration (COLDEX). Presently, I serve on the UMN Water Council, the International Environmental Communication Association Board of Directors, and the United States Global Leadership Coalition Minnesota State Advisory Council.

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • B.A.: Communication Studies-Theatre Arts, Political Science, Concordia College, 2015
  • M.A.: Environmental Communication and Advocacy, James Madison University, 2017


  • Environmental communication
  • Critical media studies
  • Water
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Journalism
  • Climate change