Katy Gabryelczyk

Teaching Assistant, UW-Milwaukee
 Johnston Hall 324


PhD, Communication, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (expected 2027)                                      MA, Communication, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2023)                                                        BA, Communication, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2021)

Teaching Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Fall 2021-Present)                         COM 101 – Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

Supplemental Instructor – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (August 2020-May 2021)                       Art 100 – American Art & Culture                                                                                                                     CRLA Advanced Certified Tutor 

Professional Experience

Researcher for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Department of Communication: Voices of Gun Violence (Fall 2019 – Present)

Academic Membership

Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program


Advanced Opportunity Program (AOP) Fellowship

Research Interests

My research interests are centered on interpersonal and family communication. I take a specific interest in one-child families. Other research interests include discourses of motherhood, advanced maternal age, asexuality, romantic relationships, identity, and storytelling/personal narrative, through qualitative methods.

Short Bio

Outside of academia, I enjoy spending time with my cat Louie, being active in nature, expressing my creativity in various ways, and experiencing all that Milwaukee has to offer.


Judge – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Undergraduate Reserarch Symposium (April 2022; April 2023)

Awards Committee Representative – Communication Graduate Student Council (Present)


Duchow, S. & Gabryelczyk, K. (April 2021). Voices of Gun Violence, 13th Annual UWM Undergraduate Research Symposium

Gabryelczyk, K. (August 2020).  The Gun Violence Project: Narratives of violence in Milwaukee, Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Summer Program Symposium