University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI Ph.D. Communication, Expected May 2023 University of WI-Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI Trauma-Informed Care Certificate, School of Social Work, Expected May 2022 University of Wisconsion-Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI M.A. Communication, May 2019 University of Iowa, Iowa City IA B.A. Communication Studies, May 2017
I am a doctoral candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a focus on mental health communication, specifically trauma and resiliency. I have been focused on mental health communication since my undergraduate studies at the University of Iowa. My past research projects have focused on a variety of topics within the mental health area ranging from relationships involving Borderline Personality Disorder to employees’ experiences with mental health in the workplace. Additionally, my Master’s thesis, completed at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, focused on perceptions of suicidal memes and how such perceptions affected decisions of support provision. In addition to my work in the Department of Communication, I have also earned a Trauma-Informed Care graduate certificate through the School of Social Work. My current research is focused on occupational trauma exposure, trauma work, and resiliency within co-worker relationships.
COM 101 – Introduction to Interpersonal Communication COM 301 – Interpersonal Processes COM 320 – Nonverbal Communication
PhD Mentorship Coordinator, September 2022-present Communication Graduate Student Council, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Member, Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Mental Health, April 2020-present University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Member, NCA Mental Health and Communication Task Force, September 2021-May 2022 Awards Committee Representative, September 2020-May 2022 Communication Graduate Student Council, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Activities Coordinator, September 2018-May 2020 Communication Graduate Student Council, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Volunteer, Fall 2019 Undergraduate Majors Fair, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Volunteer Judge, Spring 2019 Communication 103 Public Speaking Showcase, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Reviewer, Spring 2018 Central States Communication Association Undergraduate Student Representative, September 2017-May 2018 Communication Graduate Student Council, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Volunteer, Fall 2017 Graduate Open House, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Student Ambassador, September 2016-December 2016 Department of Communication Studies, The University of Iowa