As an aspiring communications professor, I am constantly on the lookout for the next research project I can take part in. It’s not just to build my CV (although that does account for some motivation); I also love to learn. I first decided to go into journalism because someone told me that when you’re a journalist you’re a lifelong learner. So I tried being a journalist, but soon I realized that many of the stories that I wanted to write weren’t really story ideas; they were research ideas. Once I accepted the idea that I missed homework and would rather spend my days researching, I applied for a master’s program in mass communications at Brigham Young University. And I love it. My research interests include social networks, technology and culture, computer-mediated communication, intercultural communications, and health communication.
Below I will include some of the research I’m involved in.