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Kawther Albader
Masters Student
kawtheralbader@arizona.edu
Office: Communication 115
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Juliana Barbati
Graduate Teaching Associate
jbarbati@arizona.edu

After earning her Bachelor’s and MA in Communication from the University of Oklahoma, Jules moved to Tucson to pursue a PhD. Jules’ research interest involves examining the effects of persuasive messages; this main focus manifests in different contexts (e.g., prejudice reduction, in the media,...
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Shelby N. Carter
Graduate Teaching Associate
shelbyncarter@arizona.edu
Office: Communication 115A

Shelby Carter is from Mayfield, Kentucky and is a master's student in the Department of Communication. In 2019, she received her bachelor of arts degree in Communication and a minor in Marketing from the University of Louisville. Shelby's research interests broadly include social influence,...
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Eunjoo Choi
Graduate Teaching Associate
echoi1@arizona.edu
Office: Communication 111
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Yunjin Choi
Graduate Teaching Associate
ychoi@arizona.edu
Office: Communication 203
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R. Amanda Cooper
Graduate Teaching Associate
ramandacooper@arizona.edu
Office: Communication 110

Amanda Cooper is a master's student in the Department of Communication. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Studies from Utah State University. Her research interest is in the intersection of interpersonal, family, and health communication. Specifically she is interested...
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Alice Fanari
Graduate Research Associate
afanari@arizona.edu
Office: Communication 110

Born and raised in Italy, Alice Fanari (M.A.) moved to the United States five years ago to pursue her higher education and be fully immersed in a diverse, multi-cultural environment. After earning her Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a French Minor from the University of Nebraska at Omaha...
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Michael Farzinpour
Graduate Teaching Associate
mfarzinpour@arizona.edu
Office: Communication 203

Michael is a second year PhD student whose research focuses on communication technology and social networks. He is interested in real-world applications of communication theory within organizational contexts. Michael is also passionate about teaching.


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Taylor Foerster
Graduate Teaching Associate
tfoerster@arizona.edu
Office: Communication 115A

Taylor Foerster is a third year PhD student in the department of communication at the University of Arizona. She graduated previously with an MS in Agricultural education and a BS in Natural Resources (Wildlife emphasis) also at UArizona.

Her research interests include the application of...
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Heather Gahler
Graduate Teaching Associate
hgahler@arizona.edu
Office: Communication 111
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Hyeonchang Gim
Graduate Teaching Associate
hgimkay@arizona.edu
Office: Communication 115A

Hyeonchang “Kay” Gim is an M.A. student whose research interests are in intergroup communication with music and media effects.  He received a B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of South Dakota, where he researched how Netflix portrays characters in relation to biological sex, age...
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Alessandro Gonzalez
Masters Student
alessandrog@arizona.edu
Office: 203

Alessandro Gonzalez is an M.A. student in the Department of Communication. After receiving his B.A. in Communication from the University of Arizona, Alessandro gladly decided to continue his academic journey at the university.


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Yu Jeong Hwang
Graduate Teaching Associate
hwangyujeong@arizona.edu
Office: Communication 115C
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Tamutswa Mahari
Graduate Teaching Associate
tmahari@arizona.edu
Office: 203
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Jeannette Maré
Graduate Teaching Associate
jmare@arizona.edu
Office: Communication 115A

Jeannette Maré founded the nonprofit Ben's Bells 19 years ago after the sudden death of her young son. She combined her knowledge of linguistics (BA, University of Arizona, MA, Gallaudet University) with her passion for teaching kind communication skills in her community-building mission. Years...
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Daniel Montez
Graduate Teaching Associate
danielmontez@arizona.edu
Office: Communication 203

Daniel Montez is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Communication. He received his B.A. in Communication from Arizona State University and M.A. in Mass Communication from Brigham Young University. His research interests focuses on political communication, including candidates' use of...
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Katerina Nemcova
Graduate Teaching Associate
knemcova@arizona.edu

Katerina Nemcova is a Ph.D. Student in the Department of Communication. She received her B.S. in Communication from University of Texas in Brownsville and her M.A. in Public Relations from Webster University, Missouri. Her research interests focus on health communication, communication and...
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Levi Ross
Masters Student
leviross@arizona.edu
Office: 203
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Cecilia Sada Garibay
Graduate Teaching Associate
csada@arizona.edu
Office: Communication 115C

Before starting my Ph.D. program, I was a full-time professor and researcher at the School of Communication at the Universidad Panamericana (UP) in Mexico City. I pursued my bachelor's studies in Communication at the UP and my master's degree in Marriage and Family at the Universidad de Navarra...
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Mamoru Sakura
Graduate Teaching Assistant
msakura@arizona.edu
Office: Communication 115C

Mamoru Sakura is an MA student in the Department of Communication. Prior to enrolling in the University of Arizona, he has been pursuing studies in the areas of linguistics and communication studies at his home university in Japan. Since communication studies is not a major established field in...
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Joshua von Herrmann
Graduate Teaching Assistant
jbvonherrmann@arizona.edu
Office: Communication 203

Josh is a second year graduate student at the University of Arizona. His research focuses on Computer-mediated communication, with an emphasis on communication in online gaming, Reddit, and other new and emerging media. Josh has over 10 years of experience teaching public speaking and debate at...
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Kun Yan
Graduate Teaching Associate
kunyan@arizona.edu
Office: Communication 115A
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Jiaqi Zeng
Graduate Teaching Associate
jzeng7@arizona.edu
Office: 203

Jiaqi Zeng is a Ph.D. student in the department of Communication at the University of Arizona. After attaining her Bachelor’s Degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, she came to the U.S. to get her Master’s Degree from the Communication, Culture, and Technology Program at...
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Nicole Zenzola
Graduate Teaching Associate
nzenzola@arizona.edu
Office: 110
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