I am an aspiring media/communication scholar interested in how digital media affects the way people interact with each other – especially in global and transcultural connections. I am a Master’s student at New York University in the Media, Culture, and Communication Department.
At NYU, I have closely worked with renowned media/communication scholars such as Professor Radha S. Hegde and Visiting Assistant Professor Mario Khreiche. Moreover, I’ve studied significantly under Assistant Professor Angela Xiao Wu and Associate Professor Helga Tawil-Souri. It has been a privilege to learn from brilliant scholars in the media/communication field.
I’ve had the opportunity to teach at the high school level, where I’ve worked in media/technology departments. I’ve taught several media literacy and media production courses. This prior experience has launched me into my master’s thesis, where I am currently seeking to understand how the education system in the United States incorporates media literacy into their curriculum – particularly by observing the difference between public school and private school education. Ultimately, I hope to understand how prepared students are to engage in a media-saturated society when they graduate high school. I anticipate completing my thesis by May 2023.
I hold my bachelor’s degree from Ramapo College of New Jersey, where I studied Global Communication & Media. I also minored in both Marketing and Digital Filmmaking–along with a Web Development Certification. A detailed list of conference presentations, publications, and scholarly work are available on my CV.
In my professional career, I have collaborated with several non-profits and educational institutions to assist them in their marketing and digital media needs. In 2017, I began a website design company to create websites for the public. Four years later, I entered the marketing field, being hired to lead a marketing department at a local independent school where I increased enrollment by over 30 percent.