Current M.A. Graduate Students
Natosha Bratcher Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but raised in Wilmington Delaware, Natosha received her undergraduate degree in Broadcast Journalism from Howard University in historic Washington D.C in  2010, where she thoroughly enjoyed all the nation's capital had to offer. She decided to continue her studies here at the University of Delaware where she hopes to concentrate her masters degree in advertising, public relations and strategic marketing.  Her goal after graduation is to work at a PR firm as a consultant for different companies in entertainment and recreation, or to work directly for an established company or brand in their PR department.
Ashley Bievenour Ashley grew up in York, PA. She discovered her love of interpersonal research as an undergraduate at York College of Pennsylvania, intrigued by the theories surrounding love and relationships. An interest in the ways communication technology is having an impact on relationship communication led her to pursue study at the University of Delaware. She hopes to continue her studies at the doctoral level to pursue a career in academia.
Jennifer Cichocki Jennifer graduated from the University of Delaware in 2012 with a B.A. in English and a B.A. in Communication, concentrating in Mass Comm. Her passion for research based in theoretical perspectives of interpersonal communication has led her to pursue a Master's in Communication. Focusing largely on the origination of personality traits and their effects on interpersonal conflict style, social anxiety, and relationship maintenance behaviors, Jennifer hopes to provide a meaningful contribution to the current body of interpersonal research and use her experience to further both academic and professional goals
Colin Kearney Born and raised in Lexington, Virginia, Colin Kearney graduated from George Mason University with a B.A. in Communication and a double-minor in business and history. As an undergraduate, he studied perceptions of television genre, minority representation, and critical views of sports. Additionally, he gained practical communication experience through assistantships with the Eastern Communication Association and NBC News. At the graduate level, he is interested in researching further about geographic representation on television and gender representation in television genres. He hopes to further his research background for future use in academic and professional settings.
Amunoo Mohamed Amunoo Mohamed was born in Nairobi, Kenya and moved to the Seattle, WA at 10 years old. In 2011 she received her B.A in Communication Studies from Eastern Washington University with a minor in African American Studies. As an undergraduate, Amunoo researched How Peers Influence the Development of a Social Identity which sparked her interest in the interpersonal aspect of communication. At the graduate level, she hopes to narrow down her undergraduate research topic and focus more on how to better academically encourage African American males in inner-city neighborhoods on an interpersonal communication level. In the end, Amunoo hopes to obtain her PhD in Communication, in order to land a career within academia so that she can continue socially meaningful research and educate individuals who come from underrepresented backgrounds.
Michaele Myers Hailing from Arizona and the Pacific Northwest, Michaele attended the University of Arizona where she received her undergraduate in History and Political Science in 2007. In 2008, she finished her MA in Magazine Journalism from the University of Sheffield (UK). While watching the 2008 campaign coverage of the U.S. presidential election (read mostly S aturday Night Live ), she updated her research interests and joined the University of Delaware in 2012 to research what implications political comedy has on our knowledge and perceptions of lesser-known candidates. After Delaware, she will continue on for a PhD to become a professor.
Stephen Polacek Stephen Polacek was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, and also lived for three years during middle school in North Yorkshire, England.  He received his B.A. in Communication with a minor in Theatre from Goucher College in Baltimore and worked as a sound technician for two years.  He now plans to take a different direction with his career, looking into organizational communication.
Chris Volker
From Baltimore, MD, Chris received his B.A. in Communication from the University of Delaware in 2012, with minors in Journalism and Theatre Studies. As an undergraduate, Chris concentrated in mass communication studies, particularly broadcast journalism.  As a graduate student, he focuses primarily on agenda setting and framing practices of the mass media, particularly within sports broadcasting.
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