I am currently a doctoral student in mass communications at the University of Florida. Prior to my doctoral program, I spent two years in Kuwait to improve my Arabic language skills and improve my knowledge of the Arab cultural and sociopolitical climate. At this time, I also collected data for research projects that I knew would be interesting, innovative and contribute to the goal of bridging the cultural divide between the West and the Arab world.
I have two master’s degrees from Michigan State University. While one is in the field of Advertising, another is in the field of Public Relations.

My bachelor’s degree is in Journalism from the George Washington University, located in Washington, DC.