Hello there! My name is Mary K. DeChristopher (many people call me Katie),I graduated from Christopher Newport University in May 2016, where I received my Bachelors in Communication, with minors in Psychology, and Leadership. At Virginia Tech, I am pursuing my Masters in Communication. I currently work as a GTA in the Public Speaking department and have a huge passion for college students. After graduate school, I am considering working at smaller teaching-focused higher education institutions while continuing my own research, which you can learn about here.