Jesse Houf. Jesse is a doctoral student in Communication at the University of Utah. She earned her B.S. in Sociology and Women’s Studies at Central Michigan University, and earned her M.A. in American Culture Studies at Bowling Green State University. Her research interests include feminist science studies, critical theory, and histories of medicine. She enjoys cooking and eating, hiking and walking, non-human creatures, and watching sheepdogs in action.
Tiffany Kinney. Tiffany earned her B.A. at Westminster College in 2008. She went on to earn her M.A. from the University of Oregon and is now working on her PhD at the University of Utah in Rhetoric and Composition. In her free time, she enjoys running half marathons and spending time with her Jack Russell terrier, Indie.
Sumiko Martinez. Sumiko holds a B.A. in English from Westminster College and a M.S. in Communication from the University of Utah. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in the Communication department at the University of Utah. Her research employs a rhetorical approach to focus on student agency in education discourse. Outside of scholarly work, she works for UHEAA Community Outreach and enjoys riding her motorcycle with family, walking with her dog, and cooking for anyone who wants to come over and eat.
Marsha Maxwell. Marsha Maxwell holds a B.A. in English from the University of Utah and an M.A. in English from the University of Chicago. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Writing and Rhetoric through the Department of Communication at the University of Utah. Her research interests include digital rhetoric, science and technology studies, and controversy studies, as well as public discourse about clean air and healthy food. She enjoys hiking, mountain biking, skiing, gardening and cooking, and she spends a lot of time trying to keep up with her large family that includes a husband, five children, two sons in law, one grandchild, and way too many pets.
Julie Snyder-Yuly. Julie holds a B.S. in psychology from the University of Iowa and an M.S. in Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies (communication, sociology, and industrial education) from Iowa State University. She is currently a doctoral candidate in communication at the University of Utah. Her academic work engages qualitative and rhetorical methods to examine textual and visual microaggressions in online communication. Her teaching experience includes public speaking, interpersonal communication, and business and engineering communication. Outside of her academic work, Julie volunteers for the Community Animal Welfare Society (CAWS) and enjoys riding her scooter, doing stained glass work, and participating in a number of outdoor activities.
Amy Williams. Amy earned bachelor’s degrees in English and political science and a master’s degree in education, culture and society from the University of Utah. She is currently pursuing a PhD in rhetoric and writing studies at Utah. Her research centers on the literacy and writing experiences of populations that are under-represented in higher education. When she’s not doing grad student stuff, Amy likes to bike, hike, run, and play in the mountains around Salt Lake City, preferably with her husband and four kids.