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Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., Baylor University, Editor

Dr. Mia Moody-Ramirez joined Baylor University’s Department of Journalism, PR & New Media in 2001 as a lecturer. Today, she is the department’s Graduate Program Director and the Program Director for American Studies. She was the 2014 co-president of the American Studies Association of Texas. Moody-Ramirez specializes in new media portrayals of women, people of color and politicians. She teaches PR and media research theory and methods courses.

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Cassy Burleson, Ph.D., Baylor University, Assistant Editor

Dr. Cassy Burleson teaches in Baylor’s Journalism, PR & New Media department and has worked since 1965 as a writer/editor/photographer. She was the 2014 co-president of the American Studies Association of Texas, is co-editor of the anthology of Texas women artists (“Her Texas: Story, Image & Song”). She sponsors Baylor Crew, is an avid sculler, taught workforce education in Western Europe, and once lived without electricity or running water with the Kuna Indians in Panama. She loves the interactivity of new media but still considers smartphones curious critters.

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Mayra Monroy,  Editorial Assistant, Baylor University Journalism, PR & New Media graduate student

Mayra Monroy is a graduate student in Baylor’s Journalism, PR & New Media department and is new to the Central Texas area. She graduated from Aquinas College, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a B.A. in Communication and Journalism/Publication Studies. She has interned at Michigan’s #1 rated news station, Wood TV 8; served as Editor-in-Chief of Aquinas College’s collegiate newspaper The Saint; and currently works as a Digital Content Producer at KXXV-News Channel 25 in Waco. Mayra loves social media studies and communication theory.

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