MarySarah "Alice" Reid

MA GRADUATE STUDENT, DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION

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About

A Southern California native, Alice Reid moved to Tennessee in June 2016 after graduating from California State University, Long Beach with a B.A. in Communication Studies, emphasis in interpersonal and organizational communication. During her time at CSULB, she had the opportunity to work as a peer mentor, assisting students enrolled in Communication classes, both core and elective. She recently returned from a month-long study abroad in Florence, Italy, where she studied paradigmatic change and scientific revolutions through the work of Galileo and Kuhn, excited to apply that knowledge to her future research. Having left the Los Angeles music scene where she worked as a session vocalist, she is looking forward to getting involved locally with other jazz and blues musicians. While working towards her M.A. at the University of Memphis, Alice plans to focus on expanding her knowledge of quantitative research methods, and is thrilled to have the opportunity to work and study along side her peers and professors.

Education

Associate of Arts degree with honors from Long Beach City College (2014); Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from California State University, Long Beach (2016).

Experience

January 2016 - June 2016: Communication Studies department tutoring center mentor for all core/extra curricular classes in Communication Studies; August 2016 - June 2018: Graduate Teaching Assistant/Graduate Research Assistant, University of Memphis; January 2017 - (present): Consultant, Communication and Writing Center (CWC).

Honors and Awards

Honors department at Long Beach City College; Graduate with honors from Long Beach City College; Dean's list/award in academic achievement (fall 2012 - spring 2016); Double scholarship award winner for academic achievement (spring 2013); Golden Key International Honors Society member; Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society member; Phi Kappa Phi scholarship award winner (2016); Outstanding student award in Communication Studies (2016); "Staff pick" research paper, Portfolium (The Rate Debate, 2015); Bachelors degree, Magna Cum Laude; Lambda Pi Eta honors society (2017).

Research

Women's & Gender studies, Interpersonal communication/conflict management; Rhetoric of science and genetics regarding biological sex and gender.

Teaching 

Interracial Communication (guest lecturer) Spring 2017; Oral Communication (Fall 2017 - Spring 2018).