Student Profiles

CCTers connect with each other through the CCT Current Students site, a community space to share contact information and interests.

Wondering what it's like to study at CCT? The following students have volunteered to be a resource for prospective students, so if you would like to connect with them, please email Ai-Hui Tan.

Current Student Profiles

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Portrait of Kristi PelzelKristi Pelzel

  • CCT Focus:  Data analysis, storytelling, interactive digital media
  • Academic Background: Communication Technologies and Digital Media
Portrait of Sarah Shanoudy

Sarah Shanoudy

  • CCT Focus:  Immigration Studies, Globalization and Culture, Media and Politics
  • Academic Background: Global Affairs with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies
Portrait of Caitlin Bowers

Caitlin Bowers

  • CCT Focus:  Tech & Cultural Heritage, Transnational Art Crime, Archival Research, Digital Humanities.
  • Academic Background: Dance with a minor in Art


Portrait of Hélène Lerno

Hélène Lerno  

  • CCT Focus:  ICT Law & Policy; Sustainability; Environmental, Social and Corporate  Governance (ESG)
  • Academic Background: Media, Strategic Communications and Marketing
Portrait of Michael Willson

Michael Willson

  • CCT Focus: Film and cultural studies
  • Academic Background: Communication and Political Science

Portrait of Jill Fredenburg

Jill Fredenburg

  • CCT Focus: Using media production tools for social innovation
  • Academic Background: Art and International Relations
Portrait of Jenny Lee

Jenny Lee

  • CCT Focus: Socio-technology issues
  • Academic Background: English Language and Literature
Portrait of Evelyn Dan Epelle

Evelyn Dan Epelle

  • CCT Focus: Media Production, Digital Communications, Technology & Society
  • Academic Background: Electronics & Communications Engineering
Portrait of Proma Huq

Proma Huq

  • CCT Focus: Emerging Technology & Politics, Mass Media Studies, Media Ecology, Consumer Insight, CSR
  • Academic Background: Communication and Social Psychology
Portrait of Danling Huang

Danling Huang

  • CCT Focus: Intercultural Communication, Interactive Digital Media Production, Gender Studies and Feminism in Popular Culture
  • Academic Background: Anchoring and Broadcast Journalism, Communication and Media Studies
Portrait of Zihan Xiao

Zihan Xiao

  • CCT Focus: Social Networks, Data Analysis, Technology and Society
  • Academic Background: Advertising with an emphasis on marketing and social media
Portrait of Kevin Ackermann

Kevin Ackermann

  • CCT Focus: Content Moderation, Expression/Identity on the Internet
  • Academic Background: Journalism
Portrait of Kate Colwell

Kate Colwell

  • CCT Focus: Artificial Intelligence, Futurism, and Media Production
  • Academic Background: University of Virginia, English Language & Literature
Portrait of Yamel Sarquis

Yamel Sarquis

  • CCT Focus: Strategic Communications, Tech Policy, Political Socialization
  • Academic Background: International Relations & Political Science