Student Profiles

Wondering what it’s like to study at CCT? The CCTers featured here have volunteered to be a resource for incoming and prospective students. If you are interested in connecting with them, please email Ai-Hui Tan.

Current Student Profiles

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Suzanne Nuyen

CCT Focus: Cultural Studies, Authenticity and Influencer Marketing

Academic Background: BA in Journalism and Psychology, Minors in French and Asian Pacific American Studies

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Nicholas Garbaty

CCT Focus: Journalism, accountability and societal influence of new media

Academic Background: BS in Journalism and International Studies

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Rutvi Zamre

CCT Focus: New media, politics, and culture

Academic Background: BA in English with a minor in History

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Victoria Mangio

CCT Focus: Misinformation, Disinformation, Security Studies

Academic Background: BA in Advertising and Minor in Design

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Erin Moroney

CCT Focus: Trust and public opinion of news; sociology of media

Academic Background: BA in Biology & Minor in Film & Media studies

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Livia de Queiroz Brito

CCT Focus: Digital politics, journalism and democracy

Academic Background: BA in Political Science

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Andrew Peacock

CCT Focus: Political communications, bio-power, and truth studies

Academic Background: BA in English language/literature, with a concentration in History

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Jillian Drummond

CCT Focus: Mental Health Tech, Disinformation & Society, Algorithmic Bias, Design Justice

Academic Background: BA in English Literature and MSW – Master’s in Social Work

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Brooke Merwin

CCT Focus: Research Methods in Communication

Academic Background: BA in Sociocultural Anthropology

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Anthony F. Raisley

CCT Focus: Increasing Civic Engagement, Elections, Government Relations, Technology Policy, New Media

Academic Background: BA United States History, with minors in New Media, International Studies, & Entrepreneurship

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Stefanie Chae

CCT Focus: Film and media studies, sociology of media practices

Academic Background: BA Communication & Digital Studies

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Diya Wu

CCT Focus: Interactive Design, UX/UI Design, Game Design

Academic Background: BA in Sociology

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Zuriel Robledo

CCT Focus: Digital marketing and international business

Academic Background: Psychology and Business Administration

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Jessica Miller

CCT Focus: Cultural Studies and Digital Communications

Academic Background: BA in History and Secondary Education Social Studies

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Megan Hearst

CCT Focus: Media Accountability, Misinformation/Disinformation, Internet Policy

Academic Background: BA in Film & Media and English

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Robin Calleja

CCT Focus: LGBTQ+ representation, online communities, virtual identity, and popular culture

Academic Background: BA in Media Studies with a minor in Public Policy

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Mari Kastet

CCT Focus: Technology Policy, Misinformation, Data & Politics

Academic Background: BA in Communication with minors in Political Science, and Peace & Justice Studies

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Steven S.

CCT Focus: Global Communication

Academic Background: BA in International Affairs (International Development)

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Salomón Flamenco

CCT Focus: Diasporic identity formation in culture and media

Academic Background: BA in Political Science with a focus on comparative politics

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Dhriti Gupta

CCT Focus: Tech policy, information studies, public interest technology

Academic Background: BA in Political Science and minor in psychology

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Mac Milin Kiran

CCT Focus: Tech Law & Policy, Political Communications, Diplomatic Studies

Academic Background: BEng in Computer Science, with a minor in Public Policy & Global Affairs

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James Doyle

CCT Focus: Intersection of technology, culture, and policy

Academic Background: BS in Computer Engineering with a minor in art history

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Paola García Acuña

CCT Focus: Technology for immersive experiences and interaction with art

Academic Background: BA in Visual Arts

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Arjun Chawla

CCT Focus: Technology Policy and Data Governance

Academic Background: BA in Communication

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Danel Akhmetova

CCT Focus: Big Data, Policy, Innovation

Academic Background: BA in History with a focus on Science and Technology Studies

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Randy Cantz

CCT Focus: Privacy Law, Tech Policy, and Internet Governance

Academic Background: BA in History with a minor in Public Policy

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Elizabeth Miller

CCT Focus: Digital safety, digital governance, user experience design

Academic Background: BA in Communication (Public Relations)

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Jahnavi Mukul

CCT Focus: Cybersecurity, Global Cyber Policy, Policy Communications

Academic Background: BA in Political Science and International Relations

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Youngjoo (Catherine) Roh

CCT Focus: Media studies, cultural studies, online communities

Academic Background: BS in Media, Culture, and Communication

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