Amanda Allen

Amanda Allen is a senior majoring in Communication Studies with a minor in Business. Amanda grew up in Pocatello, Idaho as the only girl in a house full of brothers and as a result she loves being outdoors. She enjoys hiking, rock climbing, and eating ice cream. She has a passion for distance and trail running, and has a goal to run a marathon in every state. Amanda loves meeting new people and is fascinated by studying relationships. As a new member of the research team, she looks forward to this opportunity to learn more about family relationships.

ressa.allen@aggiemail.usu.edu

Dilnora Azimova

Dilnora Azimova is a first-year graduate student in Health and Risk Communication at MSU College of Communication Arts and Sciences. She received her B.A. in Mass Communications from the University of Maine in 2000. Over the course of her 18-year professional career Dilnora taught journalism courses at the International Journalism Department of Uzbek State World Languages University. Dilnora managed development projects with the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), UNDP and German International Cooperation (GIZ). Dilnora received an IREX fellowship to gain professional experience at New Jersey Women and AIDS Network as part of the Community Solutions Program (CSP) in 2011. Following the fellowship, she implemented an HIV prevention and education program with GIZ. Dilnora received a Fulbright scholarship to pursue a Masters degree at Michigan State University. She is interested in a culture-specific intergenerational communication about health topics.

azimovad@msu.edu

Nicole Campbell

Nicole is pursuing a M.A. in Communication at Michigan State University while teaching in the Broad College of Business as a graduate assistant. Some research areas that interest her include parent-child communication, nonverbal communication, and the psychology of close relationships. Her thesis specifically looks at the romantic relationships of individuals who grew up in high conformity-oriented families. In her free time, she enjoys performing, choreographing, and teaching dance. Nicole hopes to go on for her PhD and to teach and conduct research abroad.

campb970@msu.edu

Megan Chandler

Megan is a sophomore at USU majoring in Communication Studies. She grew up in Highland, Utah, and is a middle child so she is definitely her parents' favorite. Megan was raised on gymnastics and piano and now enjoys running. She is a firm believer in retail therapy, and loves ice cream more than almost anything. She also enjoys exploring the outdoors, having spontaneous adventures, and traveling when money will allow. She's excited to begin her journey in the lab, and hopes that she can help others along the way. 

meggiechandler5@gmail.com

Kaleb Esplin

Kaleb Esplin is senior majoring in Communication Studies with a minor in Chemistry. Kaleb grew up in St. George, Utah, before attending Utah State University. Upon graduating, Kaleb is planning on attending dental school. Outside of academics, he is a saxophonist in the Utah State Jazz Ensemble, and is also very active in the Collegiate 4-H club, where he recently served as president.

k.esplin@hotmail.com

Andrea Green

Andrea Green is a junior at Utah State University studying Elementary Education with a minor in Organizational Communication. Her interests include being outdoors, travelling to new and exciting places, reading a good book when she can find the time, and of course, being an Aggie. She loves sports and as a result, supports her Aggie’s at their games and meets whenever possible. Andrea is originally from Seattle, Washington and loves living in the Evergreen State just as much as Logan.  She enjoys staying busy and tries to involve herself in as many activities as possible. As a new member of the research team, she looks forward to learning and exploring the field of Communication Studies as well as meeting and working with unfamiliar faces.

Marshall Grimm

Marshall Grimm is a first-year doctoral student in the Family and Human Development program at Utah State University. Marshall earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Utah, as well as an Associate’s degree in Psychology from Salt Lake Community College. Marshall’s research interests are in family interactions within the context of organized youth sport, specifically how parents and children communicate with each other. Following graduation he plans on perusing a career in research and teaching

marshall.xavier.grimm@aggiemail.usu.edu

DeBryn Light

DeBryn Light is a senior majoring in Global Communication with a minor in Art. She is from a small town, Elk Ridge, on the southern end of Utah Valley. She recently married her best friend, Tim Light, a Montana boy who loves all the same things she does; tennis, volleyball, camping, hunting, fly fishing, and music. They both served as missionaries in Seoul, Korea and now eat Korean food at least four times a week. DeBryn has a passion for people and hopes to help refugees.

debryns@gmail.com

Shea Long

Shea is a graduate student studying Audiology at Utah State. She is from Boise, Idaho and enjoys rock climbing, traveling, singing, dancing, helping, and learning. She works in a treatment center where she helps teenage girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) navigate the trials of daily living and build strong relationships with their peers. Her research has focused primarily on children with ASD and speech intelligibility, but she is currently expanding her interests to include the expectations that individuals with hearing loss have for their hearing technologies. She plans to obtain a PhD in order to continue her love for knowledge and research. 

shea.long8@gmail.com

Samantha Shebib

Samantha Shebib is a current doctoral student at the Department of Communication at Michigan State University. She graduated from Illinois State University in May of 2016 where she received a Master’s in Science from the School of Communication. She received a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Arizona State University in May of 2014. Samantha’s research interests are embedded in interpersonal/relational communication, family communication, physiological responses, and quantitative research methods. More specifically, she’s focused on understanding the impact of inter-parental conflict on children exposed. Additionally, she is interested in examining how physiological responses (i.e., cortisol and testosterone) affect how one communicates when conflict transpires.

shebibsa@msu.edu

Jared Worwood

Jared Worwood is a freshman majoring in Communication studies. He is from the town of Hurricane (Pronounced Herr-i-kin) and is the youngest of four children. He loves talking, especially about music and puns. He currently writes for the Utah State's university newspaper, The Statesman, and has written articles ranging from political poll analysis to Broga (Bro-yoga). He is looking to double minor in statistics and political science, and if you were to ask him what he intends to do with that, he would simply respond, "Achieve my dreams".​

jared.worwood@aggiemail.usu.edu

Sidney Williams

Sidney Williams is a sophomore majoring in Communication Studies with a double minor in Journalism and Management. She has had the opportunity to live in various states from Maryland to Utah, but is most recently from Grantsville, Utah where she lived with her three siblings and crazy parents. She is considering graduate school after completing her Bachelors here at Utah State. Sidney looks forward to the opportunities this research will bring her. In her free time she enjoys watching movies, reading, working out, and camping.

sidney.williams@aggiemail.usu.edu

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