Katie Brown earned her Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree from the Department of Behavioral and Community Health at the University of Maryland and her B.A. in Anthropology and American Studies at the University of Maryland. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Communication with a focus on public relations. Katie’s research interests include the intersections of new media, public relations and health communication. She is also interested in cyberactivism and activist public relations. Katie serves as a TA for COMM 107 – Oral Communication: Principles and Practices.