Alyson Farzad-Phillips recently obtained her Masters in Education (M.Ed) in Higher Education Administration from Vanderbilt University; while attending, she also worked for the Office of Inclusion Initiatives and Cultural Competence. In 2013, she earned her B.A. in Communication and a second degree, a B.A. in Public Relations, from the University of Georgia. Alyson is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Communication with an emphasis on rhetoric and political culture. She is interested in studying the discourse of social movements, particularly movements with social-justice informed goals and strategies.