Megan Irene Fitzmaurice earned her M.A. in Communication Studies from the University of Georgia, and her B.A. in Communication Studies from Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo. Her research interests include visual rhetoric, public memory, and theories of citizenship and nationalism. Megan’s master’s thesis, “Visual Silence: African American Voices in Washington, D.C.’s Commemorative Formations” examined the visible intersection of race and national identity in the nation’s capital. Previously, Megan has interned with the U.S. House of Representatives, while she currently volunteers as the Tutoring Support Coordinator for the non-profit organization Generation Hope. Megan also teaches COMM 107: Oral Communication: Principles and Practices.