I am currently working on my Ph.D. in Communication at the University of Missouri. I joined Relevate because I am always looking for ways to engage in public scholarship. I like creating graphics and materials from research to give to the public. Research should not sit on a shelf in an office after being published; studies should be accessible to everyone in order for them to gain the skills they need to improve their relationships. Public scholarship and community engagement are important tools for us as scholars to use to make a difference in the lives of real people. I am excited to be part of Relevate!