Celina Corral

BA (Communication Studies), New Mexico State University

Office: SP 324



I earned my BA in Communication Studies and Foreign Languages and a Minor in Theater Arts from NMSU. As a graduate student, I am pursuing my interest in Environmental and Cultural Communication, especially as they relate to indigenous communities. I was raised in Juárez and speak Spanish, English, French and Portuguese fluently. I also practice Capoeira (Brasilian martial arts) and love to play music.




Ahmed Dadzie

BA (Political Science), Ghana University of Science & Technology

Office: SP 313



I was born in Accra, Ghana, and earned my BA in Political Science and a Minor in Geography. I am currently pursing my Master’s in Communication Studies with a National Security minor, and am set to graduate in May 2017. I am also pursuing a second degree in a Dual-Master’s degree program in Criminal Justice and Public Administration. My thesis project focuses on the factors that influence voter candidate preference in relation to the 2016 U.S presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.




Kendra Jacobs

BA (Communication Studies), New Mexico State University 

Office: SP 325



My two main research interests are in Intercultural and Family communication. After graduating, I plan to begin a career in public relations, hopefully one that incorporates my agricultural background. My hobbies outside of school include reading, hiking, and traveling!







Farzaneh Karimkhan

BA (Public Relations), Allameh Tabataba’I University (ATU)

Office: SP 325



For me, there is nothing more interesting than people, media, culture and how these things come together! I love communication studies because it gives me the chance to learn about all these amazing phenomena. There are too many things that I am eager to know, specifically in media studies and intercultural communication context.





Cheyenne Lambertson

BA (Communication Studies), New Mexico State University

Office: SP 323



My research interests are in Organizational and Leadership Communication, and I would like to serve my community through public office after graduation. In my free time, I love playing women’s league soccer and spending time with my family. 






Gryffin Loya

BA (Communication Studies), New Mexico State University

Office: SP 326


When you study communication, you study a process that revolves around every facet of our lives. My goal in research and teaching is to showcase communication as a pragmatic means for advancing our lives and promoting understanding and equality. I am interested in the intersections of communication with social justice, organizational change, and higher education. When not in the Speech building, I can often be found wherever live music is being played.





Blessed E. Ngoe

BSc; MA, University of Buea, Cameroon

Office: SP 322



My interests in communication research center around environmental diplomacy, political communication, and culture. I am pursuing a Master’s degree in Communication Studies to help me make meaning of the social dynamics around me as well as to pursue a career in advocacy. After graduation, I will be running the Noto-Agatha Foundation for Development.






Andrew Potter

BA (History), New Mexico State University

Office: SP 321



I was very timid in high school and once I learned how to communicate a little more effectively it quickly became a passion of mine. Once I finish my Master’s degree I hope to find work where I can use my skills to make an impact on the world. I’ve loved every minute of graduate school and I’m going to miss NMSU, but I can never stay in one place too long as I am an adventurer at heart. 






Eva Videla

BA (Media & International Studies), University of New Mexico

Office: SP 324


I was born in Albuquerque and spent my childhood living in Chihuahua, Mexico. I completed my undergraduate degree at UNM in December of 2015 with concentrations in Media and International Studies. Pursuing my Master’s in Communication Studies has allowed me to explore my interests in critical approaches to Media and Intercultural Communication. 




Tim Watkins

BA (Communication Studies), New Mexico State University

Office: SP 326

I earned my BA in Communication Studies with a Minor in Counseling and Educational Psychology from NMSU and I have two degrees in Theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. My work experiences include the Marine Corp, pastoring churches in urban and rural communities, and processing claims for a large insurance company. These experiences have given me a great appreciation for Organizational and Leadership Communication. Further, I’ve developed a passion for Communication and Culture from traveling to at least a dozen countries outside the US and from living in a world that is connected and rapidly changing. My goal is to spend the rest of my working years teaching COMM 265 because I cannot imagine a college course that is more practical for personal, professional, and academic lives.