Patricia Adu-Mensah

BA (Theater Arts; minor in Music), University of Ghana, Legon

BA (Journalism), Ghana Institute of Journalism

Office: Communication Sciences 324

I believe “If you want to be successful, you must first think of yourself as a personal brand.” I graduated from University of Ghana, Legon with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Music. At the University of Ghana, I was recognized as the “overall best graduating student” for the Theatre Arts department. I then attended the Ghana Institute of Journalism, where I majored in Journalism and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications. I’m aspiring to be a top International Public Relations practitioner, and I love to help people when given the opportunity.


Lilian Carreon

BA (Communication Studies), New Mexico State University

Office: Communication Sciences 326



I earned my BA in Communication Studies and Foreign Languages (Concentration in Spanish) and a Minor in Marketing from NMSU. My research interests revolve around communication within the Chicano community. I want to set an example in my community that success is possible if one is willing to work hard for it. My hobbies are listening to music, reading, and writing poetry.


Tamanda Chabvuta

BA (English Literature), University of Malawi

Office: Communication Sciences 323

I enjoy developing my writing skills, social media engagement, and digital media skills (photography and videography). I hold a passion for the environment, agriculture, and development issues, and strongly advocate for the attainment of zero hunger. I am a Fellow of the Cornell Alliance for Science and the Leadership for Environment and Sustainable Development for South East Africa (LEAD SEA). I hope to streamline my life work in the development field.



Kendra Jacobs

BA (Communication Studies), New Mexico State University 

Office: Communication Sciences 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: Communication Sciences 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 contexts.



Anna Kolarikova

BA (Business Law), Prague School of Advanced Legal Studies

Office: Communication Sciences 323

I love organizing events of all kinds. Thus, I’ve chosen Communication Studies as a major for my Master’s Degree to improve my speaking skills and to learn more about communication structure. I also love traveling, listening to music, and spending time with my family and friends.



Gryffin Loya

BA (Communication Studies), New Mexico State University

Office: Communication Sciences 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: Communication Sciences 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.




Crystal Romero

BA (Communication Studies), New Mexico State University

Minor: Counseling and Education Psychology

Office: Communication Sciences 324

I earned my BA in Communication Studies and my minor in Counseling and Educational Psychology at NMSU. I love anything to do with interpersonal relationships! I believe our interpersonal relationships are the biggest part of our lives and make us who we are today. I hope to go on and teach at a post secondary education level. My hobbies outside of school include hiking, spending time with loved ones, trying new things, and gaming when time permits. 


Mike Tellez

Office: Communication Sciences

Eva Videla

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

Office: Communication Sciences 313


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: Communication Sciences 321

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.