Raiana de Carvalho is a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the School of Communication Studies. She is from Brazil, where she graduated from the Federal University of Ceara with a B.A. in Social Communication and Journalism. At the undergraduate level, Raiana served as a university fellow student for projects related to journalism and children's rights, and as a research assistant for projects related to young people's uses of traditional and new media. For her bachelor's thesis, she did research on media representations of cancer, with a focus on young patients' perceptions of news portrayals of childhood cancer. Her study was published in the Brazilian scholarly journal Animus Revista Interamericana de Communicação Midiática. Previously, she has worked as a communication advisor intern for different NGOs and non-profits in Brazil; and as a professional journalist for a magazine specialized on design, architecture, and local art. As a master's student at Kent State State University, Raiana has been interested in research on mass media, social media, journalism, and global health communication.