Emily Lorenz received her B.A. and M.A. from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. She studies health and mediated communication, focusing on mental health portrayals in social and traditional media. Emily is a long-time Mizzou Tiger, and has been an adjunct instructor in several strategic communication, writing, and research courses for undergraduate students. She is currently teaching Public Speaking and serving as a teaching assistant for Communication Research Methods. Emily is a recipient of the University of Missouri Graduate School William Gregory Fellowship.