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 motherhood and mental health and their representations in the 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 Health Communication. Emily is a recipient of the University of Missouri Graduate School William Gregory Fellowship.