Jihye Park is a fourth-year doctoral student studying political communication and mediated communication. She focuses on the effects of social media and partisan media, political polarization, and presidential elections and debates. She is a research associate with the Political Communication Institute (PCI) at the University of Missouri. In the PCI, she and her colleagues have worked on analyzing tweets in the 2018 U.S. Midterm elections and examining political polarization and media effects in the 2020 U.S. presidential election and debates. In terms of teaching, she had taught Media Communication in Society (COMM 2100) as a lab instructor for the last three years and is currently teaching Political Communication (COMM 4473) as an instructor. She serves as a graduate assistant in the Department of Communication working with the Director of Graduate Studies, managing the department social media, and supporting the Mizzou Comm international program. Outside of the department, she presently serves as a secretary in the political communication division at Central State Communication Association (CSCA).